Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as  caste-based census, AK-200 series assault rifles,  former UP CM Kalyan Singh and World Athletics U20 Championships among others. 

Created On: Aug 23, 2021 19:44 ISTModified On: Aug 24, 2021 17:14 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 23 August 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 23 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  caste-based census, AK-200 series assault rifles,  former UP CM Kalyan Singh and World Athletics U20 Championships among others. 

1. Which state's Chief Minister led a ten-party delegation to meet PM Narendra Modi to demand caste-based census?

a) Gujarat

b) Haryana

c) Bihar 

d) Uttarakhand

2. India's Shaili Singh won silver at the World Athletics U20 Championships in which sporting event event?

a) Javelin Throw

b) Long Jump

c) Discus Throw

d) 200m 

3. Which nation's space agency aims to bring back soil samples from Martian moon by 2029?

a) India

b) US

c) Russia

d) Japan

4. India’s first smog tower has been inaugurated in which state/ UT?

a) Delhi

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Haryana

d) Punjab

5. India has signed a deal for procurement of 70,000 AK-200 series assault rifles with which nation?

a) Russia

b) UK

c) France

d) US

6. Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh passed away at 89. He was served twice as the Chief Minister of which state?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Bihar 

d) Madhya Pradesh 

7. Popular actress Chithra passed away on August 21, 2021. She was a known face in which film industry?

a) Bollywood

b) Mollywood

c) Tollywood

d) Kollywood

Answers

1. (d) Bihar 

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar-led ten parties delegation including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (JD), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and others has arrived at South Block to meet PM Narendra Modi to demand caste-based census.

2. (b) Long Jump

India's Shaili Singh won the silver medal in the women's long jump event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on August 22, 2021. 

3. (d) Japan

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch an explorer in 2024 to land on the Martian moon Phobos to collect 10 grams (0.35 ounce) of soil and bring it back to Earth by 2029.

4. (a) Delhi 

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on August 23, 2021, inaugurated India’s first smog tower at Connaught Place in Delhi.

5. (a) Russia

India and Russia on August 19, 2021 signed a deal for the immediate procurement of 70,000 AK-200 series assault rifles.

6. (a) Uttar Pradesh

Kalyan Singh was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice from June 1991 – December 1992 and then from September 1997 – November 1999.

7. (b) Mollywood

Actress Chithra, who played memorable roles in some iconic Malayalam films, passed away on August 21, 2021, in the morning at her residence in Chennai due to a heart attack. She was 56 years old.

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