Current Affairs Quiz 24 August 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as first Cabinet Minister to be arrested, first Indian Paracanoe athlete and India’s flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony among others. 

1. Who has become the first Cabinet Minister to be arrested by state police in 20 years?

a) Sarbananda Sonowal

b) Narayan Rane 

c) Jyotiraditya Scindia

d) Pralhad Joshi

2. India signed a $500 million loan to expand the Bengaluru metro rail network with which financial institution?

a) ADB

b) IMF

c) WB

d) ECB

3. Which among the following countries has launched antibody testing for children aged 3-12 years?

a) Israel

b) Turkey 

c) Bangladesh 

d) Australia

4. Who will be the first Indian Paracanoe athlete at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics?

a) Sakina Khatun 

b) Prachi Yadav 

c) Rubina Francis 

d) Avani Lekhara

5. Who was India’s flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony?

a) Tek Chand

b) Mariyappan Thangavelu

c) Prachi Yadav 

d) Devendra Jhajaria 

6. Who will be the first female powerlifter to represent India at the Paralympics?

a) Prachi Yadav

b) Rubina Francis

c) Tek Chand 

d) Sakina Khatun

Answers

1. (b) Narayan Rane 

Union Minister Narayan Rane has been arrested by the Ratnagiri police in Maharashtra for his slap remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He has become the first Union Minister to be arrested by the state police in 20 years after late Murasoli Maran & TR Baalu, who were dramatically arrested at midnight by Chennai Police in June 2001.

2. (a) ADB

The Central Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on August 23, 2021, signed a $500 million loan for the expansion of the metro rail network in Bengaluru. As per the Finance Ministry, two new metro lines will be constructed totaling 56 km in length.

3. (a) Israel

Israel on August 22, 2021, launched antibody testing for children between 3 years to 12 years old. The Israeli government has decided to alleviate any developmental and educational setbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.

4. (b) Prachi Yadav 

Prachi Yadav will be the first Indian Paracanoe athlete at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. India will have its highest representation in track and field events at Tokyo Paralympics with 16 athletes having qualified for different disciplines including club throw, 100m sprint, javelin throw, discus throw, high jump and shot put.

5. (a) Tek Chand

Javelin Thrower Tek Chand has been named as India’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 today after Mariyappan Thangavelu was identified as a close contact of a Covid Positive person in his flight to Tokyo. The Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony will get underway today, on August 24, 2021.

6. (d) Sakina Khatun

Sakina Khatun will become the first female powerlifter to represent India at the Paralympics.

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