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Current Affairs MCQs of 10 February 2022
Q.1 What was the rank of the Reserve Bank of India in terms of buying Gold among the world’s Central Banks in 2021?
Q.2 Which platform has launched the campaign named ‘Take a Break’?
Q.3 India’s first commercial-scale biomass-based hydrogen plant will come up in which state?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
Q.4 When is World Pulses Day celebrated?
a. February 10
b. February 8
c. February 9
d. February 11
Q.5 White Cheeked Macaque, a new mammal species in the country, has been discovered in which state?
c. Arunachal Pradesh
Q.6 Which High court has constituted a three-judge bench to hear petitions questioning a ban on the use of hijabs in colleges?
a. Andhra Pradesh
d. Uttar Pradesh
Q.7 Kameng sector, where seven army personnel died in an avalanche, is located in which state/UT?
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. Himachal Pradesh
Q.8 Consider the following statements regarding Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the Pharmaceutical Sector.
1. The scheme aims to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Sector and diversification to high value goods in the pharmaceutical sector.
2. Department of Pharmaceuticals is the Project Management Agency for the Scheme.
3. Nearly three-fourth of the production of pharmaceuticals in India is by MSMEs.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. 1, 2, 3
Q.9 Arif Khan, who is the alone Indian athlete to attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics is qualified for which Olympic sports?
Q.10 Centre as sworn in whom as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) recently in place of Dipak Dash?
a. Anil Yadav
b. Dinesh Kumar Gupta
c. Sonali Singh
d. Ashok Kumar Pal
Q.1 c) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has emerged as the second-largest buyer of Gold among the world’s Central Banks in 2021. RBI bought 77.5 metric tonnes in 2021 taking its total gold reserve to 754.1 tonnes at the end of December 2021. Central Bank of Thailand (Bank of Thailand) was the highest buyer of Gold in 2021 and bought 90 metric tonnes of gold.
Q.2 b) Instagram has announced a new campaign named ‘Take a Break’ that will alert users scrolling on Instagram to periodically take breaks from the platform and focus on other things.
Q.5 c) Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country namely the White Cheeked Macaque, in Arunachal Pradesh.The Macaque was first discovered in China in 2015 and its existence was not known in India before this. The White Cheeked Macaque has white cheeks, long and thick hair on the neck and a longer tail than other Macaques. It is the last mammal to have been discovered in Southeast Asia.
Q.6 b) Karnataka High Court Chief Justice constituted a three-judge bench, including himself, to hear a batch of petitions questioning a ban on the use of hijabs in a few pre-university colleges in the state.
A single-judge bench of the court had decided to refer the pleas to a larger bench as it found the case involved larger Constitutional issues. The decision came after two days of tension and protests across Karnataka over the issue.
Q.8 c) The PLI Scheme for Pharmaceuticals is based on the strategy of “Atmanirbhar Bharat- Strategies for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports in ten sectors”, which had been approved by the Union Cabinet. The objective of the scheme is to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities by increasing investment and production in the sector and contributing to product diversification to high value goods in the pharmaceutical sector.
Q.10 c) The Government of India has appointed Sonali Singh to hold the additional charge of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), under the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, with effect from February 01, 2022.