Daily & Latest Current Affair in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Takuya Tsumura
B)
Markus Duesmann
C)
Benedetto Vigna
D)
Håkan Samuelsson

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Takuya Tsumura

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Japanese auto major Honda on Saturday(20th Feb 2022) said it has appointed "Takuya Tsumura" as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) with effect from April 1, 2022. The appointment comes as part of the management changes announced annually by Honda Motor Co Ltd.
 
Tsumura, 54, will take over from Gaku Nakanishi, who moves from India to regional headquarters in Asia and Oceania region - Asian Honda as General Manager, Automobile Business for the region.
 
During his four-year tenure in India, Nakanishi, in his role as President & CEO of HCIL, steered the company through one of the toughest business phase for the Indian auto industry, struck by unprecedented COVID crisis and slowdown, the automaker said in a statement.
 
These years also saw the company taking some tough but important decisions to manoeuver the course of HCIL operations towards strengthening its business constitution, it added..

Source : Times Of India

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Ministry of Defence
B)
Ministry of Home Affairs
C)
Ministry of Education
D)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Ministry of Education

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The Ministry of Education has approved the continuation of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till 31st March 2026 with an expenditure of 12,929.16 crores. The new phase of the scheme would support around 1,600 projects. Out of Rs 12,929.16 crores of expenditure, the centre will share Rs 8,120.97 crores, and the state will share Rs 4,808.19 crores.
 
The new phase of the scheme has been designed to implement some of the recommendations of the New Education Policy (NEP). Under the new phase of the scheme, State Governments will support Gender inclusion, Equity Initiatives, Enhance employability through vocationalisation and skill upgradation.
 
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA): Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in 2013. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to provide funding to state government universities and colleges. Its main objective is to improve the quality of state institutions and ensure reform in affiliation, academic, and examination systems.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
22nd Feb 2022
B)
21st Feb 2022
C)
20th Feb 2022
D)
19th Feb 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 21st Feb 2022

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Shakuntala Choudhary, a 102-year-old Gandhian social worker and freedom fighter, passed away on Monday(21st Feb 2022). Hailing from Assam's Kamrup, she worked for the wellbeing of villagers, especially women and children, and was popularly known as 'Shakuntala Baideo'.
 
Earlier this year, she was named a Padma Shri award recipient by the Government of India.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. He said Shakuntala Choudhary would be remembered for her "lifelong efforts" to promote Gandhian values.
 
"Her noble work at the Sarania Ashram positively impacted many lives. Saddened by her passing away. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers," he added..

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Indigo
B)
Vistara
C)
Jet Airways
D)
Air India

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Jet Airways

Note : Former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the grounded Jet Airways. He was serving as the CEO of Sri Lankan airways till last month. He has now been tasked with reviving the grounded carrier.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Pune
B)
Bengaluru
C)
Hyderabad
D)
Nashik

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Nashik

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Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, "Bharati Pravin Pawar" has inaugurated India’s first Biosafety level-3 containment mobile laboratory in Nashik, Maharashtra. The mobile laboratory will help to investigate newly emerging and re-emerging viral infections, by specially trained scientists from ICMR
 
The newly launched lab will be able to access remote and forested areas of the country, to investigate outbreaks using samples from humans and animal sources.
 
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar inaugurated the laboratory and said that the Biosafety Level-3 mobile laboratory is a significant value addition to the government’s efforts to strengthen healthcare infrastructure through the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
February 22
B)
February 21
C)
February 20
D)
February 19

Correct Answer : Option (A) - February 22

Note : World Thinking Day is observed every year on February 22 to help, spread awareness and give voice to young women all over the world. World Thinking Day 2022 is celebrated by the girl guides and girl scouts in 150 countries and donations are also made to support them. 

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Airtel
B)
BSNL
C)
Reliance Jio
D)
Vodafone-Idea

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Airtel

Note : Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd has announced that it has joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium, in a bid to scale up its high speed global network capacity and serve India’s fast growing digital economy. SEA-ME-WE-6 stands for South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Joe Biden
B)
Vladimir Putin
C)
Xi Jinping
D)
Emmanuel Macron

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Vladimir Putin

Note : Russian President "Vladimir Putin" announces the recognition of two separatist republics in eastern Ukraine - Donetsk and Lugansk - as independent through a televised address on February 21, 2022. The Russian President has also ordered the sending of Russian Armed Forces to the two breakaway regions.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Sputnik
B)
Covishield
C)
Corbevax
D)
Johnson & Johnson

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Corbevax

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Corbevax has become the second vaccine to receive emergency use approval in India for those aged below 18 years after Covaxin. The approval will speed up the ongoing vaccination drive for children aged between 15 and 18 years of age.

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Published On : February 22, 2022
A)
Zara
B)
Zalando
C)
Adidas
D)
Reebok

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Adidas

Note : Table Tennis player, "Manika Batra" was named as the brand ambassador of Adidas. The partnership focuses on empowering women to realize their dreams, cheering for women to break barriers and boosting participation in sports. With this association, the duo aims to drive credibility and inclusivity in sports, further fanning the aspirations of upcoming women sportspersons across the country.

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Published On : February 21, 2022