Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 15 March 2022

Today Current Affairs Quiz: Find below the Daily Current Affairs questions and answers that covers topics such as Hijab ban, National Vaccination Day 2022 and  COVID-19 vaccination for 12-14 year-olds among others. 

Created On: Mar 15, 2022 18:34 ISTModified On: Mar 16, 2022 18:47 IST
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 15 March 2022
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 15 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 Hijab ban, National Vaccination Day 2022 and  COVID-19 vaccination for 12-14 year-olds among others. 

1. Former Union Minister Kumudben Joshi passed away on March 14, 2022. She had served as the Governor of which state from 1985-1990?

a) Rajasthan

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Andhra Pradesh

d) Karnataka

2. What is India's current position in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-2023?

a) Second

b) Third

c) Fourth

d) Fifth

3. Who is currently ranked at the top in ICC Test All-Rounder Rankings 2022?

a) Ravindra Jadeja

b) Jason Holder

c) R Ashwin

d) Ben Stokes 

4. Which High Court has upheld the Hijab ban?

a) Karnataka HC

b) Madras HC

c) Bombay HC

d) Delhi HC

5. When is National Vaccination Day 2022 observed in India?

a) March 14

b) March 15

c) March 16

d) March 17

6. When will COVID-19 vaccination for children aged between 12-14 years begin?

a) March 16

b) March 17

c) March 18

d) March 19

Answers

1. (c) Andhra Pradesh 

Former Andhra Pradesh Governor Kumudben Joshi passed away after a long illness at her village in Navsari district of Gujarat on March 14, 2022. Kumudben Joshi had served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from November 26, 1985 to February 7, 1990. She was the second female Governor of the state after Sharda Mukherjee. She had also served as the Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting from October 1980 – January 1982 and Deputy Minister of Health and Family Welfare from January 1982 – December 1984.

2. (a) Fourth

India has jumped to the fourth place in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-23 after a series win against Sri Lanka. India beat Sri Lanka by 238 runs in its second pink ball test match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, gaining 12 crucial World Test Championship points.

3. (a) Ravindra Jadeja

India's Ravindra Jadeja is currently ranked at the top of the ICC Test All-Rounder Rankings 2022 with 406 points after his epic performance in India vs Sri Lanka Test Series. Jadeja scored 175 not out and took 9 wickets in India's first test against Sri Lanka at Mohali. Jason Holder is ranked second with 382 points, followed by R Ashwin with 347 points. 

4. (a) Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court on March 15, 2022, dismissed various petitions challenging a ban on hijab in educational institutions. The High Court in its judgment stated that wearing the hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam.

5. (c) March 16

National Vaccination Day is observed every year on March 16 to convey the significance of vaccination as well as its role in public health. The day aims to create awareness and sends the message that how vaccination or immunization is the most effective way of preventing highly infectious diseases.

6. (a) March 16

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on March 14, 2022 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.

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