Current Affairs | February 7-8, 2022

Current Affairs February 7-8, 2022 Kerala PSc
This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on February 7-8, 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 7-8, 2022

Important Days & Events

 February 8

  •  Safer Internet Day. 
    •  Theme – Together for a better Internet.
Safer Internet Day

New Appointments

  • New Director of VSSC – Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair.
    • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
      • Established – 1963 November 21.
      • Headquarters – Thiruvananthapuram.
  • New Director of NCERT – Prof. Dinesh Prasad Saklani.
    • National Council of Educational Research and Training
      • Established – 1961.
      • Headquarters – Delhi.
  • First Woman Vice-Chancellor of JNU – Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit.
  • Newly Appointed Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited – S. R. Narasimhan (additional charge).
  • Brand Ambassador of Uttarakhand – Akshay Kumar.
  • Brand Ambassador of Bata – Disha Patani.

National & International

  • Name the cyclone that hit Madagascar – Batsirai.
  • From February 7 to 8, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of External Affairs virtually held a two-day High Level Conference on Renewable Energy in India. Which foreign body collaborated with India to organise this event? ASEAN.
    • Theme – Experience and Innovations for Integrated Renewables Market.
    • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India  & the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Indonesia.
    ASEAN-India High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy

  • Which country agreed to buy 420 broad-gauge railway carriages from India's HEIL for Rs. 200 crores? Bangladesh.
    • Capital – Dhaka.
    • Currency – Bangladeshi Taka.
    • President – Abdul Hamid.
    • Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina.
    • HEIL – Hindusthan Engineering & Industries Limited.
  • The world’s second-largest statue in a sitting position was unveiled at – Hyderabad (Telangana).
    • Statue of Equality.
      • Statue of 11th-century social reformer and saint, Ramanujacharya (216 ft).  
      • made up of 'panchaloha,' a combination of five metals comprising gold, silver, copper, brass & zinc.
      • Built by – Aerosun Corporation.
  • The first hydrogen mixing station (mixing hydrogen to natural gas) is being set up at – Indore (Madhya Pradesh).
    • pilot project Under National Hydrogen Mission.
    • Is being set up by GAIL.
      • Gas Authority of India Limited.
      • Founded in – 1984.
      • Headquarters – New Delhi.
      • CEO – Manoj Jain.
  • Which organizations collaborated to demonstrate real-time quantum entanglement-based Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)? ISRO's Space Applications Centre (SAC) & Physical Research Laboratory (PRL).
  • Name the communication satellite decommissioned by ISRO on successful completion of its mission – INSAT-4B.
    • 21st Indian Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite launched on March 12, 2007.
    • launched from French Guiana on an Ariane5 launch vehicle.
  • What is the name of India's first AI-powered job platform for people with disabilities? Swarajability.
    • Launched by – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad).
  • Determine which country was the first to administer the COVID-19 DNA vaccine – India. 
  • Name the first plasmid DNA vaccination in the world – ZyCoV-D.
    • Company – Zydus Cadila.
  • According to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India is executing the world's largest immunization effort, with over 3 crore pregnant women and 2.6 crore children being vaccinated each year. What is this mission's name?  Universal Immunisation Programme. 
  • Name the initiative that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually launched on February 7, 2022, with the goal of protecting infants and pregnant women from life-threatening illnesses – Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0 (IMI 4.0).
  • Name the Indian Railway Protection Force's (RPF) national anti-human trafficking campaign – Operation AAHT.
  • What is the name of the Maharashtra government's initiative on the energy and environmental components of sustainable development? Majhi Vasundhara campaign.
  • Which international organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra government to assist its 'Majhi Vasundhara' campaign? United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • Which state has the most number of journalist attacks in India according to the India Press Freedom Report 2021? Jammu & Kashmir.
    • India Press Freedom Report 2021
    • Released by – the Rights and Risks Analysis Group. 
    • 2nd – Uttar Pradesh, 3rd – Madhya Pradesh.
    • The maximum number of attacks by non-state actors – Tripura.
    • Jammu & Kashmir.
      • Union territory – 2019 October 31.
      • Lieutenant Governor – Manoj Sinha.
  • Age-old Kanchoth Festival, a symbol of ancient Nag tradition of the people of Bhaderwah, is held in which Indian state? Jammu & Kashmir.
    • A 3-day festival celebrated by married women  to pray for the long life of their husbands,
  • In February 2022, a new Hindi Web series based on the lives of Vikram Sarabhai and Homi. J. Bhabha will be launched on SonyLIV. What is its name? Rocket Boys.
    • Vikram Sarabhai – Father of Indian Space Programme.
    • Homi. J. Bhabha – Father of Indian Nuclear Programme.
  • Which state has launched an open-air classroom initiative for primary and pre-primary students called 'Paray Shikshalaya' (Neighborhood Schools)? West Bengal.
  • In February 2022, how much money was given to the Government of India by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the form of a sovereign loan? 4.6 billion USD.
    • Asian Development Bank
      • Established – 1966 December 19.
      • Headquarters – Manila, Philippines.
  • Which Khadi institution's certification, 'Khadi Certificate' was recently revoked by KVIC for selling bogus Khadi products? Mumbai Khadi & Village Industries Association (MKVIA, 'Khadi Emporium').
    •  KVIC – Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
      • Established – 1956.
      • Headquarters – Mumbai.
      • Under Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.
  • Which insurance provider has partnered with to offer a comprehensive selection of Life Insurance and investment products digitally? Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
    • Established – 1956 September 1.
    • Headquarters – Mumbai.
    • Chairperson – M. R. Kumar.
  • Which insurance business recently announced a partnership with Airtel Payments Bank to provide cyber security insurance? ICICI Lombard General Insurance.
  • Which General Insurance Company has an agreement with Cars24 Financial Services Private Limited? Kotak Mahindra General Insurance.
  • On January 28, 2022, the Government of India completed a conversion switch transaction of its securities with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for how much money? Rs. 1,19,701 crores.


  • Where has monkey fever first been recorded in Kerala in 2022? Panavally (Wayanad).
  • Monkey fever is also known as ________ – Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD).
    • First reported in the Kyasanur Forest in the Western Ghats of Karnataka in the 1957.
    • Causative agent – Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus.
  • Name the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) project, which will connect heritage trees around the Palakkad district with ethnic traditions and folklore from the surrounding areas – Marangalum Nattile Kathakalum.
  • How many water testing labs are being established by the Kerala Water Authority under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by April 2022? Seven.


  • The first team in International Cricket history to play 1000 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) – India.
  • The world's third-largest cricket stadium will be built at – Jaipur.
  • Winners of AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 – China.
    • beat South Korea (3-2).
    • Venue – D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.


  • Name the recently deceased astronomer who led Project Kalki, the first survey of asteroids, comets, and the elusive tenth planet of the solar system in independent India – R. Rajamohan.
    • worked at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in Bengaluru

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