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Current Affairs Question and Answers 31 December 2021

  • Question 1 :
  • Which country has become the newest member of the BRICS New Development Bank?

  • AEgypt
  • BTanzania
  • CNigeria
  • DSri Lanka
  • Explanation:

    India on December 29, 2021, welcomed Egypt as the new member of the BRICS New Development Bank. With this, Egypt has now become a fourth new member to be admitted to BRICS NDB. The BRICS group includes five major emerging countries around the world- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa and the multilateral bank BRICS NDB was established by these rising economies to finance the sustainable development projects.

  • Question 2 :
  • Which station has been renamed as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station?

  • AGwalior
  • BItarsi
  • CJhansi
  • DBina
  • Explanation:

    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename Jhansi Railway Station as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’. Jhansi station's new name has been decided after Rani Laxmibai. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made the announcement regarding the new name of Jhansi station on December 29, 2021.

  • Question 3 :
  • Who has hinted at the possible community transmission of Omicron Covid variant?

  • AHome Minister Amit Shah
  • BDr VK Paul
  • CDr Randeep Guleria
  • DDelhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
  • Explanation:

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed on December 30, 2021 that people with no travel history have been found to be infected with Omicron in Delhi, which means that it is gradually spreading in the community.

  • Question 7 :
  • Who is the first cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats- Test, ODI and T20?

  • AVirat Kohli
  • BSteve Smith
  • CMS Dhoni
  • DRoss Taylor
  • Explanation:

    New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor is the first-ever cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats- Test, ODI and T20. The cricketer announced that he will retire from international cricket after New Zealand's two-match test series at home against Bangladesh and six ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands. 

  • Question 8 :
  • Who had become the second Indian-born woman to fly to space in July 2021?

  • ABhawana Kanth
  • BPriyanka Mohite
  • CVanita Gupta
  • DSirisha Bandla
  • Explanation:

    Sirisha Bandla created history by becoming the second Indian-born woman and fourth Indian overall to fly to space after Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams on July 11, 2021. She was one of the six crew members aboard billionaire Sir Richard Branson's historic Virgin Galactic flight 'VSS Unity' that flew to the edge of space before returning to the Earth.