Current Affairs February 3-4, 2022

Current Affairs of February 3 & 4, 2022

This post presents a quick overview of everyday events on February 3-4, 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 3-4, 2022

Important Days & Events

February 4

  • World Cancer Day.
    • by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 
    • Theme – Close the Care Gap.
  • International Day of Human Fraternity.

New Appointments

  • New Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) – M. Jagadesh Kumar.
  • Newly appointed Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) – Ravi Mittal (Former secretary, Department of Sports).
  • Who is given the charge of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance – Sonali Singh.
  • First-ever MD of IndiGo airways – Rahul Bhatia.
    • Founded – 2005.
    • Headquarters – Gurgaon (Haryana).
    • CEO – Ronojoy Dutta.
    • India’s biggest airline by market share. 
  • Brand Ambassador of the online gaming platform, Rummy Circle – Hrithik Roshan.
    • India based Games24x7 is the company behind Rummy Circle.
    • New Campaign –  #RahoEkKadamAage.

National & International

  • Who is the torchbearer for the 2022 Winter Olympics? Qi Fabao.
  • Why did India decide to boycott the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing  Winter Olympics in 2022? Qi Fabao, the Winter Olympics torchbearer, was apprehended by Indian soldiers in June 2020 while attempting to launch an attack against Indian forces in the Galwan Valley.
  • Which river had India and Nepal reached an agreement to build a motorable bridge across?  Mahakali River.
  • IISc recently commissioned the Param Pravega supercomputer, which is one of the most powerful in India. How fast does Param Pravega handle data (processing speed)? 3.3 petaflop.
    •  installed at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru under the National Supercomputing Mission.
  • Which is the largest supercomputer in an Indian academic institution? Param Pravega.
  • Where is the Mandu festival celebrated? Madhya Pradesh.
  • Which are the new Ramsar sites in India that were announced on World Wetlands Day 2022?  Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Gujarat) & Bakira Wildlife Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Total no. of Ramsar sites in India – 49.
  • How many states and union territories had participated in the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2022? 12 states.
  • According to the Union Ministry of Culture, which temples have been nominated for the World Heritage List for the year 2022-23? Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somnathpura (Karnataka).
  • Which state's tableau was selected as the best tableau at the Republic Day parade? Uttar Pradesh’s tableau
    • Theme – One district one product and Kashi Vishwanath Dham.
  • Who has collaborated with the Ministry of Culture to establish the Atmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design (ABCD) in Red Fort to showcase the country's GI products? State Bank of India.
  • On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, where was India's first 'Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures' (OECM) site inaugurated? Aravalli Biodiversity Park (Gurugram, Haryana).
  • How much money has the Government of India put aside for the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs), which has been extended for another five years, till 2025-26? Rs. 1575 crore.
  • What is the aim of the CLAP campaign? The Clean Andhra Pradesh programme, which began in November 2021, aims to clean up rural areas, improve sanitation, and waste management through public participation.
  • What is India's anticipated GDP growth rate for fiscal 2021-22, according to the CRISIL rating agency? 9.2%.
    • For 2022-23 – 7.8%.
  • In 2021, which nation was India's major trading partner? USA.
  • According to the latest Brand Finance report of 2022, which company stands first in the list of insurance brands globally? Ping An Insurance (China).
  • What is the position of India's Life Insurance Corporation in the above list of insurance brands? 10th.
  • How much has the EXIM bank provided to Sri Lanka as a line of credit (LoC) to finance the purchase of petroleum products? 500 million USD.
    • Export-Import Bank of India
      • Founded – 1982.
      • Headquarters –  Mumbai.
  • Independence Co-operative Bank Ltd's licence has been revoked by the Reserve Bank of India. Where is the bank's headquarters located? Nashik.
    • failure to meet the criteria of the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 due to a lack of appropriate capital and earning potential.
  • Which firm did former RBI Governor Urjit Patel resign as a non-executive and independent director recently? Britannia Industries Limited.
  • Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has announced the introduction of a co-branded Rupay contactless credit card in collaboration with which bank? Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Armed Forces

  • In Goa, the Indian Navy successfully flight-tested the marine variant of Rafale (Rafale - M) for which indigenously built aircraft carrier? INS Vikrant.
  • What is Project 75? It is an Indian Navy initiative that envisioned the construction of six Scorpene-Class assault submarines.


  • Name the state that was awarded the 'Most Welcome Region in India' for the third time in a row at the 10th Traveller Review Awards 2022, hosted by, a digital travel platform – Kerala.
  • Who topped the list with the most awarded properties in India? Bengaluru.
  • What is the name of the new fish identified by CMFRI in Indian waters – Pola Vatta (scientific name: Scomberoides pelagicus).
    • CMFRI – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.
      • Formed in – 1947.
      • Location – Kochi.
  • Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation created a mobile application in February 2022 to track the position of Supplyco. What is the name of this app? Track Supplyco.

Books & Authors

  • The first-ever season style book in India was written by – Akash Kansal.
    • titled 'The Class of 2006: Sneak Peek into the Misadventures of the Great Indian Engineering Life.'
  • Author of 'Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra' – Navdeep Singh Gill.
  • Who is the author of the graphic novel, 'Atharva – The Origin'? Ramesh Thamilmani.
    • Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been portrayed as the superhero Atharva in the novel. 


  • Who is nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award? Neeraj Chopra.


  • Host of 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup – West Indies.
  • The first team in history to reach four straight ICC U19 World Cup finals – India.
    • Venue of 2023 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup India.
  • Who is the third Indian to score a century in ICC U19 World Cup? Yash Dhull.
    • 1st – Virat Kohli & 2nd – Unmukht Chand.

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