Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 27 September to 3 October 2021

The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as new Prime Minister of Japan, first female chancellor of Germany, Elder Line and Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal programme among others

Created On: Oct 3, 2021 17:54 ISTModified On: Oct 4, 2021 16:39 IST
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 27 September to 3 October 2021
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 27 September to 3 October 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz  27 September to 3 October 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 new Prime Minister of Japan, first female chancellor of Germany, Elder Line and Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal programme among others

1. Nimaben Acharya has become the first woman Speaker of which state assembly?

a) Gujarat

b) Punjab 

c) Karnataka

d) Assam

2. Who is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan?

a) Fumio Kishida

b) Taro Kono

c) Sanae Takaichi

d) Seiko Noda

3. What is the first toll-free helpline number for senior citizens in India?

a) 14567 

b) 12345

c) 15678

d) 34567

4. Which state has launched Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal programme?

a) Delhi 

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Haryana

d) Punjab 

5. Who is the first female chancellor of Germany?

a) Helle Thorning-Schmidt

b) Angela Merkel 

c) Theresa May 

d) Michelle Bachelet

6. Which country has introduced a new currency with six fewer zeros?

a) Brazil

b) Venezuela

c) Colombia 

d) Mexico

7. Najla Bouden has been named as the first female Prime Minister-designate of which among the following countries?

a) Algeria

b) Libya

c) Chad

d) Tunisia

8. Which nation's president has declared a prison emergency after 116 people were killed in a riot?

a) Peru

b) Venezuela

c) Ecuador

d) Bolivia

9 Which country will buy French warships in a new multi-billion-euro defence deal?

a) Turkey 

b) Italy

c) Greece

d) Brazil

10. Who has become the first Indian woman to score a Test hundred on Australian soil?

a) Smriti Mandhana

b) Harmanpreet Kaur

c) Mithali Raj

d) Shafali Verma

11. Who has become the first F1 driver to win 100 races?

a) Fernando Alonso

b) Lewis Hamilton

c) Sabastion Vettel

d) Kimi Raikkonen

12. Who has become the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format?

a) Rohit Sharma 

b) Shikhar Dhawan 

c) KL Rahul 

d) Virat Kohli 

Answers

1. (a) Gujarat 

Senior BJP MLA Nimaben Acharya became the first woman Speaker of the Gujarat Assembly on September 27, 2021. The nomination of Acharya was unanimously elected on the first day of the state Assembly’s two-day monsoon session.

2. (a) Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida is set to become the new Prime Minister of Japan after he was elected as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. He will succeed outgoing party leader Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who had earlier announced his decision to step down from the position after serving for just a year. 

3. (a) 14567 

The first Pan-India toll-free helpline number for senior citizens is 14567. The helpline number is called the ‘Elder Line’ and it can be used by senior citizens to get free information and guidance on pension and legal issues, cases of abuse and to get emotional support. 

4. (b) Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the "Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal" programme under Mission Shakti - Phase 3 in Lucknow on September 29, 2021. He said that under the programme, 75,000 women would get connected with state banks, get loans at cheaper interest rates & get benefits of state subsidies under PM Mudra Yojana for 3 months.

5. (b) Angela Merkel

The incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not run in the 2021 German national elections, marking the first time in the history of the Federal Republic that an incumbent did not run. She has decided to retire after serving as German Chancellor for 16 years. Angela Merkel had taken office in 2005, becoming the first female chancellor of Germany. Ever since she took office, she has been described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman and one of the world's most successful political leaders.

6. (b) Venezuela 

Venezuela on October 1, 2021 introduced a new currency with six fewer zeros. The highest denomination of the new currency will be 100 bolivars, as compared to the earlier higher denomination of 1 million bolivar. 

7. (d) Tunisia

Tunisia's president on September 29, 2021 named Najla Bouden as the country's first-ever female prime minister-designate and charged her with the task of forming a government as quickly as possible. 

8. (c) Ecuador

Ecuador’s president has declared a state of emergency in the prison system after almost 116 people were killed and around 80 injured in a battle among gang members, one of the worst prison bloodbaths ever in the nation. 

9. (c) Greece

France and Greece announced a new multi-billion-euro defence deal on September 28, 2021. Greece will buy three French warships as a part of the deal to boost its defence capacities in the Eastern Mediterranean amid recurring tensions with the longtime foe Turkey.

10. (a) Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana has become the first Indian woman to score a Test hundred on Australian soil. She achieved the feat while batting during India's first innings on the second day of the first pink-ball Test match against Australia at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. The cricketer scored 127 runs, which includes 22 fours and a six.

11. (b) Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One (F1) driver to win 100 races on September 26, 2021 after finishing first in the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. This was the 5th win for Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix season and the first since the British Grand Prix in July 2021.

12. (d) Virat Kohli 

Indian men's cricket team skipper Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to cross the 10,000 runs mark in the T20 format on September 20, 2021. He achieved the landmark while batting for Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) in their match against Mumbai Indians. 

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