Current Affairs Quiz: 14 January 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Prince Andrew news, World Test Championship Table 2021-23 and BrahMos missile order among others. 

Created On: Jan 14, 2022 19:59 IST
Current Affairs Questions and Answers for UPSC IAS exam 14 January 2022
Current Affairs Questions and Answers for UPSC IAS exam 14 January 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Prince Andrew news, World Test Championship Table 2021-23 and BrahMos missile order among others. 

1. Which British Royal Family member has been stripped of all his Royal patronages and military titles? 

a) Prince Andrew 

b) Prince Charles

c) Prince Henry

d) Prince William

2. Which team is ranked at the top of World Test Championship Table 2021-23?

a) Sri Lanka

b) Australia

c) New Zealand 

d) South Africa 

3. What is India’s current rank on the ICC world Test championship table 2021-23?

a) 4th

b) 5th

c) 6th

d) 7th

4. When will PM Modi hold interactions with the startups? 

a) January 15th 

b) January 16th

c) January 17th 

d) January 18th 

5. Which state government has decided to bring a law to regulate online gaming? 

a) Kerala 

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Uttar Pradesh 

d) Rajasthan

6. Which country has awarded a USD 375 million contract to India for the BrahMos missile? 

a) Indonesia

b) The Philippines 

c) Croatia

d) Namibia 

7. A veteran journalist Kamal Khan passed away at the age of 61 on January 14, 2022. He worked with which media channel?

a) NDTV

b) Times Now

c) CNN

d) India Today

Answers

1. (a) Prince Andrew 

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, has been stripped of all his military and royal titles. The Royal family member, who was the ninth in line of succession to the British throne has been forced to relinquish all his ties with royal titles after being involved in a sexual abuse scandal.

2. (a) Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka tops the ICC World Test Championship points table 2021-23 with 24 points, followed by Australia at the second and Pakistan at the fourth place. India was ranked at the 5th position earlier but has been pushed one spot below after its 2-1 series defeat against South Africa. 

3. (b) 5th 

ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-2023: World Test Championship: India has slipped to the 5th spot on the ICC World Test Championship points table 2021-23 after a 7-wicket defeat against South Africa on January 14, 2022. South Africa is now ranked at the 4th spot with 66.66 percentage of points, while India has 49.07 percentage of points. 

4.(a) January 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups on January 15, 2022. The Prime Minister will hold the interaction through video conferencing at 10:30 am. Startups from various sectors will participate in the interaction including Agriculture, space, health, security, fintech, enterprise systems and environment.

5. (b) Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra informed on January 13, 2022 that the state government will bring a law to regulate online games after an 11-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself due to his addiction to an online game

6. (b) The Philippines 

The Philippines has accepted the proposal of the Indian BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited worth USD 375 million to supply shore-based anti-ship missile systems for the Indian Navy. The move will prove to be a major success for the Indian Government’s plans to increase defence exports.

7. (a) NDTV

Kamal Khan, veteran NDTV Journalist and a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award passed away on January 14, 2022, at the age of 61 after suffering a heart attack. Kamal Khan is survived by his wife, Ruchi, and their son, Aman.

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