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Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 12 April 2022

Current Affairs Daily Quiz for UPSC

The current affairs quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant revise the current affairs of the day easily. Current Affairs Questions and Answers cover topics like the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award, the First flight of Made in India Dornier 288 commercial aircraft, and the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

1. Who will be the first recipient of the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award?

a) PM Narendra Modi

b) AR Rahmani

c) Amitabh Bachchan

d) Dharmendra

2. Which country has announced that it will default on all its $51 billion foreign debt?

a) Ukraine

b) Afghanistan

c) Myanmar

d) Sri Lanka

3. The ‘Made in India’ Dornier 288 aircraft, which was flagged off today, will connect remote cities of which state with Dibrugarh in Assam?

a) Nagaland

b) Meghalaya

c) Arunachal Pradesh

d) Manipur

4. Which country will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

a) New Zealand

b) Australia

c) Austria

d) Germany

5. India signed a new Space Situational Awareness Arrangement with which country?

a) Germany

b) Australia

c) France

d) the US

6. ADB has signed a $2 million loan agreement with India to support development projects in which state?

a) Assam

b) Nagaland

c) Meghalaya

d) Manipur

7. Hamish Bennett has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Which country’s national cricket team does he play for?

a) New Zealand

b) Australia

c) England

d) West Indies


1. (a) PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honored with the inaugural Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. This was announced by the late singer’s family on April 11, 2022. He will receive the award on April 24, the 80th death anniversary of the legend’s father, Master Dinanath Mangeshkar, at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award ceremony.

2. (d) Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, which is currently battling its worst economic crisis, on April 12, 2022, announced a default on all its external debt worth $51 billion. The move was called a “last resort” after the island nation desperately ran out of foreign currency to import. essential goods. The loan policy of the government will be applicable to the amounts of affected loans outstanding as on April 12, 2022.

3. (c) Arunachal Pradesh

The first ‘Made in India’ Dornier 228 passenger aircraft was flagged off by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia along with Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on April 12, 2022 at Fasighat. The 17-seater passenger plane will provide air connectivity to remote cities. of Arunachal Pradesh

4. (b) Australia

The Australian state of Victoria has been confirmed as the host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games. It will be the first predominantly regional Commonwealth Games to be held in several cities and regional centres, including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.

5. (d) US

India and the United States of America finalized the signing of a new Space Situational Awareness Regime during the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on April 11, 2022. The agreement aims to pave the way for more advanced cooperation in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

6. (b) Nagaland

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on April 12, 2022 signed a $2 million loan agreement with the Indian government to design climate-resilient urban infrastructure and strengthen institutional capacity and improve municipal resource mobilization in Nagaland.

7. (a) New Zealand

New Zealand pacer Hamish Bennett has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket after the 2021/2022 season, bringing the curtains down on his 17-year-old career. The 35-year-old has played for the New Zealand under-19 team and senior team as well as for home teams including Wellington and Canterbury. He made his international debut for New Zealand in 2010 in an ODI against Bangladesh and his only Test appearance was against India a month later.


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