Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 22 November to 28 November 2021

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Weekly current affairs is to help you score well in competitive exams and increase your chances of getting selected. With Opennaukri’s weekly current affairs quiz, you can test your current affairs knowledge and work on the weak zones to improve it.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: Which scheme provides NFSA beneficiaries 5 kg grain per person per month free?

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana from Government of India launched in wake of COVID 19 related lockdown and disruptions. Under this scheme, to all NFSA beneficiaries five kg grain per person per month is provided free of cost. Recently the Government of India has announced the extension of scheme from December 2021 till March 2022.

Question 2: According to “Global State of Democracy 2021” report, which country has been added to the list of “backsliding” democracies, for the first time?

The International think tank International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has released a report titled “Global State of Democracy 2021” in which the United States has been added to “backsliding” democracies for the first time. As per the report, as of 2021, the world will have 98 democracies, the lowest number in several years, some countries like India, the USA and the Philippines imposed measures that are counted as democratic violations.

Question 3: When the ‘World Television Day’ is observed?

World Television Day is observed on November 21 across the world to mark the impact of television in the contemporary world. The UN General Assembly announced November 21 as World Television Day since the first World Television Forum was held on November 21-22, 1996. The UN also focuses on the impact of the Television on bringing awareness to major issues and in decision making.

Question 4: From January 2022, what is the uniform Goods and services tax (GST) rate on fabrics, apparel, and footwear?

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs has announced a uniform goods and services tax rate of 12% on fabrics, apparel, and footwear. The new rate has been imposed in order to correct the inverted duty structure which will come into effect from January 1, 2022. Earlier the GST Rate was 5% for sale value up to Rs 1,000 per piece for apparels and per pair for footwear.

Question 5: ‘Matosinhos Manifesto’ has been approved by which space agency?

The European Space Agency (ESA) council has approved the ‘Matosinhos Manifesto’ in order to accelerate the use of space in Europe. The new document has been signed by ministers from the 22 member states of ESA outlines three urgent initiatives named “Accelerators”. They also signed two missions aims to establish the ESA’s own system to launch astronauts into space and to probe frozen moon of the Jupiter, Enceladus.

Question 6: With which field the ‘Jigyasa programme’ is associated?

The first virtual science lab for children from India under the ‘CSIR Jigyasa’ programme has been launched by Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology.
CSIR has collaborated with IIT Bombay for developing a virtual lab platform under the ‘CSIR Jigyasa’ programme, which enables classroom learning with laboratory research for school students. Students of classes 6-12 are the target audience for the virtual lab.

Question 7: The ‘World Toilet Day’ 2021 was celebrated under which theme?

‘World Toilet Day’ is celebrated every year on November 19 by the United Nations. The day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of sanitation and ensure joint action for tackling the global sanitation crisis. This year, the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Valuing toilets’. The campaign highlights the way the sanitation systems are underfunded or ineffectively managed in many parts of the world.

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