Current Affairs February 2022 MCQs Format
Which State/UT has approved Ex-Gratia relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers?
[A] West Bengal
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Right answer is:- Delhi
Brief:- The Delhi cabinet approved ex-Gratia relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers whose lands were damaged by rains last year. In September-October 2021, several acres of farmland were damaged due to heavy rain and water-logging in fields. If the damage is found to be 70% or less, the compensation will be 70% of the amount. If the assessed loss is more than 70%, Rs 20,000 per acre will be paid.
French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France, located in which continent?
[C] South America
Right answer is:- Oceania
Brief:- French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France, comprising more than 100 islands in the South Pacific in Oceania. Scuba divers with the UNESCO have discovered a massive reef of giant rose-shaped corals off the coast of Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia. The structure is in pristine condition and has remained healthy despite recent coral bleaching events.
India adopted the ‘Digital Work Plan 2022’ along with which bloc?
[D] European Commission
Right answer is:- ASEAN
Brief:- India-ASEAN Digital Work Plan 2022 was approved in the 2nd ASEAN Digital Ministers meeting held in the virtual mode. The Work Plan focuses on tackling the use of stolen and counterfeit mobile handsets and WiFi Access network interface, for the public interest. It also includes knowledge sharing in emerging areas ICT such as Internet of Things, 5G, Advanced Satellite Communication and Cyber Forensics.
What is the name of the Tropical Storm which made landfall on three southern African countries?
Right answer is:- Ana
Brief:- Tropical Storm Ana hit three southern African countries, leading to a death count of 70. The storm made landfall in Madagascar before entering into Mozambique and Malawi. Madagascar reported 41 dead and 18 others were killed in Mozambique and 11 in Malawi. The Emergency teams were battling to repair damaged infrastructure and help tens of thousands of victims.
As of 2022, which country is the top Steel Producer in the world?
Right answer is:- China
Brief:- According to World Steel Association, India’s crude steel production rose by 18 per cent to 118 million tonne (MT) in 2021. India is the second largest steel producing nation, as it manufactured 100.3 MT steel in 2020 and China produced 1 064.7 MT of steel in the same year. China recorded a 3 per cent decline to 1 032.8 MT in 2021.
Which country launched the Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile?
[C] North Korea
[D] South Korea
Right answer is:- North Korea
Brief:- North Korea has confirmed that it fired a Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile. This is the first time it has tested a weapon of that size since 2017. Japan and South Korea detected the launch of the intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), which is the seventh weapons test done by North Korea this month.
Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved to set up India’s first Geo-Park in which state?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
Right answer is:- Madhya Pradesh
Brief:- The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved to set up India’s first Geo-Park at Lamheta village on the banks of the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh. A Geo-Park is a unified area which aims to protect the geological heritage in a sustainable way. The site is already in the UNESCO Geo-heritage tentative list. Several dinosaur fossils had been found in the Narmada valley, in the Bhedaghat-Lameta Ghat area of Jabalpur.
Masada Fortress, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?
[B] Sri Lanka
Right answer is:- Israel
Brief:- Masada Fortress, which is located in Israel, is a symbol of Jewish Heroism. Israel’s Ambassador to India Naor Gilon shared a video that showed the Masada Fortress in Israel illuminated with lights. It commemorates the India-Israel Ties, as the two countries celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations. Earlier both the countries unveiled a commemorative logo.
Which Ministry is the nodal agency of the ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’?
[A] Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
[B] Ministry of Coal
[C] Ministry of Power
[D] Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Right answer is:- Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Brief:- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the constitution of a ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’ in its order. The Secretary of MoEF&CC will be the nodal agency. It aims to coordinate and monitor issues relating to the handling and disposal of fly ash and related issues. It is to be jointly headed by the Secretaries of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ministry of Coal and Power and Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Which newly discovered species has been named after the pandemic as ‘Humbertium covidum’?
[C] House Rat
[D] House Fly
Right answer is:- Flatworm
Brief:- Scientists have discovered an alien hammerhead flatworm species that looks like a miniature king cobra. The researchers found the creatures hunting snails in France and Italy. The flatworm has been named after the COVID-19 pandemic as Humbertium covidum’. These new hammerhead flatworms are also among two newly described species found in countries that are not part of their native range so they were very likely introduced there by humans.