Current Affairs Quiz 22 March 2021

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Current Affairs Quiz 22 March 2021

22 March 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of govtjobsinfo.net aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ahitya Akademi Awards 2020, Dutch Elections 2021, and World Water Day among others.

1. Who among the following has taken the first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?
a) Boris Johnson
b) Angela Merkel
c) Emmanuel Macron
d) Mette Frederiksen

2. Which state’s Chief Minister tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22nd, 2021?
a) Punjab
b) Uttarakhand
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Delhi

3. Who has authored the “Bringing Governments and People Closer”?
a) Vinod Rai
b) Amalendu Guha
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Dr. M Ramachandran

4. Which party won majority seats in Dutch Elections 2021?
a) VVD
b) D66
c) PVV
d) CDA

5. Which politician was named among 20 winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020?
a) M Venkaiah Naidu
b) Salman Khurshid
c) M Veerappa Moily
d) Mallikarjun Kharge

6. Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the first female President of which nation?
a) Kenya
b) Eritrea
c) Uganda
d) Tanzania

7. When is World Water Day observed?
a) March 22nd
b) March 23rd
c) March 24th
d) March 25th

8. India is working on a third Joint satellite Mission with which nation?
a) UK
b) Germany
c) Russia
d) France

Answers

1. (a) Boris Johnson 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received his first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on March 19, 2021. He informed the same through a tweet, stating that getting the vaccine jab is the best thing we can do to get back to the lives we miss so much. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also said that she will get vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

2. (b) Uttarakhand 
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat informed on March 22, 2021 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He added saying that he has isolated himself under the supervision of the doctors and is doing fine.

3. (d) Dr. M Ramachandran
The book “Bringing Governments and People Closer” is authored by Dr. M Ramachandran, IAS (Retd), Chancellor of ICFAI University in Dehradun. The book was launched virtually by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

4. (a) VVD
Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD party claimed its fourth consecutive victory with 35 seats in the Dutch Parliament. Rutte pledged to spend his fourth term in rebuilding the country after the coronavirus pandemic.

5. (c) M Veerappa Moily
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily was named among the 20 winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 for his epic poetry titled ‘Sri Bahubali Ahimsadigvijayam’ in Kannada.

6. (d) Tanzania
Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as Tanzania’s first female President on March 19, 2021. Hassan, who was serving as the Vice President of Tanzania since 2015, took oath as President after the death of her predecessor John Magufuli.

7. (a) March 22nd 
World Water Day is observed annually on March 22nd. The days aims to highlight the importance of freshwater and it is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

8. (d) France
ISRO Chairman K. Sivan informed recently that India is working along with France for their third Joint satellite Mission. The collaborations between the two nations extend to multiple domains including space exploration and the human space flight program.

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