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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?

[A] UAE
[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?

[A] USA
[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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Question:-

Sergio Mattarella has been elected as the President of which country for the second term?

[A] Brazil
[B] Italy
[C] France
[D] Ukraine

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.

Question:-

‘HERMES Mission’ seen in the news is associated with country?

[A] USA
[B] Russia
[C] China
[D] UAE

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.

Question:-

Which company has started India’s first project of mixing Hydrogen into Natural Gas System?

[A] ONGC
[B] GAIL
[C] NTPC
[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.

Question:-

The Government of India has done ‘Conversion or Switch operations’ with which institution?

[A] INTERPOL
[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.

Question:-

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.

Question:-

‘Bloody Sunday’ is a commemorative event marked by which country?

[A] USA
[B] Ireland
[C] Germany
[D] Italy

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.

Question:-

Which Indian state/UT got its first-ever good freight train connectivity post independence?

[A] Goa
[B] Manipur
[C] Ladakh
[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.

Question:-

‘Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission’ is associated with which country?

[A] Russia
[B] Israel
[C] USA
[D] China

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).

Question:-

Which is the nodal agency of the new scheme ‘PM-DevINE’?

[A] NABARD
[B] North-Eastern Council
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] IRDAI

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.

Question:-

UNCITRAL, seen in the news, is a UN Agency associated with which field?

[A] Children Welfare
[B] Climate Change
[C] Insolvency
[D] Heritage

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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