Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 June to 27 June 2021

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as CEU Open Society Prize 2021,  global list of the biggest philanthropists and second-fastest woman in history among others. 

Created On: Jun 27, 2021 18:52 IST
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz
Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

21 June to 27 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as CEU Open Society Prize 2021,  global list of the biggest philanthropists and second-fastest woman in history among others. 

1. Who has been awarded prestigious CEU Open Society Prize for 2021?

a) Dr. Harshvardhan 

b) KK Shailaja

c) Pinarayi Vijayan

d) PM Narendra Modi

2. Who tops the global list of the biggest philanthropists of the last century?

a) Jamsetji Tata

b) Azim Premji

c) Bill Gates

d) Warren Buffet

3. The delimitation process will be carried out in which among the following states/UTs?

a) Ladakh

b) Delhi

c) Jammu and Kashmir

d) Puducherry

4. Which is the only state in India to have all three crocodile species?

a) West Bengal

b) Andhra Pradesh 

c) Karnataka

d) Odisha

5. What was the main theme for International Yoga Day 2021?

a) Yoga for health 

b) Yoga for wellness

c) Yoga for good health 

d) Yoga for longevity 

6. S&P Global Rankings has slashed India’s growth forecast to how much for FY22?

a) 10 percent 

b) 9.5 percent 

c) 8.5 percent

d) 7.8 percent 

7. Researchers have discovered antibodies of which virus in bats from Mahabaleshwar cave?

a) COVID-19

b) Ebola

c) Nipah

d) Zika

8. Who has been elected as Iran’s eighth president?

a) Mohsen Rezaei

b) Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi

c) Abdolnaser Hemmati

d) Ebrahim Raisi

9. Who has been named as the Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes by WWF India?

a) Upasana Kamineni

b) Amala Akkineni

c) Shruti Haasan 

d) Samantha Akkineni 

10. Which Indian airport has won Airport Council International's Roll of Excellence honour?

a) Indira Gandhi International Airport

b) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

c) Kempegowda International Airport

d) Cochin International Airport

11. Who has composed India's Official Olympic Theme Song for Tokyo Olympics?

a) Mohit Chauhan

b) Arijit Singh

c) A.R Rahman

d) Shankar Mahadevan

12. Who has been named the captain of the Indian men's hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics?

a) Manpreet Singh 

b) PR Sreejesh

c) Harmanpreet Singh

d) Birendra Lakra 

13. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has become the second-fastest woman in history. Which nation does she belong to?

a) South Africa

b) France

c) Italy

d) Jamaica

14. Who has become the first Chinese man to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era?

a) Wu Di

b) Zhang Ze

c) Li Zhe

d) Zhang Zhizhen

Answers

1. (b) KK Shailaja

Former Health Minister of Kerala KK Shailaja was on June 17, 2021 awarded the Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize for 2021. The University’s highest honour was given to her at a virtual convocation of the University’s 30th Graduation Ceremony that was held from Vienna.

2. (a) Jamsetji Tata

Jamsetji Tata, the founder of Tata Group, has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century by donating $102 billion, according to the list of top 50 givers prepared by the Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation. Tata is the only Indian in the top 10 list, ahead of others such as Bill Gates and his now-estranged wife Melinda who donated $74.6 billion, George Soros ($34.8 billion), Warren Buffet ($37.4 billion), and John D. Rockefeller ($26.8 billion).

3. (c) Jammu and Kashmir

 The Delimitation Commission has been set up for J&K headed by Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai. The commission has been mandated to delimit the constituencies of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the provisions of part V of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019) and the provisions of the Delimitation Act, 2002 (33 of 2002).

4. (d) Odisha

Odisha has become the only state to have all three kinds of crocodile species in its Mahanadi River. The three kinds of species include reptile freshwater Ghadials, muggers and saltwater crocodiles.

5. (b)Yoga for wellness

The main theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is ‘Yoga for Wellness’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the theme has encouraged people even more to perform Yoga and added that he prays that every country, region, and people stay healthy.

6. (b) 9.5 percent 

S&P Global Rankings on June 24, 2021, cut India’s growth forecast for FY22 to 9.5 percent from 11 percent earlier and further warned of the risk to the current outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. (c) Nipah

Researchers have discovered the presence of antibodies against the Nipah virus (NiV) in some bat species from a cave in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. The survey was jointly conducted by the National Institute of Virology and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

8. (d) Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultra-conservative cleric and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as the nation's eighth president. This was confirmed by the country's interior ministry on June 19, 2021. 

9. (a) Upasana Kamineni

Apollo Hospitals Director Upasana Kamineni has been named as the Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes by the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India). She is the Vice-Chairperson of Apollo Foundation and Apollo Life. She is also the wife of popular Indian actor Ram Charan.

10. (d) Cochin International Airport

The Cochin International Airport Ltd won the Airport Council International Director General's Roll of Excellence honour on June 23, 2021 for Airport Service Quality. The Airport Council International is a global body of airport operators. It established the Roll of Excellence to recognise the airports which, in the opinion of the passengers, have consistently delivered excellent services in the Airport Service Quality Survey.

11. (a) Mohit Chauhan

India has launched its official Olympic Theme Song ahead of the Summer Olympics in July-August in Tokyo, Japan. The song is titled ‘Lakshya Tera Samne Hai' and it has been composed and sung by Playback Singer Mohit Chauhan.

12. (a) Manpreet Singh

Midfielder Manpreet Singh was on June 22, 2021 named captain of India's 16-member Olympic-bound men's hockey team. The experienced defenders, Birendra Lakra and Singh, have been named vice-captains of the team. This will be Manpreet's third Olympic Games.

13. (d) Jamaica

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second-fastest woman after she ran the 100 meters in 10.63 seconds at the JOA/JAAA's Destiny Olympic meet in Kingston held on June 5, 2021. She now has the fastest time in 33 years and the fourth-best in history. She now stands behind Florence Griffith-Joyner, the 100-meters world record holder with a timing of 10.49 seconds.

14. (d) Zhang Zhizhen

Zhang Zhizhen has become the first Chinese man to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era after he beat Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo 6-0 6-3 6-7(4) 7-6(6) in the qualifiers on June 24, 2021. Overall, the world No. 178 is the only fourth Chinese man to play singles in the main draw of a Grand Slam since the Open era began in 1968.

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