GK General Knowledge -New Current Affairs for competitive exam

Q. Which country joins BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) as its member recently?

1) Australia
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Egypt
4) Singapore
ANS: 3

Q. Who is crowned Miss Universe 2021?

1) Harnaaz Sandhu
2) Andrea Meza
3) Nadia Ferreira
4) Lalela Mswane
ANS: 1
Note: Harnaaz Sandhu from India was crowned Miss Universe 2021, the 70th edition of the Miss Universe contest, on December 12, 2021, in Eilat, Israel, beating contestants from 80 countries. She is the third Indian beauty to win the coveted crown after actors Sushmita Sen in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000. She was crowned by her predecessor Andrea Meza of Mexico, who won the pageant in 2020. Nadia Ferreira of Paraguay and Lalela Mswane of South Africa were the first and second runners¬up, respectively.

Q. Gabriel Boric has been elected as the youngest President of –

1) Itali
2) Slovakia
3) Chile
4) Maldova
ANS: 3
Note: Gabriel Boric, a former student activist and a leftist leader was on December 19, 2021, elected as the new President of Chile by securing more than 55 percent votes in his support in the Presidential polls. He defeated his nearest rival lawmaker Jos Antonio Kast in the polls. At the age of 35, Boric will become Chile’s youngest modern president when he takes office in March 2022. Boric is backed by a coalition of leftist parties that include Chile’s Communist Party. He was among several activists elected to Congress in 2014 after leading protests for higher quality education.

Q. Which state emerges on top of the Composite Good Governance Index, 2021?

1) Gujarat
2) Maharashtra
3) West Bengal
4) Kerala
ANS: 1

Q. Which steel sector company receives Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021?

1) Tata Iron and Steel Company
2) Vedanta
3) Jindal Steel
4) Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
ANS: 4

Q. Vikram Misri has been appointed as the new –

1) Chairman of ISRO
2) Deputy National Security Adviser of India
3) Chief Economic Advisor to Finance Ministry
4) Ambassador to UNO
ANS: 2
Note: aasa

Q. Who among the following has appointed as UGC Chairman?

1) Prof. Dinesh Prasad Saklani
2) M Jagadesh Kumar
3) Dr V Anantha Nageswaran
4) Shri Narendra Goenka
ANS: 2

Q. Dance maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away recently. He was associated with which of the following dance?

1) Bharatanatyam
2) Kathak
3) Odissi
4) Kathakali
ANS: 2

Q. Which of the following states sponsored India’s Men’s Hockey Team and Women’s Hockey Team?

1) Punjab
2) Odisha
3) Haryana
4) Rajasthan
ANS: 2

Q. Which of the following Olympians has been made the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand State for its Women and Child Development department as well as Centre’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme?

1) Vandana Kataria
2) Gurjit Kaur
3) Rani Rampal
4) Deepa Grace Ekka
ANS: 1