17 September 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Prince Philip’s will and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday among others.
1. Which nation’s President has suspended the Prime Minister’s power to hire and fire officials as the country awaits elections?
2. Who launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana on September 17, 2021?
a) Ashwini Vaishnaw
b) HM Amit Shah
c) Mansukh Mandaviya
d) Hardeep Singh Puri
3. As per UK court ruling, whose will should remain secret for 90 years?
a) Queen Elizabeth II
b) Prince Charles
c) Prince Philip
d) George VI
4. There are demands to commemorate which state’s liberation day on September 17?
c) Andhra Pradesh
5. Which nation’s cricket team has abandoned Pakistan tour citing security concerns?
c) New Zealand
d) South Africa
6. When is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday celebrated?
a) September 16th
b) September 17th
c) September 19th
d) October 7th
7. India’s Shefali Juneja has been elected as first woman chairperson of which UN agency’s security committee?
1. (b) Somalia
The President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced on September 16, 2021, that he has suspended Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble’s power to fire and fire the officials. This has further escalated a destabilizing row in the Horn of Africa.
2.(a) Ashwini Vaishnaw
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a programme under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on September 17, 2021. Under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, entry-level training will be provided to the youth in industry-relevant skills through Railway Training Institutes as part of 75 years of independence ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
3. (c) Prince Philip
The UK High Court’s senior judge ruled on September 16, 2021 that late Prince Philip’s will should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s head of state.
4. (a) Telangana
There is a call to observe Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 by several parties, as it was on this day that the state got its liberation in 1948. The ruling TRS government has not though formally announced anything regarding the same. The princely state of Hyderabad was the last to join the Indian union on September 17, 1948.
5. (c) New Zealand
New Zealand cricket team’s tour of Pakistan has been abandoned due to security concerns. New Zealand was supposed to play the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi on September 13, 2021 before travelling to Lahore for a 5-match T20 series. This would have been their first match on Pakistan soil since 2003.
6. (b) September 17th
The central government is aiming to achieve a COVID Vaccination record to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on September 17, 2021. PM Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janta Party, has planned a 20-day mega event “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan” to mark his “20 years in public service”.
7. (a) ICAO
India’s Shefali Juneja has been elected as the first woman Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee. India has taken up the responsibility of the ICAO Aviation Security Committee after a gap of 12 years.