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Current affairs MCQs of 16 February 2022
- February 21, 2022
- Posted by: Maya
- Category: Uncategorized
Q.1 What is the rank of India in US Green Building Council’s annual list of countries for LEED-certified green buildings in 2021?
Q.2 Centre has allocated Rs 2.26 crore for Medaram Jatara 2022 Festival. The biennial festival is organised in which state?
a. Madhya Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
Q.3 Which Indian FMCG company has become the first plastic waste neutral company in the country?
Q.4 Sainya Ranakshetram was a first ever Hackathon organised by which organisation recently?
c. NITI Aayog
d. Indian Army
Q.5 Vedanta has tied with which company to form a joint venture for manufacturing semiconductors in India?
Q.6 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?
a. Sanjay Malhotra
b. Manoj Ahuja
c. Rajesh Kumar
d. Vineet Joshi
Q.7 Which state initiated ‘Operation Parivartan’ to eliminate the cultivation of cannabis?
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Andhra Pradesh
Q.8 India signed agreement with UN World Food Program for distribution of wheat to which country?
d. Sri Lanka
Q.9 ‘Medaram Jatara’ is a fair celebrated in which Indian state?
a. Madhya Pradesh
Q.10 Legal mining of Bajri (riverbed sand) has been initiated in which state?
a. Uttar Pradesh
d. West Bengal
Q.1 d) India has been ranked third in the world in the US Green Building Council’s annual list of top 10 nations and areas outside of the United States for LEED-certified green buildings in 2021.
Q.2 b) The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, has sanctioned Rs. 2.26 Crores for Medaram Jatara 2022 Festival in Telangana. In 2022, the festival is being held from February 16 to 19, 2022. Medaram Jatara is the second-largest fair in India, after the Kumbh Mela. The four day tribal festival is celebrated once in two years in the month of “Magha” (February) on the full moon day, in Medaram Village of Mulugu district in Telangana.
Q.3 c) Dabur India has become the first Indian consumer goods company to become completely plastic waste neutral.
Q.4 d) The Indian Army had conducted a first-of-its-kind Hackathon named “Sainya Ranakshetram” from Oct 01, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021, to showcase the technological side of the Army and promote proficiency and expertise in the use of emerging technologies.
Q.5 b) The Indian mining major Vedanta has inked an MoU with Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai Technology Group (better known as Foxconn) to form a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing semiconductors in India.
Q.7 c) The Andhra Pradesh Police has initiated ‘Operation Parivartan’, a special operation to eliminate the cultivation of cannabis.This operation was led by the Andhra Pradesh Police with the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) in Visakhapatnam. Recently, around 2 lakh kilograms of processed cannabis was seized while it was being shipped out.
Q.8 b) India signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for the distribution of 50,000 MT of wheat.India has committed to send relief to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian assistance, to be sent in truck convoys through Pakistan by road. Rome-headquartered WFP thanked India for the agreement to support Afghans who are facing humanitarian crisis.
Q.9 b) Medaram Jatara is the second-largest fair of India, after Kumbh Mela, celebrated by Koya Tribal Community of Telangana, for four days The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has sanctioned ₹2.26 Crores for various activities related to Medaram Jathara 2022. At present, the Jathara festival is biennially celebrated by the Koya Tribes in collaboration with the Tribal Welfare Department, Telangana.
Q.10 b) Environment clearance has been issued to as many as 60 mining areas and legal mining of Bajri (riverbed sand) is initiated in Rajasthan.Four years ago, the Supreme Court banned the sand mining activities in riverbeds until a scientific replenishment study was completed. The apex court later appointed a Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to probe the issue of illegal sand mining.