Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 23 March 2022

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Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as Uttarakhand Cabinet Ministers, Martys’ Day and ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table among others. 

1. How many MLAs were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers of Uttarakhand on March 23, 2022?

a) 8

b) 11

c) 10

d) 7

2. How old was Bhagat Singh when he attained martyrdom?

a) 23 years

b) 25 years

c) 27 years

d) 30 years

3. Who among the following has announcement retirement from Tennis at 25 years?

a) Karolína Plíšková

b) Simona Halep

c) Maria Sakkari

d) Ashleigh Barty

4. When is Martyrs’ Day observed?

a) March 21st

b) March 22nd

c) March 23rd 

d) March 24th 

5. Which team currently tops the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table?

a) India

b) England

c) Australia

d) South Africa

6. India is ranked at which position on the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table?

a) 4th 

b) 3rd

c) 2nd

d) 5th 

7. When will 94th Academy Awards be telecasted in India?

a) March 28th 

b) March 29th 

c) March 30th

d) April 1st 

Answers

1. (a) 8

Eight MLAs were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers on March 23, 2022. The swearing-in took place alongside the oath-taking ceremony of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The 8 Cabinet Ministers include Satpal Maharaj, Premchand Aggarwal, Ganesh Joshi, Dhan Singh Rawat, Subodh Uniyal, Rekha Arya, Chandan Ram Das and Saurabh Bahuguna. 

2. (a) 23 years

Bhagat Singh was just 23 years old when he was hanged to death by the British in Lahore Jail on March 23, 1931 along with two other freedom fighters Rajguru and Sukhdev.

3. (d)  Ashleigh Barty

World number one Ashleigh Barty shocked the world on March 23, 2022 by announcing early retirement from tennis at the age of 25 years. She dropped the big announcement just weeks after she became the first Australian to win Australian Open in 44 years. Ashleigh Barty is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion and reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion. 

4. (c) March 23rd

Martyrs’ Day is observed every year on March 23rd to remember the three valiant Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru, who were hanged to death on this day in 1931 by the Britishers.

5. (c) Australia

Australia is ranked at the top of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table, maintaining its unbeaten streak, followed by South Africa at second position with just one loss in five matches.  India jumped to the third place pushing West Indies to the fourth position after its thumping win over Bangladesh by 110 runs.

6. (b) 3rd

India climbed to third position and pushed West Indies to the fourth place on the Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table after its thumping victory against Bangladesh. With the win, India has kept its semifinal hopes alive.  India can qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup semi-final if they win their last group-stage match against South Africa at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on March 27, 2022. 

7. (a) March 28th

The 94th Academy Awards will be telecasted live in India early morning at 5.30am in March 28, 2022. It will be aired live on Star Movies and Star World. The Oscars 2022 will witness the power-packed performances by an ‘all-star band’ including Travis Barker, Sheila E., pianist Robert Glasper, and Adam Blackstone, evening’s music dire. 



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