Current Affairs Quiz: 11 June 2021



11 June 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes 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  PEN Pinter Prize 2021, G7 Summit 2021, 2032 Olympic Games host and Covaxin’s phase 3 trial data among others. 

1. Who is the winner of the PEN Pinter Prize 2021?

a) Waleed Abulkhair

b) Iryna Khalip

c) Befeqadu Hailu

d) Tsitsi Dangarembga

2. Who will captain Team India for the ODI, T20 series against Sri Lanka in July 2021?

a) Shikhar Dhawan

b) Hardik Pandya

c) Sanju Samson

d) Devdutt Padikkal

3. Which nation is hosting the G7 Summit 2021?

a) UK

b) France

c) US

d) Italy

4. Which city is named to the host of 2032 Olympic Games?

a) Auckland

b) Adelaide

c) Wellington

d) Brisbane

5. Researchers from which Indian institute teamed up with a team from the University of Strathclyde in the UK to develop a low-cost sensor to detect COVID-19 in wastewater?

a) IIT Madras

b) IIT Bombay

c) IIT Delhi

d) IIT Kanpur

6. When will Bharat Biotech release Covaxin’s phase 3 trial data to the public?

a) July 2021

b) September 2021

c) October 2021

d) November 2021

7. Which nation has declared fugitive economic offender Mehul Choksi as a ‘prohibited immigrant’?

a) Antigua and Barbuda

b) Dominican Republic

c) Cuba

d) Singapore 

Answers

1. (d) Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga, the booker-shortlisted writer from Zimbabwe, has won the PEN Pinter Prize 2021. Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of the book ‘Nervous Conditions’, which she wrote at the age of 25. It was followed by ‘The Book of Not’ and the third part of the trilogy ‘This Mournable Body’, which was also shortlisted for Booker Prize 2020.

2. (a) Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan will captain Team India on its six-match ODI and T20 tour of Sri Lanka, which is scheduled to be held at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo between July 13-25, 2021. 

3. (a) UK

The G7 Summit 2021 will be hosted by the United Kingdom at Carbis Bay in Cornwall from June 11-13, 2021. The UK has taken over the Presidency of the Group of Seven nations (G7) this year and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the opportunity to invite leading democracies to help the world fight and then build back better from COVID-19. 

4. (d) Brisbane

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on June 10, 2021 decided to propose Brisbane for hosting the 2032 Olympics. The Australian city was put on the fast track to host the tournament when the IOC named it as the preferred candidate in February 2021. 

5. (b) IIT Bombay

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom and India’s IIT Bombay have jointly developed a low-cost sensor that can detect fragments of the virus responsible for COVID-19 in wastewater

6. (a) July 2021

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech informed on June 9, 2-21 that it will be publishing the complete data of the phase 3 trials of its vaccine in July 2021 and then apply for the full licensure of COVAXIN.

7. (b) The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic on June 9, 2021, declared fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi as a ‘prohibited immigrant’ for illegal entry into the country. Choksi is wanted in India for the Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam case, India’s biggest banking scam.



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