Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 21 to 27 February 2022

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Question 1: The ‘National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing’ has been launched by which Union Ministry?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released the ‘National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing’ with the aim to increase share in global additive manufacturing to 5% in the next 3 years. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing makes use of computer-aided designing for making prototypes or to work with models of objects.

Question 2: The medal tally in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is topped by which country?

Norway has topped the medal tally in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, with 16 gold medals. Germany held the second place with 12 golds and China at 3rd with 9.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics recently completed in “Bird’s Nest” stadium, China and the games was handed over to 2026 hosts Milano-Cortina by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Question 3: ‘Solar proton events’ have been detected by which space mission/ satellite of ISRO for the first time?

With its Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer (CLASS), ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter detected solar proton events for the first time. It is said that the proton events increase the radiation exposure to humans in the space.

Question 4: ‘Which organization has started the initiative Health Star Rating’ ?

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has started the initiative ‘Health Star Rating’ under which the packaged food items will bear a ‘Health Star Rating’. The rating will be based on the amount of sugar, fats and salt present in the food item. The number of stars is to indicate healthy or unhealthiness of the item.

Question 5: The ‘Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)’ is located in which state?

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is located at Khodad, which is 80 km away from Pune, located in the state of Maharashtra.

Question 6: ‘Khajuraho Dance Festival’ is organized in which state of India?

The 48th Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized in Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, which is a weeklong festival held till February 26, 2022. This year the festival iwas celebrated under the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Various artists from across the world and country performed at the festival.

Question 7: The Policy on promotion of foreign investment in the industrial sector has been approved by which Indian state/UT?

Under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, The Administrative Council (AC) has approved the policy on promotion of foreign investment in the industrial sector in Jammu & Kashmir. The New Policy will facilitate foreign investments more than Rs 100 crore with foreign stake of a minimum of 51%.

Question 8: Till which year the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) has been extended?

The continuation of the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) has been approved by The Ministry of Education (MoE) till 2025-26. However, the ministry has introduced some changes in eligibility criteria like increasing income ceiling to Rs. 3.5 lakh per annum. The scheme aims to prevent the meritorious students from dropping out at class 8. It also focuses on encouraging such students to continue their education at secondary stage.

Question 9: What is the objective of REWARD Program of World Bank?

REWARD (Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development Programme), is a USD 15 million programme, signed by the World Bank, the Government of India, and the State Governments of Odisha and Karnataka. The project aims to help national and state institutions in adopting better watershed management practices.

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