Current Affairs Quiz: 19 August 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as World’s 100 Richest People List,  first woman Chief Justice of India and World Humanitarian Day 2021 among others. 

Created On: Aug 19, 2021 17:23 ISTModified On: Aug 22, 2021 18:34 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 19 August 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 19 August 2021

19 August 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as World’s 100 Richest People List,  first woman Chief Justice of India and World Humanitarian Day 2021 among others. 

1. Radhakishan Damani has entered World’s 100 Richest People List. He is the owner of which Indian retail company?

a) DMart

b) Future Retail

c) Shoppers Stop

d) Reliance Retail 

2. Who is in line to be the first woman Chief Justice of India in six years?

a) Justice B V Nagarathna

b) Justice Hima Kohli 

c) Justice Bela M Trivedi 

d) None of the Above

3. When is World Photography Day 2021 observed?

a) August 16th

b) August 17th

c) August 18th

d) August 19th

4. When is World Humanitarian Day 2021?

a) August 18th

b) August 19th

c) August 20th

d) August 21st

5. Who is the supreme leader of the Taliban since 2016?

a) Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

b) Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada

c) Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob

d) Sirajuddin Haqqani 

6. Who was known as the Lion of Panjshir?

a) Ahmad Shah Massoud 

b) Ahmad Massoud

c) Amrulla Saleh 

d) Hamid Karzai

7. Who has been elected as the new President of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society?

a) N K Singh

b) Raghuram Rajan

c) Abhijit Banerjee

d) Amartya Sen

8. US Congress will posthumously award Gold Medal to which Indian freedom fighter?

a) Subhas Chandra Bose

b) BR Ambedkar 

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Mahatma Gandhi

Answers

1. (a) DMart

Radhakishan Damani, a reclusive investor, and billionaire, who owns the retail chain DMart has entered the list of the world’s 100 richest people. Damani, who grew up in a humble background has been ranked at 98 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a net worth of $19.2 billion.

2. (a) Justice B V Nagarathna

The SC Collegium headed by CJI N V Ramana, has taken a historic decision to recommend three women, among nine, for appointment as judges of the Supreme Court. Among the three, one of them, Justice B V Nagarathna, could go on to become the first woman CJI in February 2027.

3. (d) August 19th

World Photography Day 2021 was observed on August 19, 2021. The day is celebrated every year to recognize and celebrate the art of photography. Those who share photography as their passion come together to discuss various techniques of photography and how much the methods have evolved.

4. (b) August 19th

World Humanitarian Day is commemorated annually on August 19, 2021 to honour those who are working for a humanitarian cause across the world. The day is observed to pay tribute to all the people who lost their lives working for humanitarian causes and those who continue to provide protection and life-saving support to people in need. 

5. (b) Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada

Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Supreme Leader of the Taliban since 2016. He was appointed after his predecessor, Mullah Mansour Akhtar, was killed in a US drone strike in 2016. 

6. (a) Ahmad Shah Massoud

Ahmad Shah Massoud was called the “Lion of Panjshir”. He was a famed Afghan resistance commander during the Afghan-Soviet war in the 1980s.

7. (a) N K Singh

N K Singh, the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, has been elected as the President of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society. He will be succeeding former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Read all you need to know.

8. (d) Mahatma Gandhi 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York on Friday 13, 2021, reintroduced legislation in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his ways and contributions through non-violence and peace.

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