Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 9 to 15 August 2021

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General Knowledge is an essential part of competitive exams, here we have prepared weekly current affairs quiz to give a little boost to your GK skills. Give a try to this quiz and test how good you are with current affairs. so, let’s get started….

Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: Recently, which organization has inducted its first women officers in combat?

Answer 1: On August 8, 2021, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has commissioned its first women officers in combat. Also a  first-ever ‘History of ITBP’ book which includes many unknown facts and photographs of the border guarding force has been released collaboratively by ITBP director general S. S. Deswal and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Question 2: Who chaired the High-Level Open Debate of UNSC on Enhancing Maritime Security?

Answer 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the UNSC High-Level Open Debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security”, which stressed on enhancing maritime security. On August 8, 2021, PM called for peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance to the international law and for collaboratively combating maritime threats from non-state actors.

Question 3: How many police officers in the country have been conferred with the Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation award?

Answer 3: The ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2021 has been conferred to 152 police officers for their high professional standards of investigation of crime. The Ministry also revealed that the awardees include 28 women police officials.

Question 4: Which city in India has been declared as the first ‘water plus’ city of the country?

Answer 4: Indore, the cleanest city of the country, has been declared as the first ‘water plus’ city of the nation under the Swachh Survekshan 2021, an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.

Question 5: What is rank of India in the Global Youth Development Index?

Answer 5: India has been ranked 122 on a new Global Youth Development Index released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. The Index ranked 181 countries based on the condition of young people. Singapore grabbed the top position while Niger was at the bottom. The index looks at 27 indicators which include voting and literacy to showcase the state of the 1.8 billion people across the globe that are aged between 15 and 29.

Question 6: With which country India participated in Naval Exercise AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021?

Answer 6: . The arrival of the INS KOCHI, the flagship destroyer of Indian Western Naval Fleet, at Port Al-Jubail on August, 2021, started a new chapter in the bilateral defence ties between India and Saudi Arabia with the start of the harbour phase of first Naval Exercise ‘AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021’.

Question 7: Lhasa Gonggar Airport is located in which country?

Answer 7: The Lhasa Gonggar airport terminal in Tibet has been recently made operational by China. This terminal will help Tibet to become a global logistics hub for South Asia. It will also give a boost to passenger and cargo transport.

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