Current Affairs February 2022 MCQs Format
February Current Affairs Volume 2
Sergio Mattarella has been elected as the President of which country for the second term?
Right answer is:- Italy
Brief:- Italian President Sergio Mattarella has been elected to a second term in the recent round of elections. Mattarella was reconfirmed with a broad majority, in the voting done by lawmakers and regional representatives. The 80-year old Jurist-Academic has been serving as the country’s President since 2015.
‘HERMES Mission’ seen in the news is associated with country?
Right answer is:- USA
Brief:- HERMES stands for Heliophysics Environmental and Radiation Measurement Experiment Suite. It is a critical part of NASA’s Artemis mission HERMES is a four-instrument suite to be mounted outside NASA’s Moon-orbiting Gateway, and has recently passed a critical mission review. HERMES will monitor the space weather and the fluctuating conditions in space driven by the Sun.
Which company has started India’s first project of mixing Hydrogen into Natural Gas System?
[D] Power Grid Corporation
Right answer is:- GAIL
Brief:- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commenced India’s first-of-its-kind project of mixing Hydrogen into Natural gas system at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The hydrogen blended natural gas will be supplied to Avantika Gas Limited, one of GAIL’s Joint Venture Company with HPCL, which is operating in Indore. This is a pilot project to establish the feasibility of blending hydrogen in City Gas Distribution (CGD) network.
The Government of India has done ‘Conversion or Switch operations’ with which institution?
[B] Reserve Bank of India
[C] International Court of Justice
[D] World Bank
Right answer is:- Reserve Bank of India
Brief:- The Government of India has done ‘Conversion or Switch operations’ with the Reserve Bank of India, for an amount of ₹1,19,701 crore. The transaction involved buying back securities maturing in FY 2022-23, FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25 from the Reserve Bank and issuing fresh securities for equivalent market value. This conversion will help to reduce the redemption pressure on the Government.
Which Union Ministry released a Draft Report on InDEA 2.0?
[A] Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology
[B] Ministry of Science and Technology
[C] Ministry of Finance
[D] Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Right answer is:- Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology
Brief:- Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) has released a draft report on India Digital Ecosystem Architecture 2.0 or the InDEA 2.0. InDEA 2.0 proposes a model of ‘Federated Digital Identities’, which seeks to optimise the number of digital identities that a citizen needs to have. The draft report is headed by former MeitY secretary J Satyanaraya as Chairman and current secretary Ajay P Sawhney as Co-Chairman.
‘Bloody Sunday’ is a commemorative event marked by which country?
Right answer is:- Ireland
Brief:- Northern Ireland is marking 50 years of Bloody Sunday, on which British soldiers fired upon a crowd of protesters, killing 14 people. Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin also tweeted that the country is paying tribute to the families of the victims. The violence took place during a march organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association.
Which Indian state/UT got its first-ever good freight train connectivity post independence?
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Right answer is:- Manipur
Brief:- Manipur got its first-ever good freight train connectivity post independence, as the first freight train arrived at the Rani Gaidinliu station of the north-eastern state. Earlier, a passenger train from Silchar in Assam reached the Bongaichungpao railway station in Manipur. This is a part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Imphal new line project, which will connect Imphal with Guwahati.
‘Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission’ is associated with which country?
Right answer is:- USA
Brief:- NASA’s ‘Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission’ has found that Greenland’s glaciers that empty into the ocean, such as Apusiaajik Glacier, are at greater risk of rapid ice loss. It revealed that ice loss from Greenland’s ice sheet contributes more to the global rise of the oceans than any other single source. If all of Greenland’s ice sheet were to melt, global sea levels would rise by about 24 feet (7.4 meters).
Which is the nodal agency of the new scheme ‘PM-DevINE’?
[B] North-Eastern Council
[C] NITI Aayog
Right answer is:- North-Eastern Council
Brief:- A new scheme, Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East, PM-DevINE was announced by the Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2022-23. PM-DevINE will be implemented through the North-Eastern Council. An initial allocation of Rs. 1,500 crore will be made for the new scheme. It will fund infrastructure and social development projects based on needs of the North-East.
UNCITRAL, seen in the news, is a UN Agency associated with which field?
[A] Children Welfare
[B] Climate Change
Right answer is:- Insolvency
Brief:- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on Cross border Insolvency (1997) is the most widely accepted legal framework on cross-border insolvency. The Economic Survey suggested the adoption of UNCITRAL Law with certain modifications. It has been adopted by 49 countries such as Singapore, UK, US, South Africa and Korea. Insolvency Law Committee had recommended the adoption of UNCITRAL.
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