Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 20 to 26 December 2021

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Weekly current affairs quiz from Opennaukri is compiled to help you test your current affairs gk knowledge and give the much needed boost to it. As current affairs is an important part of competitive exams, you must keep yourself up to date. Don’t miss on the important events that could be a question in your next exam, let’s get started…

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: Which country is the largest producer of the ‘Jade’ mineral, which is used in jewellery?

Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, is the biggest source of jade globally. Jade is a green-coloured mineral which is used in jewellery. It was highlighted after a jade mine in Myanmar was hit by a landslide, it is believed that the landslide was caused by the overflow of rubble discarded from trucks to open-pit mines.

Question 2: Gabriel Boric, is selected as the youngest President of which country?

35-year-old leftist millennial Gabriel Boric has been selected as the youngest President of Chile. After El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele, he is the second millennial to lead in Latin America.
Gabriel Boric defeated lawmaker José Antonio Kast by winning 56 per cent of the votes.

Question 3: Which Indian state/UT has implemented ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme’ scheme?

State of Uttar Pradesh has implemented the ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme’ that offers conditional cash transfer of a sum of ₹ 15,000 per beneficiary at various stages including at birth, on completion of one year complete vaccination, on admission in class-I, class-VI and class-IX, on admission in any degree/ diploma course after completing class X or XII.

Question 4: The ‘Vernacular Innovation Program’ in India has been launched by which Institute?

The Vernacular Innovation Program has been launched by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. The program gives access to entrepreneurs to innovative ecosystem in 22 mother tongue languages. Under this program, the Atal Innovation Mission will train a Vernacular Task Force in each of the 22 scheduled languages. Each task force includes subject experts, vernacular language teachers, technical writers, and the leadership of regional Atal Incubation Centres.

Question 5: Name the scheme that provides Community Investment Fund to Self help groups (SHGs)?

Self help groups (SHGs) has received the Community Investment Fund (CIF) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM). Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also transferred ₹1,000 crore to bank accounts of self help groups with the aim to benefit approx 16 lakh women. Under this, ₹4000 will be given as the first month’s stipend in the account of 20000 Business correspondent-Sakhis (BC-Sakhis), and the transfer is being done under the DAY-NRLM scheme.

Question 6: Who has become the first Indian male badminton player, to reach the finals of BWF World badminton championship?

Indian badminton champion K.Srikanth is the first Indian man to reach the final match of BWF World badminton championship. However, he settled for a silver in finals after losing against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew. K.Srikanth was ranked world number 1 at the BWF ranking in April 2018. He has also been honoured with Arjuna award in 2015 and Padma Shri in 2018.

Question 7: The Nadi Utsav 2021 was celebrated under how many themes in India?

The Nadi Utsav (River Festival) was celebrated under four themes of Patriotism, Cleanliness, Devotion, Nature and Ecology and Spirituality, in India across 16 states and 41 districts from Uttarkashi to Kerala. The festival was celebrated from 16th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021.

Question 8:  “Tamil Thai Vaazhthu”, declared as the State Song of Tamil Nadu, is written by?

Tamil Thai Vaazhthu has been declared as the State Song, by Tamil Nadu government by issuing a Government Order (GO). This song is usually sung, at the beginning of functions in all educational institutions and public events. The song is taken from the famous Tamil drama ‘Manonmaneeyam’, written by Sundaranar.

Question 9: Which company has been fined Rs 202 crores by  Competition Commission of India (CCI) ?

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has suspended its over two-year-old approval for the deal of Amazon to acquire stake in retailer Future Coupons Private Limited. The CCI has imposed a penalty of ₹ 202 crore on Amazon for hiding facts and making false statements while seeking regulatory approvals in the year 2019.

Question 10: With which field VIHANGAM, an internet-based platform, is associated ?

VIHANGAM, an internet-based platform, integrated with a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was inaugurated at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). The system enables real-time transmission of aerial video of mining activities from mines to the platform that can be accessed by authorized personnel through VIHANGAM portal.

Question 11: With which sports, Avani Lekhara, who took the ‘Best Female Debut’ at Paralympic Sport Awards, is associated?

Indian shooting Para sport athlete Avani Lekhara became the first-ever female Paralympic gold medallist and she has won ‘Best Female Debut’ award at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards. Czech Republic’s Boccia player Adam Peska won the Male Debut accolade.  She also became the first Indian female to win two medals in the Paralympics.

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