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Today's Quiz

Q1. 2021 ऑस्ट्रेलियन ओपन के महिला एकल फाइनल का खिताब किसने जीता है?

(a) काजा जुवान

(b) नाओमी ओसाका

(c) जेनिफर ब्रैडी

(d) कैरोलिना मकोवा

Q1. Who has won the title of women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open?

(a) Kja Juvan 

(b) Naomi Osaka 

(c) Jennifer Brady

(d) Karolína Muchová

  • Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady and won the title of  women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open
  • It is Osaka's second Australian Open win -- after taking home the title in 2019 -- and fourth career Grand Slam championship after winning the US Open in 2018 and 2020.

Q2.केंद्रीय मंत्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर ने किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में अटल पर्यावरण भवन का अनावरण किया है?

(a) जम्मू और कश्मीर

(b) पुदुचेरी

(c) लक्षद्वीप

(d) तमिलनाडु

Q2. The Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has unveiled the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan in which state/UT?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) Puducherry 

(c) Lakshadweep

(d) Tamil Nadu 

  • Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has unveiled the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan in Kavaratti island, Lakshadweep.
  • During the inauguration, he released a book titled “Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones: Coasts of India”.
  • Mr. Javadekar is on a 4-day official visit to Lakshadweep.

Q3.किस देश ने अन्य देशों द्वारा अनधिकृत उपयोग को रोकने के लिए हिमालयी गुलाबी नमक को भौगोलिक संकेत (GI) के रूप में पंजीकृत करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) पाकिस्तान

(b) भारत

(c) नेपाल

(d) चीन

Q3.Which country has decided to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications (GI) to prevent its unauthorized use by other countries?

(a) Pakistan 

(b) India 

(c) Nepal 

(d) China 

  • Pakistan has decided to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications (GI) to prevent its unauthorized use by other countries.
  •  A GI tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess origin-based qualities and reputation in the region.
  •  The pink salt is extracted from the Salt Range in Punjab which extends along the south of the Potohar Plateau and the north of the Jhelum River.
  • The decision was taken in a meeting with the Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) Pakistan chaired by Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood.

Q4. राष्‍ट्र प्रथम - 82 वर्षों की स्‍वर्णिम गाथा पुस्‍तक  किस केंद्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बल के बारे में है?

(a) CISF

(b) BSF

(c) CRPF

(d)  ITBP 

Q4. The book titled, ‘Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha’ is about which Central Armed Police Force?

(a) CISF

(b) BSF

(c) CRPF

(d)  ITBP 

  • A book titled ‘Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha’ was released in New Delhi by Amit Shah.
  • The book contains the details about the history of CRPF since its inception in 1939- its challenges, successes and sacrifices.
  • The book has the glorious history of CRPF and valour of CRPF Jawans will inspire the jawans of the force and people at large
  • The book chronicles the glorious history of CRPF since its raising in 1939 and it has detailed and thoroughly researched accounts of CRPF's journey, challenges, successes, and sacrifices.
  • Director-General of CRPF A P Maheswari

Q5.सीनियर नेशनल टेबल टेनिस चैम्पियनशिप 2020 में महिला एकल का फाइनल किसने जीता है?

(a) मौमा दास

(b) मनिका बत्रा

(c) रीथ रिश्या

(d) पौलोमी घटक

Q5. Who has won the women’s singles final at the Senior National Table Tennis Championship 2020?

(a) Mouma Das

(b) Manika Batra

(c) Reeth Rishya

(d) Poulomi Ghatak

  • India’s top-ranked table tennis player Manika Batra beat Reeth Rishya, 4-2, in the women’s singles final, to win the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championship, at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana. 
  • It was Manika’s second Nationals title. She won her maiden national title in 2015 in Hyderabad.

Q6.बिल एंड मेलिंडा गेट्स फाउंडेशन ने भारत में स्वास्थ्य अनुसंधान का समर्थन करने के लिए किस संगठन के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) DRDO

(b) ICMR

(c) AIIMS

(d) CSIR

Q6.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has signed an MoU with which organization to support health research in India?

(a) DRDO

(b) ICMR

(c) AIIMS

(d) CSIR

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the development, conduct, and promotion of health research in India.
  • As per the MoU, areas of research collaboration would include genetic diseases that impact infant and neonatal mortality; new diagnostics and devices for infectious disease  and other areas of health 
  • The MoU was signed by Hari Menon, Director, India Country Office on behalf of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. G N Dayananda, Head, Technology Management Directorate – Industry Interface, CSIR.

Q7.किस महान नेता की 125 वीं जयंती मनाने के लिए, हाल ही में शौर्यांजलि ’कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया गया है?

(a) स्वामी विवेकानंद

(b) नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस

(c) महात्मा गांधी

(d) जवाहरलाल नेहरू

Q7.  To commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of which great leader, the ‘Shauryanjali’ programme has been organized?

(a) Swami Vivekanand

(b) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Mahatma Gandhi 

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru 

  • Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah attended the ‘Shauryanjali’ programme, organized to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, at the National Library in Kolkata.
  • Shri Amit Shah paid homage to the great freedom fighters of Bengal who laid down their lives in the freedom struggle of the country. 
  • He also inaugurated an exhibition showing the indomitable courage and valour of Bengal revolutionaries.

Q8.एक ऊनी गर्दन वाला सारस, हाल ही में किस राज्य के करइवेटी (Karaivetti) पक्षी अभयारण्य में देखा गया है?

(a) केरल

(b) आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) कर्नाटक

(d) तमिलनाडु

Q8. A woolly-necked stork, a vulnerable wading species, has been recently spotted in which state’s Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary?

(a) Kerala

(b) Andhra Pradesh 

(c) Karnataka

(d) Tamil Nadu 

  • A woolly-necked stork, a vulnerable wading species, has been spotted and recorded at the Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary in the Ariyalur district.
  • A. Kumaraguru, a conservation scientist of the Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, India, recorded and photographed the bird at Venganoor, which is a part of the sanctuary, on the first day of the two-day annual synchronized bird census.

Q9.केंद्रीय आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय द्वारा  Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge के लिए कितने शहरों का चयन किया गया है?

(a) 21

(b) 25

(c) 10

(d) 20

Q9. How many cities have been selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry?

(a) 21

(b) 25

(c) 10

(d) 20

  • Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge under the Smart city mission has been launched by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
  • It is a challenge for cities to develop and implement initiatives to improve the quality of life of young children, caregivers, and families.
  • The Urban Affairs Ministry has announced the names of the 25 cities selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge under the Smart Cities Mission.
  • Selected cities based on their proposal, readiness, and commitment - will receive technical support and capacity-building to developing, pilot, and scale solutions that enhance the quality of life of young children.

Q10.किस देश के तेज गेंदबाज धम्मिका प्रसाद ने अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा की है?

(a) बांग्लादेश

(b) श्रीलंका

(c) अफगानिस्तान

(d) पाकिस्तान

Q10. Which country’s fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has announced his retirement from international cricket?

(a) Bangladesh

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Afghanistan 

(d) Pakistan 

  • Sri Lanka fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has announced his retirement from international cricket. 
  • He represented Sri Lanka in 25 Tests and 24 ODIs, 
  • He also played  T20 International against Australia in 2011. 
  • Prasad last played a Test match in October 2015 against the West Indies.

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