Current Affairs Quiz: 9 August 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  first Indian woman to pilot an aircraft, Veteran actor Anupam Shyam and World Tribal Day among others. 

Created On: Aug 9, 2021 19:55 ISTModified On: Oct 4, 2021 16:00 IST
Current Affairs Quiz
Current Affairs Quiz

9 August 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz 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  first Indian woman to pilot an aircraft, Veteran actor Anupam Shyam and World Tribal Day among others. 

1. Who was the first Indian woman to pilot an aircraft?

a) Vandana Thakaria

b) Sarla Thukral

c) Lovlina Borgohain 

d) Sunita Verma 

2. Who among the following won India's first gold in athletics at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

a) Bajrang Punia

b) Mirabai Chanu

c) Neeraj Chopra

d) Ravi Kumar Dahiya 

3. India's total medal tally stood at how much at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

a) 7

b) 6

c) 8

d) 5

4. Veteran actor Anupam Shyam passed away at 63. He had essayed the immensely popular role of Thakur Sajjan Singh in which Indian TV show?

a) Balika Vadhu

b) Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya 

c) Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

d) Diya aur Baati Hum

5. The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in which UT/ state?

a) Ladakh

b) Jammu and Kashmir 

c) Sikkim

d) Arunachal Pradesh 

6. When was Nagasaki Day observed?

a) August 7th

b) August 8th

c) August 9th

d) August 10th

7. When is World Tribal Day observed?

a) August 8th

b) August 9th 

c) August 10th 

d) August 11th 

Answers

1. (b) Sarla Thukral

Sarla Thukral was the first Indian woman to pilot an aircraft. She was honoured by Google with a unique doodle on August 8, 2021 to mark her 107th birth anniversary. She was an Indian pilot, designer and entrepreneur, who was best known for being the first woman from India to pilot an aircraft. 

2. (c) Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra became the first-ever Indian athlete to win individual gold at the Olympic Games on August 7, 2021. He is the second Indian-ever to win an individual gold after Abhinav Bindra, who won gold in Men's 10m air rifle in shooting in 2008 Olympic Games. 

3. (a) 7

Neeraj Chopra's gold medal took India's medal tally at Tokyo Olympics 2020 to seven, which is India's highest-ever medal haul at the Olympics after the 2012 London Olympic Games. India's previous-best medal tally was six medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games, which included two silver and four bronze medals. 

4. (b) Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya 

Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya actor, Anupam Shyam passed away on August 9, 2021 due to multiple organ failure. He was 63. He had received critical acclaim for his role as Thakur Sajjan Singh in “Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya", which had first been released in 2009 on Star Plus. He had gone back to work when Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya season 2 was launched in 2021.

5. (a) Ladakh

The Ministry of Defence on August 4, 2021, announced that the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has completed the construction of the world’s highest motorable road at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh.The motorable road has been built at an altitude of 19,300 feet, has been constructed at an elevation greater than the Mount Everest base camps. The north base camp in Tibet is situated at 16,900 feet and the south base camp in Nepal is situated at 17,598 feet.

6. (c) August 9th 

Nagasaki Day 2021 was observed on August 9, 2021. The day marks the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki by US forces. The day is observed every year to promote peace and create awareness about the threat from nuclear weapons.

7. (b) August 9th 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People or World Tribal Day was observed on August 9, 2021. The day is observed to encourage protection and promotion of the rights of the indigenous peoples across the world.

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