Daily Current Affairs Quiz : December 22, 2021
Published: December 22, 2021
1. What is the name of the Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth destroyer, whose maiden sea trials was conducted recently?
Correct Answer: A [Mormugao]
The Indian Navy recently had maiden sea trials of its second indigenous stealth destroyer of the P15B class named Mormugao, which is built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL). The ship has been named after the port town in Goa.
It has been proposed to commission the stealth destroyer in mid-2022 and would add significantly to the Indian Navy’s combat capabilities.
2. Who is the first Indian male badminton player, to reach the finals of BWF World badminton championship?
[A] K Srikanth
[B] Parupalli Kashyap
[C] Sai Praneeth
[D] Nandu Natekar
Correct Answer: A [K Srikanth]
Indian badminton champion K.Srikanth has become the very first Indian man to reach the final match of BWF World badminton championship. But unfortunately, K.Srikanth lost against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew at the final match and ended up winning a silver-medal.
K.Srikanth was ranked world number 1 at the BWF ranking in April 2018 and is the recipient of Arjuna award in 2015 and Padma Shri in 2018.
3. Which space agency had launched Yusaku Maezawa, the first private passenger to the international space station, recently?
Correct Answer: C [ROSCOSMOS]
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire was launched to the international space station by Russian space agency, ROSCOSMOS on December 8 in a Soyuz Spacecraft. He has returned to earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station
The landing completed a successful test run for his 2023 flight to the Moon with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
4. The week from December 20-25 ,2021 would be observed in India as?
[A] Good Governance Week
[B] Anti-Corruption Week
[C] Banking Awareness Week
[D] Panchayati Raj Week
Correct Answer: A [Good Governance Week]
The Government of India would be celebrating December 20-25 ,2021 as ‘Good Governance’ week. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievance (DARPG), in association with various departments and ministries, would convene many events to create awareness about ‘Good Governance’.
Also, a campaign named ‘Prashashan Gaon Ki Aur’, is planned as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration, aimed at improving service delivery and redressal of public grievances
5. Under how many themes, the Nadi Utsav 2021 is being celebrated in India?
Correct Answer: C [Four]
The Nadi Utsav (River Festival) is being celebrated in India across 16 states and 41 districts from Uttarkashi to Kerala, under the four chosen themes of Cleanliness, Patriotism, Nature and Ecology, Devotion and Spirituality. The festival is being conducted from 16th Dec to 23rd Dec 2021.
This is in line with the Prime Minister’s speech in Man Ki Bath, urging all people living near rivers to celebrate a river festival at least once in a year.
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