Current Affairs Quiz 3rd February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as the new Ramsar site (Wetlands of International Importance) in February 2022. Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state?

खिजड़िया वन्यजीव अभयारण्य को फरवरी 2022 में नया रामसर स्थल (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महत्व की आर्द्रभूमि) घोषित किया गया है। खिजड़िया वन्यजीव अभयारण्य किस राज्य में स्थित 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.1.(a)

Exp. Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat & Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in UP listed as India’s 48th & 49th Ramsar sites

Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh were declared as two new Ramsar sites (Wetlands of International Importance).

With this, the total number of Ramsar sites in India goes up to 49. Khijadiya, which is part of the Central Asian Flyway, has become the 4th wetland of Gujarat to get the Ramsar tag.

Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary, a freshwater marsh in the Sant Kabir Nagar district. It is the largest natural floodplain wetland of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Read More

Q.2. Which of the following wetland has been declared as India’s 49th Ramsar site?

निम्नलिखित में से किस आर्द्रभूमि को भारत का 49वां रामसर स्थल घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Thol Lake, Mehsana, Gujarat / थोल झील, मेहसाणा, गुजरात

(b) Wadhvana Wetland, Vadodara, Gujarat / वाधवाना वेटलैंड, वडोदरा, गुजरात

(c) Haiderpur Wetland, Uttar Pradesh / हैदरपुर आर्द्रभूमि, उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat / खिजड़िया पक्षी अभयारण्य, गुजरात

(e) Bakhira Bird Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh / बखिरा पक्षी अभयारण्य, उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat & Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in UP listed as India’s 48th & 49th Ramsar sites

Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh were declared as two new Ramsar sites (Wetlands of International Importance).

With this, the total number of Ramsar sites in India goes up to 49. Khijadiya, which is part of the Central Asian Flyway, has become the 4th wetland of Gujarat to get the Ramsar tag.

Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary, a freshwater marsh in the Sant Kabir Nagar district. It is the largest natural floodplain wetland of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Read More

Q.3. Mandu Festival is annually celebrated in which of the following state?

मांडू महोत्सव प्रतिवर्ष निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Mandu Festival celebrated in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh

Mandu Festival is annually celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, organised by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board. The festival is also dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesha.

Mandu festival is celebrated in Mandu, Ujjain and Indore. Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district.

The Mandu Festival has been celebrated from 30th December 2021 to 3rd January 2022. The 5-day festival is celebrated in collaboration with the district administration by Ustad Alauddin Khan Music and Art Academy (Bhopal).

Q.4. Which company has launched the Non-Fuel Retail Store under the brand name ‘HaPpyShop’?

किस कंपनी ने ‘HaPpyShop’ ब्रांड नाम के तहत गैरईंधन खुदरा स्टोर लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(e) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. HPCL launched Non-Fuel Retail Store ‘HaPpyShop’

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has marked its foray into the non-fuel retailing sector by inaugurating its Retail Store under the brand name HaPpyShop, to make available the products of daily need to its customers at their convenience.

The first retail store was launched by HPCL in September 2021 in Mumbai at Company’s Retail Outlet located at Nepean Sea Road.

Giving it a further push, the company has announced the opening of two more Convenience Stores of ‘HaPpyShop’ on January 31, 2022.  The two new stores are located at Company’s Auto Care Centre, Bandra West in Mumbai, & Millennium Retail Outlet in Visakhapatnam.

In addition to this, HPCL has launched the platform in a purely online format by opening the Online Store at Madurai. HPCL is also marketing branded packaged drinking water at its Retail Outlets across the country under the name ‘Paani@Club HP’.

Q.5. With which country, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River?

महाकाली नदी पर मोटर योग्य पुल के निर्माण के लिए भारत ने किस देश के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. India and Nepal signed MoU for construction of motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River in Dharchula

India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River, connecting Dharchula (India) with Darchula (Nepal), under Indian grant assistance.

This agreement was signed by Ambassador of India, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, and Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Nepal, Rabindra Nath Shrestha.

The project will enhance cross-border connectivity between the Sudurpaschim province of Nepal and the Uttarakhand state of India across the Mahakali River where close people-to-people links exist between communities on both sides of the border.

Q.6. Antonio Costa has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of which of the following country?

एंटोनियो कोस्टा को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में फिर से चुना गया है?

(a) Belgium / बेल्जियम

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(d) England / इंग्लैंड

(e) Portugal / पुर्तगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Antonio Costa re-elected as Portugal’s Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa has been re-elected after his centre-left Socialist Party secured a landslide victory in the 2022 Portuguese legislative election.

Socialist Party bagged 117 seats in the 230 seats Parliament. Despite predictions of a tight race, the main opposition centre-right PSD party landed 27.8 per cent for 71 seats. Antonio Costo is serving as the 119th Prime Minister of Portugal since 26 November 2015.

Q.7. Sony Group Corporation is purchasing Bungie Inc., the U.S. video game developer behind the popular Destiny and Halo franchises, for ______________________.

Sony Group Corporation लोकप्रिय डेस्टिनी और हेलो फ्रैंचाइज़ी के पीछे अमेरिकी वीडियो गेम डेवलपर बंगी इंक को ______________ में खरीद रहा है।

(a) $3.6 billion / 3.6 बिलियन डॉलर

(b) $4.4 billion / 4.4 बिलियन डॉलर

(c) $5.6 billion / 5.6 बिलियन डॉलर

(d) $8.2 billion / 8.2 बिलियन डॉलर

(e) $9.3 billion / 9.3 बिलियन डॉलर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Sony bought game developer ‘Bungie’ for $3.6 billion

Sony Group Corp. is purchasing Bungie Inc., the U.S. video game developer behind the popular Destiny and Halo franchises, for $3.6 billion to bolster its stable of game-making studios.

The deal announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment is the third significant video-game acquisition this month, following Microsoft Corp.’s purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. for $69 billion two weeks ago and Take-Two Interactive Corp. snagging mobile game leader Zynga Inc. on Jan 10.

Buying Bungie will give Sony one of the most popular first-person shooter games to compete with the massive Call of Duty series, which Sony’s main rival now owns through Activision.

Q.8. What is the rank of LIC in the most-valued insurance brand globally, according to a report by London-based consultancy firm Brand Finance?

लंदन स्थित कंसल्टेंसी फर्म ब्रांड फाइनेंस की एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, वैश्विक स्तर पर सबसे मूल्यवान बीमा ब्रांड में एलआईसी का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 5th

(b) 8th

(c) 10th

(d) 12th

(e) 15th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. LIC 10th most valued insurance brand globally: Brand Finance Report

According to the London-based Brand Finance, Life Insurance Corporation is the strongest and the largest brand in the country with a valuation of $8.656 billion (around Rs 64,722 crore).

Also, LIC is ranked 3rd in brand strength globally after Poste Italiane, Italy and Mapfre, Spain.

It is also the 10th most valued insurance brand. The market value of LIC will become Rs 43.40 lakh crore by 2022, and Rs 58.9-lakh crore by 2027. In overall brand ranking LIC become the world’s 206th most valuable brand in 2021.

Q.9. EXIM Bank has signed how much Line of Credit agreement with Sri Lanka for fuel imports?

EXIM बैंक ने ईंधन आयात के लिए श्रीलंका के साथ कितने मूल्य के लाइन ऑफ क्रेडिट समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) $ 100 million / $ 100 मिलियन

(b) $ 150 million / $ 150 मिलियन

(c) $ 250 million / $ 250 मिलियन

(d) $ 300 million / $ 300 मिलियन

(e) $ 500 million / $ 500 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. EXIM Bank signed a $500 million LoC agreement with Sri Lanka

The EXIM Bank of India and the Sri Lankan Government signed a $500 million Line of Credit.

India’s support for fuel imports — by Sri Lanka from India — through the LoC, is in response to Lanka’s urgent requirement.

This critical support comes in the wake of a virtual meeting b/w the EAM S Jaishankar and the Sri Lanka’s MoF Basil Rajapaksa.

Aim: to help Sri Lanka cope with its current fuel shortages, amid one of the worst economic meltdowns facing Sri Lanka.

Q.10. CRISIL has projected India’s GDP growth rate at ________________ for FY23.

CRISIL ने FY23 के लिए भारत की GDP विकास दर _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 7.8%

(b) 8.4%

(c) 9.5%

(d) 11%

(e) 12.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. CRISIL projected India’s GDP to grow at 7.8% in FY23

Domestic rating agency CRISIL estimated FY 2022-23 real GDP growth at 7.8% as compared with the 8.5% projected in the Economic Survey.

This estimate is owing to Budget proposals focused on loosening the purse strings by boosting capital expenditure and going slow on fiscal consolidation.

The agency said global growth is expected to slow this year as major economies see a withdrawal of monetary and fiscal stimulus.

Q.11. Which bank and Patanjali Ayurved Limited have launched co-branded contactless credit cards in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

किस बैंक और पतंजलि आयुर्वेद लिमिटेड ने भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI) के साथ साझेदारी में सहब्रांडेड संपर्क रहित क्रेडिट कार्ड लॉन्च किए हैं?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. PNB & Patanjali launched co-branded contactless credit cards with NPCI

Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Patanjali Ayurved Limited have launched co-branded contactless credit cards in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

The co-branded credit cards are offered on NPCI’s RuPay Platform and are available in two variants – PNB RuPay Platinum and PNB RuPay Select.

Both the co-branded cards offer a hassle-free credit service to purchase day-to-day Patanjali products, along with cash backs, loyalty points. PNB RuPay Platinum and PNB RuPay Select cardholders will receive a welcome bonus of 300 reward points on activation.

Platinum and Select cards come with attractive insurance cover of ₹2 lakh and ₹10 lakh, respectively for Accidental Death and Personal Total Disability. Platinum Card offers a credit limit of ₹25,000 to ₹5 lakh and Select Card ₹50,000 to ₹10 lakh.

Q.12. Who among the following has been named as Director-General of the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान (NIELIT) के महानिदेशक के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) Vinay Kumar Tripathi / विनय कुमार त्रिपाठी

(b) Vinod Kannan / विनोद कन्नन

(c) Deepak Kumar / दीपक कुमार

(d) Madan Mohan Tripathi / मदन मोहन त्रिपाठी

(e) Ajay Kumar Choudhary / अजय कुमार चौधरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. Madan Mohan Tripathi named as Director General of NIELIT

Dr. Madan Mohan Tripathi has joined as Director-General of the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT).

Before joining NIELIT, Dr Madan Mohan Tripathi was working as Professor at Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi. In DTU he also worked as Director Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Coordinator of Intellectual Property Rights Cell.

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

Q.13. Games24x7 has appointed whom as the brand ambassador for ‘RummyCircle’, an online skill gaming platform?

गेम्स24x7 ने किसे ऑनलाइन स्किल गेमिंग प्लेटफॉर्म रमीसर्कलका ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया है?

(a) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(b) Hrithik Roshan / ह्रितिक रोशन

(c) Manoj Bajpayee / मनोज वाजपेयी

(d) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(e) Rajkummar Rao / राजकुमार राव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Games24x7 appointed Hrithik Roshan as the Brand Ambassador of ‘RummyCircle’

Games24x7 has appointed renowned bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for ‘RummyCircle’, an online skill gaming platform.

Under the partnership, Hrithik Roshan will promote multimedia campaigns of RummyCircle in different platforms such as TV, digital and social media. The brand will also start its new campaign #RahoEkKadamAage starring Hrithik Roshan via a television commercial starting from January 29.

In 2021, Games24x7, used Ranveer Singh as a brand ambassador for its fantasy gaming platform ‘My11Circle’. Online gaming companies under Games24x7 includes – RummyCircle, My11Circle, Carrom and U-Games.

Q.14. Who has been named the winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) स्पिरिट ऑफ क्रिकेट अवार्ड 2021 का विजेता किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) David Warner / डेविड वार्नर

(b) Ajaz Patel / एजाज पटेल

(c) Asif Ali / आसिफ अली

(d) Daryl Mitchell / डेरिल मिशेल

(e) Devon Conway / डेवोन कॉनवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp. New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021

New Zealand cricketer Daryl Mitchell, has been named the winner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award 2021 for his gesture of refusing to take a single in the high-pressure 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Semi-Finals against England at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

He has become the 4th New Zealand player to win the award after Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson.

The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award is annually awarded by the ICC to recognise the player most notable for “upholding the ‘Spirit of the Game’”.

Q.15. Who has been nominated for the prestigious 2022 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award?

प्रतिष्ठित 2022 लॉरियस वर्ल्ड ब्रेकथ्रू ऑफ द ईयर अवार्ड के लिए किसे नामांकित किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(b) Ravi Kumar / रवि कुमार

(c) P.R. Sreejesh / पीआर श्रीजेश

(d) Lovlina Borgohain / लवलीना बोर्गोहिन

(e) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu / सैखोम मीराबाई चानू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the prestigious 2022 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award.

The other 5 nominees are Daniil Medvedev (Australian Open runner-up), Emma Raducanu (British tennis star), Pedri (Barcelona and Spain footballer), Yulimar Rojas (Venezuelan athlete) and Ariarne Titmus (Australian swimmer).

The winners will be revealed in April following a vote by the Laureus World Sports Academy, made up of 71 sporting greats.

Q.16. Who is the author of the Trilogy book series titled, ‘India, That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution’?

इंडिया, दैट इज भारत: कॉलोनियलिटी, सिविलाइजेशन, कॉन्स्टिट्यूशनशीर्षक वाली त्रयी पुस्तक श्रृंखला के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Rahul Rawail / राहुल रवैल

(b) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

(c) J Sai Deepak / जे साई दीपक

(d) Gautam Chintamani / गौतम चिंतामणि

(e) Rachna Bisht Rawat / रचना बिष्ट रावत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. A book titled ‘India, That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution’ authored by J Sai Deepak

A Trilogy book series titled, ‘India, That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution’ is authored by J Sai Deepak and published by Bloomsbury India.

The 1st part was released on 15th August 2021, is set to launch the 2nd part in June 2022. Whereas, the 3rd and last part will be released in June 2023.

It is the first part of a comprehensive trilogy, which examines the impact of European ‘colonial consciousness’ (or ‘coloniality’), on Bharat (India).

It highlights how colonialism changes the socio religious culture, history, education, language and racial patterns in India.

Q.17. World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed from ________ to __________ February.

वर्ल्ड इंटरफेथ हार्मनी वीक ________ से _______ तक मनाया जाने वाला एक वार्षिक कार्यक्रम 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.17.(a)

Exp. 1-7 February: World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February, after General Assembly designation in 2010.

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), was conceived to promote cultural peace and nonviolence. The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative.

This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets.

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), conceived to promote culture, peace and nonviolence, was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010.

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