Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 30 August to 5 September 2021

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Time to give a boost to your general knowledge and be competition ready. As current affairs GK is an important part of every competition, so we have compiled a small current affairs quiz for you. The weekly current affairs quiz of Opennaukri aims to help you get better with your competitive exam preparation and score good in general knowledge section. Give a try to this weekly GK quiz and stay tuned for upcoming quizzes.

Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: Which Indian state has become the first in nation to give free water to people?

Answer 1: Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant on August 31, 2021 announced that the state will be first to supply water free of cost to its people. Goa has launched ‘Save Water to Get Free Water’ scheme under which there will be no charges on households for water consumption upto 16, 000 litres.

Question 2: Dale Steyn who has announced retirement from all forms of cricket was a part of which country’s national cricket team?

Answer 2: On August 31, 2021, South African cricketer Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, he already took retirement from Test cricket in 2019 but continued to play in ODIs and T20Is.

Question 3: Which three nations are admitted as new members of New Development Bank?

Answer 3: On September 2, 2021, The New Development Bank (NDB) admitted the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Uruguay as its new members. The bank is set up by the countries that constitute BRICS.

Question 4: Which nation has banned co-education?

Answer 4: The Taliban have formally announced a ban on coeducation in Afghanistan, stating that men would not be allowed to teach girl students in the nation. The newly appointed Taliban Higher Education Minister Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani stated that education activities in the country will take place according to Sharia Law.

Question 5: The first case of AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta variant of Covid has been detected in which Indian state?

Answer 5: The first case of the AY.12 sub-lineage of the Delta variant of Covid has been detected in the Kotdwar area of Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Necessary guidelines has been issued by the state health department and the patient is home quarantined.

Question 6: Who has become the first Indian female to win gold at Paralympics?

Answer 6: 19-year old Avani Lekhara has become the first Indian female to win gold at the Paralympics. She scripted a Paralympics record by equaling the world record held by Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik, the record set in 2018 with a score of 249.6.

Question 7: When is the BH series number plate to be introduced?

Answer 7: The government of India has launched Bharat (BH) series number plates for vehicles with an aim to provide relief to vehicle owners and lessen the hassle of transferring vehicle registration certificates while relocating to a new state. The BH number plate will be in  effect from September 15, 2021.

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