Current Affairs Quiz: 23 June 2021

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Current Affairs Quiz

23 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Aspirant IAS Academy aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Agricultural Diversification Scheme 2021, captain of the Indian men’s hockey team, Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes  and first International Olympic Day among others. 

1. Researchers have discovered antibodies of which virus in bats from Mahabaleshwar cave?

a) COVID-19

b) Ebola

c) Nipah

d) Zika

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(c) Nipah


Researchers have discovered the presence of antibodies against the Nipah virus (NiV) in some bat species from a cave in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. The survey was jointly conducted by the National Institute of Virology and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

2. Which state has launched Agricultural Diversification Scheme 2021?

a) Maharashtra

b) Rajasthan

c) Gujarat

d) Madhya Pradesh

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(c) Gujarat


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on June 22, 2021, e-launched the Agricultural Diversification Scheme 2021. The scheme will benefit Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana farmers in tribal areas while making agriculture sustainable and profitable in tribal areas in Gujarat.

3. Who has been named the captain of the Indian men’s hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics?

a) Manpreet Singh 

b) PR Sreejesh

c) Harmanpreet Singh

d) Birendra Lakra 

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(a) Manpreet Singh


Midfielder Manpreet Singh was on June 22, 2021 named captain of India’s 16-member Olympic-bound men’s hockey team. The experienced defenders, Birendra Lakra and Singh, have been named vice-captains of the team. This will be Manpreet’s third Olympic Games.

4. Which state’s Minister has announced a cash incentive worth Rs 1 lakh to parents with the highest number of children?

a) Manipur

b) Mizoram

c) Nagaland

d) Arunachal Pradesh

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(b) Mizoram


Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte has announced a cash incentive worth Rs 1 lakh to a living parent with the highest number of children. The Minister made the announcement in his constituency to encourage population growth among the demographically small Mizo communities.

5. IFFCO has signed an agreement to set up a Nano Urea Fertiliser Plant in which among the following countries?

a) Argentina

b) Switzerland

c) Indonesia

d) New Zealand

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(a) Argentina


Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) informed on June 23, 2021 that it will set up a Nano Urea Liquid manufacturing plant in Argentina. The plant will be set up by IFFCO in partnership with the Cooperative Confederation of Argentina (Cooperar) and Instituto Nacional de Asociativismo y Economia Social (INAES).

6. Which year was the first International Olympic Day celebrated?

a) 1947

b) 1948

c) 1958

d) 1974

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(b) 1948


The first International Olympic Day was celebrated on June 23, 1948. The first Olympic Day was celebrated by countries including Great Britain, Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Uruguay and Venezuela.

7. Who has been named as the Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes by WWF India?

a) Upasana Kamineni

b) Amala Akkineni

c) Shruti Haasan 

d) Samantha Akkineni 

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(a) Upasana Kamineni


Apollo Hospitals Director Upasana Kamineni has been named as the Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes by the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India). She is the Vice-Chairperson of Apollo Foundation and Apollo Life. She is also the wife of popular Indian actor Ram Charan.

8. Whose party won a majority in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections?

a) Robert Kocharyan

b) Oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan

c) Edmond Marukyan

d) Nikol Pashinyan

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(d) Nikol Pashinyan


Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s party won a majority in the snap parliamentary elections with 53.9 percent of the vote, as per official results declared on June 21, 2021. The alliance led by Pashinyan’s rival, Robert Kocharyan, only garnered 21 percent of the vote.

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