Current Affairs Quiz: 21 June 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as International Yoga Day 2021, 2023 ODI World Cup and hydrogen task force among others. 

Created On: Jun 21, 2021 19:32 ISTModified On: Jun 21, 2021 19:33 IST
Current Affairs Quiz

21 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as International Yoga Day 2021, 2023 ODI World Cup and hydrogen task force among others. 

1. What is the main theme for International Yoga Day 2021?

a) Yoga for health 

b) Yoga for wellness

c) Yoga for good health 

d) Yoga for longevity 

2. Which nation's Prime Minister lost the no-confidence vote in the Parliament?

a) Denmark

b) Sweden

c) Portugal 

d) Switzerland

3. Which country is scheduled to host the 2023 ODI World Cup?

a) New Zealand

b) Australia

c) India

d) South Africa

4. Which nation is the fifth-largest recipient of FDI flows in the world?

a) India 

b) Bangladesh

c) China

d) Japan

5. India has launched a hydrogen task force with which nation?

a) US

b) Japan

c) Russia

d) France

6. Who has been elected as Iran’s eighth president?

a) Mohsen Rezaei

b) Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi

c) Abdolnaser Hemmati

d) Ebrahim Raisi

7. When is Summer Solstice observed in the Northern Hemisphere?

a) June 20th

b) June 21st

c) June 22nd

d) June 23rd

Answers

1. (b)Yoga for wellness

The main theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is ‘Yoga for Wellness’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the theme has encouraged people even more to perform Yoga and added that he prays that every country, region, and people stay healthy.

2. (b) Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted on June 21, 2021 after he lost a no-confidence vote in the parliament, with a majority of parliament members backing his departure. The no-confidence motion received 181 votes in favour, 109 votes against and 51 abstentions. 

3. (c) India

India will host the rescheduled 2023 Cricket World Cup, which will now be held between October-November 2023. India is also the host for T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held this year. 

4. (a) India 

India received USD 64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, as per World Investment Report 2021 by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that was released on June 21, 2021. This makes India the fifth-largest recipient of inflows in the world.

5. (a) US

India and the United States jointly launched a hydrogen task force under their Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)to boost India's energy security efforts on June 17, 2021. This was informed by US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). 

6. (d) Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultra-conservative cleric and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as the nation's eighth president. This was confirmed by the country's interior ministry on June 19, 2021. 

7. (b) June 21

The Northern Hemisphere observed the longest day of the year on June 21, 2021 also known as the Summer Solstice. The day marks the beginning of the Summer Solstice in the North, bringing the first longest day of summer and the shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere.

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