Current Affairs | February 9-10, 2022

Current Affairs | February 9-10, 2022

This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on February 9-10, 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 9-10, 2022


Important Days & Events

February 10

  • World Pulses Day.
    • Theme – Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agrifood systems.
  • National Deworming Day.
    • By Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

New Appointments

  • New Chairman of Pfizer India – Pradip Shah.
  • Newly appointed Chairman of SSC – S. Kishore.
    • SSC – Staff Selection Commission.
      • Established in – 1975 November 4.
      • Headquarters – New Delhi.
  • Brand ambassador of MediBuddy – Amitabh Bachchan.
  • New DFS Secretary in the Ministry of Finance – Sanjay Malhotra.
    • Department of Financial Services.


National & International

  • Which social media platform has launched a campaign called 'Take a Break' to periodically take breaks from the platform and focus on other things? Instagram.
    • Launched – 2010 October 6.
    • Founder – Kevin Systrom.
    • Owner – Meta /Facebook.
    • Indian version of 'Take a Break' – Break Zaroori Hai.
  • The largest buyer of Gold among the world's Central Banks in 2021 – Central Bank of Thailand (90 metric tonnes of gold).
    • 2nd buyer of Gold – RBI (77.5 metric tonnes).
    • 3rd – Hungary (63 metric tonnes).
  • Name the World Gold Council's official website, which houses all precious metals data – Goldhub.
  • The Fifth largest exporter of millets in the world – India.
    • data released by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • Under the SAMRIDH scheme, which organisation has USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) partnered with to accelerate health innovation and entrepreneurship in India? NITI Aayog.
    • along with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
    • SAMRIDH – Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare.
  • Which country signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Jammu and Kashmir to transform the sheep farming sector? New Zealand.
  • First mRNA COVID-19 vaccine made in India is all set for its release in April. Name the Pune based firm behind this achievement – Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • First Union Territory to be integrated with the National Single Window System (NSWS) – Jammu & Kashmir.
    • Union territory – 2019 October 31.
    • Lieutenant Governor – Manoj Sinha.
National Single Window System (NSWS)
  • The world's largest Igloo Café is in – Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir).
  • The J&K government and OYO Group, the world's leading travel tech platform, have decided to launch a rural home stays project at tourist destinations throughout UT. What is its name? Crown of Incredible India.
  • First commercial-scale biomass-based hydrogen plant is being set up at – Madhya Pradesh (Khandwa district).
  • Total no. of Tiger deaths in 2021 – 127.
    • 2020 – 106 deaths.
    • 2021 – 96 deaths.
  • Which state had the highest number of tiger deaths in 2021? Madhya Pradesh (42 deaths).
    • 2nd – Maharashtra (27 deaths), 3rd – Karnataka (15) & 4th – Uttar Pradesh (9). 
  • Which state has announced a new IT/ITeS policy for the next five years with the goal of creating 1 lakh work opportunities? Gujarat.
    • Capital –  Gandhinagar.
    • Governor – Acharya Devvrat.
    • Chief minister – Bhupendrabhai Patel.
  • In India, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has begun work on developing various agricultural services based on a core layer of the Farmers' Database. What is the name of this database? Agristack.
    • Cabinet Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • The new Central Media Accreditation Guidelines 2022 was launched by – the Ministry of Home Affairs.
    • The central Govt will set up a Central Media Accreditation Committee (CMAC).
    • Applications for accreditation are vetted by a Central Press Accreditation Committee headed by the Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau.
  • Who is the current Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau? Jaideep Bhatnagar.
  • Who or what organised the first-ever Global Summit on 'Reimagining Museums in India'? Ministry of Culture.
    • Cabinet Minister – G. Kishan Reddy.
    •  2-Day Global Summit from February 15 to 16, 2022.
    Reimagining Museums in India Summit


  • Which state govt approved the draft for the Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Bill, 2022? Haryana.
  • What is the name of the Modi government's initiative to create ropeways in mountainous parts of northern states as an environmentally viable alternative to conventional roads? Parvatmala Scheme.
    • PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model.
    • It covers Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and the other northeastern states.
  • Amazon India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which state government to support the growth of women entrepreneurs through the launch of 'Sanjeevini-KSRLPS'? Karnataka.
    • Sanjeevini-KSRLPS – Sanjeevini- Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society.
    •  Karnataka – 
      • Capital – Bengaluru.
      • Governor – Thawar Chand Gehlot.
      • Chief Minister – Basavaraj Bommai.
  • Name the hackathon competition organised by the Ministry of Power under the RDSS (Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme) to develop technology-driven solutions to complicated challenges in power distribution – Powerthon-2022.
  • Multiple epiphyseal dysplasias (MED) is also known as – Fairbank's disease.
    • a rare genetic condition that affects the growing ends of bones.
  • Sowa-Rigpa is one of the world's oldest and most well-documented traditional medicine systems. Where is it practised in India? In the Himalayan belt of India (Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh & Ladakh).
    • Believed to be originated in Tibet.
    • Similar to Ayurveda.
    • Father of Sowa Rigpa – Yuthog Yonten Gonpo (Tibet).
    • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
      National Institute for Sowa Rigpa – Leh (Ladakh).
  • Name the maternity benefits programme launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on January 1st, 2017 in all districts of the country for the first child in the family – Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).
  • The Reserve Bank of India decided to observe February 14-18, 2022 as – Financial Literacy week 2022.
    • Theme – Go Digital, Go Secure.
  • Who is the richest man in Asia according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index February 2022? Gautam Adani (88.5 billion USD).
  • Which company has Sonata Software, a global IT Services and Technology Solutions Company announced a partnership with for the launch of 'Cloud for Retail'? Microsoft.
    • Sonata has been a partner of Microsoft for more than 3 decades.

Kerala

  • First Graphene Innovation Centre of India will be set up at – Thrissur. 
    • A joint venture of Digital University Kerala and the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Thrissur. 
  • Kerala signed an MoU with which group to develop clean energy tech? Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC).
    • Social Alpha’s Energy Lab.
Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC)
  • How much of Kerala's coast is going to get affected, according to the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) prepared by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)? 15 km (2.39%).
  • Venue of 34th Kerala Science Congress (KSC) organised by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) – Thiruvananthapuram.

Awards

  • Winner of 18th Late Madhavrao Limaye Award – Nitin Gadkari.

Sports

  • The new name of the Ahmedabad IPL team – Gujarat Titans.


Obituaries

  • Name the actor-athlete who played the role of Bheem in B.R. Chopra’s 'Mahabharat' TV series – Praveen Kumar Sobti. 
    •  Discus throw – 
      • 4 medals at the Asian Games (2 gold medals in 1966 & 1970). 
      • a silver medal in the 1966 Commonwealth Games.
      • competed in two Olympics.



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