Every day many important events take place across the world, here we have compiled a quiz on current affairs for the week ended 31st January 2021. General knowledge is crucial for every competitive exam, so you must keep yourself updated on international and national current affairs.
Give this short current affairs quiz a try and test your general knowledge. Let’s get started:
Current Affairs Quiz Questions
Question 1: Who has been appointed as New Chief Executive of Ayushman Bharat?
Question 2: Last Sunday of January is observed as which world day, with an aim to raise knowledge about the disease?
Question 3: How many tableau participated in the 72nd Republic Day parade of India?
Question 4: Which Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft of the Super Dvora MK II class was decommissioned on 28th January 2021 in Mumbai.
Question 5: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has inked an MoU with which union territory for the development of the Union Territory through Science and Technology (S&T) interventions ?
Question 6: What is India’s rank on Covid-19 Response Index provided by Sydney-based Lowy Institute?
Question 7: India has recently extended its “Vaccine Maitri Initiative” to which country?
Question 8: When was the second annual World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day was observed?
Question 9: Who is the OSCAR winning American actress who recently passed away at the age of 94?
Question 10: Which Indian venture has become the fifth strongest brand globally?
Current Affairs Quiz Answers
Answer 1: R. S. Sharma has been recently appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ayushman Bharat scheme (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana), which is an insurance scheme launched by the National Health Authority (NHA).
Answer 2: The last Sunday of the month of January is every year celebrated as the World Leprosy Day. The day is observed to raise knowledge about the leprosy. Leprosy is also called Hansen’s disease, which is an infectious disease caused by a bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.
Answer 3: In the 72nd Republic Day parade, 32 tableaux participated, which were selected from the 17 States and Union Territories (UTs). Six of the 32 Tableaux were from the Ministry of Defence while other nine were from other ministries, departments and paramilitary forces.
Answer 4: After providing service for over 20 years, The Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft, IN FAC T-81, of the Super Dvora MK II class, has been decommissioned on 28th January 2021 in Mumbai.
Answer 5: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has inked an MoU with the union territory of Ladakh for the development of the Union Territory through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.
Answer 6: Sydney-based Lowy Institute has released Covid-19 Response Index which ranked India at 86th among the 98 countries in coronavirus performance index. The study was based on key indicators that include Covid 19 confirmed cases, cases per million people, deaths & deaths per million people.
Answer 7: As per an agreement signed between India and Sri Lanka, India has extended its “Vaccine Maitri Initiative” to the country. As a grant assistance, India has also dispatched 500000 doses of Covishield vaccines to Sri Lanka.
Answer 8: The second annual World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day was observed on January 30, 2021. The day is observed to highlight the commitment of global community to end Neglected Tropical Diseases that cause suffering in the most marginalized communities f the world.
Answer 9: Cloris Leachman, an American actress, died on 27th January 2021 at the age of 94. She has a career of more than 7 decades, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in ‘The Last Picture Show’ in 1971.
Answer 10: The Reliance Jio venture of billionaire Mukesh Ambani is now the 5th strongest brand globally. Jio has achieved this global stand in just four-odd-years.