Current Affairs February 1, 2022


Current Affairs February 1, 2022

This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on February 1, 2022, in the form of GK one-liners to help you prepare for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

February 1, 2022

Important Days & Events

  • Raising Day (46th)
    • By Indian Coast Guard.
      • Established in – 1977.
      • Headquarters – New Delhi.
      • Fourth largest Coast Guard in the world.
      • Director-General – Virender Singh Pathania;
  • Chinese New Year.

New Appointments

  • Who is the first female President of Honduras? Xiomara Castro.
    • Capital – Tegucigalpa.
    • Currency – Honduran lempira.
  • New Prime Minister of Portugal – H. E. Antonio Costa (Socialist Party; currently serving as the 119th PM of Portugal).
    • Capital – Lisbon.
    • Currency – Euro.
  • Re-elected President of Italy – Sergio Mattarella (2nd consecutive term).
    • Capital – Rome.
    • Currency – Euro.
    • Prime Minister – Mario Draghi.
  • Newly appointed Director of DRDL – Srinivasa Murthy.
    • Defence Research and Development Laboratory 
      • Headquarters – Hyderabad.
  • Who is appointed as the new Chief Economic Adviser of India? Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran.
  • Name the LIC Chairman whose term got extended to March 13. 2023 – M.R. Kumar.
    • Formed on –  1956 September 1.
    • Headquarters – Mumbai.

National & International

  • What is the name of the country that launched the Hwasong-12 mid-range ballistic missile? North Korea.
    • Capital – Pyongyang.
    • Currency – North Korean won.
    • President – Kim Jong-un.
  • The Largest Sea Lock in the world is in –  Zeesluis, Ijmuiden (Netherlands).
    • 500m in length & 70m width.
    • Canal locks are watertight basins, known as lock chambers, that may be used to drop or increase water levels as needed.
  • What is the name of the first hydrogen-powered flying boat in the world? THE JET.
    • By THE JET ZeroEmission, a Dubai based firm.
  • Which multinational titan kept its title as the 'Most Valuable Brand'? Apple.
  • Which company became the World’s top semiconductor company in 2021 surpassing Intel? Samsung.
    • according to a report released by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, a research firm headquartered in Hong Kong.
  • Which country's truckers are participating in the 'Freedom Convoy' campaign, a protest against mandatory Covid vaccination? Canada.
    • Capital – Ottawa.
    • Currency – Canadian dollar.
    • Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau.
  • First European Union country to remove nearly all Covid restrictions including the wearing of face masks – Denmark.
  • Name the countries that have removed the Covid restrictions till date – UK, Norway, Denmark.
  • What is the theme of the 30th National Commission for Women Foundation Day? ‘She The Change Maker.'
    • January 31, 2022.
  • What is the name of the Election Commission's poll mascot for Punjab? Shera.
  • In which Indian state/UT is the Spituk Gustor festival celebrated?  Leh & Ladakh Union Territory.
    • 2-day annual event.
  • Which community celebrates the three-day Torgya Festival? Monpa community (Arunachal Pradesh).
  • Where is India's first geological park is going to be set up at? Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).
    • By Geological Survey of India.
    • On the banks of river Narmada.
    • Dinosaur fossils are found
  • Which organization publishes the report 'Death Penalty in India'? Project 39A.
    • a criminal law reform advocacy group based at Delhi's National Law University.
  • Which Reserve Bank of India specialized division declared February 1-7 as 'UPI Safety and Awareness Week,' and the entire month of February as 'UPI Safety and Awareness Month'NPCI.
    • National Payments Corporation of India.
      • Formed in – 2008.
      • Headquarters – Mumbai.
      •  MD & CEO – Dilip Asbe.
  • The Govt. of India has authorized the sale of a 93.7 % stake of which company to Tata Steel Long Products Ltd? Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL).
    • for Rs 12,100 crore.
    • NINL – a joint venture of 4 CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises) – MMTC, NMDC, BHEL, MECON, and OMC & IPICOL (2 Odisha Govt. PSUs).

Armed Forces

  • New Vice Chief of Army Staff – Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande.
  • Who took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command in Udhampur? Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi.


  • Name the Malayalam news station that has been banned by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry due to security concerns – MediaOne.
  • What is the name of Milma's project to bridge the demand-supply imbalance in the four southern districts of Kerala? Unarvu.
  • What are the names of the ancient temples in Kerala that are being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)? Janardhana & Vishnu temples (Punchavayal, Wayanad). 
  • What is the name of the campaign initiated by the Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS), a non-governmental organization that has been providing free clothing to the underprivileged, particularly tribespeople, for the past two years? Ashakiranam Dress Bank.
  • In response to the development of COVID-19 variations like Omicron, the Women and Child Development Department has created a campaign to guarantee the health of pregnant women and the elderly. What is the name of this community-based event? Kudumbangalilekku anganwadi.
    • part of the Sampushta Keralam project.

Books & Authors

  • Author of the book 'Fearless Governance' – Dr. Kiran Bedi.
    • Her memories of Puducherry when she served as the 24th Lt Governor there from 2016 to 2021.
    • First Woman IPS Officer & winner of Ramon Magsaysay award.


  • Who is the first tennis player to win 21 Grand Slams? Rafael Nadal.
  • In which year did Rafael Nadal win his first Grand Slam? 2005.
  • Who is the winner of the Australian Open (Women's)? Ash Barty (first Australian woman to win the Australian Open in 44 years).
  • Who is the Winner of World Games Athlete of the Year for his 2021? P.R. Srejeesh (Goalkeeper, Hockey).
    • 2nd Indian to win World Games Athlete Award.
  • Who is the first Indian win World Games Athlete Award? Rani Rampal (Hockey).
  • Venue of 15th edition of the Asia Cup Cricket tournament 2022 – Sri Lanka.
  • Venue of 20th edition of AFC Women's Asian Cup Football tournament 2022 – India.
  • Which IPL team became First Unicorn Sports Enterprise in India? Chennai Super Kings.
    • Market share – Rs 7,600 crore.
    •  Chennai Super Kings.
      • 4-time IPL champions.
      • Owner – India Cements.
      • Captain – MS Dhoni.
      • Coach – Stephen Fleming.
  • A cricketer declared his retirement from international competition lately. Name the player and the nation to which he or she belongs – Ben Cooper & Netherlands.
  • Winners of 2022 Odisha Open – Kiran George &  Unnati Hooda.
    • Venue – Cuttack.


  • Name the 2022 Padma Shri awardee and social worker who died lately – Baba Iqbal Singh (Himachal Pradesh).
  • What is the name the senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General (ASG) who passed away recently? Rupinder Singh Suri.
  • The Folklore researcher and the general editor of Nattarivukal who passed away recently –  C.R. Rajagopalan.
    • Important Works – Gothrakalavadivukal, Kavettam, Nadodi Nerarangu, Nadan Kalaroopangal & Ellam Kathiyeriyukayanu.

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