Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 30 August to 5 September 2021

The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as free water scheme, new members of New Development Bank, AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant and 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards among others. 

Created On: Sep 5, 2021 17:48 ISTModified On: Sep 22, 2021 10:18 IST
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 30 August to 5 September 2021
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 30 August to 5 September 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 30 August to 5 September 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 free water scheme, new members of New Development Bank, AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant and 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards among others. 

1. Which state has become the first one in the country to give free water to people?

a) Uttar Pradesh 

b) Goa 

c) Karnataka 

d) Telangana

2. Which three nations have been admitted as new members of New Development Bank?

a) UAE, France, Australia

b) UAE, Bangladesh, Uruguay 

c) Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh 

d) Canada, UK, Australia 

3. Dr. Firdausi Qadri was named as one of the five winners of the 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards. She belongs to which nation?

a) Pakistan

b) Bangladesh

c) Indonesia

d) Sri Lanka

4. When will the BH series number plate be introduced?

a) September 20th

b) September 15th 

c) September 25th 

d) September 30th 

5. Who has become the first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics?

a) Bhavina Patel  

b) Avani Lekhara

c) Rubina Francis 

d) Sonalben Manubhai Patel 

6. Which nation's Prime Minister has announced that he will not run for re-election in September 2021?

a) Australia

b) UK 

c) Japan 

d) France 

7. The first case of AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant was detected in which Indian state?

a) Maharashtra

b) Kerala

c) Uttarakhand

d) Himachal Pradesh 

8. Which state will implement a new 10-year climate action plan by year-end?

a) Delhi 

b) Haryana

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Punjab 

9. Co-education has been banned in which nation?

a) Afghanistan

b) Pakistan

c) Bangladesh

d) Malaysia 

10. Dale Steyn has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. He was a part of which nation's national cricket team?

a) England

b) Australia

c) New Zealand 

d) South Africa

Answers

1. (b) Goa 

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on August 31, 2021 that the state will become the first in the country to supply water free of cost to its citizens. The state has launched 'Save Water to Get Free Water' scheme under which households will not be charged for consumption up to 16,000 litres.

2. (b) UAE, Bangladesh, Uruguay 

The New Development Bank (NDB) on September 2, 2021 admitted the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Bangladesh as its new members. The bank has been set up by all the nations that are part of the BRICS bloc. 

3. (b) Bangladesh 

Bangladeshi vaccine scientist Dr. Firdausi Qadri was named as one of the five winners of the 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards on August 31, 2021. Filipino fisher Roberto Ballon was also among the recipients.

4. (b) September 15th

The Indian government has launched Bharat (BH) series number plates for vehicles to provide relief to vehicle owners and help them avoid the hassle of transferring registration certificates for vehicles while relocating to a different state. The BH number plate will come into effect from September 15, 2021. 

5. (b) Avani Lekhara

Avani Lekhara has become the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics. The 19-year-old created a Paralympics record by equaling the world record held by Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik with a score of 249.6 that was set in 2018. 

6. (c) Japan

Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga announced that he will not run for the leadership election to be held by the ruling LDP in September 2021. Yoshihide Suga had taken over as Prime Minister of Japan after long-term PM Shinzo Abe resigned in September 2020.

7. (c) Uttarakhand 

The first case of the AY.12 sub-lineage of the Delta variant was detected in the Kotdwar area of Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. The state health department has issued necessary guidelines and the concerned patient has been asked to remain in home quarantine. 

8. (a) Delhi 

Delhi Government has planned to implement a new 10-year action plan to combat climate change by this year-end. The central government had prepared the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2009 and had requested the states to prepare their own specific plans. Delhi was the last state to submit its climate action plan in 2019. 

9. (a) Afghanistan

Taliban has banned co-education in Afghanistan, merely days after it had assured to respect women's rights in the country. 'Men not allowed to teach girls,' said the newly appointed Taliban Higher Education Minister Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani.

10. (d) South Africa

Dale Steyn, who is one of the greatest pacers to have played cricket announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on August 31, 2021. The South African cricketer had bid adieu to the longest format in 2019 but continued to play in ODIs and T20Is.

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