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Current Affairs MCQs of 17 and 18 February 2022
Q.1 Which state government has tied up with the British Council to expand higher education?
a. Government of Punjab
b. Government of Kerala
c. Government of Telangana
d. Government of Maharashtra
Q.2 Who has started the “Jiva Program” to promote natural farming?
a. Canara Bank
b. world bank
c. State Bank Of India
d. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Q.3 Who is the author of the book titled “India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons”?
a. Arjan Singh
b. Rajiv Bhatia
c. Asaf Ali
d. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
Q.4 In which state the Transport Minister B. Sriramulu “Skill and Entrepreneurship Development University” is being planned?
Q.5 The ISRO has successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52. Who is the chief of ISRO?
a. K Sivan
b. S Somnath
c. A S Kiran Kumar
d. Shailesh Nayak
Q.6 Military officer Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has taken over as the interim President of which country following the military coup?
a. Burkina Faso
Q.7 Which country is hosting the World Sustainable Development Summit 2022?
Q.8 Indian Railways is setting up the country’s biggest and world-class wrestling academy to support wrestling as a sport. In which city will the academy be built?
Q.9 Who has resigned from the post of the Chairman of the High Powered Committee (HPC) formed by the Supreme Court for the Char Dham road widening project?
a. Mike Pandey
b. Jadav Payeng
c. Chandi Prasad Bhatt
d. Ravi Chopra
Q.10 Name the President of Germany, who has been re-elected to the post in the 2022 election?
a. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
b. Angela Merkel
c. Christian Lindner
d. Olaf Scholz
Q.11 What is the rank of India in the 2021 Democracy Index report?
Q.12 Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Air India?
a. Ece Erken
b. Bilal Erdogan
c. Temel Kotil
d. Ilker Ayci
Q.13 India signed an agreement with the UN World Food Program for the distribution of wheat to which country?
a. Sri Lanka
Q.14 What is the theme of the Fintech Open Month, organised by NITI Aayog from February 07 to 28, 2022?
Q.15 The ‘Quit Tobacco App’ has been launched by which organisation to support people in quitting the use of tobacco in all forms?
a. World Health Organization
c. Ministry of Heath & Family Welfare, GOI
d. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Q.16 Veteran Indian singer and composer, Bappi Lahiri has passed away. On the political end, he was associated with which party?
a. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
b. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
c. Indian National Congress
d. All India Trinamool Congress
Q.17 The Waste to Wealth Creation programme of SIDBI has been launched in which state?
a. West Bengal
Q.18 Which country will host the G20 Summit in 2022?
d. South Korea
Q.19 NITI Aayog has launched the Fintech Open Month in collaboration with which company?
c. Amazon Pay
Q.20 What was the profession of Sandhya Mukherjee, who has passed away recently aged 90 years?
Q.1 c) The government of Telangana has tied up with the British Council to expand higher education and to renew partnerships in English and Arts.
Q.2 d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched the “Jeeva Program” to promote natural farming under its existing watershed and Wadi programs in 11 states.
Q.4 c) Transport Minister B. According to Sriramulu, a plan has been made to set up a “Skill and Entrepreneurship Development University” in the state of Karnataka.
Q.6 a) In Burkina Faso, the military junta has appointed lieutenant colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba as the interim President of the country following the military coup.
Q.7 b) The World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 will be held from February 16-18, 2022 in a hybrid format in New Delhi, India.
Q.8 b) The Ministry of Railways has approved to set up a state-of-art wrestling academy in Indian Railways, at Kishanganj, Delhi.
Q.11 a) India is ranked 46 on the EIU’s Democracy Index report, which was released. In the Global index, India has scored 6.91.
Q.13 d) India has committed to sending relief to Afghanistan as part of humanitarian assistance, to be sent in truck convoys through Pakistan by road.
Q.14 b) NITI Aayog has started the Fintech Open Month from February 07, 2022 in coordination with PhonePe. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative where fintech professionals can collaborate, exchange ideas, and innovate. It will continue till Feb 28, 2022. The overarching theme of Fintech Month of NITI Aayog is ‘OPEN’
Q.15 a) The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR) has launched a ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people give up the use of tobacco in all forms, including smokeless and other newer products. The App was launched by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO-SEAR, on February 15, 2022 during WHO’s year-long ‘Commit to quit’ campaign.
Q.17 a) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the ‘Waste to Wealth Creation’ programme for women in the Sundarbans in West Bengal.
Q.18 a) In 2021, the G20 summits was held in Rome, Italy. In 2022 the G20 summit will be held in Bali, Indonesia while in 2023 it will be held in New Delhi, India.
Q.19 b) NITI Aayog has started the Fintech Open Month from February 07, 2022 in coordination with PhonePe.