Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 16 to 22 August 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

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Are you ready to test your current affairs knowledge? Here we have compiled a current affairs quiz from the important events of the week. Give this current affairs GK quiz a try and share your score in the comments below.

Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: Which state has recently passed “Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021”?

On August 13, 2021, Assam Assembly has passed the “Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021”.  The bill prohibits the purchase and sale of beef in areas inhabited by non-beef-eating communities.

Question 2: Who is the supreme leader of the Taliban since 2016?

In May 2016, Hibatullah Akhundzada became the supreme commander of the Taliban after the death of his predecessor Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike. He participated in the Islamist resistance against the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan in 1980s.

Question 3: Who has been appointed as new president of Zambia?

Hakainde Hichilema, a Zambian businessman and politician. has been president-elect of Zambia. He contested five previous elections in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016, and in 2021 presidential election he won with over 59% of the vote.

Question 4: Who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Malaysia?

Malaysia’s king Sultan Abdullah has appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the 9th Prime Minister of the country. He served as the 13th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia for a tenure from July 2021 to August 2021. He also served as the Minister of Defence in the Perikatan Nasional  administration under country’s former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021.

Question 5: Who has become India’s 69th Chess Grandmaster?

The 20-year-old Chess player Harshit Raja from Pune, Maharashtra after successfully crossing the barrier of 2500 rating has become the 69th Grandmaster of India in Chess.

Question 6: What is the name of Godfather of Sudoku who recently passed away?

Maki Kaji has died at the age of 69 years due to bile duct cancer. He was a Japanese businessman and the president of Nikoli, a puzzle manufacturer. He is popularly know as “the father of Sudoku” for his contribution in popularizing the number game.

Question 7: Amway India has recently appointed which Olympian as its brand ambassador?

Olympic medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has been appointed as brand ambassador by Amway India for it’s Nutrilite range of products.

Question 8: Who has been named as the Jio MAMI film festival chairperson?

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival. four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

Question 9: Who has been elected as the new president of the Institute of Economic Growth Society?

N.K. Singh, the chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, succeeding Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, has been elected as the president of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society.

Question 10: What was the theme of the 75th Independence Day of India?

India celebrated its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. The day marks India’s independence from the British Raj. This year the day was celebrated under the theme “National First, Always First”.

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