Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 8 November to 14 November 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz for exams: The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as new NCB Director General,  Chief of Naval Staff, India's first world-class railway station and UNESCO's Creative Cities Network 2021 among others. 

Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 8 November to 14 November 2021
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 8 November to 14 November 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz for competitive exams: 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 NCB Director General,  Chief of Naval Staff, India's first world-class railway station and UNESCO's Creative Cities Network 2021 among others. 

1. Who has been appointed as the new Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau?

a) Atul Karwal

b) R Hari Kumar

c) Sheel Vardhan

d) SN Pradhan

2. Who has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff?

a) Ajit Kumar P

b) Atul Kumar Jain

c) R Hari Kumar 

d) Ajendra Bahadur Singh

3. Which world leader was awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award 2021 for his contribution in the field of Public Affairs?

a) Angela Merkel

b) Shinzo Abe

c) Vladimir Putin 

d) Barack Obama

4. India's first world-class railway station will be inaugurated in which city on November 15?

a) Mumbai

b) Lucknow

c) Bhopal

d) New Delhi

5. Which Indian city has joined UNESCO's Creative Cities Network 2021?

a) Lucknow

b) Bodh Gaya

c) Srinagar 

d) Jaipur

6. Who has become India’s wealthiest self-made woman billionaire?

a) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

b) Falguni Nayar 

c) Divya Gokulnath

d) Leena Tewari

7. When will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century?

a) November 15th

b) November 19th

c) November 20th

d) November 23rd

8. Which nation became the 101st member country of the International Solar Alliance?

a) Japan

b) US

c) Germany 

d) Australia

9. Which day has been declared as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas?

a) November 13

b) November 14

c) November 15

d) November 17

10. Which nation has passed a ‘historical resolution’ boosting its President's authority?

a) South Africa

b) China

c) Russia

d) Japan

11. Parties of which state have decided to stage a protest on November 14 in demand for a separate state?

a) Tripura

b) Assam

c) Telangana

d) Chhattisgarh 

12. Who has been named as the new captain of the Indian T20I side?

a) KL Rahul

b) Shreyas Iyer

c) Shikhar Dhawan

d) Rohit Sharma

Answers

1. (d) Satya Narayan Pradhan

Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Satya Narayan Pradhan has been appointed as the Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a deputation basis till his superannuation on August 31, 2024, or until further orders. Pradhan is a 1988-batch IPS officer from the Jharkhand cadre. 

2. (c) R Hari Kumar 

The Ministry of Defence announced on November 9, 2021, that Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar will take charge as the next Chief of the Indian Navy after the incumbent, Admiral Karambir Singh, retires on November 30. Vice Admiral Kumar has been serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command.

3. (b) Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, former Japanese Prime Minister was honoured with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award for the year 2021 for his major achievements in the field of Public Affairs on November 8, 2021. The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of India after the Bharat Ratna.

4. (c)Bhopal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate India's first world-class railway station at Habibganj in Bhopal on November 15, 2021. Habibganj railway station will have all facilities that are available at international airports. It has been built by a private company named Bansal Group under a public-private partnership. 

5. (c) Srinagar  

Srinagar joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2021 on November 8, 2021 under the Crafts and Folk Arts category. This is a major recognition of the arts and crafts of Jammu & Kashmir.

6. (b) Falguni Nayar 

Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar became India’s 7th woman billionaire and the wealthiest self-made billionaire on November 10, 2021. The 58-year-old had founded Nykaa in 2012 when she was 50-years-old. She owns more than half of Nykaa through two family trusts and other promoter entities. Nayar’s stake in Nykaa is valued at $7 billion.

7. (b) November 19th

The second and last lunar eclipse in 2021 will take place on November 19, 2021 which will be visible from extreme northeastern states such as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The lunar eclipse will be a partial yet the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The first lunar eclipse of 2021 took place on May 26.

8. (b) US

The United States has become the 101st member country of the International Solar Alliance. US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry formally signed the ISA framework agreement on November 10, 2021 during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

9. (c) November 15

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the declaration of November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas to commemorate the brave tribal freedom fighters as part of the year-long celebrations of 75 years of India’s Independence. The date marks the birth anniversary date of Birsa Munda who is revered as God by tribal communities across India.

10. (b) China 

The ruling Communist Party of China approved a rare resolution on November 11, 2021, which uplifted the country’s President Xi Jinping’s status in its history. The latest move can be seen as consolidating Xi’s authority and the likelihood of securing an unprecedented third leadership term in 2022.

11. (a) Tripura

Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which is an ally of the ruling BJP government in Tripura will stage a demonstration in Delhi on November 14, 2021 in demand for a separate state- Tipraland. Few other like-minded parties including the opposition, Tipra Motha are expected to join the demonstration.

12. (d) Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has been named as the new captain of the Indian T20I side, while KL Rahul has been named as Vice-Captain for India's T20 series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma succeeds Virat Kohli, who stepped down as the skipper in the shortest format of the game after India bowed out of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.

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