Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 3 to 9 January 2022

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Current Affairs Quiz – Questions & Answers 

Question 1: The ‘Better Health Smoke-Free’ campaign has been launched by which country?

The ‘Better Health Smoke-Free’ campaign has been launched by the UK government which highlights the impact of adult smokers on younger generation. The campaign urged the smokers to quit smoking. The data released by the campaign says that 4.9 per cent of teenagers with smoking parents have also adopted the habit. Apart from the UK, New Zealand also aims to go smoke-free by 2030.

Question 2: 25 Chinese J-10C fighter jets have been recently purchased by which country?

The purchase of 25 Chinese J-10C fighter jets for the Pakistan Air Force has been confirmed by the Pakistan Government. As per reports, Pakistan claims the jets are an alternative to France’s Rafale fighter jets that India owns. Pakistan also has a fleet of US-made F-16s jets.

Question 3: ‘Khuntkatti’ law, is practised in which Indian state/UT?

The ‘Khuntkatti’ system is a tribal lineage-based system of joint holding of land. A man was beaten by some villagers at Besrazara Bazaar Tand, Simdega in Jharkhand for allegedly cutting off trees illegally and selling them. Later the man was burned alive in front of police, for violating the ‘Khuntkatti’ law. According to the system, only the Munda tribals can clear trees and prepare the land for farming, which would then belong to the entire clan and not to a single person.

Question 4: For which sector the ‘PM’s Excellence Award’ is being awarded?

Since the year 2006, the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) awards the “Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” to recognize the performance of District Collectors towards economic development of the District. Recently the Union Minister Jitendra Singh has launched the Web Portal for PM’s Excellence Award. This year the prize money has been doubled from 10 lakh to 20 lakh rupees.

Question 5: ‘Olaf Scholz’ has been recently appointed as head of which country?

Olaf Scholz is appointed as the Chancellor of Germany from December 2021 succeeding Angela Merkel as German chancellor.

Question 6: Which country has become the new member of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB)?

As per the recent announcement made by the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) it will add Egypt as its new member. NDB was established in the year 2015 by BRICS nations, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Egypt has become the fourth new member admitted into NDB, after Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Uruguay.

Question 7: Which Union Ministry is to implement ‘SMILE’ scheme?

SMILE (Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise) is an umbrella scheme to be implemented by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. SMILE scheme includes two sub-schemes for the welfare of persons engaged in begging and transgender persons. The scheme will include counselling, rehabilitation, education, medical facilities, skill development and economic linkages.

Question 8: With which country Japan has signed ‘Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA)’ ?

A historic Defence Agreement called the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) has been signed between Japan and Australia, in order to ensure a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. The defence agreement has been signed amidst the expansion of military of China and economic influence in the region.

Question 9: The ‘UJALA’ programme is implemented by which Ministry?

The Power Ministry has completed 7 years of distributing LED lights, under its flagship UJALA programme. UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable) is one of the world’s largest zero subsidy domestic lighting programmes with over 36 crore LEDs distributed across the nation.

Question 10: The draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) has been released by which Union Ministry?

The draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) for public feedback has been released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The policy focuses on ensuring international best practices in safety and aims to promote India’s potential for air sports. The policy aims to make India  one of the top air sports nations by the end of 2030.

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