Current Affairs 2022 – Part 3
Current Affairs GK Questions Answers
# Japan recently signed a defence agreement with which country to counter China’s military and economic policies?
> This agreement was under the QUAD program
> India, USA, Japan and Australia are parts of QUAD
# A book on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will be released very soon. The name of the book is?
Ans. Mamata Beyond 2021
> Authored by Jayanta Ghosal (political journalist)
# Who is the author of the new released book ‘Gandhi’s Assassin – The making of Nathuram Godse and his Idea of India’?
Ans. Dhirendra K Jha (journalist)
# Who chaired the 19th meeting of NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority)?
Ans. Bhupender Yadav (Union minister for Environment, Forest & Climate change)
> Environment minister launched an action plan for their conservation
# Recently ‘POSOCO Day’ celebrated on?
Ans. 3 January 2022
> POSOCO = Power System Operation Corporation
# Recently who achieved first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology?
Ans. JC Chaudhry (India’s popular numerologists)
# Recently who has been appointed as the brand endorser of Bank of Baroda?
Ans. Shafali Verma (Indian women’s cricketer)
# Who are appointed as the executive directors of RBI?
Ans. Ajay Kumar Choudhary and Deepak Kumar
# New Coronavirus variant IHU discovered in which country?
# Which Telecom company launched UPI (Unified Payment Interface) Autopay facility in collaboration with NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)?
Ans. Reliance Jio
> Now customers can autopay for their plans on My Jio App
# Which financial company/firm launched ‘Bahane Chhodo Tax Bachao’ campaign on Tax saving?
Ans. SBI General Insurance
# Who has been reappointed as the chairman of CACP (Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices)?
Ans. Vijay Paul Sharma
# Recently the ‘World Day of War Orphans’ observed on?
Ans. 6 January 2022
# Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) recently selected which IT Company for the PSP (Passport Seva Programme) e-governance programme?
Ans. TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)
# Which Indian organization has won the ‘SKOCH Award 2021’ for battling crime against children?
Ans. Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) – Forensic Service, Delhi
# Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced retirement from International cricket. He belongs to which cricket team?
Ans. Sri Lanka
# Social worker, Padma Shri awardee and popularly known as ‘Mother of Orphaned Children’ recently passed away. Her name is?
Ans. Sindhutai Sapkal
# Which state tops in ODF (Open Defecation Free) Villages ranking?
# Recently ‘India’s First Rock Museum’ was inaugurated in which Indian state?
> At the CSIR-NGRI (CSIR NATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Campus
> The rock museum displays more than 35 different types of rocks from different parts of the country
# How many nations are participating in the Anti-Submarine exercise ‘Sea Dragon 22’?
Ans. Six nations – USA, Australia, Canada, India, South Korea and Japan
# Recently education minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a 100 day reading campaign to encourage the reading habit among students. The name of the campaign is?
Ans. Padhe Bharat
# Recently which Metro Line Network has become the ‘World’s Longest Metro Line’ after opening two new driverless metro lines?
Ans. Shanghai Metro Line
> Shanghai = city in China
# Ministry of Culture has launched a program ‘Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar’. What is this program about?
Ans. The program is about India’s first Cultural Survey of Villages
# Which state has become the first state to be ‘First LPG enabled and Smoke free state in India’?
Ans. Himachal Pradesh
# RBI recently released (D-SIBs) Domestic Systemically Important Banks list. Which three banks are in the list?
Ans. SBI, HDFC, ICICI
# Who has become the new Director General of NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga)?
Ans. G Asok Kumar
> He is also known as the Rain Man of India for his excellent work in rainwater harvesting
# Who has been appointed as the new chairman and CEO of Railway Board?
Ans. Vinay Kumar Tripathi
# Recently ‘Abdalla Hamdok Al-Kinani’ resigned from the post of Prime Minister. He was the Prime Minister of which country?
Ans. Sudan (country in Africa)
# Mohammad Hafeez announced retirement from International Cricket. He belongs to which cricket team?
# DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) celebrated 64th foundation day on?
Ans. 1st January 2022
# CryptoWire recently launched India’s first Global index of Cryptocurrencies. What is its name?
# Which company became the first Company to hit $3 Trillion stock market value?
Ans. Apple Inc.
# Who has become the first woman CMD (Chief Managing Director) of ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)?
Ans. Alka Mittal
# PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport. Where is it located?
Ans. Agartala (Tripura)
# Recently Dr Jitendra Singh released a special Postage Stamp on the occasion of 75th Platinum Jubilee year of CSIR-NPL (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Physical Laboratory). Where it is located?
Ans. New Delhi
# Recently ‘World Braille Day’ celebrated on?
Ans. 4 January 2022
Current Affairs GK Questions Answers
# Who became the first Indian-origin woman to trek solo to South Pole?
Ans. Harpreet Chandi (Indian-origin British sikh Army officer)
# ‘Azure Power Global Limited’ (a solar powered company) recently commissioned a 600 Megawatts Solar Project in which Indian state?
Ans. Rajasthan (Bikaner)
> It would be India’s largest solar power project owned and operated at a single location
# WFP (World Food Programme) and TAPF (The Akshaya Patra Foundation) collaborated to enhance and improve the quality of which Indian government scheme?
Ans. PM Poshan Scheme (earlier known as National Programme for Mid day meal in Schools)
# Recently which Telecom company got the status of Scheduled Payment Bank by RBI?
Ans. Airtel Payment Bank
# Recently RBI cancels Authorization Certificates of which two payment system operators for non-compliance with regulatory requirements?
Ans. 1. Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance and 2. Eko India Financial Services
# ‘Digi Zone’ is a platform for which corporation/organization where people can buy insurance policies online?
Ans. LIC (Life Insurance Corporation)
# Recently ‘Quinton de Kock’ (cricketer) announced retirement from Test Cricket. He belongs to which cricket team?
Ans. South Africa
# Who announced a total number of 27 border infrastructure projects which will take part in different states of India?
Ans. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
# Which online finance company partnered with Axis Bank to launch pre-qualified personal loans?
# The Karnataka government recently signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with which international company to set up Karnataka’s first LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Mangaluru, Karnataka?
Ans. LNG Alliance, Singapore
# Who has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Bihar?
Ans. Amir Subhani (1987 batch IAS)
# Recently which state signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with ISB (Indian School of Business) to boost its forest economy?
# Recently a hypersonic missile ‘TSIRKON’ was successfully tested. It belongs to which country?
# Recently which ministry formed a task force on 6G (6th generation) Technology development?
Ans. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communication
# Which team has won the 2021-22 Vijay Hazare Trophy?
Ans. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Team
> Final match venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, Rajasthan
> Final match opposite team – Tamil Nadu
# Who laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh?
Ans. PM Narendra Modi
# Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut Uttar Pradesh will be dedicated to which veteran sports player?
Ans. Major Dhyan Chand (Indian field hockey player)
# Recently the new year festival ‘Losar’ was celebrated in which Indian state/UT?
# Recently Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended over corruption allegations. He was the prime minister of which country?
Ans. Somalia (country in Africa)
# Who has won the World Rapid Chess Champion 2021?
Ans. Nodirbek Abdusattorov (from Uzbekistan)
> He defeated Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi