Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 13-14 March 2022

Today Current Affairs Quiz: Find below the Daily Current Affairs questions and answers that covers topics such as COVID-19 vaccination for children, GST rate for MRO services, BAFTA 2022 and new Air India Chairman among others. 

Created On: Mar 14, 2022 19:41 IST
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 13-14 March 2022
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 13-14 March 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as COVID-19 vaccination for children, GST rate for MRO services, BAFTA 2022 and new Air India Chairman among others. 

1. When will COVID-19 vaccination be made available for children aged between 15-18 years?

a) March 14

b) March 15

c) March 16

d) March 17

2. The centre has reduced GST rate for domestic MRO services to how much?

a) 10 percent 

b) 15 percent 

c) 7 percent 

d) 5 percent

3. Who won Best Actor at BAFTA Awards 2022?

a) Benedict Cumberbatch

b) Leonardo Dicaprio

c) Stephen Graham

d) Will Smith

4. When will Bhagwant Mann be sworn in as the new Punjab Chief Minister?

a) March 15th

b) March 16th 

c) March 17th

d) March 18th

5. Bhagwant Mann was an elected Lok Sabha MP from which constituency?

a) Gurdaspur 

b) Jalandhar 

c) Patiala

d) Sangrur

6. Who has been appointed as Air India Chairman?

a) N Chandrasekarana

b) Harish Manwani

c) Ajay Piramal

d) Venu Srinivasan

7. Which Indian shuttler defeated world no. 1 Viktor Axelsen in German Open 2022 semifinals?

a) Lakshya Sen

b) HS Prannoy

c) Kidambi Srikanth

d) Krishna Prasad Garaga

8. Who scored fastest 50 in Tests for India, surpassing Kapil Dev’s record?

a) Virat Kohli

b) Rohit Sharma

c) Rishabh Pant

d) Ravindra Jadeja

Answers

1. (c) March 16

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed that Covid-19 vaccination for children between 12-14years of age will begin from March 16. The co-morbidity clause for administering precaution doses to senior citizens has also been removed.

2. (d) 5 percent 

The centre has reduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate for domestic Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services from 18 percent to 5 percent. The move has been taken to meet the increasing demand of the aviation sector. 

3. (d) Will Smith 

Will Smith won the Best Actor for his role in 'King Richard' at the 75th edition of British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). Joanna Scanlan won BAFTA 2022 Best Actress award for her role in 'After Love' and 'The Power of the Dog' won BAFTA for Best Picture and Best Director.

4. (b) March 16th 

Bhagwant Mann will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab in the native village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on March 16, 2022. He has requested people to reach Khatkar Kalan on March 16th for the swearing-in ceremony.

5. (d) Sangrur

Bhagwant Mann had defeated Indian National Congress candidate Kewal Singh Dhillon from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab. He tendered his resignation from membership of Parliament to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on March 14 to become the new Punjab Chief Minister. 

6. (a) N Chandrasekarana

Tata Sons Chairman Natrajan Chandrasekarana has been appointed as the new chairman of Air India. He is the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of over 100 Tata operating companies. He joined the Tata Sons Board in October 2016 and was appointed as its Chairman in January 2017.

7. (a) Lakshya Sen

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen beat the reigning world no.1 Viktor Axelsen in a stunning comeback in the semifinal of German Open Super 300. He beat the Olympic Gold medalist by making an unexpected comeback in the third and final game to win the match 21-13, 12-21, 22-20.

8. (c) Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant scored the fastest 50 by an Indian in Test cricket, surpassing Kapil Dev's record during India’s second test against Sri Lanka at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. Rishabh Pant's 50 came off 28 deliveries, which is the 13th fastest fifty in Tests in the world. 

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