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Current Affairs February 2022 Volume 1

Current Affairs February 2022 MCQs Format

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Question:-

Which State/UT has approved Ex-Gratia relief of Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Delhi
[C] Punjab
[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.

Question:-

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France, located in which continent?

[A] Asia
[B] Oceania
[C] South America
[D] Africa

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.

Question:-

India adopted the ‘Digital Work Plan 2022’ along with which bloc?

[A] SAARC
[B] ASEAN
[C] G-20
[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.

Question:-

What is the name of the Tropical Storm which made landfall on three southern African countries?

[A] Rina
[B] Ana
[C] Boss
[D] Sue

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.

Question:-

As of 2022, which country is the top Steel Producer in the world?

[A] India
[B] China
[C] USA
[D] Australia

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.

Question:-

Which country launched the Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile?

[A] China
[B] Japan
[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.

Question:-

Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved to set up India’s first Geo-Park in which state?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Goa
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Telangana

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.

Question:-

Masada Fortress, which was seen in the news, is located in which country?

[A] India
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] Israel
[D] UAE

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.

Question:-

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.

Question:-

Which newly discovered species has been named after the pandemic as ‘Humbertium covidum’?

[A] Snake
[B] Flatworm
[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.

January Current Affairs 4

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Volume- 4

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Today we gonna discuss important current affairs of January 2022.

Question:- 1

Which Union Ministry instituted the ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar’?

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of Education
[D] Ministry of Women and Child Development

Right answer is:- Ministry of Education

Brief:- The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar was instituted by the Ministry of Education, formerly called as the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in 2016 to recognize the excellence in sanitation and hygiene practice in schools The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022 was launched virtually. The sub-categories are: Water, Sanitation, Hand Washing with soap, Operation and Maintenance, behaviour change and capacity building and the newly added category on COVID-19 preparedness and response.

Question:- 2

Kumbalangi, India’s first-ever sanitary napkin-free village, is located in which state?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Kerala
[C] Karnataka
[D] Odisha

Right answer is:-  Kerala

Brief:- Kumbalangi became the first-ever sanitary napkin-free village in the country. It is located in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. It is part of ‘Avalkayi’ (for her) campaign being implemented in the Ernakulam constituency, under which menstrual cups are distributed to women aged 18 and above. Kumbalanghi was declared a model village by the Kerala Governor. It also holds the title of India’s first model tourist village.

Question:- 3

Sabine Weiss, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

[A] Politics
[B] Business
[C] Photography
[D] Sports

Right answer is:-  Photography

Brief:- Veteran photographer Sabine Weiss, renowned for her images on the streets of Paris, passed away at the age of 97. She was the last surviving member of France’s humanist photography school. The photographer moved to Paris after World War Two. She was also regarded as pioneer of Street photography, in which she captured the condition of ordinary people in Paris.

Question:- 4

Abdalla Hamdok, who announced his resignation recently, was the Prime Minister of which country?

[A] Israel
[B] Sudan
[C] Syria
[D] Ghana

Right answer is:-  Sudan

Brief:- Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests. As part of an agreement with the military after the October Coup, former UN official Hamdok was appointed as the Prime Minister.  Now the military coup has again hindered the country’s transition to democratic rule.

Question:- 5

‘PM’s Excellence Award’ is being awarded for which sector?

[A] Sports
[B] Public Administration
[C] Entrepreneurship
[D] Education

Right answer is:-  Public Administration

Brief:- The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) awards the “Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” since 2006. Union Minister Jitendra Singh has recently launched the Web Portal for PM’s Excellence Award, whose registrations began. The prize money was doubled this year from 10 lakh rupees to 20 lakh rupees. The Scheme was restructured in 2020, to recognize the performance of District Collectors towards economic development of the District.

Question:- 6

‘Houthi movement’, which was seen in the news, is based at which country?

[A] Yemen
[B] Syria
[C] Qatar
[D] Iraq

Right answer is:-  Yemen

Brief:- ‘Houthi movement’ is an Islamist political and armed movement which emerged from Northern Yemen in the 1990s. The Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi police said three fuel tanker trucks exploded near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC and a fire broke out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport.  

Question:- 7

Which country proposed ‘P3 (Pro-Planet People) movement’ during the WEF Davos Agenda 2022?

[A] USA
[B] Russia
[C] India
[D] UK

Right answer is:-  India

Brief:- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the “P3 (Pro-Planet People) movement” to underline India’s climate change commitments at World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Agenda 2022. The World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda Virtual Summit hosted world leaders and heads of important institutions around the world to discuss climate action, pandemic recovery, and socio-economic resilience.

Question:- 8

Which Union Ministry is implementing ‘Gram Ujala programme’?

[A] Ministry of Power
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[D] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Right answer is:-  Ministry of Power

Brief:- Gram Ujala scheme is a flagship scheme of the Union Ministry of Power. Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is providing high quality LED bulbs with 3 years guarantee at a cost of INR 10 per bulb in exchange of working incandescent bulbs. Recently, CESL has achieved a remarkable milestone of distributing 50 lakhs LED bulbs under Project Crore of Gram Ujala programme.

Question:- 9

The Koppal Toy Cluster (KTC), which was seen in the news recently, is being developed in which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Karnataka
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] West Bengal

Right answer is:-  Karnataka

Brief:- Koppal is a town in the district of Koppal in Karnataka. The Koppal Toy Cluster (KTC), which is being developed in the state, is the first such infrastructure in the country. The Toy Cluster will be operational in March 2022, spanning an area of over 400 acres of land. It will include the complete value chain from toy making, production of packaging, tool making, paint making, electronics and other accessories.

Question:- 10

Which country is the first to successfully conduct a human heart transplant from a genetically modified pig?

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

Right answer is:-  USA

Brief:- Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center, USA has successfully conducted a human heart transplant from a genetically modified pig. David Bennett, 57 became the first person in the world to get such a heart transplant. This procedure was carried out on the basis that Mr. Bennett, who has terminal heart disease, would otherwise have died.

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January Current Affairs 2022 Volume 3

January Current Affairs 2022 Volume 3

January 2022 Current Affairs Volume 3
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Volume- 3

Hello Everybody welcome to

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Today we gonna discuss important current affairs of January 2022.

Question:- 1

Which state/UT recognised Takht Damdama Sahib, as the fifth Takht of Sikhs?

[A] Punjab
[B] Delhi
[C] Bihar
[D] Uttar Pradesh

Right answer is:-  Delhi

Brief:- Delhi Assembly passed an amendment Bill to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, to recognise Takht Damdama Sahib as the fifth Takht of Sikhs. A Takht, or a throne, is a seat of temporal authority for Sikhs. There are five Sikh Takhts, three in Punjab and one each in Maharashtra and Bihar. The amendment also adds one more ex officio member in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managament Committee (DSGMC) house from the earlier 4.

Question:- 2

Which state signed MoU with Singapore-based LNG Alliance Company, to set up its first LNG Terminal?

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

Right answer is:-  Karnataka

Brief:- The Karnataka state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based LNG Alliance Company for setting up the State’s first LNG Terminal. The first such terminal will be set up in Mangaluru, in association with New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) with an investment of ₹2,250 crore.

Question:- 3

The subsidiary of which Indian company signed agreements on jointly developing the Trincomalee oil tank farm?

[A] Indian Oil Corporation
[B] Bharat Petroleum
[C] Hindustan Petroleum
[D] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Right answer is:-  Indian Oil Corporation

Brief:- Lanka IOC, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Government of Sri Lanka signed lease agreements on jointly developing the Trincomalee oil tank farm. Indian Oil Corporation’s subsidiary Lanka IOC is set to run the 14 oil storage tanks while CPC would run 24 tanks. Trinco Petroleum Terminal Pvt. Ltd would develop the remaining 61 tanks, in a joint venture where 51% stakes will be held by CPC and 49% by Lanka IOC.

Question:- 4

Which New Technology sends signals to power plants every four seconds to maintain a constant frequency in India?

[A] Automatic Generation Control
[B] Automatic Frequency Control
[C] Frequent Frequency Control
[D] Semi Layered Frequency Control

Right answer is:-  Automatic Generation Control

Brief:- The Union Minister for Power and new and renewable energy Raj Kumar Singh has dedicated a new technology named Automatic Generation Control (AGC) to the nation. This technology would send signals to power plants every four seconds, in order to maintain a constant frequency thereby maintaining the reliability of India’s power generation system.

Question:- 5

 Which state signed agreement with ‘National Dairy Development Board’ to create a Rs 2,000-crore Dairy joint venture?

[A] Punjab
[B] Assam
[C] Gujarat
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

Right answer is:-  Assam

Brief:- The Assam government and National Dairy Development Board signed an agreement to create a Rs 2,000-crore joint venture for holistic development of the sector in the state. As per the MoU, a joint venture company will be set up for Rs 2,000 crore with a target of processing 10 lakh litres of milk from six new units in seven years. Foundation stone of Dairy’s expansion initiative under the World Bank-funded ‘Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transportation Project’ was also laid.

Question:- 6

The ‘Artificial Sun’ is an ambitious project of which country?

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

Right answer is:-  China

Brief:- China is conducting experiment with an “artificial sun,” which is dubbed as Experiential Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), for making way to clean energy in the future. The experiments started in December 2021 and is likely to last until June, 2022.

Question:- 7

How many states are covered in the second phase of the Green Energy Corridor scheme?

[A] Three
[B] Five
[C] Seven
[D] Ten

Right answer is:-  Seven

Brief:- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the second phase of the Green Energy Corridor scheme. Under the scheme, over 20 GW of Renewable energy projects will be installed across seven states namely Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh in this phase. The estimated cost of the scheme is Rs 12,031 crore, and 33 per cent of the project cost will be provided as central financial assistance.

Question:-8

Sanjay Lake is a wetland located in which state/UT?

[A] Karnataka

[B] New Delhi
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Andhra Pradesh

Right answer is:-  New Delhi

Brief:- The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is being carried out across seven wetlands in the NCR — Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Dhanauri and Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida, Delhi Zoo and Sanjay Lake, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Najafgarh Jheel and the Yamuna River. The census recorded only 13 species in the Sanjay Lake, down from 17 species recorded from 2019 to 2021. The two migratory species recorded were the Great Cormorant, which migrates from Southeast Asia, and the Eurasian Coot, which migrates from Temperate Asia.

Question:- 9

‘Electric Bike Taxi Scheme’ is the initiative of which Indian state/UT?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Odisha
[C] Telangana
[D] Karnataka

Right answer is:-  Karnataka

Brief:- The ‘Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme’ was launched in Karnataka six months ago. It allowed private players, individuals, firms, and aggregators to run electric bike taxis in Bengaluru. Citizens can avail of the service for a maximum distance of 10 km. However, the Transport Department has received only one application for a licence. The state has not yet fixed the bike taxi fares.

Question:- 10

‘Global Economic Prospects Report’ is the flagship publication of which institution?

[A] World Bank
[B] International Monetary Fund
[C] World Economic Forum
[D] Asian Development Bank

Right answer is:-  World Bank

Brief:- ‘Global Economic Prospects report’ is the flagship report of World Bank. As per the latest report released, India’s economy is estimated to contract by 3.2% in the current fiscal year 2020-21. The report also expects the Indian economy would grow at 3.1% in the next fiscal year. In the earlier report released in April, the GDP growth rate for this fiscal year was predicted at 1.5%-2.8% growth. The growth of next year was also earlier predicted at 6.1%. The report also highlighted that global economy will contract by 5.2% in 2020.