Current Affairs Quiz: 23 July 2021

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23 July 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, Chandrashekhar Azad birth anniversary and world’s largest carbon market among others. 

1. Which revolutionary Indian freedom fighter’s birth anniversary is observed on July 23rd?

a) Chandrashekhar Azad

b) Ram Prasad Bismil

c) Ashfaqulla Khan

d) Sukhdev Raj 

2. Who had said the popular slogan, “Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it” during India’s freedom struggle?

a) Mahatma Gandhi

b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

c) Subhas Chandra Bose

d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

3. World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge has opened up in which city?

a) Amsterdam

b) Beijing 

c) Tokyo

d) Sydney

4. Which nation has launched world’s largest carbon market?

a) Russia

b) Japan

c) China

d) US

5. When is National Broadcasting Day 2021?

a) July 21st 

b) July 23rd

c) July 24th

d) July 25th

6. Which group has joined as one of IOA’s sponsors for Tokyo Olympics 2020?

a) Reliance

b) Tata Group 

c) Bharti Airtel

d) Adani Group

7. Which nation is always first in the Parade of Nations at the Olympics opening ceremony?

a) Italy 

b) Rome

c) Greece

d) UK

8. India was at which number in the Parade of Nations at the Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony?

a) 12

b) 18

c) 25

d) 27

Answers

1. (a) Chandrashekhar Azad

India remembered two legendary freedom fighters of India – Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on their birth anniversary today, July 23, 2021. Chandrashekhar Azad was born July 23, 1906. At the age of 15 years, he had taken part in the Non-Cooperation Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.

2. (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who was one of the strongest advocates of the concept of Swaraj (freedom), had given the popular slogan, “Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it”. Tilak had encouraged the Swadeshi movement and the Boycott movement, which consisted of the boycott of foreign goods.

3. (a) Amsterdam

The world’s first 3D-printed steel pedestrian bridge was opened on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in the city of Amsterdam on July 15, 2021. Máxima, the Queen of the Netherlands attended the opening ceremony of the bridge.

4. (c) China 

China, world’s largest greenhouse emitter, has finally launched its first national emissions-trading scheme. The carbon market was debuted by China on July 16, 2021, with trading in Shanghai opening at a price of 48 yuan ($7.40) per ton of carbon. 

5. (b) July 23rd

National Broadcasting Day is observed every year on July 23rd, as the first-ever radio broadcast in India went on-air from the Bombay (now Mumbai) station on July 23, 1927. 

6. (d) Adani Group

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on July 23, 2021 that it has roped in Adani Group as a sponsor for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the future. MPL Sports Foundation had earlier entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Indian Olympic Association to be the ‘Principal Sponsor’ for India at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

7. (c) Greece

Greece is always the first nation in the Parade of Nations at the Olympics Opening Ceremony, as it was the host of the ancient Olympics and the first modern one. The host nation, on the other hand, is always the last one to march in. This year, Japan ended the parade and it was preceded by 2024 hosts France and 2028 hosts US. 

8. (c) 215

The Indian contingent came out at the 25th position in the Parade of Nations at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, behind Republic of Iran. The Indian flagbearers were boxing legend Mary Kom and field hockey player Manpreet Singh.



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