So here we are with the current affairs quiz for the week, February 7 to February 13, 2022. This installment of the current affairs quiz will help you in your preparation for competitive examinations. Let’s get started…
Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers
Question 1: Which park of India has been declared India’s first ‘Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures’ (OECM) by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN)?
Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram is declared India’s first Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures’ (OECM) by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). OECM tag is offered to a natural are that is not protected but still supports biodiversity. The Aravalli Park in Gurugram received the tag on World Wetlands Day.
The park is spread on 390 acres with more than 300 native plants, more than 100,000 trees, and more than 40 thousand shrubs. With the tag, Aravalli Biodiversity Park won’t get any legal or financial support from OECM, but it will be highlighted as a diversity hotspot area on the international map.
Question 2: What is the name of a scheme launched by the government of India to develop leadership? Recently the government has increased the scheme’s tenure for the next five years.
The government has decided to continue ‘Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakarm’ for the next 5 years. The objective of this program is to develop leadership qualities in young Indians. The beneficiaries of this program are the youth from 15 to 30 years of age group. The program is run under the ministry of youth affairs and sport.
Question 3: According to RBI, what is the projected real growth for FY 2022-23?
RBI pegs FY 2022-23 GDP growth at 7.8 percent for FY 2022-23. Therefore, the GDP from 2022-23 is expected to be lower than 8 to 8.5, as expected in the economic survey.
Question 4: Name the first country that has administered the DNA Vaccine against COVID-19?
India is the first country in the World that have administered a DNA vaccine against COVID-19. The World’s first plasmid DNA vaccine name is ZyCoV-D. It is being produced by Zydus Cadila, one of India’s top pharma companies and Ahmedabad-based vaccine manufacturers. The first time the DNA vaccine was administered in Patna
Question 5: What is the JIVA program, and which bank has launched it?
JIVA program is launched by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The main aim of the program is to promote natural farming. The NABARD runs the program in 11 different states of the country.
Question 6: When the National Women’s Day is celebrated in India?
National Women’s Day is celebrated on February 13 every year in India. On this day, the people of the country thank the women and celebrate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. Mrs. Naidu is a well-known name in the literature section. She was born on February 13, 1879, and this year the nation is celebrating the 143rd birth anniversary of Mrs. Naidu. She was also known as ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her musical poems. People also refer to Mrs. Naidu as Nightingale of India. She has also contributed to the freedom movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. She was appointed as the governor of the United Provinces Governor in 1947, so she is also the first lady governor in the Dominion of India.
Question 7: Name the new director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The new director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani. He is the successor of Mr. Hrushikesh Senapaty. Mr. Senapaty’s term as a director of NCERT was finished a year back.
Question 8: Recently ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)’ extended. What is the new tenure for this program?
‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)’ has been extended till March 2026. With the extension, the scheme has also received 4,600 crore rupees. The scheme was introduced in 2017 with the name SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters). Later on, its name was changed to PMKSY. The scheme’s objective is to offer growth and develop the food processing sector.
Question 9: According to TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021, which city is the most congested city in the World in 2021?
As per the TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021, Istanbul, Turkey, is the most congested city in the World. Moscow, Russia is secured second place in the index ranking. Mumbai is in 5th, and Bengaluru is in 10th rank in the same index.
Question 10: Which Indian Tunnel has been certified as ‘World’s Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet’?
Atal tunnel is India’s first Tunnel that has been certified as ‘World’s Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet’ by the World Book of Records. It’s built under Rohtang pass. The length of the Tunnel is 9.02 km, and its width is 10 m.