Current Affairs Quiz: 15 June 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  Pulitzer Prize 2021,  NOVAVAX COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and India's retail inflation among others. 

Created On: Jun 15, 2021 19:46 ISTModified On: Jun 15, 2021 19:48 IST

14 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Pulitzer Prize 2021,  NOVAVAX COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and India's retail inflation among others. 

1. Who won Pulitzer Prize 2021 in the International Reporting category for exposing China's secret Uyghur Muslim detention camps?

a) Neil Bedi

b) Megha Rajagopalan

c) Nadja Drost

d) Laura Crimaldi

2. Which among the following books won the Pulitzer Prize 2021 in Fiction category?

a) The Night Watchman 

b) A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

c) The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X 

d) The Golden Arches in Black America 

3. NOVAVAX COVID-19 vaccine has shown how much overall efficacy in Phase 3 trials?

a) 95 percent 

b) 92 percent

c) 91 percent

d) 90 percent

4. India's retail inflation jumped to how much in May 2021?

a) 5.6 percent

b) 6.3 percent

c) 6 percent 

d) 4.8 percent 

5. What is the reduced GST rate for ambulances?

a) 5 percent 

b) 10 percent 

c) 12 percent

d) 15 percent

6. What is the new GST rate for COVID-19 testing kits, medical-grade oxygen and ventilator?

a) 10 percent

b) 12 percent

c) 5 percent 

d) None of the Above

7. Which state has decided to provide 9 hrs free power supply to farmlands during Kharif season?

a) Telangana

b) Uttar Pradesh 

c) Andhra Pradesh

d) Madhya Pradesh

8. Which nation has allowed dropping indoor mask requirement as daily COVID-19 cases decline?

a) Australia

b) Israel

c) Japan

d) Denmark

Answers

1. (b) Megha Rajagopalan

Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan along with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News won the Pulitzer Prize in the International Reporting category for their innovative investigative reports exposing China's secretly built Uyghur Muslims detention camps in its Xinjiang region.

2. (a) The Night Watchman 

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich won Pulitzer Prize 2021 in Fiction category, while Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain won the Pulitzer in History category. 

3. (d) 90 percent 

The US Biotechnology Company NOVAVAX announced on June 14, 2021, that its COVID-19 vaccine provides 100% protection against the moderate and severe symptoms of the disease and has shown 90.4 percent efficacy overall in phase 3 trials.

4. (b) 6.3 percent 

India's retail inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped to 6.3 percent in May, the highest in the last six months due to higher food and fuel prices, informed Union Statistics Ministry on June 14, 2021. 

5. (c) 12 percent

The GST Council has decided to reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate for ambulances from 28 percent to 12 percent. This was announced after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 44th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on June 12, 2021.

6. (c) 5 percent

The GST rate for COVID-19 testing kits, medical-grade oxygen and ventilator has also been reduced from 12 percent earlier to 5 percent. The GST rate for hand sanitisers has also been reduced from 18 percent to 5 percent. 

7. (c) Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy informed on June 14, 2021 that the state government will provide nine hours of free continuous power supply to the farmlands during the daytime in the coming Kharif season.

8. (b) Israel 

The Government of Israel has allowed people to go maskless indoors from June 15, 2021, as the COVID-19 cases in the country decline. The country has logged either zero or one daily COVID-19 deaths in June 2021. According to the Health Ministry data, the cases of new infections have been in a steady but gentle decline after a steep drop-off in February and March 2021.

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