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Monthly (March) Current Affairs Quiz 2022

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Question 1

Consider the following statement regarding the World Happiness Report 2022-

i. World Happiness Report 2022 (10th edition) was released on March 18, 2022

ii. Finland is the happiest country in the world, for the fifth time in a row. India, meanwhile, saw a marginal improvement in its ranking, jumping three spots to 136, from 139 a year ago.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 2

Consider the following statements regarding Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Report-

i. The top 5 arms importers-India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia and China- together received 38 percent of total global arms imports in 2017-21

ii. India was the world's largest importer of major arms in 2017-21 and accounted for 20 percent of total global arms imports in the period.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 3

World Sparrow Day (WSD) is observed every year on 20 March, when was the first World Sparrow Day held?

Question 4

Which publication will publish the book 'Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery', depicting the last 20 years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political life in mid-April 2022?

Question 5

When is International Day of Forests celebrated every year?

Question 6

The 75th British Academy Film Awards 'BAFTA' (BAFTA Awards) 2022 was held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Who has been given the Best Actor award this time?

Question 7

Consider the following statement regarding the Surajkund International Crafts Mela-

i. Governor of Haryana Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal inaugurated the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2022 at Faridabad near Delhi.

ii. Himachal Pradesh is the ‘Theme State’ of the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2022

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 8

Consider the following statement regarding the India-Japan Annual Summit-

i. Prime Minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio made an official visit to India, as his first bilateral visit, from 19 to 20 March 2022 for the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

ii. India and Japan signed six agreements in the areas of cyber-security, sustainable urban development, wastewater management, water supply, and connectivity and the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership Roadmap.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 9

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March, what is the theme of this year 2022?

Question 10

Who has won the Asian Billiards Championship 2022?

Question 11

Who won the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant (Miss World 2021)?

Question 12

The 9th joint military exercise Lamitye- 2022 between the Indian Army and the army of which country is being conducted from 22 March to 31 March 2022?

Question 13

Consider the following statement regarding the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)-

i. It is an Indian constitutional body that was established through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003

ii. The Parliamentary Committee in a recent report has stated that the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has been inactive for the last four years and has not submitted a single report to the Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 14

Consider the following statement regarding the Exercise Cold Response 2022-

i. The military exercise ‘Cold Response 2022’ has been organized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Norway.

ii. This exercise is conducted annually in Norway. More than 30,000 soldiers from 27 countries as well as several civilian agencies are participating in this exercise.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 15

When is the World Meteorological Day celebrated every year?

Question 16

Which Indian economist has been appointed to the United Nations Advisory Board on Multilateralism?

Question 17

NITI Aayog organized which edition of the Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards?

Question 18

The third edition of the joint training exercise EX-DUSTLIK is being conducted between the Indian Army and which country's army?

Question 19

Consider the following statement regarding the World Air Quality Report 2021-

i. Bangladesh was the most polluted country in 2021 and India was the fourth most polluted country according to this report.

ii. According to the 2021 World Air Quality Report New Delhi continues to be the world’s most polluted capital city for the fourth consecutive year.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 20

Consider the following statement regarding the WINGS INDIA 2022-

i. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and FICCI are jointly organizing WINGS INDIA 2022 - Asia's largest event on Civil Aviation 2022 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, India.

ii. The theme of the event is “India@75: New Horizon for Aviation Industry”. and under the UDAN scheme the government aims to develop 100 airports by 2024

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 21

Which state's classical wind musical instrument Narsingpettai Nagaswaram has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag under the category of Class 15 musical instruments?

Question 22

Former world number one player Ashleigh Barty announced her retirement at the age of 25. She is related to which sport?

Question 23

World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on 24 March to raise public awareness about Tuberculosis (TB). What is the theme of World TB Day 2022 this time?

Question 24

Which INS has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Marine Engineering by the Ministry of Skill Development?

Question 25

Consider the following statement regarding NASA's moon mission-

i. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) rolled out its Artemis I moon mission to the launchpad for testing at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, United States.

ii. Artemis I is the first of NASA's deep space exploration systems. With the Artemis program, NASA aims to land humans on the moon by 2025.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 26

Consider the following statement regarding the 'Foundational Learning Study'-

i. The Ministry of Education will be conducting a ‘Foundational Learning Study’ in order to draw a first-hand understanding of the learning levels of the students at the foundational learning stage (at the end of Grade 5th).

ii. The study is the first of its kind in the world and the Foundational Learning Study will be conducted by the NCERT in all States and UTs in the sampled schools.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 27

Approximately what percentage of India's workforce will need digital skills training next year?

Question 28

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ramesh Chandra Lahoti passed away at the age of 81, Justice Ramesh Chandra Lahoti was the –

Question 29

India's first SAI National Center of Excellence for Mountain Terrain Biking and Bicycle Motocross will be set up in which city?

Question 30

Which of the following conducts the Suraksha Kavach-2 exercise?

Question 31

Consider the following statement regarding the SVAMITVA Scheme-

i. SMS will be sent to the MPs and MLAs informing about the commencement of drone flight in their respective constituencies earmarked for survey under the SVAMITVA scheme.

ii. The Scheme is being implemented across the country in a phased manner over a period of five years (2020-2025) and would eventually cover all villages across the country by 2025

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 32

Consider the following statement regarding the Smart Grid Knowledge Center (SGKC)-

i. Union Minister for Power R.K. Singh launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (SGKC). The new Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center located within the power grid center in Kotputli (Rajasthan), is the first of its kind initiative by the Union government.

ii. It has been set up with technical assistance from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 33

Recently a politician Rafiq Tarar passed away at the age of 92, he belonged to which country?

Question 34

Who has been elected as the new President of the country in South Korea?

Question 35

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) service for feature phones, what is its name?

Question 36

The first Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal of Indian Railways has been started in which division of Eastern Railway?

Question 37

Consider the following statement regarding the India, Canada to re-launch the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

i. This is the fifth Ministerial Dialogue on Trade & Investment (MDTI) between India and Canada.

ii. India is Canada’s 5th largest export market and 12th largest trading partner overall.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 38

Consider the following statement regarding the National Youth Parliament Festival 2022-

i. Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla addressed the valedictory function of the 3rd  edition of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYFP) -2022 in the Central Hall of Parliament, New Delhi.

ii. NYPF is based on the idea given by the Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat Address on 31st December 2017 and the 1st edition of NYPF was organised in 2019

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 39

In which city Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a building of National Defense University to the nation?

Question 40

Which state retained the top rank in the Skoch State of Governance Rankings in 2021?

Question 41

Who has been appointed as the chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?

Question 42

Who has been appointed by the Supreme Court as the Char Dham Project Panel Chief?

Question 43

Consider the following statement regarding the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India-

i. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India has declined by 10 points as per the Special Bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of India.

ii. MMR has declined from 113 in 2016-18 to 103 in 2017-19 (8.8 % decline).

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 44

Consider the following statement regarding the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act-

i. Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) organised a seminar on “25 Years of TRAI Act.

ii. In the year 1995, TRAI Act was enacted to regulate the telecommunications sector in India.

Which of the statements given above is /are incorrect?

Question 45

Maharashtra government has announced to set up country's first medical city named 'Indrayani Medicity' in rural area of which district?

Question 46

Former student leader Gabriel Boric Font has been appointed as the 36th President of which country?

Question 47

Which player won the gold medal in the men's singles title of 2022 German Open (Badminton)?

Question 48

World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on which date as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs?

Question 49

Consider the following statement regarding the National Strategy and Roadmap for Medical and Wellness Tourism-

i. 'Medical Visa’ has been introduced, which can be given for specific purposes to foreign travelers coming to India for medical treatment.

ii. ‘E- Medical Visa’ and ‘E-Medical Attendant Visa’ have also been introduced for 140 countries.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 50

Consider the following statement regarding the 'Consumer Empowerment Week' -

i. The Department of Consumer Affairs started the “Consumer Empowerment Week” on 14th March 2022 to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India

ii. The outreach programs created awareness about features of Consumer Protection Act 2019

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 51

National Immunization Day is celebrated every year on 16th March, what is the theme of 2022 this time?

Question 52

In which city of India the first digital water bank 'Aquarium' has been launched?

Question 53

Which among the following has become the first South Asian city to expand the Zero Emissions Roadmap?

Question 54

How many airport routes have been operated under the Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme?

Question 55

Consider the following statement regarding the Project Dolphin-

i. The ETF on Ganga is the second-highest decision-making body on Ganga, after the National Ganga Council (NGC) headed by the Prime Minister.

ii. Project Dolphin is being “handled” by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 56

Consider the following statement regarding the PM-DAKSH Scheme-

i. The amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are Rs.44.79 crores and Rs.79.48 crores respectively.

ii. The Government of India aspires to reach out to 2.50 lakh people between the calendar year 2021-22 and 2025-26 in PM- DAKSH scheme.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 57

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced how many winning cities for the EatSmart Cities Challenge?

Question 58

The country's first Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Park has been launched in which city?

Question 59

Who has been appointed as the chairman of Air India?

Question 60

Which country will host Chess Olympiad 2022 by International Chess Federation FIDE?

Question 61

Consider the following statements regarding the Sagar Parikrama Programme-

i. As part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', this Sagar Parikrama, starting from Shyamiji Krishna Varma Memorial in Mandvi, Gujarat, has been undertaken as an attempt to find out the problems faced by the coastal fishermen.

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

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 62

Consider the following statements regarding the Kavach System-


i. The armor is there to provide protection to trains crossing signals at danger (red) and to prevent collisions. It is an indigenously developed ATP system by Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) in collaboration with Indian Industry.

ii. It is a state-of-the-art electronic system of Safety Integrity Level - 4 standards.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 63

Former Australian cricketer and spin bowling legend Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 When was he inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame?

Question 64

In which city the 12th edition of Defense Expo 2022 to be held from March 10 to March 14, 2022, has been postponed for now?

Question 65

Which country has been once again placed in the list of "Grey List" by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?

Question 66

The Center has approved the Modernization Plan-IV for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). This scheme is to be implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs with a financial outlay of Rs.

Question 67

Consider the following statement regarding the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) –

i. The Government has approved the continuation of the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) and its components beyond 31.03.2021 for the Financial Years 2021-22 to 2024-25

ii. Freedom Fighters and their eligible dependents have been sanctioned the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 68

Consider the following statement regarding the ECI hosts International Election Visitors Programme 2022-

i. The Election Commission of India (ECI) hosted the virtual International Election Visitors Programme (IEVP) 2022 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from nearly 32 Countries.

ii. The Election Commission of India is a permanent and independent body established by the Constitution of India directly to ensure free and fair elections in the country.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 69

India's first indigenous flying trainer Hansa-NG has successfully completed sea level trials in which city?

Question 70

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8, what is the theme of 2022 this time?

Question 71

A team of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) scientists has discovered a new gin berry species from which wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu?

Question 72

The ninth edition of the bilateral maritime exercise 'SLINEX' between India and which country is held?

Question 73

Consider the following statements regarding the Democracy Report 2022-

i. According to the latest report from the V-Dem Institute at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg, the level of democracy enjoyed by the average global citizen in 2021 is down to 1989 levels.

ii. India's rank in the Liberal Democratic Index (LDI) is 83rd, India figures in the “bottom 50%” of countries.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 74

Consider the following statements regarding the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) –

i. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is planning to run a fixed schedule sailing between Ganga (NW1) and Brahmaputra (NW2)

ii. The Government has undertaken the ambitious Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) with an investment of about Rs. 4600 crores for the capacity augmentation of NW-1 (River Ganga)

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 75

Who became only the first woman cricketer from India to play in six World Cups?

Question 76

Jamshedpur FC won their maiden Indian Super League (ISL) Winner Shield by defeating whom at PJN Stadium in Goa?

Question 77

The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has deployed a supercomputer “Param Ganga” with a supercomputing capability of 1.66 petaflops at which institute?

Question 78

On the occasion of International Women's Day 2022, Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched which special entrepreneurship promotion campaign for women?

Question 79

Consider the following statement regarding the report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2020-21-

i. In 2020-21 total students enrolled in school education from primary to higher secondary stood at 25.38 crores. There is an increase of 28.32 lakh enrolments as compared to the 25.10 crore enrolment in 2019-20

ii. In 2020-21 the Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) stood at 26 for primary, 19 for upper primary, 18 for secondary and 26 for higher secondary.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 80

Consider the following statement regarding the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine-

i. The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) in Hyderabad

ii. WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) will be established under the Ministry of AYUSH and it would be the first and only global outposted Centre (office) for traditional medicine across the globe.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 81

Where has India's first 100% female-owned, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) Industrial Park been inaugurated?

Question 82

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary inaugurated the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2022. Where is this institute located?

Question 83

National Medical Commission has removed the upper age limit for appearing in the NEET-UG exam. Earlier what was this age limit for general category and reserved category candidates?

Question 84

Which country has topped the medal tally in the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 in Cairo?

Question 85

Consider the following statements regarding the USCC’s International IP Index 2022-

i. India has ranked 43 out of 55 countries on the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2022 (10th edition).

ii. The top 3 countries in the ranking are, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany respectively.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 86

Consider the following statements regarding the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme-

i. The Government has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme beyond March 31, 2021, for a period of five years from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2025

ii. Average visa processing time of 15 to 30 days (during pre-IVFRT period) has been reduced to a maximum of 48 hours in e-visas, with 95 percent of e-visas issued within 24 hours.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 87

National Science Day (NSD) is observed annually on 28 February in the memory of whom?

Question 88

Recently, Hemanand Biswal died at the age of 82, he was related to which field?

Question 89

The joint military exercise, "Dharma Guardian-2022" was held between India and which country?

Question 90

Under which mission is being brought to rescue Indian citizens trapped in Ukraine?

Question 91

Consider the following statements regarding the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana-

i. ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) for Senior citizen is started by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

ii. As per the Census figures of 2011, the population of senior citizens in India is 10.38 crore. More than 70% of the population of senior citizens lives in rural areas of the country.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 92

Consider the following statements regarding the International Monsoons Project –

i. The International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, an institution under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India, initially for ten years.

ii. International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO)is launched on the occasion of National Science Day 2022

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 93

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

Question 94

Which Indian player has won gold medal in Moscow Wushu Stars Championship 2022?

Question 95

When is Zero Discrimination Day observed every year by the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations?

Question 96

Which country approved the first plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine Covifenz?

Question 97

Consider the following statements regarding the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on Climate Change-

i. The Report notes that the impacts and the consequent limitations to adaptation would rise beyond 1.5 degree warming above pre-industrial levels.

ii. India reaffirmed its commitment to climate actions, including the goal of net zero emission of carbon by 2050

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 98

Consider the following statements regarding the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)-

i. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani launched the new motto of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) - भविष्यो रक्षति रक्षित:

ii. NCPCR is an Indian statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 99

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently released an autobiography titled 'Ungliel Oruvan' (One Among You). This is an autobiography of –

Question 100

Who has become the first Indian to be awarded the Boltzmann Medal 2022?

Question 101

Which edition of the National Startup Awards 2022 has been launched by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)?

Question 102

Under the aegis of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, is organizing a national conference on the theme of 'Social Enterprise for Waste Free Cities' in which city?

Question 103

Consider the following statements regarding the relationship between India and Japan-

i. India and Japan renewed their Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) to the extent of $50 billion.

ii. The BSA was negotiated between India and Japan during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Japan in 2018

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 104

Consider the following statements regarding the Swachh Survekshan scheme-

i. The field assessment for the seventh consecutive edition of world’s largest urban cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan (SS), was launched on 1st March 2022

ii. The scope of the survey has been expanded to now cover 100% wards for sampling, as compared to 40% in previous years.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 105

World Hearing Day is observed every year on 3 March. What is the theme of World Hearing Day 2022 this time?

Question 106

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on which date?

Question 107

Which city has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for lighting more than 11 lakh diyas simultaneously on the occasion of Mahashivratri?

Question 108

Which union territory's municipal corporation approved the proposal to amend Article 80 of the Constitution so that its councilors can send a representative to the Rajya Sabha?

Question 109

Consider the following statement regarding the UN Environment Assembly -

1. The Fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) concluded in Nairobi.

2. The theme for UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 110

Consider the following statement regarding the Sustainable Development Goals –

i. According to the Centre for Science and Environment's State of India's Environment Report, 2022, India has slipped three spots, and now, its rank is 125 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ii. In state-wise preparedness, Jharkhand and Bihar are least prepared to meet the SDGs by the target year 2030.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

Question 111

When is National Safety Day celebrated every year?

Question 112

Ministry of Tourism has approved 76 projects worth more than Rs 5500 crore in how many states/UTs of India under its flagship scheme 'Swadesh Darshan'?

Question 113

Ashwini Vaishnav, Union Minister of Communications, and Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed Host Country Agreement (HCA) for setting up a regional office and innovation center of ITU in which city of India?

Question 114

What is the rank of India in the billionaire population globally according to the Wealth Report 2022?
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