Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 14 March to 20 March 2022
Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/ IAS exams: This week, we have compiled 10 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for government exams including topics such as Miss World 2021, BAFTA Awards 2022, Hijab ban verdict, new Air India Chairman and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe among others.
Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/ IAS exams: Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. This week, we have compiled 10 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for UPSC, SSC, Bank and other government exams including topics such as Miss World 2021, BAFTA Awards 2022, Hijab ban verdict, new Air India Chairman and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe among others.
1. Who has been crowned Miss World 2021?
a) Karolina Bielawaska
b) Shree Saini
c) Karolina Vidales
d) Anna Leitch
2. Who won Best Actor at BAFTA Awards 2022?
a) Benedict Cumberbatch
b) Leonardo Dicaprio
c) Stephen Graham
d) Will Smith
3. Which High Court has upheld the Hijab ban?
a) Karnataka HC
b) Madras HC
c) Bombay HC
d) Delhi HC
4. Who has been appointed as Air India Chairman?
a) N Chandrasekarana
b) Harish Manwani
c) Ajay Piramal
d) Venu Srinivasan
5. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained by which nation's government in 2016?
6. When is National Vaccination Day 2022 observed in India?
a) March 14
b) March 15
c) March 16
d) March 17
7. When is the last date to register for the ISRO Young Scientist Program 2022?
a) April 1st
b) April 10th
c) April 15th
d) April 21st
8. Who has created history by claiming 250 wickets in Women's ODIs?
a) Deepti Sharma
b) Poonam Yadav
c) Jhulan Goswami
d) Rajeshwari Gayakwad
9. What is India's current position in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-2023?
10. 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
1. (a) Karolina Bielawaska
Poland's Karolina Bielawaska was crowned Miss World 2021 at the 70th edition of the beauty pageant at San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first runner-up was Miss USA Shree Saini, while the second runner-up was Olivia Yace of Cote d'Ivoire. Karolina Bielawaska was crowned by Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh, who was Miss World 2019.
2. (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.
3. (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.
4. (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.
5. (a) Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian National, who was arrested by the Iranian Government on April 3, 2016 on charges of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. Despite her denying the charges, she was detained for six years. She was finally allowed to leave Tehran on March 16 after months of negotiations.
6. (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.
7. (b) April 10th
The registrations for the ISRO Young Scientist Program 2022 began on March 10, 2022 and the last date is on April 10, 2022. All interested candidates will have to complete four steps before 4 pm on April 10th. The Young Scientist Program will be conducted by ISRO during the summer holidays for a period of two weeks.
8. c) Jhulan Goswami
India's Jhulan Goswami has created history by claiming 250 wickets in Women's ODIs. Jhulan Goswami achieved the historic feat with the wicket of Tammy Beaumont in India's match against England in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 on March 16, 2022. She has become the first-ever woman bowler to breach the 250 mark.
9. (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.
10. (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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