Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 February 2022

Today Current Affairs Quiz: Find below the Daily Current Affairs questions and answers that covers topics such a International Space Station, new CFO, World Thinking Day and Corbevax among others. 

Updated: Feb 22, 2022 20:59 IST
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 February 2022
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 February 2022

Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as International Space Station, new CFO, World Thinking Day and Corbevax among others. 

1. The International Space Stat‭ion will cease its functioning by which year?

a) 2025

b) 2027

c) 2028

d) 2031

2. Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the new CFO of which airlines?

a) Air India

b) Vistara

c) Jet Airways

d) Indigo

3. Who has recognised two separatist republics in eastern Ukraine as independent?

a) Vladimir Putin

b) Joe Biden

c) Olaf Scholz

d) Emmanuel Macron

4. When is World Thinking Day observed?

a) February 19th

b) February 20th

c) February 21st

d) February 22nd

5. Which COVID-19 vaccine has become the second one in India to get emergency use approval for administration among those aged below 18 years?

a) Corbevax

b) Covishield

c) Sputnik

d) Johnson & Johnson

6. Which nation has imposed sanctions on Russian banks and individuals?

a) US

b) UK

c) France

d) Germany

7. Which state's former Chief Minister has been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment?

a) Chhattisgarh

b) Bihar

c) Odisha

d) West Bengal

Answers

1. (d) 2031

NASA has announced that the International Space Station (ISS) will cease its functioning by 2031. The space agency plans to make the space station fall in the Pacific Ocean after its operation are brought to an end. The ISS has been in operations for over two decades.

2. (c) Jet Airways

Former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the grounded Jet Airways. He was serving as the CEO of Sri Lankan airways till last month. He has now been tasked with reviving the grounded carrier.

3. (a) Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces the recognition of two separatist republics in eastern Ukraine - Donetsk and Lugansk - as independent through a televised address on February 21, 2022. The Russian President has also ordered the sending of Russian Armed Forces to the two breakaway regions.

4. (d) February 22nd

World Thinking Day is observed every year on February 22 to help, spread awareness and give voice to young women all over the world. World Thinking Day 2022 is celebrated by the girl guides and girl scouts in 150 countries and donations are also made to support them. 

5. (a) Corbevax

Corbevax has become the second vaccine to receive emergency use approval in India for those aged below 18 years after Covaxin. The approval will speed up the ongoing vaccination drive for children aged between 15 and 18 years of age.

6. (b) UK

The United Kingdom will impose sanctions on five Russian banks and three "very high-net worth individuals" following the deployment of troops to two Moscow-backed regions of Ukraine. This was announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on February 22, 2022. 

7. (b) Bihar

A CBI court in Ranchi has sentenced RJD leader and Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to 5 years' imprisonment in the fifth fodder scam case. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh on the political leader. The RJD chief was among the 99 people suspected initially in the fifth fodder scam case that involved withdrawal of 139.35 crore illegally in 1995-96 from the Doranda treasury.

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