Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May 2021


24 May 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 CBI Chief, Sanjeevani Pariyojana, 2021 Billboard Music Awards and Mamata Banerjee to contest by-elections among others. 

1. Who is the current acting Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation?
a) YC Modi
b) HC Awasthy
c) Praveen Sinha
d) SS Deswal 

2. Who is the current Director-General of the Narcotics Control Bureau?
a) Rakesh Asthana
b) YC Modi
c) HC Awasthy
d) Praveen Sinha

3. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to contest by-election from which assembly constituency?
a) Bhawanipore 
b) Tollygunge 
c) Kamarhati
d) Siliguri

4. Which state government has launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana?
a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Haryana
d) Madhya Pradesh 

5. Who won the Billboard Icon Award 2021?
a) Pink
b) Lady Gaga
c) Drake
d) The Weeknd

6. Who won Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards?
a) Lady Gaga
b) Taylor Swift 
c) The Weeknd
d) Drake

7. Which animal will be re-introduced in India after being declared extinct in 1952?
a) Sumatran rhinoceros
b) Pink-headed Duck
c) Indian Aurochs
d) Cheetah

8. Which country has become the 3rd nation after Brazil, US to cross 3 lakh Covid deaths?
a) UK
b) India
c) France
d) Italy 


1. (c) Praveen Sinha 
Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujrat cadre IPS officer, is currently serving as the acting CBI chief after the term of former CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla ended on February 3, 2021.

2. (a) Rakesh Asthana
Rakesh Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer from Gujarat cadre, is currently serving as the Director-General of the Border Security Force and Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau. He has previously served as the Special Director at the Central Bureau of Investigation.

3. (a) Bhawanipore
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to contest by-election from the Bhawanipore Assembly Constituency. The incumbent MLA, senior Trinamool Congress leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay resigned from the Bhawanipore seat on the same day. The Chief Minister has won twice before from the seat. 

4. (c) Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on May 24, 2021 launched ‘Sanjeevani Pariyojana’, a supervised home care initiative to largely help people with mild to moderate symptoms in rural areas to access quick medical care at home. 

5. (a) Pink
Pink, the 41-year-old singer received the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, which were presented on May 23, 2021. The singer is one of 10 artists to ever win the honor. The past winners of the honour include Garth Brooks, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

6. (d) Drake
Drake won the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The hip-hop artist brought along his three-year-old son Adonis on stage to accept his award. The artist who dropped his debut album, Thank Me Later, a little over 10 years, has slowly climbed to the top in rap music, becoming one of the most successful rappers in Billboard history. 

7. (d) Cheetah
The world’s fastest land animal, the Cheetah which was declared extinct in India in 1952, will be re-introduced in India in November 2021 at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, according to State Forest Minister Vijay Shah.

8. (b) India
India’s COVID-19 death toll has crossed the 3 lakh mark, making it the 3rd country globally to cross the huge figure after the United States and Brazil. India has been reporting over 2 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases daily over the last several weeks, causing a severe strain on its healthcare infrastructure and leading to a major shortage of beds, medical oxygen and other emergency medical supplies. This has led to many deaths in the country, leading to long queues even outside the burial grounds and crematoriums.

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