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Top 10 Questions Based on Current Affairs 9 February 2022
- In February 2022, IUCN declared __________ from ________ as India’s 1st ‘Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures’ (OECM) site.
1) Yamuna Biodiversity Park; Jaipur, Rajasthan
2) Aravalli Biodiversity Park; Gurugram, Haryana
3) Vanaparvam Biodiversity Park; Kozhikode, Kerala
4) Aravalli Biodiversity Park; Pune, Maharashtra
5) Yamuna Biodiversity Park; Gurugram, HaryanaAnswer-2) Aravalli Biodiversity Park; Gurugram, Haryana
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram, Haryana as India’s 1st ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ (OECM) site on the occasion of World Wetlands Day (2nd February, 2022).
i. The OECM tag is given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to areas that are not protected but support rich biodiversity.
- In February 2022, the Union Health Minister Mandaviya launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 towards children & pregnant women.
Under which health Program IMI 4.0 was launched?
1) Janani Suraksha Yojana
2) Ayushman Bharat Yojana
3) National Health Mission
4) Universal Immunization Program
5) Rashtriya Bal Swasthya KaryakramAnswer-4) Universal Immunization Program
The Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 in New Delhi to protect children and pregnant women from severe diseases.
i. By launching IMI 4.0, India operates the largest immunization program globally, covering over 30 million pregnant women and 26 million children every year under the Universal Immunization Program (UIP).
i. The Immunization Programme was introduced in India in 1978 as ‘Expanded Programme of Immunization’ (EPI) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare but 1985, the programme was modified as UIP to be implemented in a phased manner to cover all districts in the country by 1989-90.
- As per a brand valuation report released by Brand Finance, Life Insurance Corporation has been ranked at _____ in the list of insurance brands globally.
5) 9thAnswer-3) 10th
As per a brand valuation report released by Brand Finance, Life Insurance Corporation has been ranked at 10th in the list of insurance brands globally.
i. LIC is the only Indian insurance company in the top 10 list. LIC has a valuation of USD 8.656 billion (around Rs 64,722 crore).
- In February 2022 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the restriction on ___________ till May, 2022
1) Cosmos Cooperative Bank
2) Millath Co-Operative Bank
3) Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank
4) NKGSB Cooperative Bank
5) Bharat Cooperative BankAnswer- 2) Millath Co-Operative Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the restrictions on Millath Co-Operative Bank, Devangere (Karnataka) by another three months, from February 8 2022 to May 7, 2022.
i. RBI has passed these restrictions, in the exercise of its powers conferred on it by sub-section (1) of Section 35A and Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act 1949.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Governor- Shaktikanta Das
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded- 1 April 1935
- Which Union Minister recently (in Feb’22) received the 18th late Madhavrao Limaye award in the category of Efficient Member of Parliament for 2020-21?
1) Arjun Munda
2) Giriraj Singh
3) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
4) Bhupender Yadav
5) Nitin GadkariAnswer-5) Nitin Gadkari
Nashik Public Library announced that the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari from Nashik, Maharashtra will be facilitated for the first time with the 18th late Madhavrao Limaye award in the category of Karyakram Khaasdar (Efficient Member of Parliament) for the year 2020-21.
- Who recently (in Feb’22) got appointed as new head of Defence Intelligence Agency(DGDIA) & Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence)?
1) Y K Joshi
2) KK Repswal
3) G A V Reddy
4) Kamal Davar
5) KJS DhillonAnswer-3) G A V Reddy
Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) G A V Reddy appointed as the Director-General of Defence Intelligence Agency(DGDIA) And Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) (DCIDS (Int)).
i. He succeeds Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon who superannuated on 31st January 2022.
Note- KJS Dhillon was honoured with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal on the 73rd Republic Day of India.
- In February 2022, which communications satellite was decommissioned by ISRO through 11 manoeuvres after successful completion of 14 years of on-orbit operation?
5) INSAT-1AAnswer-4) INSAT-4B
ISRO has decommissioned INSAT-4B through 11 manoeuvres that pushed the communication satellite into a desired orbit mandated by international guidelines.
i. The finally achieved orbit is about 340km above geostationary (GEO) altitude, in perfect compliance with IADC guidelines for space debris mitigation of GEO objects.
ii. The INSAT-4B has completed around 14 years of on-orbit operations.
- Which country won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 held at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra?
5) South KoreaAnswer-4) China
China PR (People’s Republic) won the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 defeating South Korea in the finals held at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The 2022 championship marks China’s 9th title.
i. AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the 20th edition of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, was hosted by India from 20th January to 6th February 2022 in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Pune, Maharashtra.
- Who authored the book, ‘Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra’, the Biography of Neeraj Chopra?
1) Amit Bose
2) Navdeep Singh Gill
3) Abhinav Bindra
4) Rohit Brijnath
5) Boria MajumdarAnswer-2) Navdeep Singh Gill
A biography of Tokyo Olympics Gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra titled ‘Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra’ authored by Navdeep Singh Gill released at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana, Punjab.
i. The book was released by the Chairperson of Punjab Kala Parishad, Surjit Patar and president of Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Lakhwinder Singh Johal.
- Which state recently (in Feb’22) signed an MoU with UNEP to support ‘Majhi Vasundhara’ campaign, initiative to Implement Climate Change Actions?
5) West BengalAnswer-2) Maharashtra
The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) signed a MoU with the Maharashtra government to support its ‘Majhi Vasundhara’ campaign. It is an initiative towards sustainable use of energy and environmental development.
i. The literal meaning is ‘My Earth’ is an initiative of the Environment and Climate Change Department, Government of Maharashtra.
About Maharashtra: Chief Minister- Uddhav Thackeray
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