Current Affairs Quiz 8th February 2022 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th February 2022 Quiz

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Q.1. Which state government has launched an open-air classroom programme Paray Shikshalaya (Neighbourhood Schools) for primary and pre-primary students?

किस राज्य सरकार ने प्राथमिक और पूर्वप्राथमिक छात्रों के लिए एक ओपनएयर कक्षा कार्यक्रम परे शिक्षालय (पड़ोस स्कूल) शुरू किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. West Bengal government launched ‘Paray Shikshalaya’, an open-air classroom programme

West Bengal government has launched an open-air classroom programme Paray Shikshalaya (Neighbourhood Schools) for primary and pre-primary students.

Under the ‘Paray Shikshalaya’ project, primary and pre-primary students of government schools will be taught in open spaces. The state government will also provide mid-day meals to the students of ‘Paray Shikshalaya’.

The para teachers and primary school teachers would be part of this project. They will provide elementary education to children of Class 1-5.

Q.2. Kanchoth festival is celebrated in which of the following state/UT?

कांचोठ उत्सव निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Kanchoth festival celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir

The ancient festival of Kanchoth is annually celebrated, mainly by the Nag followers, during the Shukla Paksha of Magh month which usually falls in January or February.

The festival is celebrated with religious fervour across the Chenab valley region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

The 3-day festival is celebrated by married women who pray for the long life of their husbands.

Kanchoth or Gauri Tritya is widely celebrated in hilly kishtwar, Ramban and Doda of Jammu province. The festival is celebrated across Bhaderwah (also known as mini-Kashmir), Kotli, Mathola, Ghata, Khakhal, Gupt Ganga, Chinnote, Kapra, Bhalra, Bheja, Chinchora and other regions.

Q.3. Which state government has signed an MoU with the Social Alpha’s Energy Lab – “Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC)” to support innovative and clean energy technology programmes?

किस राज्य सरकार ने अभिनव और स्वच्छ ऊर्जा प्रौद्योगिकी कार्यक्रमों का समर्थन करने के लिए सोशल अल्फा की एनर्जी लैब – “क्लीन एनर्जी इंटरनेशनल इनक्यूबेशन सेंटर (सीईआईआईसी)” के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Kerala / केरल

(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Kerala signed an MoU with Social Alpha to develop clean energy tech

Kerala Government has signed an MoU with the Social Alpha’s Energy Lab – “Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC)” to support innovative and clean energy technology programmes in Kerala.

The Government of Kerala signed this agreement through Kerala Development & Innovation Strategy Council (KDISC) and Energy Management Centre (EMC).

The EMC Kerala represents the Power Department agencies including the Kerala State Electricity Board, Electrical Inspectorate and ANERT (Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology).

Aim: To establish a clean energy incubation centre to boost green energy development and energy conservation activities in Kerala.

Q.4. Which of the following ministry has launched intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0?

निम्नलिखित में से किस मंत्रालय ने गहन मिशन इंद्रधनुष (IMI) 4.0 लॉन्च किया है?

(a) National Health Authority (NHA) / राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य प्राधिकरण

(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) / स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय

(c) NITI Aayog / नीति आयोग

(d) World Health Organization (WHO) / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Health Minister launched intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has virtually launched intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0.

It will be conducted in 416 districts across 33 states/UTs. It will be implemented in three rounds, beginning from 7th February 2022.

Second round will start from 7th March 2022, and third round from 4th April 2022.

First round will cover 11 states: Assam, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, J&K, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and Chhattisgarh.

Q.5. Sonata Software has announced its partnership with which company for its launch of ‘Cloud for Retail’?

सोनाटा सॉफ्टवेयर ने क्लाउड फॉर रिटेलके लॉन्च के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ साझेदारी की घोषणा की है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Sonata Software partnered with Microsoft for its launch of ‘Microsoft Cloud’

Sonata Software, a global IT Services and Technology Solutions Company announced its partnership with Microsoft for its launch of ‘Microsoft Cloud for Retail’.

The company has been a partner with Microsoft for over three decades. The ‘Microsoft Cloud for Retail’ collaboration is expected to further strengthen the relationship.

Sonata Software delivers solutions for retailers world-wide, leveraging world-class IPs, in-house migration and modernisation tools.

Q.6. Amazon India has signed an MoU with which state government to support the growth of women entrepreneurs by launching ‘Sanjeevini-KSRLPS’ in its platform and extended benefits of the ‘Saheli’ Programme?

अमेज़ॅन इंडिया ने किस राज्य सरकार के साथ अपने मंच में संजीवनीकेएसआरएलपीएसलॉन्च करके महिला उद्यमियों के विकास का समर्थन करने और सहेलीकार्यक्रम के विस्तारित लाभों के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Amazon India signed MoU with Karnataka to turn rural women into entrepreneurs in the state

Amazon India signed an MoU with Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS) to support the growth of women entrepreneurs.

Amazon India will launch ‘Sanjeevini-KSRLPS’ in its platform and extend benefits of the ‘Saheli’ Programme to train and empower thousands of rural women entrepreneurs and also provide online access to a wider market for their products.

The Saheli Programme offers training and skill development workshops to help women entrepreneurs.

Q.7. Which country’s Railway has signed agreement with Hindustan Engineering and Industries Limited (HEIL) to procure 420 broad gauge wagons?

किस देश के रेलवे ने 420 ब्रॉड गेज वैगनों की खरीद के लिए हिंदुस्तान इंजीनियरिंग एंड इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेड (HEIL) के साथ समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(d) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Bangladesh Railway signed agreement with HEIL to procure 420 broad gauge wagons

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has signed an agreement with the Hindustan Engineering and Industries Limited (HEIL), an enterprise of the Hindustan Group, to procure 420 broad gauge wagons from India, in the presence of Md. Nurul Islam Sujon Railway Minister of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The total cost of the agreement is ~Tk 231 crore (Tk – Bangladeshi Taka) (~ Rs 200 crore).  At present, the BR has a total of 3,221 wagons which includes 918 tank wagons, 1030 covered wagons and 1273 open wagons.

Bangladesh Railway Minister stated that, as a part of the modernisation initiative of the government, rivers and seaports are being connected to the railways, and single, one-way lines are being converted into two-way double lines.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)?

राष्ट्रीय शैक्षिक अनुसंधान और प्रशिक्षण परिषद (एनसीईआरटी) के नए निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sanjay Arora / संजय अरोड़ा

(b) Dinesh Prasad Saklani / दिनेश प्रसाद सकलानी

(c) Deepak Kumar / दीपक कुमार

(d) Rajeev Chaudhary / राजीव चौधरी

(e) VS Pathania / वी.एस. पठानिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Dinesh Prasad Saklani appointed as director of NCERT

Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani has been appointed as the new Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

He has replaced Hrushikesh Senapaty, who finished his term a year ago. The new director has been appointed for a period of five years with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post, or till he attains the age of 65 years, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Professor Saklani has been awarded with Distinguished Academy Award by Punjab Kala and Sahitya Academy, Jalandhar for Historical writing in 2005. The new director is a member of the Academic Council of Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani. Professor Saklani is also a life member in the Indian History Congress; Uttarakhand History and Culture Association and of Book Club IIAS Shimla.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Bata India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे बाटा इंडिया का ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Disha Patani / दिशा पटानी

(b) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(c) Farhan Akhtar / फरहान अख्तर

(d) Rahul Dravid / राहुल द्रविड़

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Disha Patani appointed as Brand Ambassador of Bata India

Bata India Limited appointed Bollywood actress, Disha Patani as its Brand Ambassador.

She will promote the brand and strengthen the youth connection to enhance footwear fashion among them.

Previously, Bata has associated with celebrities including Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput, and cricket player Smriti Mandhana for promoting various labels under Bata.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand ahead of the 2022 Assembly Elections?

2022 के विधानसभा चुनावों से पहले उत्तराखंड के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(b) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(c) Alia Bhatt / आलिया भट्ट

(d) Bhumi Pednekar / भूमी पेडनेकर

(e) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Akshay Kumar appointed as brand ambassador of Uttarakhand

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami has appointed Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand ahead of the 2022 Assembly Elections.

In 2017, Akshay Kumar was appointed as Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador for ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’. Akshay Kumar, is a Canadian-Indian actor, a film producer who has acted in more than 100 films.

In 2021, Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant, who hails from Roorkee, Uttarakhand was appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand.

Indian field hockey player, Vandana Katariya was appointed as the brand ambassador of the women and child development department of Uttarakhand as well as the brand ambassador of the Centre’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme for Haridwar district.

Q.11. Name the person who has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसने पावर सिस्टम ऑपरेशन कॉरपोरेशन लिमिटेड (POSOCO) के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक (CMD) के पद का अतिरिक्त प्रभार ग्रहण किया है।

(a) Atul Bhatt / अतुल भट्ट

(b) Alka Nangia Arora / अलका नांगिया अरोड़ा

(c) Nirlep Singh Rai / निर्लेप सिंह राय

(d) S R Narasimhan / एस आर नरसिम्हन

(e) T V Narendran / टी वी नरेंद्रन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. S R Narasimhan assumed additional charge as CMD of POSOCO

  1. R. Narasimhan, Director (System Operation) has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) w.e.f. 1st February 2022 at New Delhi.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance. He has over three decades’ experience in Power System Operation spread across CEA, POWERGRID and POSOCO after an initial stint with BHEL.

SR Narasimhan has contributed to several Expert Committees at the Government and regulatory levels in different areas ranging from system operation, grid integration of Renewable Energy (RE) resources and optimization to institution building.

Q.12. Which IIT has established an Inter-disciplinary Water Management & Policy Centre called ‘AquaMAP,’ to solve water problems in India?

भारत में पानी की समस्याओं को हल करने के लिए किस IIT ने एक्वामैपनामक एक अंतरअनुशासनात्मक जल प्रबंधन और नीति केंद्र की स्थापना की है?

(a) IIT Delhi / IIT दिल्ली

(b) IIT Guwahati/ IIT गुवाहाटी

(c) IIT Bombay / IIT बॉम्बे

(d) IIT Roorkee / IIT रुड़की

(e) IIT Madras / IIT मद्रास

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. IIT Madras established Inter-disciplinary Water Management & Policy Centre

IIT Madras has established an Inter-disciplinary Water Management & Policy Centre to solve water problems in India.

Called ‘AquaMAP,’ the Centre is being established with support from IIT Madras Alumni. This Centre will provide smart solutions for challenging water problems by designing scalable models by leveraging innovative technologies.

These models would be implemented at chosen locations across the country, as a proof of concept.

Q.13. Which country’s team has won the AFC Women`s Asian Cup India 2022 final title at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai?

किस देश की टीम ने डी.वाई. पाटिल स्टेडियम, नवी मुंबई में एएफसी महिला एशियाई कप भारत 2022 का फाइनल खिताब जीता है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) India / भारत

(d) Russia / रूस

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. China won AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 Football Tournament

China PR (People’s Republic) defeated South Korea (Korea Republic), 3-2, to win the AFC Women`s Asian Cup India 2022 final title at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

This is the record-extending 9th AFC Women`s Asian Cup title won by China. India is hosting the 20th edition of the football AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 from January 20, 2022, to February 06, 2022.

China now qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:

Most Valuable Player: Wang Shanshan (China)

Top Scorer: Sam Kerr (7 goals) (Australia)

Best goalkeeper: Zhu Yu (China)

Fairplay Award: South Korea

Q.14. Padma Shri Ibrahim Nabisaheb Sutar passed away recently. He was a/an ____________________.

पद्म श्री इब्राहिम नबीसाहेब सुतार का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _____________ थे।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Social Worker / समाज सेवक

(c) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. ‘Kabir of Karnataka’ Padma Shri Ibrahim Nabisaheb Sutar passed away

Padma Shri Ibrahim Nabisaheb Sutar, a social worker fondly referred to as ‘Kabir of Karnataka’, has passed away in Mahalingpur, Bagalkot, Karnataka.

Ibrahim Nabisaheb Sutar was a part of the group that floated ‘Bhaivaikyada Janapada Sangeetha Mela’ in 1970. The government of India has honoured him with Padma Shri in 2018 for art.

The government of Karnataka has honoured him with the Rajyotsava Award, the 2nd highest civilian honour of Karnataka, in 1995.

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