Important Events in India in 2021: Current GK Quiz
General knowledge and current affairs in one quiz: this is a brainstorming quiz where we test your trivia skills and knowledge! It’s free to play, and we hope you enjoy brushing up your GK.
Check out the big events that happened in India in 2021, from the biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive to the repeal of three contentious Farm Laws, and see how much you score.
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Which Indian actress was slapped with a fine of Rs. 20 lakhs for abusing the process of law?
The Delhi Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Indian actress Juhi Chawla against setting up of 5G Cellular network in India on 4 June 2021 and fined her Rs. 20 lakhs for abusing the legal system.
Harnaaz Sandhu bagged the Miss Universe 2021 title, and brought home the Miss Universe crown on 13 December 2021. After how many years did the crown come home?
Exactly 21 years after Lara Dutta won Miss Universe 2000, Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned Miss Universe on 13 December 2021 at Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel.
When did EU removed Covishield from the Green Pass list?
On 27 June 2021 EU removed Covishield from the Green Pass list. Later Indian Express had reported that nine countries in the European Union (EU) have conveyed to the Indian government that they will accept individuals vaccinated against Covid-19 with Covishield within their borders. The countries were Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and Estonia.
On which date did SC strike down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018?
Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was struck down by the Supreme Court of India on 5 May 2021.
On which date did SC order an independent panel to make a comprehensive probe into the Pegasus scandal?
Supreme Court ordered an independent panel to make a comprehensive probe into Pegasus (spyware) snooping scandal.
Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar delivered a relic owned by the Government of Georgia. Do you know which one?
A relic from the 17th century belonging to Ketevan the Martyr was given to the Government of Georgia by External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on 9 July 2021. St. Augustine's Church, Goa, had preserved the relic. Ketevan the Martyr was a queen of Kakheti, a kingdom in eastern Georgia. She was regent of Kakheti during the minority of her son Teimuraz I of Kakheti from 1605 to 1614.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was altered and renamed by PM Modi as….?
On 6 August 2021 PM Modi renamed Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
Lakshadweep protests intensified on 25 May 2021 against the controversial laws and decisions of its administrator Praful Khoda Patel as part of the Save Lakshadweep campaign. Which of the below is correct?
Under the Save Lakshadweep campaign, protests intensified against Praful Khoda Patel's controversial decisions and laws in Lakshadweep. Patel shut down all dairy farms on the island, banned beef on the Muslim majority island, removed non-vegetarian food items from school meals, implemented the Goonda Act, and more.
Which temple got the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag in the year 2021?
On 25 July 2021 Telangana's Ramappa Temple got the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag.
On which date did PM Modi unveil Adi Shankaracharya's statue in Kedarnath's Shiva temple?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Adi Shankaracharya's statue in Kedarnath's Shiva temple which was destroyed in the 2013 flash floods.
On 2 January 2021 two COVID-19 vaccines were approved by India for emergency use. What are their names?
Please select 2 correct answers
Two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine were listed by the WHO for emergency use, allowing them to be rolled out globally through COVAX. The vaccines are made by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India.
On 21 May 2021, a cyberattack was reported and the personal details were compromised globally. Identify the victim…
About 4.5 million Air India customers worldwide were victims of a cyberattack that compromised their personal information, such as passports, credit card information, birth dates, and names.
Pulitzer Prize winner Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui died at the age of 41. What was the cause?
Danish Siddiqui, Photojournalist had won the Pulitzer Prize for photography in 2021. He was killed on 16 July while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces near a border crossing with Pakistan. He was 41 years old.
On 24 February 2021 the world's largest cricket stadium, Motera cricket stadium, was renamed as…
Gujarat Cricket Association renamed the stadium to Narendra Modi Stadium on 24 February 2021 in honor of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, a Gujarat native who was president of Gujarat Cricket Association (2009-2014) and chief minister of Gujarat.
Which landmark incident took place in aviation history on 8 October 2021?
In a disinvestment of public sector units in India, Tata Group acquired 100% stake in Air India through its subsidiary Talace Private Ltd.
India lost a sports legend on 18 June 2021. Who was it?
During his tenure as a soldier in the Indian Army, Milkha Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh, took up track and field. At the Asian and Commonwealth Games, he is the only athlete to have won gold at the 400 metres. He additionally won gold at the Asian Games in 1958 and 1962. He died of pneumonia caused by COVID-19 at the age of 91.
Indian players won gold, silver, and bronze on 30 August 2021 at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. However, one player was stripped of a bronze medal after he was found not meeting the Paralympics criteria. Who was the player?
A panel of judges ruled that Vinod Kumar, who won the bronze with a 19.91m throw, was not eligible to compete in the F52 category. Thus, India's Vinod Kumar was stripped of his bronze medal in the men's discus throw F52 class at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Which social media platform announced a change in its privacy policies and data sharing norms on 4 January 2021?
WhatsApp announced changes to its privacy policies and data sharing norms on 4 January 2021. When it was announced that data would be shared with Facebook, users became outraged and turned to other similar services such as Signal and Telegram.
Due to govt’s decision which long-time protest was called off on 9 December 2021?
After a year-long farmers' protest, Prime Minister Modi apologized to the farmers and announced the repeal of three Farm Laws on 19 November 2021. On 9 December 2021, the government repealed the three controversial farm laws, ending the farmers' protest.
When did India begin its two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the UNSC?
India began serving its two-year term as a nonpermanent member on 1 January, after being elected to the UN Security Council in June.
Which 2 sportsmen procured medals for India on 7 August 2021?
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Neeraj Chopra won the gold in javelin throw and Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on 7 August 2021.
When did EU accept Covishield on the Green Pass list?
Switzerland, Estonia, and 7 EU member states have recognized the Covishield vaccine, including Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland & Spain. Nevertheless, Indians were subjected to a travel ban due to the country being classified as a "virus variant country".
Two major events took place on 8 December 2021. What are those?
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The IAF chopper Mi-17V5 crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, killing CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, as well as 12 others. Rohit Sharma was tapped as India's full-time cricket captain in white-ball matches as well as ODIs and T20Is. Virat Kohli will be leading the Indian side only in Test matches.
Following a tweet by a noted Journalist on June 12, the shares of Adani Group companies fell by 5 - 25%. Who was the journalist?
The market shares of Adani Group companies fell by 5 - 25% following a tweet from noted journalist Sucheta Dalal on June 12. Sucheta started her career in journalism with Fortune India, a magazine dedicated to investing. Dalal began his career as a journalist for the Mumbai-based newspaper Times of India in the early 1990s. The cases she investigated there would eventually lead to her prominence in the fields of journalism and activism. Harshad Mehta's 1992 scam, Enron's 1993 scam, the Industrial Development Bank of India's 1993 scam, and Ketan Parekh's 2001 scam are examples.
Which of the below are two important events of India in September 2021?
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On 3 September 2021 India's oldest living first-class cricketer Raghunath Chandorkar passed at the age of 100 and on 18 September 2021 Punjab CM Amarinder Singh resigned.
Which milestone did India achieve on 21 October 2021?
During the national immunization campaign that started in January, India administered one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Which one of the following important sports events is correct and happened in August 2021?
1 August 2021 Ace badminton player P. V. Sindhu won a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 4 August 2021 Boxer Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal in the Welterweight category in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 5 August 2021 India men's Hockey team won a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
May 2021 witnessed 2 incidents. What were they?
Twitter permanently suspended Kangana Ranaut's account on 4 May 2021 because of offensive posts, and the Delhi HC issued a show-cause notice to the Government of India for failure to supply requisite oxygen to hospitals in Delhi.
On 24 December 2021 which Indian Cricketer retired from all formats of cricket?
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh retired from all forms of cricket. Harbhajan Singh is an Indian former cricketer and cricket commentator who played for the Indian national cricket team. A specialist spin bowler, Singh played for India between 1998 and 2016.
On which day in April did Gujarat Assembly amend the Freedom of Religion Act, 2003?
The Gujarat Assembly amended the Freedom of Religion Act, 2003 on 1 April 2021, thereby introducing strict provisions against forcible conversion through marriage or allurement. After Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, it is the third state to pass a similar bill.
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