Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 20 September to 26 September 2021

The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as SDG Progress award, 16th Chief Minister of Punjab, new SCO member and Taliban's UN envoy among others. 

 

Created On: Sep 26, 2021 17:05 ISTModified On: Sep 27, 2021 11:28 IST
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 20 September to 26 September 2021
Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 20 September to 26 September 2021

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz September 20-26:The Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as SDG Progress award, 16th Chief Minister of Punjab, new SCO member and Taliban's UN envoy among others. 

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

a) Sheikh Hasina

b) PM Yoshihide Suga

c) Scott Morrison

d) Jacinda Ardern 

2. 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

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

a) Alpha

b) Beta 

c) Gamma 

d) Delta

4. Which company will become the first private one to manufacture a military aircraft in India?

a) TATA

b) Reliance

c) BrahMos Aerospace

d) Bharat Electronics

5. Which nation always speaks first at the UN General Assembly?

a) US

b) UK

c) France

d) Brazil

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

a) Karnataka

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Telangana

d) Andhra Pradesh

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

a) Iran 

b) France

c) Australia

d) Japan

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

a) Suhail Shaheen

b) Ghulam Isaczai

c) Mawlavi Hannafi

d) Sirajuddin Haqqani 

9. India was ranked at which position on Global Innovation Index 2021?

a) 45th

b) 46th 

c) 47th

d) 48th

10. Which country topped the Global Innovation Index 2021?

a) US

b) UK

c) Japan

d) Switzerland

11. 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

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

a) Josh O’Connor 

b) Tobias Menzies

c) Evan Peters

d) Jason Sudeikis 

Answers-

1. (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. 

2. (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.

3. (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. 

4. (a) TATA

India on September 24, 2021 signed a contract worth Rs 20,000 crore with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 military transport aircraft. The project is the first of its kind as it will be the first time that a military aircraft will be wholly manufactured in India by a private company, Tata Advanced Systems (TASL).

5. (d) Brazil

Since the 10th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 1995, Brazil has been addressing the Assembly as the first speaker, followed by the United States (US). After the first two speeches by Brazil and then the US, the order of speakers is not fixed. This tradition is not based on alphabetical order.

6. (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.

7. (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. 

8. (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.

9. (b) 46th 

India has been ranked 46th by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Global Innovation Index Rankings 2021. The country has climbed two spots from its ranking in 2020.

10. (d) Switzerland 

Switzerland topped Global Innovation Index Rankings 2021, followed by Sweden at second place, US at third, the UK at fourth and the Republic of Korea at the fifth spot. The index gives detailed data about the innovation performance of 131 economies and countries around the world.

11. (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’.

12. (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.

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