Current Affairs February 2, 2022

Current Affairs February 2, 2022

This article provides a brief account of daily events on February 2, 2022, in the style of GK one-liners for those who are preparing for the forthcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Daily Current Affairs

February 2, 2022

Important Days & Events

  • World Wetlands Day 2022.
    • Theme – Wetlands Action for People and Nature.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day,
    • By the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation.

National & International

  • Which country has the United States named as its major non-NATO ally (MNNA)? Qatar.
  • What is the name of the second COVID-19 vaccination that has received complete approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? Spikevax (Moderna).
    • First – Comirnaty (Pfizer, August 2021).
  • With which international organization did India conduct the second edition of the maritime security dialogue using a virtual medium? The European Union.
  • India's first Budget was presented by – James Wilson (1860 April 7).
    • Independent India – RK Shanmukham Chetty (1947 November 26).
  • What is the theme of Economic Survey 2022?  Agile approach.
  • Who prepared Economic Survey 2022, and how does it differ from the standard procedure? Principal Economic Advisor & other officials. The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) is normally in charge of preparing the Economic Survey however Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian's tenure ended in December 2021.
    • Principal Economic Advisor – Sanjeev Sanyal.
  • Which are the main focus areas provided in the Union Budget 2022-23? 7 areas – PM GatiShakti; Inclusive Development; Productivity Enhancement & Investment, Sunrise opportunities, Energy Transition, and Climate Action.
  • How much money has been set out for the Khelo India Program in Nirmala Sitaraman's Union Budget for 2022? Rs. 974 Crores.
    • Cultural Ministry – Rs. 3009.05 Crores.
    • Ministry of Ayush – Rs. 3050 Crores.
    • International Aid – Rs. 6292 Crores.
    • Department of Space – Rs. 13700 Crores.
    • Dedicated Freight Corridor – Rs. 15710.44 Crores.
    • PM Gati Shakti – Rs 20,000 crores.
    • Archaeological Survey of India – Rs. 1080 Crores.
  • What is the Vibrant Villages Programme? It is a scheme to enhance basic infrastructure in villages along India's northern border with China, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • According to the Union Budget 2022, which bank would be in charge of introducing digital currency in India using blockchain technologies? RBI.
  • How much tax will be imposed on virtual asset transfers? 30 percent.
  • How many post offices will be integrated into the core banking system? 1.5 lakh.
  • What is the name of the central government's effort to supply Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024? Har Ghar Nal Se Jal.
    • Rs. 60000 Crores in union budget allocation 2022.
  • Smrithi Vanam, a temple for Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters’ is located at – Srikakulam park (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Which historic monuments from India are nominated for World Heritage Sites List for 2022-23? Hoysala Temples (Karnataka).
  • Name the Union Ministery behind the initiative 'Services e-Health Assistance and Teleconsultation (SeHAT)' – Ministry of Defence 
    • It is a tri-services teleconsultation service in which a patient may consult a doctor remotely through the internet utilizing his Smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet.
  • New name of Tata Sky – Tata Play.

Armed Forces

  • Who is the new Military Secretary? Lt Gen P.G.K. Menon.
  • Newly appointed Head of Defence Intelligence Agency – Lieutenant General GAV Reddy.
  • Which Indian Armed Forces will permanently induct female fighter pilots? The Air Force.
    • In 2016, 16 women were commissioned as fighter pilots as part of an experimental project.


  • The three-member commission appointed by Kerala Govt. to study the issues faced by women in the Malayalam film industry – Justice Hema Commission.
  • How much did the National Centre for Earth Science Studies in Thiruvananthapuram's provision in Union Budget 2022? Rs. 13.9 crores.
  • How many new POCSO courts would be established in Kerala? 28.
  • Total no. of POCSO courts in Kerala – 56.

Books & Authors

  • Author of 'Last among equals: Power, Caste and Politics in Bihar’s villages' – M.R. Sharan.
  • Autobiographical work of M. Sivasankar, senior bureaucrat and an accused in the UAE gold smuggling case of Kerala – Aswhathamavu Verum Oru Ana.


  • Who was awarded the ICC Spirit of CricketDaryl Mitchell  (New Zealand).
    • 4th Winner from New Zealand.
      • Other winners – Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum & Kane Williamson.
  • Identify the Indian woman cricket player who ranked second in ICC Women's Batting Rankings in February 2022 – Mithali Raj.
    • Topper – Alyssa Healy (Australia).
  • Name the NFL legend who retired from National Football League on February 1, 2022 – Tom Brady.
  • Venue of the 19th edition of Asian Games – Hangzhou (China).
    • from September 10 to 25, 2022.
    •  third Asian Games to be hosted by China following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.
  • What sport is being reintroduced into the Asian Games after an absence of 11 years? Cricket.


  • Name the Veteran film and television actor who passed away at the age of 93 – Ramesh Deo.
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