Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 6 to 12 December 2021

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We have compiled a weekly current affairs quiz to give the much needed boost to your general knowledge. As current affairs is an important section of every competitive exam, you must keep yourself updated on the latest happenings around the world. Let’s get started with weekly current affairs quiz.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers 

Question 1: Which Indian airline is first to launch an ESG report?

IndiGo is the first Indian airline to have launched an ESG report. It was announced by IndiGo that it has signed an agreement with CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun to work jointly in deploying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in India and across the globe.

Question 2: On December 8, 1985, the SAARC Charter was adopted in which city?

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter Day is observed on 8th December every year. It was in the year 1985, when SAARC Charter was adopted in Dhaka, during the first SAARC summit. Since 1985, the SAARC has organized 18 summits.

Question 3: An Umbrella scheme named Atal Vayo Abhyudaya Yojana (AVYAY) is to be implemented by which Union Ministry?

An Umbrella scheme namely Atal Vayo Abhyudaya Yojana (AVYAY) is to be implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The scheme focuses on welfare of Senior Citizens across India. This scheme has several components, including IPSrC, SAPSrC, Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY), SACRED, among others.

Question 4: By which space agency its first ‘Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)’ has been launched?

NASA has launched its new Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) on December 7, 2021. It is the first-ever laser communications system from agency’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The LCRD will help the NASA to test optical communication in space. At present, most NASA spacecraft use radio frequency communications to send data. LCRD has two optical terminals – one to receive data from a user spacecraft, and the other to transmit data to ground stations.

Question 5: What is the number of estimated malaria deaths in 2020, according to the ‘World Malaria Report 2021’?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its World Malaria Report 2021 which discussed the global efforts to tackle malaria suffered due to COVID-19 in the year 2020.
As per the report, there were approx. 627,000 malaria deaths in the year 2020, which is a 12% increase over 2019. The report also warns that if no expeditious action will be taken, the world will see an immediate resurgence of the disease, especially in Africa.

Question 6: To which state the Uttar Pradesg government has given approval to implement Atma Nirbhar Krishak Integrated Development Scheme?

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved implementation of Atma Nirbhar Krishak Integrated Development Scheme in the state of UP from 2021-22. Under the scheme, in the next 3 years, 1475 farmer producer organizations will be formed in each block of the state. The scheme will also help to achieve the target of utilizing the center-approved budget of 1000 crores under Agriculture infrastructure fund.

Question 7: Minsk agreements, which was in news recently, is associated with which country?

Russia has been recently warned by the United States to not to invade Ukraine. The US has also urged both, Russia and Ukraine, to return to the agreements designed to end a separatist war by Russian-speakers in eastern Ukraine. In the 2014, Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists agreed on a 12-point ceasefire deal in the capital of Belarus- Minsk. It was in the year 20215, when a 13-point agreement called Minsk agreement was signed by Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, OSCE and the leaders of two pro-Russian separatist regions signed in 2015 in Minsk.

Question 8: When is the ‘World Soil Day’ celebrated every year?

World Soil Day is observed every year on December 5 to bring spread awareness on the importance of soil and its sustainable management. This year the day was celebrated under the theme “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity”. The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being. The international observance of World Soil Day was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in the year 2002.

Question 9: Ajaz Patel, who has recently clinched 10 wickets in an innings, belongs to which country?

Ajaz Patel, New Zealand’s left-arm spinner, has became the third bowler in Test cricket’s 144-year-old history to take all 10 wickets in an innings. Before him India’s Anil Kumble and England’s Jim Laker had achieved this significant feat in Test cricket.

Question 10: Which country has won 2021 Davis Cup Title?

Russia has won the 2021 Davis Cup title by winning against Croatia, after 25-year-old player Daniil Medvedev defeated Marin Cilic in the second singles match making country win its first Davis Cup title since 2006. Russia won its first Davis Cup title in 2002.

Question 11: How many years of inception has been completed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?

President Ram Nath Kovind released a souvenir depicting the 100 glorious years of the journey of  PAC and 67 articles, including 15 from the Commonwealth countries. Speaking at the centenary celebration of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament, the president said that the PAC ensures “administrative accountability of the executive towards the legislature”.

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