Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 13 to 19 December 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

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Time to give a boost to your current affairs general knowledge and be ready for competitive exams. As current affairs is an important section of competitive exams, you must stay brush up your current affairs general knowledge. This weekly GK quiz includes questions with descriptive answers.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers 

Question 1: Which Indian journalist is named as the 2022 alumni award winners by Columbia Journalism School ?

The chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing, Malini Parthasarathy, is one of the four veteran journalists named by US-based Columbia Journalism School as the 2022 alumni award winners.

Question 2: The “Tracking Universal Coverage – 2021 Global Monitoring Report” has been released by which institute?

The “Tracking Universal Coverage – 2021 Global Monitoring Report” has been released by the World Health Organization. On the Universal Health Coverage day, World Bank has also released the “Global Monitoring Report on Financial Protection in Health 2021”. According to the report it is likely that COVID-19 pandemic will halt 2 decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage.

Question 3: Which country has topped the Asian Power Index for 2021?

The Lowy Institute of Sydney has prepared the Asian Power Index 2021, in this report the United States has been ranked at the top spot. The Index, which ranks 26 nations and territories in Asia, has ranked India as the 4th most powerful country. India has retained its position on the basis of several measures of power including military capacity, economic capability, resilience and cultural influence.

Question 4: Manohari Gold Tea is associated with which Indian state/UT?

Manohari Gold Tea is a rare variety of tea in Assam and it has recently made history as it was sold at a per kg price of Rs 1 lakh at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. The Tea variety broke has broken its own record of the year 2020, when it was auctioned at Rs 75,000 per kg.

Question 5: The ‘Nupi Lal Day’ is celebrated every year in which state/UT?

The Nupi Lal Day is celebrated every year by Manipur to pay rich homage to the brave women of the state who fought for justice against the British Government. The day is observed every year on December 12. This year, to celebrate the day an observation ceremony was held at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex located at Imphal.

Question 6: With which country the ‘Commercial Space Astronaut Wings program’ is associated?

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implements the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program. The program comes under the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 and was designed for recognizing pilots and flight crew. The FAA has recently announced that it will no longer issue Commercial Space Astronaut Wings, but instead it will recognise them on its website.

Question 7: With which sport, Jhilli Dalabehera, who has won a gold medal in Commonwealth championship, is associated ?

Jhilli Dalabehera is Indian weightlifter who has won the gold medal in the women’s 49kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Question 8: Catherine Russell has recently been announced as the new head of which global institution?

Catherine Russell, an assistant to US President Joe Biden, has recently been appointed as the head of the UN children’s agency UNICEF. She will succeed Henrietta Fore, who resigned in July this year. Russell currently was heading the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and had also served as the ambassador-at-large for global women issues.

Question 9: Which institution in India has developed an RT-PCR based kit to detect Omicron variant?

An RT-PCR based kit for detection of the Omicron (B.1.1.529.1) variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been developed by the researchers at Kusuma School of Biological Sciences of IIT Delhi.
Globally, the detection of the Omicron variant needs over 3 days.

Question 10: In the year 2021, who was Google’s most searched-for personality in India ?

Google released its ‘Year in Search 2021′ list, which reveals who was searched most on its search engine around the world. For the year 2021, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra became the most searched-for personality in India.

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