Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 1 to 7 November 2021

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Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers 

Question 1: Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has declared which airport a ‘major airport’ under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act, 2008 (AERA)?

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (i) of Section 2 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (No.27 of 2008), the Central Government hereby declares the airport at Srinagar as Major Airport,” stated the gazettes notification issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Under the AERA, the Central government has the power to designate an airport as a major airport if it has passenger traffic of at least 35 lakh a year.

Question 2:Which female Indian players have won doubles title at World Table Tennis Contender tournament in Lasko, Slovenia?

In Table Tennis, India’s Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamath won the women’s doubles title at World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender tournament held in Lasko, Slovenia. The Indian duo defeated the Puerto Rican team of Adriana Diaz and Melanie Diaz to win the title. Also,  Manika Batra claimed a bronze medal in the women’s singles title.

Question 3: When is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed?

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed on November 6 every year. The United Nations General Assembly declared November 6 as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on 5th November 2001.

Question 4: When was Gujarati New Year (Bestu Varas) was observed?

Gujarati New Year, called as Bestu Varas, was observed on November 5 this year. The day is celebrated on Pratipada Tithi of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. Shukla Paksha marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year.

Question 5: Who has won men’s singles title at Paris Masters tennis tournament?

Serbia’s 34- years old Novak Djokovic has won the men’s singles title at Paris Masters tennis tournament. World No.1 Novak Djokovic won his 6th Paris title and has made 37th Masters crown to his name after defeating 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev.

Question 6: Yahoo Inc. has pulled out of which country on November 2, 2021?

Yahoo Inc. has pulled out of China on 2nd November 2021 due to an increasingly challenging business and legal environment within the nation. Yahoo has put a stop on its services in China from 1st November 2021 following its commitment for users rights and a free & open internet.

Question 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ for?

PM Narendra Modi called for ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ on 2nd November 2021 to improve the viability of solar power. Atmosphere of Earth receives a lot of sunlight in one hour, which is enough to meet the electricity need of individuals on earth for an year.

Question 7: New Zealand’s annual Bird of The Year award has been awarded to?

Forest & Bird, an independent conservation organisation in New Zealand, organized its annual Bird of The Year Award. For the year 2021, the award is won by a native bat species of New Zealand, Pekapeka-tou-roa.

Question 8: When was National Ayurveda Day celebrated?

National Ayurveda Day was celebrated across the country by the Ministry of AYUSH on 2nd November 2021. Ayurveda which is an integral part of healthcare system of India also holds recognition by WHO as traditional medicine system.

Question 9: Who are Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement winners?

Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement winners include Abhijeet Kunte (Chess) and Lekha K.C. (Boxing).

Question 10: Who are the winners of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award ?

Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)
Ravi Kumar (Wrestling)
Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
Sreejesh P.R (Hockey)
Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting)
Pramod Bhagat (Para Badminton)
Krishna Nagar (Para Badminton)
Manish Narwal (Para Shooting)
Mithali Raj (Cricket)
Sunil Chhetri (Football)
Manpreet Singh (Hockey)

Question 11: When is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed?

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) is observed every year on November 2. It is a UN-recognized international day.

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