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Monthly Current Affairs MCQs: Jan 2022

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Question 1

National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on which day in India?

Question 2

Parakram Diwas (Brave Day) is celebrated on which day in India?

Question 3

Who has been named as the captain of the ICC Men's T20I Team of the Year for 2021?

Question 4

Consider the following statements regarding the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022-

i. Professor Vinod Sharma (in the Individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar.

ii. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakh and a certificate in case of an institution and Rs. 10 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 5

Consider the following statements regarding the FDI Flows into India in 2021-

i. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)'s Investment Trends Monitor, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to India dropped 26 percent in 2021 as compared with the previous year.

ii. Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows showed a strong rebound in 2021, up 77 percent to an estimated $1.65 trillion, from $929 billion in 2020 .

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 6

Which company has been awarded the contract to supply single-shot anti-armor weapon AT4 to the Indian Armed Forces?

Question 7

National Tourism Day is celebrated every year on which date across the country?

Question 8

Consider the following Statements regarding the National Voters’ Day-

i. National Voters’ Day (NVD) is observed on January 25 every year.

ii. The theme for this year is, ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’,

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 9

Which Indian film won the Best Film award at the 20th Dhaka International Film Festival?

Question 10

Who has become India's first United Nations Development Program (UNDP) youth climate champion?

Question 11

Consider the following statements regarding the Netaji Award 2022-

i. Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was conferred with the Netaji Award 2022 by Netaji Research Bureau.

ii. Japan's Consul General in Kolkata Nakamura Yutaka received the honor on behalf of Abe on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 12

PV Sindhu has won the women's singles title in the Syed Modi International Tournament 2022 by defeating whom?

Question 13

Ramachandran Nagaswamy who passed away recently was an acclaimed _______.

Question 14

Who was declared the ICC Women's Cricketer of 2021?

Question 15

Marakkar and which other film has been selected for Best Feature Film at Oscar 2022?

Question 16

Consider the following statements regarding Padma Awards 2022 –

i. This year the President has approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards, the list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards.

ii. 30 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 Posthumous awardees.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 17

Consider the following statements regarding India, Israel friendship-

i. India and Israel have launched a commemorative logo to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

ii. The logo features the Star of David and the Ashoka Chakra- the two symbols that adorn the national flags of both countries

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 18

Which section of the Vision Document on Electronics Manufacturing was released by the Ministry of Electronics and IT?

Question 19

What is the name of IPL team of Lucknow?

Question 20

International Holocaust Remembrance Day or International Day in Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust is observed on which date?

Question 21

Milena Salvini who passed away recently was related to which field?

Question 22

Consider the following statements regarding Gallantry awards-

i. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved awarding of 384 Gallantry awards.

ii. Olympian Neeraj Chopra who is a Subedar in the Indian Army has been honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM)

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 23

Consider the following statements regarding the Fit India Quiz 2021-

i. Divyanshu Chamoli of Delhi Public School, Greater Noida won the top spot, he was closely followed by Shashwat Mishra of Sunbeam School, Lahartara, Varanasi in fit India Quiz.

ii. The Quiz has a prize money of 2.25 crores which will be given out to winning schools and students at various phases of the quiz.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 24

Who has been appointed as the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Adjudicating Authority chairman?

Question 25

How many new districts have been formed by the Andhra Pradesh government?

Question 26

India's first Graphene Innovation Center will open in which state?

Question 27

Country's first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot to be a part of Indian Air Force (IAF) tableau at Republic Day Parade 2022 is –

Question 28

Consider the following statements regarding the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2021-

i. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 was released by Transparency International and India ranks 84th in the index.

ii. Finland, Denmark, New Zealand and Norway topped the list with the highest score.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 29

Consider the following statements regarding the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)-

i. The ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) chairman Dr S Somanath has mentioned the launch of an “SSLV-D1 Micro SAT” in April 2024

ii. SSLV is a three-stage all solid vehicle and has a capability to launch up to 500 kg satellite mass into 500 km Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 30

India paid how many million USD to the United Nations regular budget assessment for 2022?

Question 31

Indian Army Day is celebrated on which day?

Question 32

Indian Navy recently conducted Passage Exercise (PASEX) with which country's Navy?

Question 33

India has provided financial assistance of more than USD 900 million to which country to overcome the foreign exchange crisis?

Question 34

Consider the following statements regarding the National Startup Awards 2021-

i. A total of 46 Startups have been recognized as winners of National Startup Awards 2021

ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that January 15 will be celebrated as National Startup Day

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 35

Consider the following statements regarding the Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan Mission of ISRO-

i. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III launch vehicle to be used for the Gaganyaan program.

ii. This engine developed by ISRO is named as Vikas.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 36

To which country will India export BrahMos missile for the first time?

Question 37

Pandit Birju Maharaj was related to which dance form?

Question 38

Who has won the 2022 India Open (Badminton) men's singles title?

Question 39

For which art form Sumit Bhale of Maharashtra won the gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai?

Question 40

Consider the following statements regarding the Oxfam India's “Inequality Kills’’ Report –

i. India has the fourth highest number of billionaires in the world, just behind China, United States and France.

ii. In 2021, the collective wealth of India’s 100 richest people hit a record high of Rs 57.3 lakh crore (USD 775 billion).

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 41

Consider the following statements regarding the CISO Deep Dive Training program under Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative-

i. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is organizing 25th CISO (Chief Information Security Officers) Deep Dive Training program.

ii. The objective of the program is to train 1500 CISOs and frontline IT officials.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 42

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has asked to make at least how many airbags mandatory in vehicles carrying 8 passengers?

Question 43

The book 'Bose: The Untold Story of an Inconvenient Nationalist' has been authored by

Question 44

Narayan Debnath, who passed away recently, was related to which field?

Question 45

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)?

Question 46

Consider the following statements regarding WEF (World Economic Forum)’s Davos Agenda -

i. Davos Agenda 2022 will be held from 17th to 21st January 2022

ii. The theme of the event is “The State of the Universe.”

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 47

Consider the following statements regarding the BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee-

i. India has successfully handed over the BRICS Chairmanship to Russia from January 2022

ii. The theme for BRICS 2022 is “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership Usher in a New Era for Global Development”.

Which of the statements given above is /are Incorrect?

Question 48

India's first coal to methanol plant has been built by-

Question 49

Which tennis star of India has recently announced to retire after the 2022 season?

Question 50

Who has been given the Best FIFA men's player at the FIFA Football Awards 2021?

Question 51

Who has been chosen as the new President of the European Parliament?

Question 52

Consider the following statements regarding the International Labour Organization (ILO)World Employment and Social Outlook-Trends 2022-

i. Global unemployment is projected to stand at 207 million in 2022

ii. International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 53

Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)-

i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, approved the equity infusion of Rs.2000 crore in IRDEA.

ii. This equity infusion will help in the employment generation of approximately 10,200 jobs-year.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 54

The cabinet has approved the extension of the tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis by how many years?

Question 55

Who has been appointed as the CMD of Air India?

Question 56

"Operation Sard Hwa " is conducted by?

Question 57

“Saa₹thi” mobile app has been launched by?

Question 58

Consider the following Statements regarding the Social Housing Units Project in Mauritius-

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth jointly laid the foundation stone of a state-of-the-art civil service college and 20 MW solar PV farm

ii. Government of India will provide Line of Credit of US$ 190 million to Mauritius.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 59

Consider the following statements regarding the Devas-Antrix deal-

i. Under the deal, ISRO would lease to Devas two communication satellites (GSAT-6 and 6A) for 15 years for Rs 167 crore.

ii. The Supreme Court has kept the $1.5 billion awarded by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal award in abeyance.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 60

The first meeting of the BRICS Sherpas of 2022 was held under the chairmanship of which country?

Question 61

World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on which day?

Question 62

Who has authored the book "Gandhi Assassin: The Making of Nathuram Godse and His Idea of India"?

Question 63

Who has taken over as the new Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)?

Question 64

Consider the following statements regarding the National Water Awards-2020-

i. Union Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced 3rd National Water Awards-2020.

ii. In the Best State category, Rajasthan has been awarded first prize, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 65

Consider the following statements regarding The Election Commission-

i. The Election Commission announced the schedule for assembly elections in 4 states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur.

ii. The name of the Chief Election Commissioner is Rajiv Kumar.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 66

Which of the following countries is not involved in the Sea Dragon 22 exercise?

Question 67

Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

Question 68

Who has become the 73rd Chess Grandmaster (GM) of India?

Question 69

On the auspicious occasion of Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to observe which date as 'Veer Bal Diwas'?

Question 70

Consider the following statement regarding the Startup India Innovation Week-

i. This is the first-ever Startup India Innovation Week (National Innovation Week) from 10th – 16th Jan 2022.

ii. Startups are the key reason behind India’s meteoric rise in Global Innovation Index from 76 in 2014 to 50 in 2021.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 71

Consider the following statements regarding the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Guidelines and Standards for Universal Accessibility in India 2021-

i. The guidelines state that the minimum apparent width of the ramp should be 1,500 mm.

ii. The guidelines provide the gradient and length of ramps — for example, for a length of six metres, the gradient should be 1:8.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 72

Famous Prof. Chandrashekhar Patil who passed away recently was related to which field?

Question 73

National Youth Day is celebrated on which date?

Question 74

The Ministry of Railways has approved the renaming of Kevadiya Railway Station as Ekta Nagar Railway Station. This station is located at –

Question 75

Which has become the first city in India to launch the Water Metro Project?

Question 76

Consider the following statements regarding the India Skills 2021-

i. 270 winners of India Skills 2021 National Competition felicitated with 61 gold, 77 silver, 53 bronze and 79 medallions of excellence.

ii. Maharashtra topped the chart with 51 winners, followed by Odisha, 30 and Kerala, 25 winners.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 77

Consider the following statements regarding the 79th Golden Globe Awards (2022)-

i. Best film in Drama category is “The Power of the Dog”.

ii. In Drama category Best Actor is Will Smith and Best Actress is Nicole Kidman.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 78

In which district of Uttar Pradesh government has declared four villages located near Nepal border as revenue villages?

Question 79

Who has received the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022?

Question 80

Who has been appointed as the next Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

Question 81

Who has been nominated as the new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan?

Question 82

Consider the following statement regarding the Henley Passport Index 2022-

i. India ranks at 85th position in the Henley Passport Index 2022

ii. Japan and Singapore have been ranked 1st, with passport holders having access to 192 destinations visa-free.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 83

Consider the following statement

i. Indian Government to become single largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea with 35.8% stake.

ii. Vodafone had to pay Rs 58,254 crore of adjusted gross revenue to the Government of India.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 84

Where did PM Modi inaugurate MSME Technology Center?

Question 85

The book titled "Indomitable: A Working Woman's Notes on Life, Work and Leadership" is based on whose autobiography?

Question 86

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)?

Question 87

The 17th edition of the Global Risk Report 2022, is published by?

Question 88

Consider the following statements regarding the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021-

i. The total forest and tree cover of the country is 80.9 million hectares which is 30.62 percent of the geographical area of the country.

ii. Top three states showing increase in forest cover are Telangana (647 sq km) followed by Andhra Pradesh (632 sq km) and Odisha (537 sq km).

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 89

Consider the following statements regarding the Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge-

i. India is the 3rd largest exporter of fish in the world as it contributes 7.7% to the global fish production.

ii. Government of India is providing all necessary assistance to achieve the export target of one lakh crore from this sector by 2024-25.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 90

David Bennett, the world's first human received a heart transplant of which animal?

Question 91

Who has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh?

Question 92

Which of these personalities has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva?

Question 93

Jhansi railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as-

Question 94

Which author has been given the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his/her  debut novel “A Burning”?

Question 95

Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Padhe Bharat’ Campaign’-

i. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a 150 days Reading Campaign 'Padhe Bharat'.

ii. Padhe Bharat campaign will focus on children studying in Balvatika to Grade 8th.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 96

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

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 10th instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme.

ii. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, a financial benefit of six thousand rupees per year is provided to the eligible family of farmers.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 97

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on which day?

Question 98

India has won the Cricket U-19 Asia Cup 2021 by defeating which team?

Question 99

The new Director General for the National Mission for Clean Ganga is –

Question 100

Who among the following has assumed the charge of the new Director-General of Coast Guard?

Question 101

Consider the following statements regarding the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT)-

i. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the ed-tech platform NEAT 3.0 

ii. NEAT has 100 Education Technology Companies with 100 products to help students.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 102

Consider the following statements regarding the National Air Sports Policy’ 2022-

i. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) 2022 for public feedback.

ii. The vision is to make India one of the top air sports nations by 2025

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 103

Who has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vistara airline?

Question 104

Who is the first Indian-origin employee to be hired for Tesla's Autopilot team?

Question 105

Which state ranks first in the list of most Open Defecation Free (ODF+) villages as of December 31, 2021, under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II program?

Question 106

Consider the following statements regarding the PM’s Excellence Award-

i. The total number of Awards under the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2021 would be 20

ii. Prize money for PM’s Excellence Award doubled from Rs10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh in 2021

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 107

Consider the following statements regarding the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) –

i. Recently, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) celebrated 65th Raising Day on January 01, 2022

ii. The DRDO Chairman is Dr G Satheesh Reddy.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 108

Which is the first Union Territory in the country to have Good Governance Index at the district level?

Question 109

World Day for War Orphans is observed every year on which day?

Question 110

Padma Shri recipient Sindhutai Sapkal who passed away recently was –

Question 111

Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok who recently announced his resignation is the Prime Minister of which country?

Question 112

Consider the following statements regarding the One District One Product (ODOP) Scheme-

i. One District One Product (ODOP) brands under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme.

ii. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 20 brands of selected ODOPs under the branding and marketing component of the PMFME scheme.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 113

Consider the following statements regarding the Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR) program-

i. It is a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country.

ii. The first activity envisaged under SAAR is to prepare a compendium of 75 landmark urban projects in India under the Smart City Mission.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 114

Who has become the first Indian-origin woman to travel solo to the South Pole?

Question 115

Who authored the book titled 'Mamata: Beyond 2021'?

Question 116

Who has been appointed as the interim Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?

Question 117

The 25th National Youth Festival is being organized by which state or union territory?

Question 118

Consider the following statements regarding the United Nation Security Council (UNSC)-

i. United Nation Security Council (UNSC) got five new non-permanent members (Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates).

ii. Ghana is joining for the first time while Brazil is taking an 11th turn. Gabon and Albania each have been on the council three times before and the UAE once.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 119

Consider the following statements regarding the Green Energy Corridor Phase-II-

i. Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II Provision for Intra-State Transmission System (INSTS) has been made to connect about 10,750 circuit kilometers of transmission lines.

ii. The scheme will facilitate grid integration and power evacuation of approximately 20 GW of Renewable Energy (RE) power projects in seven States namely, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 120

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Earth Sciences inaugurated India's first unique Open Rock Museum in which city?
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