Current Affairs | February 5-6, 2022

Current Affairs | February 5-6, 2022

This post presents a quick overview of everyday events on 5th and 6th February 2022, in  GK one-liners format to help you prepare for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

February 5-6, 2022

Important Days & Events

February 6

  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
    • By United Nations.
    • Theme – Accelerating Investment to End FGM.
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

New Appointments

  • New Governor of Norway central bank – Jens Stoltenberg (Secretary General of NATO).
    • NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
      • Established – 1949 April 4 (Washington D.C, USA)
      • Headquarters – Brussels (Belgium).
  • New CMD of Shipping Corporation of India – Captain Binesh Kumar Tyagi.

National & International

  • Name the multifaceted campaign relaunched in the United States to increase cancer prevention, screening, and research, with the objective of lowering cancer deaths by half over the next 25 years – Cancer Moonshot. 
  • Cancer Moonshot
  • Who is the world's longest-reigning living monarch? Queen Elizabeth II.
    • Britain's first monarch to rule for 70 years.
  • Which country has chosen to phase out commercial whale hunting beginning in 2024, as demand for whale meat declines? Iceland.
  • Which single-dose vaccine was granted emergency use permission in the country by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)? Sputnik Light (Russia).
    • Head of Drugs Controller General of India – Dr. V. G. Somani.
  • Name the country which tops the 'Salesforce Global Digital Skills Index, 2022' – India.
    • CEO of Salesforce India –  Arundhati Bhattacharya.
  • Where will India's first bullet train station be located in order to be ready for the impending bullet train in 2026? Surat.
    • The first bullet train will run between Surat and Bilimora.
  • What did the collaborative effort of scientists from DT, ARCI, CSIR-CCMB, and a private enterprise produce in an attempt to combat Covid 19? A self-disinfecting copper-based nanoparticle-coated antiviral face mask.
    • DST – Department of Science and Technology.
    • ARCI – Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials.
  • In 2007, which department under Govt. of India launched the Nano Mission? Department of Science and Technology.
  • What is the name of Rahul Gandhi's welfare plan for landless labourers in Chhattisgarh? Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana.
  • G. Kishan Reddy, Union Culture and Tourism Minister informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the ministry of tourism plans to add a historical monument in the Centre's Ramayana Circuit of Swadesh Darshan scheme. What is its name? Punaura Dham.
  • Where is Punaura Dham, which is thought to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita located? Bihar.


  •  Mango City of Kerala – Muthalamada.
  • Name the four popular organic pesticides developed by ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram – Nanma, Menma, Shreya & Shakti.
  • The 'e-Sanjeevani', the telemedicine service was developed by – CDAC  (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).
  • Popular films directed by the veteran director T.V. Chandran – 
    • Ponthan Mada, Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam, Pengalila, Ormakalundayirikkanam, Alicinte Anveshanam, Mangamma, Susanna, Kathavasheshan, Bhoomiyude Avakashikal.

Books & Authors

  • Author of 'The Immortal King Rao' – Vauhini Vara.
The Immortal King Rao


  • The prestigious Digital Transformation award, 'DX 2021' by ) was given to – Karnataka Bank.
    • CII – Confederation of Indian Industry.
      • Established – 1895.
      • Headquarters – New Delhi.
      • President – T. V. Narendran (MD of Tata Steel).


  • Winners of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 – India. 
    • beat England by four wickets.
    • First team to win ICC Under 19 World Cup for the fifth time.
  • First Indian to qualify for two events in the same Winter Olympic Games edition – Arif Khan (Alpine skiing).
  • Name the Sri Lankan fast bowler who announced retirement from international cricket and  signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire – Suranga Lakmal.


  • Who is known as Queen of Melody and Nightingale of India? Lata Mangeshkar.
    • Lata Mangeshkar
      Awards – Bharat Ratna (2001), Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999),  Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Officer of Legion of Honour (2007), Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1993). 
    • First Song – 'Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari' (Film: Kiti Hasaal', age 13).
    • First Hindi Song – 'Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu' (Marathi film 'Gajaabhaau,' 1943).
    • First Indian to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1974.
  • Which  is the only song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Malayalam? 'Kadali Chenkadali' (Film: Nellu, 1974).
    • Songwriter – Salil Chowdhury,  Director – Ramu Kariat.
  • Who was known as the 'Kabir of Karnataka'? Ibrahim Sutar.
    • Social worker and Padma Shri award winner (2018).
    • Rajyotsava award in 1995.
  • Christos Sartzetakis has passed away at the age of 92 years due to respiratory failure. He served as the President of _____ from 1985 to 1990 – Greece.

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