Current Affairs Questions and Answers for UPSC IAS exam: 30 November 2021


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 new Twitter CEO, World AIDS Day and Ballon d’Or award 2021 among others.

1. Who is the new Twitter CEO?

a) Sundar Pichai

b) Nikesh Arora

c) Parag Aggarwal

d) George Kurian

2. When is World AIDS Day observed?

a) November 30th

b) December 1st

c) December 2nd

d) December 3rd

3. Home Affairs Ministry has extended Covid containment measures till when?

a) November 30th

b) December 1st

c) December 25th

d) December 31st

4. Rihanna has been named as the national hero of which nation?

a) The Gambia

b) Barbados

c) US

d) Canada

5. Which among the following countries has now become a republic?

a) Bahrain

b) Denmark

c) Jordan

d) Barbados

6. Which country became the first one in the Middle East and North Africa region to introduce paid parental leave in the private sector?

a) Saudi Arabia

b) Bahrain

c) Oman

d) UAE

7. Who won the men’s Ballon d’Or award 2021?

a) Lionel Messi 

b) Robert Lewandowski

c) Kaka

d) Cristiano Ronaldo


1. (c) Parag Aggarwal

Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey announced on November 29, 2021, that he will be stepping down as the Chief Executive of Silicon Valley. Dorsey paved the way for an IIT-Bombay Graduate and Indian-origin Parag Agrawal to be the new CEO of Twitter. Parag Agrawal has become the youngest CEO in the top 500 companies.

2. (b) December 1st

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness about the disease and commemorate those who have passed away due to it and celebrate victories in the field such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

3. (b) December 31st

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on November 30, 2021 extended the validity of Covid containment measures till December 31, 2021 in view of the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant- Omicron. The Home Ministry has directed the state governments to take proactive containment measures.

4. (b) Barbados

Rihanna has been declared as the national hero of Barbados. The country made the announcement after removing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and entering a new era as a republic.

5. (d) Barbados

Barbados has removed Queen Elizabeth of Britain as the Head of the State. The Caribbean country formed a Republic with its first-ever President Sandra Mason and severed its last-remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 later after the first British ships arrived at the Caribbean Island.

6. (d) UAE

The United Arab Emirates has become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to introduce paid parental leave for employees in the private sector. 

7. (a) Lionel Messi 

Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record seventh time on November 30, 2021. Spain’s Alexia Putellas won the women’s Ballon d’Or award for the first time.

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