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Monthly Current Affairs MCQs: Feb 2022

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Question 1

World Leprosy Day (WLD) is observed every year on the last Sunday of January. In 2022, what is the theme of World Leprosy Day?

Question 2

Consider the following statements regarding the ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN) meeting-

i. The 3rd ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN) meeting with India was held.

ii. The headquarters of ASEAN nation is in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 3

Consider the following statements regarding the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) -

i. India is the Second-largest pharmaceutical manufacturing country.

ii. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya launched NIPER Research Portal.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 4

Who authored the book "A Little Book of India: Celebrating 75 Years of Independence"?

Question 5

India won the bronze medal by defeating which country's team in the Women's Asia Cup Hockey 2022?

Question 6

Who has been appointed as the Chief Economic Adviser?

Question 7

Consider the following statements regarding the Economic Survey 2021-22-

i. The central theme of this year’s Enable Markets, Promote 'Pro-Business'

ii. World Bank’s and Asian Development Bank’s latest forecasts of real GDP growth of 8.7 percent and 7.5 percent respectively for 2022-23 .

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 8

Consider the following statements regarding the National Commission for Women –

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 25th National Commission for Women Foundation Day programme.

ii. The theme of the programme ‘She The Change Maker’ is aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in different fields.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 9

The Center has decided to convert how many villages in 12 states into 'Villages of Excellence' with technical assistance from the Government of Israel?

Question 10

According to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India's foreign exchange reserves declined by how much million dollars during the week ended January 21, 2022?

Question 11

Rafael Nadal won a record 21st Grand Slam title by defeating whom in the men's singles final of the Australian Open?

Question 12

Who authored the book "Fearless Governance"?

Question 13

Consider the following statements regarding the Union Budget 2022-23-

i. India’s economic growth is estimated at 9.2 percent, the highest among all large economies.

ii. five hundred new-generation Vande Bharat Trains to be developed over the next three years.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 14

Consider the following statements regarding the University Grants Commission (UGC)-

i. UGC has developed a draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF), the UGC has clarified that the framework is not intended to promote a uniform curriculum or national common syllabus.

ii. The name of the current Chairman of UGC is D.P.Singh.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 15

In which state the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved the establishment of the country's first Geo Park?

Question 16

Which Indian player has won the World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 award?

Question 17

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated which Raising Day on 1st February?

Question 18

World Wetlands Day is observed every year on which date?

Question 19

Consider the following statements regarding the UNESCO World Heritage Sites-

i. Hoysala Temples of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been finalised as India’s nomination for consideration as UNESCO World Heritage site for the year 2022-2023.

ii. The latest site to be inscribed is Jaipur City, Rajasthan.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 20

Consider the following statements regarding the 2022 Asian Games-

i. The 2022 Asian Games (18th edition) will take place from September 10 to September 25, 2022, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

ii. E-sports and breakdancing will debut in the 2022 Asian Games as full medal sports after being approved by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 21

Which country will launch the world's first hydrogen-powered flying boat 'The Jet'?

Question 22

Which state became the 35th state/UT to implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme?

Question 23

Who took over as the Chief of Army Staff?

Question 24

Who won the women's singles title in the Odisha Open 2022 badminton tournament?

Question 25

Consider the following statements regarding the Chandrayaan-3 Launch –

i. Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022

ii. Chandrayaan-3 will include a modified lander and rover and an orbiter

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 26

Consider the following statements regarding the Virtual Digital Assets-

i. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget 2022 speech, announced a 25 percent tax on income from virtual digital assets.

ii. “To define the term “virtual digital asset”, a new clause (47A) is proposed to be inserted to section 2 of the Act.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 27

World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4th February, what is the theme of 2022?

Question 28

Who took over as the Director General of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT)?

Question 29

In the budget 2022-23, the allocation of Khelo India scheme was increased by what percent?

Question 30

Two more Ramsar sites were announced in India on World Wetlands Day, in which one is Gujarat's Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary and the Second one Ramsar sites is –

Question 31

Consider the following statements regarding the Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) Scheme-

i. The Government has decided to continue the Scheme of “Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram” (RYSK) over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle (2021-22 to 2025-26).

ii. The RYSK Scheme is the flagship Central Sector Scheme of the Minister of Labour and Employment.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 32

Consider the following statements regarding the International Olympic Committee (IOC)-

i. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formally approved the proposal to include surfing, skateboarding, and sport climbing at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

ii. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is Thomas Bach.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 33

ICC U-19 World Cup 2022: India lifts a record fifth title after beating which country's team?

Question 34

Who has been appointed the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC)?

Question 35

Recently, where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicate the 'Statue of Equality' to the nation?

Question 36

Which state/UT has been adjudged as the best tableau among the 12 states/UTs that participated in the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2022?

Question 37

Who has been appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of JNU?

Question 38

What has been renamed as Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh?

Question 39

Consider the following statements Interim Report of Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission-

i. The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Delimitation Commission has changed the complexion of most of the 90 Assembly seats.

ii. The Delimitation Commission is appointed by the Governor of India and works in collaboration with the Election Commission of India.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 40

Consider the following Statements regarding the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)-

i. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0.

ii. IMI 4.0 will have three rounds and will be conducted in 416 districts (including 75 districts identified for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav) across 33 States/UTs in the country.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 41

Which state government launched 'Paraya Shikshalay' (Neighborhood School), an open-air classroom program for students of classes 1 to 7?

Question 42

In which city did BCCI President Sourav Ganguly lay the foundation stone of the world's third largest cricket stadium?

Question 43

Consider the following statements regarding the National Ropeways Development Programme-

i. Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting Union Budget for 2022-23 announced National Ropeways Development Programme – “Parvatmala”.

ii. The finance minister announced that contracts for 10 ropeway projects for a length of 60 km would be awarded in 2022-23 .

Which of the statements given above is /are not correct?

Question 44

Consider the following statements regarding the Powerthon-2022 –

i. Powerthon-2022 is being launched in line with the aim of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) introduced by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.

ii. Its main objective is to reduce the AT&C deficit by 20-25 percent and eliminate the ACOS-ARR gap by 2024-25 .

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 45

China PR (People's Republic) won the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 football tournament by defeating which country's team?

Question 46

Which has become the first union territory to be integrated with the National Single Window System?

Question 47

The central government aims to increase the installed renewable energy capacity by how much (GW) by 2030?

Question 48

Who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami?

Question 49

Consider the following statements regarding the 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)'-

i. The 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)' has been extended for a period of 2021-22 to 2025-26 with an allocation of Rs 4,600 crore.

ii. In May 2017, the Center had launched SAMPADA (Scheme for Development of Agro-Marine Processing and Agro-Processing Clusters) with an allocation of Rs 6,000 crore.

Which of the statements given above is /are not correct?

Question 50

Consider the following statements regarding the Nai Roshni Scheme-

i. Nai Roshni scheme is a Central Sector Scheme for women belonging to minority community in the age group of 25 to 65 years.

ii. The Scheme was started in 2012-13

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 51

World Pulses Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the importance of pulses.

Question 52

Which Indian film has been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 94th edition of the Academy Awards?

Question 53

Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)?

Question 54

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, and which international agency announced a new partnership under the Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Health Care (SAMRIDH) initiative.

Question 55

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme’

i. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body established through an Act of Parliament, has invited applications under ‘ABHYAAS’, a program of ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme’.

ii. ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ aims to expand the research base in the country, with three broad goals.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 56

Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)-

i. ISRO has launched a total of 150 satellites of Indian Origin and 342 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries of which nearly 39 satellites are commercial satellites.

ii. India has a total of 53 operational satellites in space. 21 of these are communication satellites, 8 are Navigation satellites, 21 are Earth Observation Satellites and 3 are Science Satellites.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 57

When is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed every year?

Question 58

Where will India's first biomass-based hydrogen plant be set up?

Question 59

India will provide grant to which country to implement the 'Unity Digital Identity Framework', which is based on Aadhar card?

Question 60

One Ocean Summit is being organized by which country in collaboration with United Nations and World Bank during 9-11 February 2022?

Question 61

Consider the following statements regarding the “SMILE” scheme”-

i. Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launched the Central Sector scheme “SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”.

ii. The Ministry has allocated Rs. 365 Crore for the scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 62

Consider the following statement regarding the ‘EIU’s Democracy Index 2021-

i. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), India has ranked 45th position in the 2021 Democracy Index’s global ranking.

ii. With the highest score of 9.75, Finland topped the Democracy Index, and the top three country is, Finland, Norway and New Zealand.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 63

National Women's Day is celebrated every year on 13th February in the memory of which woman?

Question 64

What is the theme of World Radio Day 2022 this time?

Question 65

Who authored the book "Atal Bihari Vajpayee"?

Question 66

Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court?

Question 67

Consider the following statements regarding the Char Dham project

i. The strategic 700-km-long Char Dham project worth ₹12,000 crore aims to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath – in Uttarakhand.

ii. Chairman of Supreme Court panel on Char Dham project Ravi Chopra resigns.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 68

Consider the following statements regarding the Japanese Industrial Townships (JITs) in India-

i. Japan is the only country to have dedicated country-centric industrial townships across India. There are currently 114 Japanese companies in JITs.

ii. The two countries had established diplomatic relations in April 1950. This year marks the 72th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 69

44-member contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has gone to which country to participate in the Air Show-2022, scheduled from February 15 to 18?

Question 70

Which district's Central Jail in Madhya Pradesh has started its own radio channel 'Jail Vani-FM 18.77'?

Question 71

How many crore rupees has been allocated by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for various activities related to Medaram Jatara 2022?

Question 72

ISRO successfully launched Earth observation satellite EOS-04 with how many satellites?

Question 73

Consider the following Statements regarding the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)-

i. AB PM-JAY provides health assurance of up to Rs. 4 Lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care-related hospitalizations.

ii. National Health Authority (NHA) is mandated with the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 74

Consider the following statements regarding the India-Australia Interim Trade Agreement-

i. India and Australia have announced that they are set to conclude an Interim Trade Agreement in March 2022 and a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) 12-18 months thereafter

ii. Bilateral trade between the two countries stood at about $12.5 billion in FY21 and has already surpassed $17.7 billion in the first 10 months of FY22.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 75

Recently, who has been appointed as the CEO and MD of Air India.

Question 76

Which company has become the first Indian 'Plastic Waste Neutral' FMCG?

Question 77

The Government of India has reduced the Agriculture Cess on Crude Palm Oil (CPO) from 7.5 percent to what percent?

Question 78

Monpa tribal community belongs to which state who celebrated their traditional Torgya Festival recently?

Question 79

Consider the following regarding the “New India Literacy Programme”-


i. Government approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme ”for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with National Education Policy 2020

ii. The scheme will cover non-literates of the age of 12 years and above in all state/UTs in the country.

 

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 80

Consider the following statements regarding the “New Frontiers: A Programme on Renewable Energy”-

i. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s programme “New Frontiers: A programme on Renewable Energy” and In the past 7 years, India has increased its installed capacity of 395,000 MW whereas our peak demand is 100,000 MW.

ii. Under this scheme Diesel pumps will be replaced by solar pumps in the agricultural sector by 2030

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 81

Musician and singer Bappi Lahiri passed away recently, when did he receive the Lifetime Achievement Award?

Question 82

Who took over as the new chairman of CBSE?

Question 83

NITI Aayog has launched Fintech Open Hackathon in association with?

Question 84

Which poet from Karnataka, who was awarded the Academy Award in 1982 for his poetry collection Jeevadhvani, passed away recently?

Question 85

Consider the Following Statements regarding the India-UAE Virtual Summit-

i. India is celebrating 75 years of its Independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and UAE is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its foundation. and UAE is India’s third largest trade partner.

ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE (United Arab Emirates) Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan will hold a Virtual Summit on February 18, 2022

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 86

Consider the following statements regarding the Capacity Development Scheme-

i. The Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Capacity Development (CD) Scheme till 31.03.2026 or till further review, whichever is earlier, subject to the adherence to Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC)

ii. The outlay approved for the continuation of the Scheme during 15th Finance Commission cycle is ₹3179 crore.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 87

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated water taxi service for the citizens of which city?

Question 88

Who will chair the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023?

Question 89

Which organization launched Quit Tobacco App ('Quit Tobacco App')?

Question 90

Which ministry released the notified Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia Policy?

Question 91

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ under Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme’-

i. Chamba, an Aspirational District of Himachal Pradesh has become the 150th ‘Har Ghar Jal’ District.

ii. Chamba is the fifth aspirational district to become ‘Har Ghar Jal’.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 92

Consider the following statements regarding the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme-

i. The Government has approved the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for continuation till 31.03.2026 or till further review, whichever is earlier.

ii. The proposal entails an expenditure of Rs. 12929.16 crore out of which Central Share is Rs. 8120.97 crores and the State Share is of Rs. 4808.19 crores.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 93

which Indian city will host the international Olympic committee session in 2023?

Question 94

When is International Mother Language Day celebrated?

Question 95

Which will be the first country to adopt India's Unified Payment Interface (UPI) system?

Question 96

Who has been appointed as India's first 'National Maritime Security Coordinator' (NMSC)?

Question 97

Consider the following statements regarding the Meri Policy Mere Hath’ Scheme-

i. It is a doorstep distribution drive to be launched to deliver crop insurance policies to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

ii. PMFBY has successfully entered its 8th year of implementation with the upcoming Kharif 2022 season, completing 7 years of its implementation.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 98

Consider the following statements regarding the Umbrella scheme-

i. The Centre has approved the continuation of the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme of “Border Infrastructure and Management” (BIM) over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26

ii. India's border with Pakistan is 3,323 km long, including about 775 km of the Line of Control.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 99

"A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore's Pioneering Work in Rural Construction", Tagore biography is authored by?

Question 100

The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Air Force of which country are going to participate in a bilateral exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI at Air Force Station, Jodhpur from February 21 to 25, 2022?

Question 101

According to the Hurun India Wealth Report 2021, the number of dollar-millionaire households in India has increased by what percent over the previous year?

Question 102

The Government of India will organize which week-long commemoration from February 22 across the country?

Question 103

Consider the following statements regarding the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)-

i. Government has approved the continuation of Central Sector National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) over the 15th Finance Commission cycle for a period of five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with financial outlay of Rs. 1827.00 crore.

ii. The eligibility criteria for this scheme such as increasing the income limit from Rs 1.5 lakh per annum to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum and the renewal criteria under the scheme are to be revised.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 104

Consider the following statements regarding the PM CARES for Children Scheme-

i. The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has extended the PM CARES for Children Scheme till 28th February 2022. Earlier the scheme was valid till 31st December 2021

ii. PM Cares for Children scheme provides assistance to these children through convergence approach and provides monthly stipend from the age of 18 years, and a lump sum amount of Rs 10 lakhs on attaining the age of 23 years.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 105

Which country became the number 1 team in ICC T20I rankings for the first time in six years?

Question 106

Who has been awarded the young mathematician Ramanujan Prize 2021?

Question 107

Who has been awarded the Best Actor Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2022?

Question 108

Which of the following will be cultivated under Aroma Mission of CSIR-IIIM in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of Purple Revolution?

Question 109

Consider the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Scheme-

i. The program envisages the completion of 2.95 crore PMAY-G houses with all basic amenities by the year 2025.

ii. As of 21st February 2022, a total of 1.73 crores PMAY-G houses have been completed against the allocated cumulative target of 2.62 crore houses

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 110

Consider the following statements regarding the Ayush Start-up Challenge-

i. The All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with Startup India has launched the ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge’. The winners of ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge’ will receive both a cash prize and incubation support from the AIIA.

ii. Ayush market is currently estimated to be around $10 bn and it is projected to see a 50 percent increase over the course of the next five years.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 111

Who created history by defeating world number one chess champion Magnus Carlsen?

Question 112

Which country will chair the International Rubber Study Group (ISRG)?

Question 113

The latest edition of Indian Navy's multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 is about to begin in which state?

Question 114

When is the Central Excise Day celebrated every year across India to encourage the employees of the Excise Department?

Question 115

Consider the Following statements regarding the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme-

i. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh launched the Ombudsperson App for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA

ii. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2006 (or, NREGA, later renamed as the "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act" or MGNREGA), is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 116

Consider the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme-

i. 24th February, 2022 is the third anniversary of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme.

ii. The scheme was initially meant for small and marginal farmers (SMFs) having landholding upto 2 hectares, but scope of the scheme was extended to cover all landholding farmers with effect from 01.06.2020

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 117

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and which institute together demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal?

Question 118

Defense Accounts Department (DAD) of the Ministry of Defense signed a MoU with whom to cover pension services under the Sparsh initiative?

Question 119

Which anniversary of the National War Memorial (NWM) will be celebrated on 25 February?

Question 120

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and which international organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the jointly formed 'Sustainable Cities India Programme'?

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