25 July to 31 July 2022
Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/IAS Exams: The weekly current affairs quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day comfortably. This week, we have compiled 10 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant to government exams, covering topics like 68th National Film Awards, International Tiger Day and Ramsar site in India.
Which film won the Best Feature Film award at the 1.68th National Film Awards?
a) Ayyappanam Koshiyum
b) Surrai Potru
d) Toolcidas Jr.
Who won the Best Director award at the 68th National Film Awards?
a) Sudha Kongara Prasad
b) Om Raut
c) Satchidanandan KR
d) Mani Ratnam
3.Who is the first Indian President to be born in independent India?
a) Draupadi Murmu
b) Ram Nath Kovind
c) Pranab Mukherjee
d) Pratibha Patil
4.When is International Tiger Day celebrated?
a) July 27
b) July 28
c) July 29
d) 30 July
When is Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated?
a) 25 July
b) 26 July
c) July 27
d) 28 July
In which state is the newly named Ramsar Site Pala wetland located?
b) Tamil Nadu
7. Which country will host the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2025?
a) Sri Lanka
8. Which Indian state was the highest receiver of FDI equity inflows during the financial year 2021-22?
c) Tamil Nadu
9. Which two Asian countries were recently awarded the ICC Associate Membership?
a) Indonesia, Taiwan
b) Uzbekistan, Cambodia
c) South Korea, Japan
d) Bhutan, Turkmenistan
10. Which country has decided to leave the International Space Station after 2024?
1.(b) Sorarai Potru
The Best Actor award at the 68th National Film Awards went to Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Suriya for Soorarai Pottru, while Aparna Balamurali won the Best Actress award for Soorarai Pottru. Soorarai Potru, written and directed by Sudha Kongara, has won the Best Feature Film award at the 68th National Film Awards.
2.(c) Satchidanandan KR
The 68th National Film Award for Best Director was given posthumously to Sachchidanandan KR for the 2020 Malayalam film Ayyappanam Koshiyum. Biju Menon won the Best Supporting Actor award for the same film. The film also won two other National Awards including Best Action Direction and Best Female Playback Singer and Best Stunt Choreography. Sachi passed away on June 18, 2020 at the age of 47 due to cardiac arrest.
3.(a) Draupadi Murmu
Draupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India on July 25, 2022. Chief Justice of India NV Raman administered the oath of office to the President in the Central Hall of Parliament. She has become the second woman President of India and the first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional office. She is also the first Indian President to be born in independent India.
4.(c) July 29
International Tiger Day is celebrated across the world on 29 July. This year is the 12th International Tiger Day. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the conservation of tigers and the challenges and risks they face. The day also aims to promote a global system to protect the natural habitats of tigers.
5.(b) 26 July
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 26 July to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War. The day is observed in honor of the heroes of the Kargil War, who played a key role in ousting the Pakistani Army from their occupied positions on the mountain peaks of northern Kargil district in Ladakh in 1999.
The Pala wetland is the largest natural wetland in Mizoram. The famous landmark is surrounded by lush green forests and is home to a rich diversity of animal species including a range of animals and birds. India has recently designated five new Ramsar sites of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, taking the total number of Ramsar sites in India to 54 from the earlier 49.
India will host the ICC Women’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2025. This was confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the ongoing ICC Annual Conference in Birmingham. The Women’s ODI World Cup 2025 will be the fifth time that India will host an ICC women’s tournament. The ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2025 will consist of eight teams and a total of 31 matches. India has previously hosted four ICC Women’s World Cups. Bangladesh has been awarded the hosting rights for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, England will host the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2026 and Sri Lanka will host the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Champions Trophy.
Karnataka was the highest receiver of FDI equity inflows with 37.55 per cent inflows during FY 2021-22, followed by Maharashtra (26.26 per cent), Delhi (13.93 per cent), Tamil Nadu (5.10 per cent) and Haryana (4.76 per cent). . Singapore and USA emerged as the top 2 sourcing countries in FDI equity inflows into India in FY 2021-22, followed by Mauritius, Netherlands and Switzerland.
9. (b) Uzbekistan, Cambodia
The ICC granted membership status to three new countries during its ongoing annual conference in Birmingham on 26 July 2022. The three members of the ICC are Cte d’Ivoire from Africa and Cambodia and Uzbekistan from Asia. With the addition of three new member states, the total number of ICC members has reached 108 countries, including 96 associates. The two new Asian ICC members take the total number of Asian countries with ICC membership status to 25 which includes 5 full members.
10. (b) Russia
Russia has decided to leave the International Space Station after 2024. Russia’s newly appointed Roscosmos chief Yuri Borisov confirmed this. The announcement comes amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The Roscosmos chief said the space agency would fulfill all its obligations to its partners but would leave the space station after 2024. He also mentioned putting together a Russian orbital space station. The ISS was launched in 1998 as a result of US-Russia cooperation after the end of the Cold War.