Current Affairs Quiz: 7 October 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as World Cotton Day, Nobel Prize for Literature 2021 and Hockey Player of the Year award among others. 

Created On: Oct 7, 2021 19:18 ISTModified On: Oct 8, 2021 12:27 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 7 October 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 7 October 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 7 October 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 Cotton Day, Nobel Prize for Literature 2021 and Hockey Player of the Year award among others. 

1. When is World Cotton Day observed?

a) October 4th 

b) October 5th

c) October 6th

d) October 7th

2. Who has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021?

a) Benjamin List

b) David W.C. MacMillan

c) Abdulrazak Gurnah 

d) Klaus Hasselmann 

3. Which country has test-fired its first Zircon hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine?

a) Israel

b) North Korea

c) Russia

d) Iran

4. Who has won the FIH women’s Hockey Player of the Year award?

a) Savita Punia

b) Gurjit Kaur

c) Rani Rampal

d) Navjot Kaur

5. Who won FIH Men’s Hockey Player of the Year award?

a) Harmanpreet Singh

b) PR Sreejesh

c) Manpreet Singh 

d) Rupinder Pal Singh

6. Which country's Hockey Federation has withdrawn from 2022 Commonwealth Games?

a) England

b) India

c) New Zealand 

d) Australia 

7. Ian Watmore has decided to step down with immediate effect as the chair of which cricket board?

a) ECB

b) NZC

c) CA

d) CSA

Answers

1. (d) October 7th 

World Cotton Day is observed annually on October 7 to raise awareness about the cotton sector and the critical role it plays in international trade, economic development, and poverty alleviation.

2. (c) Abdulrazak Gurnah 

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.

3. (c) Russia

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia successfully test-launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a nuclear submarine. Know key details about the modernization of Russian Defence.

4. (b) Gurjit Kaur

Gurjit Kaur won the FIH Women’s Hockey Player of the Year at the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21. A total of 5 Indian Hockey players and two head coaches of both the Indian men’s and women’s Hockey teams each claimed the hockey awards across different categories.

5. (a) Harmanpreet Singh

India's Harmanpreet Singh won FIH Men’s Hockey Player of the Year award, while Gurjit Kaur won women's best player award. PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia also won the men's and women's best goalkeeper awards.

6. (b) India 

Hockey India on October 5, 2021, pulled out of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games stating the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the discriminatory quarantine rules by the United Kingdom (UK) for travellers coming from India. 

7. (a) ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chair Ian Watmore has decided to step down with immediate effect. The ECB informed the same through an official statement on October 7, 2021.

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