Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
1941
B)
1943
C)
1945
D)
1947

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1945

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The Parachute Regiment is an airborne and special forces regiment of the Indian Army. The Regiment was first raised in 1945 as part of the British Indian Army. It was disbanded after the Second World War and was raised again in 1952 as a part of the Indian Army.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Arvind Kejriwal
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" expressed confidence that India's rising capability in the drone sector will give the world a new leadership, as he flagged off 100 'kisan drones' in different parts of the country for spraying pesticides and other farm materials.
 
Mr. Modi launched the drones on Friday(18th Feb 2022) with officials describing it as a "very novel and exciting initiative" for farmers.
 
In his speech, the Prime Minister said a new culture of drone start-ups is getting ready in India. Their numbers will soon be in thousands from over 200 now, leading to the generation of employment opportunities on a massive scale.
 
He said his government will ensure that there is no impediment in the sector's development and has already undertaken several reforms and policy measures to facilitate its rise.
 
This is an example of how high the country can fly if policies are right, Mr. Modi said, noting that drones were mostly associated with the defence sector until a few years back.
 
This is a new chapter in providing modern farming facilities in the 21st century, and not only will it prove to be a milestone in the development of the drone sector but also open infinite possibilities, he said.
 
The Prime Minister said his government did not waste time on apprehensions about opening up the drone sector but trusted India's young talent and moved ahead with a new mindset. He said his government has given priority to technology and innovations in the Budget and policy measures..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Google
B)
Meta
C)
Twitter
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Google

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During the ‘Huddle Global 2022’, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has entered into a collaboration with technology major Google that will enable start-ups in the State to join a wider global network that provides mentorship and training. This wider network enables local startups to leverage Google’s programme comprising mentorship and training of startup teams to help scale up their solutions.
 
The partnership was announced by Mr Paul Ravindranath, Head of Google for Startups Accelerator, India, at the Huddle Global’ conclave of KSUM that kicked off. The collaboration will enable Kerala’s startups to join a wider network to leverage Google’s programme comprising mentorship and training of startup teams for scaled-up solutions.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
100
B)
75
C)
50
D)
25

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 75

Note : The Government of India has organised a week-long science exhibition titled ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ (विज्ञान सर्वत्र पुज्यते) from February 22 to 28, 2022, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemoration. It will be conducted simultaneously at 75 locations across the country through a hybrid mode.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
France
B)
United Kingdom
C)
United States
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - United Kingdom

Note : The Home Secretary has taken decisive action to shut the Tier 1 Investor visa route to all new applicants from all nationalities with immediate effect.

 
The route had allowed entry and stay in the UK if an applicant invested funds in share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.
 
It has been under constant review and some cases had given rise to security concerns, including people acquiring their wealth illegitimately and being associated with wider corruption.
 
While work has been done to reform the route in order to prevent abuse, the Home Office has acted to close it today(17th Feb 2022).
 
This demonstrates the government’s New Plan for Immigration in action – being firm against those wanting to abuse the immigration system while those who want to come to the UK and play by the rules will have that opportunity.
 
The Home Office will be making reforms to the Innovator route, part of the new points-based immigration system, to provide an ambitious investment route which works more effectively in support of the UK’s economy.  .

Source : Gov.uk

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Singapore
B)
North Korea
C)
United Kingdom
D)
South Korea

Correct Answer : Option (C) - United Kingdom

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India’s first indigenously designed, developed and manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, will take part in the famed ‘Cobra Warrior’ exercises, a multi-nation air exercise at Royal Air Force (station) Waddington, United Kingdom. Though Tejas has taken part in flying displays at international air shows, most notably in Dubai and Singapore, this will be its first-ever outing in an international air exercise of this magnitude.
 
The Cobra Warrior exercises are the largest joint military exercises conducted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the United Kingdom for over a decade. These exercises are, as per the RAF, "the most challenging training for aircrew and the final step for those seeking to qualify as Qualified Weapons Instructors (QWI), Qualified Multi-engine Tactics Instructors, QWI Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and [for the] Qualified Space Instructors Course".
 
The forthcoming Cobra Warrior exercises will witness pilots from the Indian Air Force flying five Tejas fighters along with combat aircraft from the Royal Air Force and other leading air forces, including from Saudi Arabia, Belgium and Sweden. The exercise is scheduled to be held between March 6 and 27.
 
The IAF said on February 23 that five Tejas fighters would fly out to the United Kingdom. An IAF, C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft, with support from two C-130Js will provide the necessary transport support for the induction and de-induction of Tejas and also ferry maintenance crew and ground equipment.
 
Stated the IAF : "The exercise is aimed at providing operational exposure and share best practices amongst the participating air forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship. This will be a platform for LCA Tejas to demonstrate its manoeuvrability and operational capability."..

Source : Frontline Thehindu

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
MiG-21
B)
Rafale
C)
Su-30MKI
D)
LCA Tejas

Correct Answer : Option (D) - LCA Tejas

Note : India will be sending five indigenous LCA Tejas fighter aircraft to participate in the Cobra Warrior exercise in the United Kingdom. A C-17 aircraft will also go along to provide transport support. The IAF jets will participate in the exercise along with the fighter aircraft of UK and other leading Air Forces.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
19th February 2022
B)
20th February 2022
C)
21st February 2022
D)
22nd February 2022

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 22nd February 2022

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Veteran Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha breathed her last on the night of 22nd February 2022, days before her 74th birthday. The actor was not keeping well and was recently hospitalized. She was later brought to her son's residence in Kochi, Kerala.
 
Maheshwari Amma, better known by her stage name KPAC Lalitha, is survived by her son Sidharth Bharathan and daughter Sreekutty. 
 
Maheshwari Amma was born on 25 February 1948 in Kayamkulam to Kadaykatharayil Veettil K. Ananthan Nair and Bhargavi Amma. She was the eldest of four siblings-- Indira, Babu, Rajan and Shyamala. 
 
Her father was a photographer while her mother was a homemaker. She spent most of her childhood at Ramapuram and the family later migrated to Changanassery, Kottayam where Lalitha joined dance classes. She was first trained under Chellappan Pillai and later under Kalamandalam Gangadharan.
 
At 10, she started acting and her first stage appearance was in the play Geethayude Bali. She later joined Kerala People's Arts Club (KPAC), a prominent leftist theatre troupe in the state. 
 
Lalitha was her on-screen name and KPAC was added to it when she forayed into movies to differentiate from another actress by the same name.

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
India and France
B)
India and China
C)
India and Japan
D)
India and United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - India and France

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India and France are maritime nations with thriving maritime economies that include, marine technology and scientific research, fisheries, port and shipping. Both have vast exclusive economic zones, and their fate is inextricably linked to the sea and the ocean.
 
India and France intend to use the blue economy to propel their respective societies forward while also protecting the environment and coastal and marine biodiversity. Considering this, both nations have inked a roadmap to enhance their bilateral exchanges on the blue economy and forge a common vision of ocean governance based on the rule of law and cooperate on sustainable and resilient coastal and waterways infrastructure. The agreement was signed during External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s three-day visit to France with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
 
India and France want to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, which aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources. To that end, they intend to act in accordance with international law, specifically the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, as well as the International Maritime Organization’s initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships. They support the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
 
India and France are aware that the ocean has suffered the harmful effects of global warming and pollution due to human activities which are manifested mainly through acidification phenomena, increased stress on natural mineral and biological resources, fall in fish stocks, displacement, and loss of marine diversity, pollution – including plastic pollution – coastal erosion and rising sea levels..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : February 23, 2022
A)
Uttarakhand
B)
Himachal Pradesh
C)
Uttar Pradesh
D)
Jammu and Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh gets the first biodiversity park to make its contribution towards the conservation of endangered Himalayan herbs. This park is set to come up at Mandi’s Bhulah valley. With the cost of Rs 1 crore, the biodiversity park is set up under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) by HP’s forest department. 
 
Biodiversity Parks are a very interesting way and an innovative approach to the green environment with reference to conservation of biodiversity. Basically, it is a concerted effort to make balance between nature and mankind.

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Published On : February 22, 2022