Current Affairs | February 11-12, 2022


Current Affairs For PSC | February 11-12, 2022

This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on February 11-12, 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 11-12, 2022

Important Days & Events

February 11

  • World Unani Day
    • birthday of noted physician Hakim Ajmal Khan, the pioneer of Unani medicine in India.
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
    • Theme – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Water Unites us.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 12

  • International Darwin Day.
  • National Productivity Day.

New Appointments

  • New Chairman of IPEF advisory committee – Gurumoorthy Mahalingam.
    • IPEF – Investor Protection and Education Fund.
  • New Chief Justice of Madras High Court – Munishwar Nath Bhandari.
  • Newly Appointed MD &Chairman of Rockefeller International – Ruchir Sharma.
    • Notable Works – Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles & The Rise and Fall of Nations.
  • New President of Burkina Faso – Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

National & International

  • Which country topped the 2021 Democracy Index? Norway.
    • India – 46th.
    • Country at the bottom of the List – Afghanistan (167).
    • Released by – Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
  • What are Quad countries? An informal strategic partnership between India, Australia, Japan and the US.
    • 1st meeting – 2007.
      • by Shinzo Abe (PM, Japan),  Dick Cheney (U.S. Vice President), John Howard (PM, Australia), and Manmohan Singh (PM, India).
    • Reestablished – 2017.
    • Aim – to work for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, prosperous, secure and inclusive.
    • Joint military exercise – Exercise Malabar. 
    • Sobriquet – Asian NATO (by China), Asian Arc of Democracy.
  • Which city has been declared the most congested in the world, according to TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021? Istanbul (Turkey).
    • 4 cities from India.
      • Mumbai – 5th  Bengaluru – 10th,  Delhi – 11th & Pune – 12th.
  • Recently, Australia officially listed a species as an Endangered species. Identify the species Koala.
  • On February 11th, 2022, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation with which country? Australia.
  • What is the name of the summit being held to galvanise the worldwide community to take concrete measures to protect and maintain healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems? One Ocean Summit.
  • Who is the organizer of the One Ocean Summit? France.
    • February 9 – 11, 2022.
    • in cooperation with the World Bank and United Nations.
    • Participating Nations – India, UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea & Canada.
  • World’s Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 Feet – Atal Tunnel (9.02 km).
    • It is built beneath the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal Himalayan range on Leh-Manali Highway.
Atal Tunnel
  • In which Indian state/UT did the Govt launch India's first QR code-based mechanism for certification and labelling of handmade carpets? Jammu & Kashmir.
    • Union territory – 2019 October 31.
    • Lieutenant Governor – Manoj Sinha.
    • QR code – Quick Response Code.
  • What are the name of the Central Scheme for providing assistance measures to transgender people and those who engage in begging? SMILE.
    • SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individual for Livelihood and Enterprise-Scheme.
    • Cabinet Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment – Virendra Kumar.
  • Kaziranga National Park is located in – Assam.
    • UNESCO world heritage site.
    • famous for Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros.
  • The Andhra government has banned a 100-year-old play authored by playwright and social reformer Kallakuri Narayana Rao. What is the title of this play called? Chintamani Padya Natakam (1920).
  • What is the current Repo rate? 4.00%
    • RBI left the rates unchanged for this quarter.
    • Bank Rate – 4.25%
    • Reverse Repo Rate – 3.35%
    • Marginal Standing Facility Rate (MSF) – 4.25%
  • What are the predicted growth and inflation rates for 2022-23? 7.8% & 4.5%.
  • What is IPEF? An eight-member committee was established by SEBI in 2013 to investigate strategies and techniques to best utilise the investor protection and education fund.
    • SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India.
      • Established in – 1992 April 12.
      • Headquarters – Mumbai.
      • Chairman – Ajay Tyagi.
  • Shaktikanta Das, the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), compared what to the 17th-century 'Tulip Mania'? Cryptocurrency.
    • Tulip Mania – It was the first major economic bubble in macroeconomics. When tulips were first introduced in the 17th century (1637) in Holland, they were purchased in great numbers by a vast number of people. Tulip prices plummeted after hitting a peak, rendering tulip holders insolvent.
  • Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is published by – Pratham foundation.
  • According to the Comscore data, which entity has the highest penetration in digital payments in India? Paytm (45%).
    •  2nd – GPay (43%).
  • RBL Bank collaborated with which digital consumer credit platform to develop a credit card called 'Paisa on Demand' (PoD)?


  • Agriculture Minister of Kerala – P. Prasad.
  • 'Muthachan' is a Malayalam poem written by – ONV Kurup.
  • What is the name of the nomadic community that lives deep within the Sabarimala forests? Malampandarams (Avanippara, Konni).
  • What are the names given to the first-ever tribal libraries set up for the Malampandarams? Kananeya & Kattathi.
  • The National Medical Commission's (NMC) decided to substitute the Hippocratic Oath at the undergraduate medical students' white coat ceremony with ________ – Maharshi Charak Shapath.
  • Which KSRTC depot organises the renowned Jungle Safari trip? Kothamangalam depot.
    • Launched on – 2021 November 25.
    • from Kothamangalam to Munnar.

Science & Technology

  • Which country's scientists achieved a new record in nuclear fusion energy by producing 59 megajoules (MJ) of energy in five seconds (11 megawatts of power)? UK (JET laboratory).
  • Name the two NASA missions that will aid in understanding the dynamics of the Sun, the Sun-Earth link, and the ever-changing space environment – Multi-slit Solar Explorer (MUSE) & HelioSwarm.
    • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • LEED
    What is India's position in the yearly ranking of the top 10 countries and regions outside of the United States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2021? 3rd (146 LEED-certified buildings and spaces).
    • By U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 
    • 1st – China (1077 LEED projects), 2nd – Canada, 4th – Korea, 5th – Spain.
  • India will establish two National Centres of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization. Where will these facilities be located? Mumbai & Bengaluru.
    • National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU) –Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay,
    •  National Centre in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCCCU) – Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

Books & Authors

  • Author of the biography titled 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee' – Sagarika Ghose.  
    • Also authored 'Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.'
Atal Bihari Vajpayee by Sagarika Ghose


  • 15th edition of the ESPNcricinfo Awards.
    • Debutant of the year – Ollie Robinson
    • Captain of the year – Kane Williamson
    • Men's Test batting – Rishabh Pant (89 not out vs Australia)
    • Men's Test bowling – Kyle Jamieson (5 for 31 vs India)
    • Men's ODI batting – Fakhar Zaman (193 vs South Africa)
    • Men's ODI bowling – Saqib Mahmood (4 for 42 vs Pakistan)
    • Men's T20I batting – Jos Buttler (101 not out vs Sri Lanka)
    • Men's T20I bowling – Shaheen Afridi (3 for 31 vs India)
    • Women's batting – Beth Mooney (125 not out vs India)
    • Women's bowling – Kate Cross (5 for 34 vs India)
    • Associate batting – Gerhard Erasmus (53 not out vs Ireland)
    • Associate bowling – Ruben Trumpelmann (3 for 17 vs Scotland)

Luc Montagnier

  • The 2008 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and the French virologist who discovered the HIV virus died recently. What was his given name? Luc Montagnier. 
    • Other Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine (2008) – Harald zur Hausen & Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.

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