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Home Practice Tests Practice Tests Current Affairs Question and Answers 21 January 2022
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Current Affairs Question and Answers 21 January 2022

  • Question 2 :
  • Which nation is relocating its capital to Nusantara?

  • AIndonesia
  • BMalaysia
  • CBrunei
  • DVietnam
  • Explanation:

    The Indonesian Parliament approved a bill on January 18, 2022 to relocate the country’s capital from Jakarta to Nusantara. The new capital city of Nusantara will be built on Borneo Island, in the forested province of East Kalimantan.

  • Question 3 :
  • Which among the following is the world's fastest sinking cities?

  • AMale
  • BLindau
  • CNew York
  • DJakarta
  • Explanation:

    The city of Jakarta sits on the swampy ground near the sea, which not only makes it one of the fastest sinking cities on the Earth but is also prone to flooding. Jakarta has been sinking into the Java Sea at an alarming rate due to the over-extraction of groundwater. As per several studies, the city could entirely sink by 2050.

  • Question 4 :
  • Who among the following has announced her retirement after the 2022 season?

  • AMary Kom
  • BMitali Raj
  • CSaina Nehwal
  • DSania Mirza
  • Explanation:

    Sania Mirza, former world no. 1, has announced that she would be retiring from Tennis after the 2022 season.The Indian tennis player has won six Grand Slams and also reached the summit of the WTA doubles ranking. She is also the first Indian to break into the top 30 in the WTA singles ranking.

  • Question 5 :
  • Who has been named as the captain of the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year 2021?

  • AVirat Kohli
  • BBabar Azam
  • CJoe Root
  • DSteve Smith
  • Explanation:

    The ICC Men's ODI Team of the year 2021 has been revealed and Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has been named as the captain of the team. The ICC Team of the Year recognises 11 outstanding cricketers from around the world who have performed impressively with either bat or ball or their all-rounder capabilities in the previous calendar year.

  • Question 6 :
  • Which two Indian cricketers have been named in the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year 2021?

  • AHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana
  • BMitali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur
  • CJhulan Goswami, Mitali Raj
  • DShefali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Explanation:

    The ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year 2021 includes two Indians, veteran batter Mithali Raj and pacer Jhulan Goswami. England's Heather Knight has been named the captain of the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year 2021, while Australia's Alyssa Healy has been named as the wicketkeeper.

  • Question 7 :
  • Rare instance of snowfall was witnessed in which desert recently?

  • ASahara
  • BThar
  • CNami
  • DAtacama
  • Explanation:

    In a rare phenomenon, snowfall was captured on the dunes of the Sahara Desert after the temperatures dropped below zero. This is the 5th time in 42 years that it has snowed in the Sahara desert. The earlier times were in 1979, 2016,2018 and 2021. The maximum temperature in the desert reaches to about 58 degrees in the summer.