Current Affairs Quiz: 12 July 2021



12 July 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Malala Day, Wimbledon 2021 winner and Euro Cup 2020 Finals among others. 

1. When is Malala Day observed?

a) July 12th

b) July 13th

c) July 14th

d) July 15th

2. When will Prime Minister Narendra Modi interact with CMs of eight north-east states?

a) July 13th

b) July 14th

c) July 15th 

d) July 16th

3. Which state’s Chief Minister has announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of those killed in lightning strikes?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Rajasthan

c) Bihar

d) Telangana

4. Who won Wimbledon Men’s singles title 2021?

a) Novak Djokovic 

b) Roger Federer

c) Rafael Nadal

d) Matteo Berrettini

5. Which nation won Euro Cup 2020 for the first time since 1968?

a) England

b) Switzerland

c) Italy

d) Spain

6. Who became the oldest goal-scorer in the history of the Euro finals?

a) Leonardo Bonucci 

b) D. Berardi

c) F. Bernardeschi 

d) Giorgio Chiellini

7. Who won Euro 2020 Golden Boot?

a) Cristiano Ronaldo 

b) Patrik Schick 

c) Karim Benzema 

d) Federico Chiesa 

8. Who was the first Indian to win a junior Grand Slam title?

a) Ramesh Krishnan

b) Ramanathan Krishnan 

c) Leander Paes

d) Yuki Bhambri

Answers

1. (a) July 12th 

The Malala Day is observed on July 12, on the birthday of the young activist, Malala Yousafzai. The United Nations had designated July 12 as Malala Day to honour the young woman who has been a prominent activist for female education since her early teens. 

2. (a) July 13th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with the Chief Ministers of eight north-eastern states at 11 am on July 13, 2021 through video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 situation in their region. 

3. (b) Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on July 11, 2021 announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives due to lightning strikes in the state. He has also ordered to provide compensation for those who have been injured. 

4. (a) Novak Djokovic 

World number one Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title when he defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 at the Centre Court in the finals of Wimbledon Men’s Singles 2021. With the win, Djokovic has now equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s tally of 20 Grand Slams. This is  Djokovic ‘s third Grand Slam win this year after winning the Australian Open and French Open. He will now look to win the last Grand Slam- the US Open as well to finish the year on a high. 

5. (c) Italy

Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968. Italy beat England 3-2 during penalties to lift the cup at the Wembley stadium on July 11, 2021. Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named the player of the tournament.

6. (a) Leonardo Bonucci 

Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci on July 11, 2021 became the oldest goal-scorer in the history of the Euro finals. He achieved the feat during England and Italy’s clash in the Euro 2020 finals at the Wembley Stadium, which Italy won 3-2 on penalties.  

7. (a) Cristiano Ronaldo 

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot, despite having played in just four matches. Ronaldo scored five goals in the Euro Cup, the joint highest with Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick who also had the same number of goals. However, Ronaldo won the Golden boot through tie-breaker of assists.

8. (b) Ramanathan Krishnan 

Ramanathan Krishnan was the first Indian to win a junior title when he won the 1954 Wimbledon junior championship. His son Ramesh Krishnan went on to become the second Indian to win a junior title when he won the 1970 junior Wimbledon and junior French Open titles.



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