Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as SDG Progress award, UN Afghan Envoy, World Rose Day for cancer patients and SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting among others. 

Created On: Sep 22, 2021 17:50 ISTModified On: Sep 23, 2021 10:44 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 22 September 2021

22 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 SDG Progress award, UN Afghan Envoy, World Rose Day for cancer patients and SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting among others. 

1. Who among the following has tested positive for COVID-19?

a) David Warner

b) Kane Williamson

c) Manish Pandey

d) T Natarajan 

2. Which world leader has been honoured with the SDG Progress award?

a) Sheikh Hasina

b) PM Yoshihide Suga

c) Scott Morrison

d) Jacinda Ardern 

3. Who has been named as UN Afghan Envoy by the Taliban?

a) Suhail Shaheen

b) Ghulam Isaczai

c) Mawlavi Hannafi

d) Sirajuddin Haqqani 

4. When is World Rose Day for cancer patients observed?

a) September 19th 

b) September 20th

c) September 21st

d) September 22nd

5. Which nation insisted on the Taliban's participation in the SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting?

a) Pakistan 

b) China 

c) Bangladesh 

d) Nepal 

6. When is World Rhino Day observed?

a) September 21st

b) September 22nd

c) September 23rd

d) September 24th 

7. The Eden beach that received Blue Flag certification recently is located in which state/ UT?

a) Puducherry

b) Tamil Nadu

c) Kerala

d) Andhra Pradesh 

Answers

1. (d) T Natarajan 

SunRisers Hyderabad player T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19 during a routine RT-PCR test. The player is currently asymptomatic and has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. 

2. (a) Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred with the ‘SDG Progress Award’ by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for Bangladesh’s steady progress in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 

3. (a) Suhail Shaheen

The Taliban in Afghanistan nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN Ambassador.This sets up a showdown with Ghulam Isaczai, the UN Ambassador in New York representing Afghanistan’s government which was ousted from the country after the Taliban take over in August 2021.

4. (d) September 22nd

World Rose Day is observed annually across the world on September 22 in the memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year old Canadian girl who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour- a rare blood cancer. The day is observed to honour cancer patients and their bravery and aims to give them hope. 

5. (a) Pakistan 

SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting that was scheduled to be held in New York on September 25, 2021 has been cancelled after Pakistan insisted on the participation of the Taliban regime. As per reports, Pakistan did not want the participation of the Afghan envoy from the previous Ashraf Ghani regime.

6. (b) September 22nd

World Rhino Day is observed on September 22nd to raise awareness regarding the endangered species and promote their conservation. The Indian state of Assam has nearly three-quarters of the Rhinos in the world. The greater one-horned Rhino or the Indian Rhino is the largest of Rhino species found in the North Indian States and Nepal. 

7. (a) Puducherry 

Two more beaches, Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry in India have been awarded ‘Blue Flag’ certification, the Environment Ministry informed on September 21, 2021. The total number of beaches in India with the Blue Flag certification has now reached ten, of which eight beaches got the certification on October 6, 2020. 

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