current affairs February 2022 volume 3

current affairs February 2022 volume 3

Current Affairs February 2022 Volume  3

Question:- 1

Which type of villages are the beneficiaries of the newly announced ‘Vibrant Villages programme’?

[A] Coastal Villages
[B] Border Villages
[C] Hilly villages
[D] ODF Villages

Right answer is:- Border Villages

Brief:- The Union Budget has announced a new scheme called ‘Vibrant Villages programme’, which aims to boost the infrastructure of the villages along India’s border, especially with China. Under the programme, additional funding will be provided, existing schemes will be converged. Activities include housing, tourist centres, road connectivity, provisioning of decentralised renewable energy, DTH access for Doordarshan and educational channels, and livelihood support.

Question:- 2

The United States recently announced which country as its major non-NATO ally?

[B] Qatar
[C] Israel
[D] Japan

Right answer is:- Qatar

Brief:- US President Joe Biden designated Qatar a major non-NATO ally, during a meeting with the ruling leader of Qatar at the White House. This is seen as a symbolic honour to Qatar for its assistance with evacuations from Afghanistan and in ending last year’s Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

Question:- 3

As per the Economic Survey 2021-22, what is the estimated GDP Growth of India in 2022-23?

[A] 9.2-9.7 %
[B] 8.2-8.7 %
[C] 8.0-8.5 %
[D] 10.0 – 10.5 %

Right answer is:- 8.0-8.5 %

Brief:- The Economic Survey 2021-22 has projected the Indian economy to grow at 8.0-8.5 per cent in 2022-23. A 9.2 per cent expansion for 2021-22 has been outlined by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in its first advance estimates of GDP. This year’s growth comes on a low base year economic output and the expansion of next year would be seen from the recovery levels in economic output.

Question:- 4

As per Union Budget 2022-23, what is the new Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) for Cooperative societies?

[A] 10 per cent
[B] 12.5 per cent
[C] 15 per cent
[D] 17.5 per cent

Right answer is:- 15 per cent

Brief:- The Union Budget has reduced the Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) to be paid by Cooperative societies to 15 per cent. At present, cooperative societies are required to pay AMT at the rate of 18.5 per cent, while companies pay the same at 15 per cent. The Budget proposed to reduce the surcharge from the 12 per cent to 7 per cent, for cooperatives with total income of Rs 1 crore up to Rs 10 crore.

Question:- 5

As per recent Government data, what is the total number of new leprosy cases detected during 2020-21 in India?

[A] 5,147
[B] 25,147
[C] 65,147
[D] 95,147

Right answer is:- 65,147

Brief:- As per the latest data from National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP), a total of 65,147 new leprosy cases were detected during the year 2020-21 in India. Leprosy, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, affects the peripheral nervous system causing skin lesions, numbness, and other deformities. India accounts for over half of the world’s new leprosy patients. According to NLEP’s 2020-2021 report, 94.75% of patients in India were cured.

Question:- 6

Which Indian state/UT launched the ‘CLAP’ programme?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] Odisha

Right answer is:- Andhra Pradesh

Brief:- The Andhra Pradesh government started the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP)-Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam programme. It aims to clean up rural areas, improve sanitation conditions and waste management with public participation. Besides door-to-door collection of garbage, the campaign aims for segregation of liquid and solid waste, onsite waste treatment, and encouraging home composting.

Question:- 7

The Lunar New Year 2022 marks the start of Year of which animal?

[A] Year of Ox
[B] Year of Tiger
[C] Year of Pig
[D] Year of Lion

Right answer is:- Year of Tiger

Brief:- The Lunar New Year was observed on February 1, 2022. It also known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival in China. The celebration marks the end of the Year of the Ox and the start of the Year of the Tiger. The New Year is celebrated by nearly 2 billion people in Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Tibet, Vietnam and in Asian communities, for more than two weeks.

Question:- 8

Which country funded the ‘Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation’ CSG 2 satellite, launched by SpaceX?

[B] Italy
[C] Germany
[D] Israel

Right answer is:- Italy

Brief:- Italian Space Agency, the Italian Ministry of Defense and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Scientific Research funded the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite. It was launched aboard the two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX from Florida station. The system consists of two satellites, which are designed to observe Earth using synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

Question:- 9

Antonio Costa, has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country?

[A] Italy
[B] Portugal
[C] Germany
[D] Israel

Right answer is:- Portugal

Brief:- Antonio Costa is serving as the current Prime Minister of Portugal since 2015. The 60-year old leader of Socialist Party has been re-elected for the second term in the snap general election. The vote was called in November last year after former Communist and Left Bloc allies joined the right to strike down his minority government budget.

Question:- 10

‘‘Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala’, the nomination for World Heritage List, are located in which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Karnataka
[C] Gujarat
[D] Rajasthan

Right answer is:- Karnataka

Brief:- The Hoysala Temples of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been finalised as India’s nomination for World Heritage List for the year 2022-2023. This was announced by the Union Culture Ministry. The ‘Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala’ are on UNESCO’s Tentative list since 2014.

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