Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as 16th Punjab CM, world's longest highway and Emmy 2021 Awards among others. 

Created On: Sep 20, 2021 19:42 ISTModified On: Sep 22, 2021 10:41 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2021

20 September 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as 16th Punjab CM, world's longest highway and Emmy 2021 Awards among others. 

1. Who was sworn in as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab on September 20th?

a) Charanjit Singh Channi 

b) Sukhjinder S Randhawa 

c) Navjot Singh Sidhu

d) OP Soni

2. Which city has banned unvaccinated citizens from using public transport?

a) New Delhi 

b) Ahmedabad 

c) Pune

d) Mumbai 

3. Which two cities will be connected by the world's longest highway that is being built in India?

a) Delhi-Kochi

b) Delhi-Ranchi

c) Delhi-Mumbai

d) Delhi- Hyderabad 

4. Which state assembly has passed a bill allowing registration of child marriages?

a) Gujarat 

b) Rajasthan

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) Karnataka

5. Which country has become the first to begin mass vaccination of toddlers?

a) South Korea

b) US

c) Cuba 

d) Spain 

6. Which TV series won Emmy 2021 award in the Outstanding Drama Series category?

a) The Crown

b) The Queen’s Gambit

c) Money Heist

d) Mare of Easttown

7. Who won Outstanding Actor- Drama award at Emmy 2021 Awards?

a) Josh O’Connor 

b) Tobias Menzies

c) Evan Peters

d) Jason Sudeikis 

8. Which nation has recalled its ambassadors from US, Australia in response to the trilateral security pact- AUKUS?

a) Germany 

b) France

c) Russia

d) Japan

Answers

1. (a) Charanjit Singh Channi 

Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab at the Raj Bhawan on September 20, 2021. Two other Congress MLAs, Sukhjinder S Randhawa and OP Soni were also sworn in as deputy Chief Ministers of Punjab on the occasion by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

2. (b) Ahmedabad 

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in Gujarat on September 17, 2021, issued an order stating that the citizens who have not taken any of the two Coronavirus vaccine doses will not be allowed to enter into the public transport or civic building in Ahmedabad starting from September 20, 2021.

3. (c) Delhi-Mumbai 

Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on September 17, 2021, announced that Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway is being constructed as the world’s longest highway in India. The project is expected to be completed by March 2023. 

4. (b) Rajasthan 

The Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill on September 17, 2021 amending the 2009 Act [Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act that provides for mandatory registration of marriages, including child marriages.

5. (c) Cuba 

Cuba has become the first country in the world to begin the mass vaccination of children as young as 2 years old against COVID-19 with its homegrown vaccines. While the vaccination is not mandatory, parents have been lining up at clinics and hospitals and makeshift vaccination centres to get a shot for their children. 

6. (a) The Crown

The Crown, with 11 nominations for Emmys, won big with a total of 7 awards including Outstanding Drama Series at Emmy 2021 Awards. Olivia Colman from The Crown won the Outstanding Actress- Drama Award while Kate Winslet won Outstanding Actress- Limited Series or Movie award for her role in the Limited Drama Series ‘Mare of Easttown’.

7. (a) Josh O’Connor 

Josh O’Connor, who essayed the role of young Prince Charles in the Netflix drama The Crown, won the Outstanding Actor- Drama award at Emmy 2021 Awards.

8. (b) France 

France announced on September 17, 2021 that it is recalling its ambassadors from the United States and Australia over the recent trilateral security pact (AUKUS) between US, UK and Australia that involves the building of nuclear-powered submarines. The deal effectively scraps Australia's $40 billion submarine contract with France in favour of the US nuclear submarines.

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