Current Affairs Quiz 1st February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 1st February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Spituk Gustor Festival is celebrated in which of the following state/UT?

स्पितुक गस्टर फेस्टिवल निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Ladakh / लदाख

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Daman & Diu / दमन और दीव

(d) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

(e) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Spituk Gustor Festival celebrated in Ladakh

Spituk Gustor Festival, a two-day annual celebration of Ladakhi culture and traditional heritage celebrated on 30th & 31st January 2022 in Leh and Ladakh Union Territory (UT).

On the same day, the Geluk Pa Order of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is also commemorated, an annual winter festival that aims at increasing brotherhood and friendship among believers.

It is a celebration of peace and prosperity that is celebrated at the Spituk Monastery in Leh and Ladakh UT. The two-day festival is observed during the 28th and 29th days of the 11th month of the Tibetan Calendar.

Q.2. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has approved the setting up of India’s first geological park on the banks of the Narmada River in which state?

भारतीय भूवैज्ञानिक सर्वेक्षण (GSI) ने किस राज्य में नर्मदा नदी के तट पर भारत के पहले भूवैज्ञानिक पार्क की स्थापना को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. India’s first geological park will be built in Lamheta, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh

The Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, approved the setting up of India’s first geological park at Lamheta village, on the banks of the Narmada River in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

The GSI has sanction Rs. 1.30 crore for the formation of Geopark in 5 acres of land at the Lamheta village which is located 20 km away from the Jabalpur district headquarters.

The estimated cost of this project is Rs 35 crore and any additional funds can be sanctioned if required.

This geopark to be formed in MP is already in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) geo-heritage tentative list for the conservation of the natural heritage. In 1828, the 1st dinosaur fossil was collected from the Lameta Bed by Indian Civil Service (ICS) officer William Sleeman.

MP will also establish a science centre at the cost of Rs 15.20 crore, shared by the Centre and the state (Rs 8.65 crore will be financed by state government and remaining Rs 6.55 crore will be provided by National Science Museum, Kolkata) at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, MP that is known for white marble rock formations and also a famous tourist hotspot.

Q.3. Name the election mascot unveiled by the Chief Electoral Officer’s office of Punjab recently.

हाल ही में पंजाब के मुख्य निर्वाचन अधिकारी कार्यालय द्वारा अनावरण किए गए चुनाव शुभंकर का नाम बताइए।

(a) Bholu / भोलू

(b) Stumpy / स्टम्पी

(c) Shera / शेरा

(d) Ballu / बल्लू

(e) Jassi / जस्सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Punjab Chief Electoral Officer unveiled its elections mascot named ‘Shera’

Chief Electoral Officer’s office of Punjab unveiled its election mascot, “Shera” (Lion).

It aims to increase voter awareness, participation and promote ethical voting in the Punjab Assembly polls that is scheduled on 20 February 2022. The mascot “Shera”, depicting a lion. It represents the rich cultural heritage of Punjab.

It is promoted under the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) project of Election Commission of India (ECI). SVEEP project was started in 2009, as the flagship program of the ECI for voter education.

Q.4. Social activists have built a temple for Mahatma Gandhi ‘Gandhi Mandiram’ and freedom fighters’ Smrithi Vanam in which of the following state?

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं ने निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में महात्मा गांधी के लिए एक मंदिर 'गांधी मंदिरम' और स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों के लिए 'स्मृति वनम' का निर्माण किया है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Gandhi Mandiram, Smruthi Vanam built at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh

Social activists have built a temple for Mahatma Gandhi and freedom fighters’ Smrithi Vanam at the Municipal Park in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

Aim: to inculcate patriotism among the youth by remembering the sacrifices of freedom fighters.

Statues of freedom fighters and social activists were erected in the park with the help of donors.

Arrangements have been made to unveil the Gandhi temple as well as Smrithi Vanam on the eve of Gandhiji’s death anniversary.

Q.5. Which edition of the meeting of the India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee (JMCC) was held in New Delhi in January 2022?

भारत-ओमान संयुक्त सैन्य सहयोग समिति (JMCC) की बैठक का कौन सा संस्करण जनवरी 2022 में नई दिल्ली में आयोजित किया गया था?

(a) 9th edition / 9वां संस्करण

(b) 10th edition / 10वां संस्करण

(c) 11th edition / 11वां संस्करण

(d) 12th edition / 12वां संस्करण

(e) 13th edition / 13वां संस्करण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. 11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee held

11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee (JMCC) was held in New Delhi.

The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Ali AL Zaabi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defence of Oman.

The JMCC is the highest forum of engagement between India and Oman in the field of defence. It evaluates and provides guidance to the overall framework of defence exchanges between the two sides.

Q.6. According to Union Budget 2022-23 presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman, GDP growth in 2021-23 is expected to be ____________.

एफएम निर्मला सीतारमण द्वारा प्रस्तुत केंद्रीय बजट 2022-23 के अनुसार, 2021-23 में सकल घरेलू उत्पाद की वृद्धि _________ होने की उम्मीद है।

(a) 7.5%

(b) 8.7%

(c) 9.2%

(d) 10.4%

(e) 11.8%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Union Budget 2022-23 presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

On 1st February 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fourth Budget in Parliament.

A digital-first approach took priority as the finance minister announced proposal to launch Digital currency by the RBI, and setting up of a Digital University.

Expansions under PM Gati Shakti project were also emphasised upon with National Highways to be expanded by 25,000 km in next fiscal. This is the second consecutive year that a paperless budget was presented. Read more here.

GDP growth in 2021-23 expected to be 9.2%.

Q.7. According to the Union Budget 2022-23, Total expenditure in 2022-23 estimated at ____________________.

केंद्रीय बजट 2022-23 के अनुसार, 2022-23 में कुल व्यय _____________ होने का अनुमान है।

(a) Rs. 34.83 lakh crore / रु. 34.83 लाख करोड़

(b) Rs. 37.70 lakh crore / रु. 37.70 लाख करोड़

(c) Rs. 39.45 lakh crore / रु. 39.45 लाख करोड़

(d) Rs. 48.55 lakh crore / रु. 48.55 लाख करोड़

(e) Rs. 84.00 lakh crore / रु. 84.00 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Union Budget 2022-23 presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

On 1st February 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fourth Budget in Parliament.

A digital-first approach took priority as the finance minister announced proposal to launch Digital currency by the RBI, and setting up of a Digital University.

Expansions under PM Gati Shakti project were also emphasised upon with National Highways to be expanded by 25,000 km in next fiscal. This is the second consecutive year that a paperless budget was presented. Read more here.

Total expenditure in 2022-23 estimated at Rs. 39.45 lakh crore

Q.8. According to the Union Budget 2022-23, the revised Fiscal Deficit was ___________ % of GDP in FY22 as against 6.8% in Budget estimates.

केंद्रीय बजट 2022-23 के अनुसार, संशोधित राजकोषीय घाटा वित्त वर्ष 22 में सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का ___________% था, जबकि बजट अनुमानों में यह 6.8% था।

(a) 5.3%

(b) 6.9%

(c) 7.5%

(d) 8.2%

(e) 9.4%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Union Budget 2022-23 presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

On 1st February 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fourth Budget in Parliament.

A digital-first approach took priority as the finance minister announced proposal to launch Digital currency by the RBI, and setting up of a Digital University.

Expansions under PM Gati Shakti project were also emphasised upon with National Highways to be expanded by 25,000 km in next fiscal. This is the second consecutive year that a paperless budget was presented. Read more here.

Fiscal deficit in current year: 6.9% of GDP (against 6.8% in Budget Estimates)

Q.9. What was the Revenue collected from Goods and Services Tax (GST) in January 2022?

जनवरी 2022 में माल और सेवा कर (जीएसटी) से कितना राजस्व एकत्र किया गया था?

(a) ₹1.23 lakh crore / ₹ 1.23 लाख करोड़

(b) ₹1.16 lakh crore / ₹ 1.16 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹1.03 lakh crore / ₹ 1.03 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹1.38 lakh crore / ₹ 1.38 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹1.41 lakh crore / ₹ 1.41 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Government collected Rs 1.38 lakh crores as GST of January 2022

The monthly GST collections in January 2022 crossed Rs 1.30 lakh crore for the fourth time in the history of GST.

The collections in January 2022 till 3 pm on 31 January 2022 was at Rs 1,38,394 crore. January 2022 collections were 15 per cent higher than collections in the same month last year and 25 per cent higher than the GST revenues in January 2020.

Of the Rs 1,38,394 crore, CGST accounted for Rs 24,674 crore, SGST Rs 32,016 crore, IGST Rs 72,030 crore (including Rs 35,181 crore collected on import of goods) and compensation cess accounted for Rs 9,674 crore (including Rs 517 crore collected on import of goods).

The highest monthly GST collection has been Rs 1,39,708 crore in the month of April 2021.

Q.10. Tata Group has chosen which bank as preferred bankers for Air India to finance Air India’s old debt?

टाटा समूह ने एयर इंडिया के पुराने कर्ज को वित्तपोषित करने के लिए एयर इंडिया के पसंदीदा बैंकर के रूप में किस बैंक को चुना है?

(a) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(b) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(c) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Tata Group chose SBI, BoB & HDFC Bank to finance Air India’s old debt

Tata Group has chosen State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank as preferred bankers for Air India.

Recently Tata Group has taken over Air India from the government. Air India is the largest international carrier out of India with an 18.6% market share. Tata Sons have availed of a Rs 10,000-crore loan from SBI and a Rs 5,000-crore loan from BoB. The loan from HDFC Bank is not known yet. The loans are unrated, unsecured, and pegged at 4.25% [interest rate] annually.

Tata Sons-promoted Talace has acquired Air India, offering Rs 18,000 crore that include Rs 15,300 crore for the carrier’s existing debt and Rs 2,700 crore cash to be paid to the government. The new debt availed by the Tata Group will be used to refinance Air India’s debt availed at over 10%.

Q.11. Who among the following has won the prestigious World Games Athlete of the Year 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने प्रतिष्ठित विश्व खेल एथलीट ऑफ द ईयर 2021 का पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Rani Rampal / रानी रामपाल

(b) PR Sreejesh / पीआर श्रीजेश

(c) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(d) Vandana Katariya / वंदना कटारिया

(e) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. PR Sreejesh won World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 Award

India hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh won the prestigious World Games Athlete of the Year 2021.

He became the first Indian man and only the second Indian to receive the accolade. In 2020, Indian women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal became the first Indian to win the honour.

Sreejesh was part of the Tokyo Olympics-bronze medal winning side. In the FIH Stars Awards in October 2021, Sreejesh was named the goalkeeper of the year for 2021.

Q.12. Who among the following has won the Tata Steel Masters chess 2022?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने टाटा स्टील मास्टर्स शतरंज 2022 जीता है?

(a) Fabiano Caruana / फैबियानो कारुआना

(b) Magnus Carlsen / मैग्नस कार्लसन

(c) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(d) Vidit Gujrathi / विदित गुजराती

(e) Leon Mendonca / लियोन मेंडोंका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Masters chess 2022

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Masters chess 2022 after beating Fabiano Caruana.

Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 12th and penultimate round of the tournament.

The Norwegian, who will get a win by forfeit (over Daniil Dubov) in the final round, is a full point ahead of his closest competitors — Richard Rapport and Mamedyarov. While Gujrathi lost to Mamedyarov and remains on six points.

Q.13. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have become the first-ever sports Unicorn in the country to have a market share of Rs __________________.

चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स (CSK) _________________ रुपये की बाजार हिस्सेदारी रखने वाली देश की पहली स्पोर्ट्स यूनिकॉर्न बन गई है।

(a) Rs. 1125 crores / रु. 1125 करोड़

(b) Rs. 2006 crores / रु. 20060करोड़

(c) Rs. 3054 crores / रु. 3054 करोड़

(d) Rs. 4145 crores / रु. 4145 करोड़

(e) Rs. 7600 crores / रु. 7600 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Chennai Super Kings became India's 1st unicorn sports enterprise

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have become the first-ever sports Unicorn in the country to have a market share of Rs 7,600 crores and its share in the grey market trading in the Rs 210-225 price band.

CSK is four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated mighty Kolkata Knight Riders last year to win their record-extending fourth IPL title in Dubai

The market value of Chennai Super Kings has become higher than that of its parent entity India Cements. On January 29, 2022, India Cements’ market cap stood at Rs 6,869 crores.

Unicorns are privately held start-up companies having a valuation of more than USD 1 billion.

Q.14. Who has authored the book ‘Fearless Governance’?

'फियरलेस गवर्नेंस' पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?

(a) Gautam Chintamani / गौतम चिंतामणि

(b) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

(c) Dinyar Patel / दिनयार पटेल

(d) Kiran Bedi / किरण बेदी

(e) Rachna Bisht Rawat / रचना बिष्ट रावत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. A new book “Fearless Governance’ authored by Kiran Bedi released

24th Lt Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi has penned down her journey of governance in the book ‘Fearless Governance’.

It was launched by Indra Nooyi (former chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo) and Prof Debashis Chatterjee (director, IIM Kozhikode).

The book captures Bedi’s ‘fearless’ moments, administrative acumen and innovative initiatives in Puducherry.

Q.15. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 46th Raising Day on _____________________, 2022.

भारतीय तटरक्षक बल (ICG) ने _____________, 2022 को अपना 46वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया।

(a) 1 February / 1 फरवरी

(b) 2 February / 2 फरवरी

(c) 3 February / 3 फरवरी

(d) 4 February / 4 फरवरी

(e) 5 February / 5 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. 1 February 2022: Indian Coast Guard 46th Raising Day

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 46th Raising Day on 1 February, 2022. The fourth largest Coast Guard in the world, the ICG has saved over 10,000 lives since its establishment in 1977.

The Indian Coast Guard was inaugurated with just seven surface platforms in 1978. Since then, the organisation has increased its inventory to 156 ships and 62 aircraft.

The mission of the Indian Coast Guard is offshore security, marine safety and coastal security. It has also been given the task of securing India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The ICG is responsible for protection of the marine environment and providing scientific assistance.

Motto: “Vayam Rakshamah” or “We Protect”.

Q.16. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the UPI ecosystem (comprising of leading banks and fintechs) have announced the UPI Safety and Awareness week from _____ to _______ February.

भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) और UPI पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र (प्रमुख बैंकों और फिनटेक सहित) ने _______ से ______ फरवरी तक UPI सुरक्षा और जागरूकता सप्ताह की घोषणा की है।

(a) 1-7 February / 1-7 फरवरी

(b) 2-8 February / 2-8 फरवरी

(c) 3-9 February / 3-9 फरवरी

(d) 4-10 February / 4-10 फरवरी

(e) 5-11 February / 5-11 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(a)

Exp. NPCI announced UPI safety and awareness week from Feb 1 to 7

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the UPI ecosystem (comprising of leading banks and fintechs) have announced the UPI Safety and Awareness initiative to create awareness amongst consumers.

NPCI and the ecosystem comprising leading banks and fintech will observe February 1 to 7 as UPI Safety and Awareness Week. Whole month of February will be UPI Safety and Awareness Month.

Under this programme, NPCI urges all the customers to follow the concept of UPI Safety Shield, which the company has derived to educate customers all about UPI payments.

Q.17. The Government of Tamil Nadu has observed the Anti-Untouchability Day on __________________ 2022.

तमिलनाडु सरकार ने ___________ 2022 को अस्पृश्यता विरोधी दिवस मनाया है।

(a) 27 January / 27 जनवरी

(b) 28 January / 28 जनवरी

(c) 29 January / 29 जनवरी

(d) 30 January / 30 जनवरी

(e) 31 January / 31 जनवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(d)

Exp. 30 January 2022: Anti-Untouchability Day

The Government of Tamil Nadu observed the Anti-Untouchability Day on 30th January 2022 to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

MK Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu administered the pledge against untouchability to Ministers, Senior officials and staff at the Secretariat in Fort St George in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The All India Anti Untouchability League was founded by Mahatma Gandhi on 30th September 1932 to eradicate untouchability in India, working for Harijan or Dalit people and upliftment of Depressed Class of India. The society was renamed Harijan Sevak Sangh (‘Servants of Harijan Society’).

Q.18. Name the Senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General who passed away recently.

उस वरिष्ठ अधिवक्ता और अतिरिक्त सॉलिसिटर जनरल का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया।

(a) Vijay Galani / विजय गलानी

(b) Narayan Debnath / नारायण देबनाथ

(c) Rupinder Singh Suri / रुपिंदर सिंह सूरी

(d) Chandrashekhar Patil / चंद्रशेखर पाटिल

(e) Harilal Sarma / हरिलाल सरमा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(c)

Exp. Senior advocate & Additional Solicitor General Rupinder Singh Suri passed away

Senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Rupinder Singh Suri passed away. Suri was appointed the ASG in June 2020.

Suri was designated as senior advocate in 2009 and also served as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association.

He served as standing counsel in the Supreme Court for Punjab for about 15 years.

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