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 Omicron variant, norovirus cases, Ballon d’Or award and FIFA World Cup 2022 among others.
1. When did National Cadet Corps celebrate the 73rd anniversary of its raising?
a) November 27th
b) November 28th
c) November 29th
d) November 30th
2. Omicron was first detected in which among the following countries?
b) South Africa
3. For the first time, 57 norovirus cases have been suspected in which city?
4. Who had won the Ballon d’Or 2019 award?
a) Cristiano Ronaldo
b) Luka Modrić
c) Lionel Messi
5. Petr Fiala has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which nation?
d) Czech Republic
6. India has signed a $300 million loan agreement with which financial institution to improve primary healthcare in urban areas?
7. Only one among which two teams will qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022?
a) Italy & Portugal
b) Argentina & Germany
c) France & Brazil
d) Spain & Portugal
1. (b) November 28
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) observed the 73rd anniversary of its raising on November 28, 2021. NCC is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces and the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world.
2. (b) South Africa
Omicron COVID variant was first detected in South Africa and now the nation is facing a travel ban from several countries including the US, Canada, UK and many other European nations. Experts fear that the travel curbs are being imposed too late as most likely the virus has already spread to other parts of the world.
3. (a) Thrissur
Norovirus has reportedly infected 57 people including 54 students and three workers in a hostel of St. Mary’s College, Thrissur. The health officials suspect that the virus must have spread through food or drinking water. This is the first time that the norovirus infection has been reported in Thrissur.
4. (c) Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi had won the 2019 Ballon d’Or award, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious individual awards in football that is presented annually by the French news magazine France Football. Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award a record six times while he was playing for Barcelona.
5. (d) Czech Republic
Czech Republic President Milos Zeman appointed Petr Fiala as the Prime Minister of the country on November 28, 2021. Fiala is the leader of the Together coalition that had won the general elections in the Czech Republic in October 2021. The ceremony of appointing Fiala as the new head of the Czech Republic government was broadcast by Czech Television.
6. (a) ADB
The Indian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $300 million loan agreement to improve primary healthcare in the urban areas of 13 states. It will benefit over 256 billion urban dwellers including the 51 million from the slum areas.
7. (a) Italy & Portugal
The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw for Europe is placed in a way that only one team between Portugal and Italy will make it into the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar/ This means that either current European champions Italy or one of football’s biggest stars, Cristiano Ronaldo will be sitting out of the next year’s football world cup.