Current Affairs Quiz: December 8, 2021

current affairs quiz 2021

‘Cyprian Foys Prize’ is associated with which region?

[A] Space Science
[B] Mathematics
[C] Virology
[D] Business

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Correct Answer: B [Mathematics]
Notes:
Renowned Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava was jointly selected for the $ 5,000 Cyprian Foyas Prize.

He was awarded the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Award for his contribution to operator theory. The other two award winners are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman, along with Professor Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

What is the theme of International Volunteer Day 2021?

[A] Volunteer now for our common future
[B] World needs Volunteers
[C] Volunteering during Pandemic
[D] Welcoming Volunteers

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Correct Answer: A [Volunteer for Our Common Future]
Notes:
International Volunteer Day is celebrated every year on December 5 to promote the role of volunteers at the national and international levels in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This day recognizes the contributions of volunteers from around the world. UNGA marks 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV). The theme of this year’s International Volunteer Day is ‘Volunteer for Our Common Future’.

Ajaz Patel, who recently took 10 wickets in an innings, is a cricketer from which country?

[A] England
[B] New Zealand
[C] Bangladesh
[D] South Africa

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Correct Answer: B [New Zealand]
Notes:
New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel has become only the third bowler to take 10 wickets in an innings in the 144 – year history of Test cricket.

He achieved this feat on the second day of the second match against India. England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble have achieved this milestone in Test cricket. The 33-year-old is playing in his 11th Test.

When is World Soil Day celebrated every year?

[A] December 3
[B] December 5
[C] December 7
[D] December 9

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Correct Answer: B [December 5]
Notes:
World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5 to draw people’s attention to the importance of soil and its sustainable management.

This year’s campaign is based on the theme “Stop Soil Salinization and Increase Soil Productivity”. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy habitat and human well-being. In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) recommended an international observance.

Which city hosted the first India-Russia ‘2 + 2’ dialogue?

[A] Moscow
[B] New Delhi
[C] Ahmadabad
[D] St Petersburg

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Correct Answer: B [New Delhi]
Notes:
The first ‘2 + 2’ ministerial talks will be held in Delhi. It will take place at the level of foreign and defense ministers, covering “political and defense issues of mutual interest”.

So far, India has held 2 + 2 format meetings with the US, Japan and Australia, member states of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad). Earlier, the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin was held on December 6, 2021 at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

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