Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 23 August to 29 August 2021

The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Desh ke Mentors program, world’s largest wheel and Tokyo Paralympics 2020 among others. 

Created On: Aug 29, 2021 18:28 IST
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 23 August to 29 August 2021
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 23 August to 29 August 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 23 August to 29 August 2021:The Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Desh ke Mentors program, world’s largest wheel and Tokyo Paralympics 2020 among others. 

1. Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh passed away at 89. He was served twice as the Chief Minister of which state?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Bihar 

d) Madhya Pradesh 

2. Which country has become the second-most attractive manufacturing hub after China?

a) India 

b) France

c) Bangladesh

d) Malaysia

3. Who has been chosen as the brand ambassador of Delhi government's 'Desh ke Mentors' program?

a) Sonu Sood

b) Deepika Padukone

c) Ajay Devgun

d) Akshay Kumar

4. Whose 111th Birth Anniversary was commemorated on August 26, 2021?

a) Mother Teresa

b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Bipin Chandra Pal 

5. Which country is currently at the top spot in World Test Championship (2021-2023) points table?

a) Pakistan

b) England 

c) India 

d) Australia

6. World’s largest and tallest observation wheel is set to open in which city?

a) Dubai 

b) Riyadh 

c) Beijing

d) Tokyo

7. What name has India given to its operation to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan?

a) Operation Himmat 

b) Operation Shakti

c) Operation Bharat 

d) Operation Devi Shakti

8. Who was India's flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony?

a) Tek Chand

b) Mariyappan Thangavelu

c) Prachi Yadav 

d) Devendra Jhajaria 

9. Who will be the first female powerlifter to represent India at the Paralympics?

a) Prachi Yadav

b) Rubina Francis

c) Tek Chand 

d) Sakina Khatun

10. Which nation's space agency aims to bring back soil samples from Martian moon by 2029?

a) India

b) US

c) Russia

d) Japan

Answers

1. (a) Uttar Pradesh

Kalyan Singh was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice from June 1991 – December 1992 and then from September 1997 – November 1999.

2. (a) India 

India has surpassed the United States to become second most attractive and sought-after manufacturing destination globally, after China, as per Cushman & Wakefield 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index. In last year's index, the US was ranked second while India was ranked third.

3. (a) Sonu Sood

Delhi government will soon launch the 'Desh Ke Mentors' program to make education a people's revolution. The program aims to make India a global leader in education. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on August 27, 2021 announced that Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador of the 'Desh Ke Mentors' program. 

4. (a) Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa's 111th Birth Anniversary was commemorated on August 26, 2021. She was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje. She came to India in 1929, where she worked at St Mary’s High School for girls. She soon realized that her calling was to help the poor and underprivileged. 

5. (c) India 

The Indian men's cricket team has taken the top spot in the World Test Championship (2021-2023) points table. Pakistan and West Indies are tied for second place. The next edition of the World Test Championship began with the end of the first one in June 2021. 

6. (a) Dubai 

World’s largest and tallest observation wheel to open in Dubai, UAE on October 21. It will be the latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of record-breaking attractions.

7. (d) Operation Devi Shakti

India on August 24, 2021 termed the Afghanistan evacuation mission "Operation Devi Shakti". India has so far evacuated more than 800 people from Afghanistan after the Taliban's takeover of Kabul and the fall of the Afghanistan government. 

8. (a) Tek Chand

Javelin Thrower Tek Chand has been named as India's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 today after Mariyappan Thangavelu was identified as a close contact of a Covid Positive person in his flight to Tokyo. The Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony will get underway today, on August 24, 2021.

9. (d) Sakina Khatun

Sakina Khatun will become the first female powerlifter to represent India at the Paralympics.

10. (d) Japan

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch an explorer in 2024 to land on the Martian moon Phobos to collect 10 grams (0.35 ounce) of soil and bring it back to Earth by 2029.

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