Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September 2021

The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as new SCO permanent member, bill banning online gaming, world's most dominant variant and International Sign Language Day among others.

Created On: Sep 23, 2021 18:48 ISTModified On: Sep 24, 2021 14:53 IST
Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September 2021
Current Affairs Quiz: 23 September 2021

23 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 new SCO permanent member, bill banning online gaming, world's most dominant variant and International Sign Language Day among others. 

1. Which among the following nations has become a full-time member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

a) Iran 

b) France

c) Australia

d) Japan

2. Which state has passed a bill banning online gaming?

a) Karnataka

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Telangana

d) Andhra Pradesh

3. When is International Sign Language Day observed?

a) September 21st

b) September 22nd

c) September 23rd

d) September 24th 

4. Which COVID-19 variant is the world's most dominant variant currently, as per WHO?

a) Alpha

b) Beta 

c) Gamma 

d) Delta

5. As per a new report by the UK's Department of International Trade, which nation will become the world's 3rd largest importer by 2050?

a) Japan

b) Bangladesh

c) France

d) India

6. Which country's drug control has approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for the older and high-risk population?

a) UK

b) US

c) France

d) Canada

7. Farmer body Samyukth Kisan Morcha has called for a Bharat Bandh on which day?

a) September 25th

b) September 27th

c) September 29th

d) September 30th

Answers

1. (a) Iran 

Iran has become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Iran was so far participating in SCO meetings as an observer nation, a status that it had acquired in June 2005. It had applied for full membership of the bloc first in 2008 and then again in 2010 but both times it was not successful. 

2. (a) Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly on September 21, 2021 passed the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill banning online gambling or betting in the state. Those found guilty will face maximum imprisonment of three years and a penalty up to Rs one lakh.

3. (c) September 23rd 

The International Day of Sign Languages is observed every year on September 23. The day brings attention to the linguistic identity of the people who are deaf as well as the other users of sign languages. There is also an international sign language that is used by deaf people in international meetings and while traveling and socialising.

4. (d) Delta 

Delta variant of COVID-19 is by far the world's most dominant variant, surpassing other variants of concern-alpha, beta and gamma, informed World Health Organization’s (WHO) technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove on September 22, 2021. 

5. (d) India

India will become the world’s 3rd largest importer by 2050 with a share of 5.9 percent of global imports, following China and the United States (US), as per a new report titled Global Trade Outlook by the UK's Department of International Trade. 

6. (b) US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 18, 2021, authorized a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty for those aged 65 and older and adults at high risk of severe diseases or high-exposure jobs.

7. (b) September 27th 

Samyukth Kisan Morcha has called for a Bharat Bandh on September 27, 2021 to give new strength to the ongoing farmers' agitation against the three central farm laws. The Bharat Bandh call comes as the farmers' protests completed 300 days and yet the movement is getting only stronger with farmers refusing to budge. 

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