19 July to 25 July 2021: The Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week’s updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Parade of Nations, first human case of Monkey B virus and National Serosurvey results among others.
1. The first human infection case of Monkey B Virus (BV) was reported in which nation?
a) South Korea
2. How much was the overall seroprevalence in the fourth round of National Serosurvey?
a) 67.6 percent
b) 77.1 percent
c) 58.7 percent
d) 88.2 percent
3. Which revolutionary Indian freedom fighter’s birth anniversary was observed on July 23rd?
a) Chandrashekhar Azad
b) Ram Prasad Bismil
c) Ashfaqulla Khan
d) Sukhdev Raj
4. Which top automobile company has decided to cancel its Olympics-themed TV commercials?
5. When is Nelson Mandela Day celebrated?
a) July 17th
b) July 18th
c) July 19th
d) July 20th
6. Which smartphone maker has become the world’s second-biggest smartphone brand in second quarter of 2021?
7. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ trip to the edge of space lasted for how many minutes?
8. As per a new study, which rainforest is emitting more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it absorbs?
a) Sundarbans Reserve Forest
b) Congo Rainforest
c) Daintree Rainforest
d) Amazon Rainforest
9. Which sports will be returning to the Olympics this year after being cut out previously?
10. Which nation is always first in the Parade of Nations at the Olympics opening ceremony?
1. (c) China
The first human infection case of the Monkey B Virus was reported in China. A 53-year-old male vet in China, who had worked for an institution researching on non-human primates, had started showing the early onset symptoms of the virus in early March. He passed away in May.
2. (a) 67.6 percent
The fourth round of national serosurvey was conducted in 70 districts across the country between June and July, informed Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Dr Balram Bhargava on July 20, 2021. A total of 28,975 people were enrolled and the overall seroprevalence was found to be 67.6 percent in the entire population.
3. (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.
4. (d) Toyota
Toyota, one of the top corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics, has decided against running Olympics-related TV commercials during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Toyota’s CEO Akio Toyoda and other top executives will also be skipping the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2021.
5. (b) July 18th
Nelson Mandela International Day is observed every year on July 18, on the birth anniversary of the former South African President. This year marks the 103rd birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela.
6. (a) Xiaomi
Xiaomi surpassed Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker for the first time ever, as per a report published by market research firm Canalys on July 15, 2021.
7. (c) 11
Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, New Shepard returned back to Earth after a historic 11-minute flight on July 20, 2021, carrying Jeff Bezos and three other crew members including brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, who has become the oldest woman to go to space.
8. (d) Amazon Rainforest
Amazon Rainforest is emitting more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it absorbs in some areas, as per a study published in the scientific journal Nature on July 14, 2021. The study states that the role of the Amazon Rainforest as a carbon sink to absorb more CO2 in the atmosphere seems to be declining.
9. (a) Baseball
Two other sports will be returning to the Olympics this year after being cut out previously and they include Baseball and Softball.
10. (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.