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 Sarojini Naidu, Virat Kohli 100th Test match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 and COVID-19 fourth wave among others.
1. Which country has closed off Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to limit transit of Russian warships to the Black Sea?
2. When is Sarojini Naidu’s death anniversary observed?
a) March 1st
b) March 2nd
c) March 3rd
d) March 4th
3. When was Sarojini Naidu was appointed as the President of the Indian National Congress?
4. COVID-19 fourth wave India is predicted to hit India by which month, as per IIT Kanpur experts?
5. Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test match against which country?
b) Sri Lanka
c) West Indies
6. Which Indian cricketer has played maximum number of Test matches till date?
a) Rahul Dravid
b) Sourav Ganguly
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) VVS Laxman
7. Madhabi Puri Buch has become the first woman Chairperson of which financial regulator?
8. India will face which nation in its opening match of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022?
1. (b) Turkey
NATO ally Turkey has closed off the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits in the Black Sea to warships from any country to potentially limit the transit of Russian warships from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. Turkey shares a maritime border with both Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea. The other countries bordering the Black Sea include Bulgaria, Georgia and Romania.
2. (b) March 2nd
Sarojini Naidu’s 73rd death anniversary was observed on March 2, 2022. Sarojini Naidu, popularly known as the Nightingale of India, passed away on March 1949 due to a cardiac arrest. The political activist and poet was also the second female President of the Indian National Congress and first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India.
3. (d) 1925
Sarojini Naidu was appointed as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925. She later became the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India by becoming the Governor of the United Provinces in 1947. Sarojini Naidu was given the name ‘Bharat Kokila’ by Mahatma Gandhi because of colour, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry.
4. (c) June
COVID-19 fourth wave is predicted to begin in India around June 22 and expected to continue till October 24, as per IIT Kanpur experts. The fourth wave is predicted to last for at least four months, as per the researchers. The 4th wave of Covid-19 is expected to begin in India around June 22 and continue till October 24 with peak on August 23.
5. (b) Sri Lanka
The first test between India and Sri Lanka, scheduled to be played at Mohali on March 4, will be Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match.The match will have no restrictions, informed BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also confirmed that he has spoken with the PCA office bearers and they have confirmed that cricket fans will be able to witness the historic moment of Virat Kohli playing his 100th Test match.
6. (c) Sachin Tendulkar
Only 11 Indian cricketers have played 100 Tests or more with Sachin Tendulkar topping the list having played 200 Test matches, followed by Rahul Dravid who has played 163 Test matches and VVS Laxman who has played 134 Test matches.
7. (a) SEBI
Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as the first woman Chairperson of the market regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). The former head of ICICI Securities will replace Ajay Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre. Madhabi Puri Buch had served SEBI earlier between 2017 and 2021 as a whole-time member.
8. (a) Pakistan
India will face Pakistan in its opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga on March 6, 2022. The Women’s World Cup will be held in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022. The tournament will see participation from eight teams.