Current Affairs Quiz: 31 August 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as Tokyo Paralympics 2020,  AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant and West Nile Virus among others. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 31 August 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 31 August 2021

31 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 Tokyo Paralympics 2020,  AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant and West Nile Virus among others. 

1. Who has become the first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics?

a) Bhavina Patel  

b) Avani Lekhara

c) Rubina Francis 

d) Sonalben Manubhai Patel 

2. Who has won gold in Class F64 Javelin Throw event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020?

a) Sumit Antil 

b) Devendra Jhajharia 

c) Nishad Kumar 

d) Sundar Singh Gurjar 

3. The first case of AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant was detected in which Indian state?

a) Maharashtra

b) Kerala

c) Uttarakhand

d) Himachal Pradesh 

4. Which state will implement a new 10-year climate action plan by year-end?

a) Delhi 

b) Haryana

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Punjab 

5. Which nation appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor?

a) Iraq

b) North Korea

c) South Korea

d) Ukraine

6. Co-education has been banned in which nation?

a) Afghanistan

b) Pakistan

c) Bangladesh

d) Malaysia 

7. How is West Nile Virus transmitted?

a) Bacteria

b) Mosquitos 

c) Birds 

d) Bats

8. Dale Steyn has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. He was a part of which nation's national cricket team?

a) England

b) Australia

c) New Zealand 

d) South Africa

Answers

1. (b) Avani Lekhara

Avani Lekhara has become the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics. The 19-year-old created a Paralympics record by equaling the world record held by Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik with a score of 249.6 that was set in 2018. 

2. (a) Sumit Antil 

India's paralympic javelin thrower Sumit Antil won historic gold in the Class F64 Javelin Throw event on August 30, 2021. This is India's second gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 after shooter Avani Lekhara won gold in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1.

3. (c) Uttarakhand 

The first case of the AY.12 sub-lineage of the Delta variant was detected in the Kotdwar area of Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. The state health department has issued necessary guidelines and the concerned patient has been asked to remain in home quarantine. 

4. (a) Delhi 

Delhi Government has planned to implement a new 10-year action plan to combat climate change by this year-end. The central government had prepared the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2009 and had requested the states to prepare their own specific plans. Delhi was the last state to submit its climate action plan in 2019. 

5. (b) North Korea

North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, according to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The UN atomic agency said that it is "deeply troubled" by the indications, as the 5-megawatt reactor is widely believed to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons and is at the heart of North Korea's nuclear programme.

6. (a) Afghanistan

Taliban has banned co-education in Afghanistan, merely days after it had assured to respect women's rights in the country. 'Men not allowed to teach girls,' said the newly appointed Taliban Higher Education Minister Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani.

7. (b) Mosquitos 

The West Nile Virus, originally from Africa, has now spread in Asia, Europe, and North America. The virus is mainly transmitted through mosquito bites and can lead to fatal neurological diseases in humans.

8. (d) South Africa

Dale Steyn, who is one of the greatest pacers to have played cricket announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on August 31, 2021. The South African cricketer had bid adieu to the longest format in 2019 but continued to play in ODIs and T20Is.

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