Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 March 2022

Today Current Affairs Quiz: Find below the Daily Current Affairs questions and answers that covers topics such as Uttarakhand Chief Minister, World Water Day, World Happiness Report 2022 and Bihar Diwas among others. 

Created On: Mar 22, 2022 16:04 IST
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 March 2022
Current Affairs Daily Quiz: 22 March 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 Uttarakhand Chief Minister, World Water Day, World Happiness Report 2022 and Bihar Diwas among others. 

1. When will Pushkar Singh Dhami take oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister?

a) March 23rd

b) March 25th

c) March 27th

d) March 28th

2. Which state has declared a public holiday on March 23rd?

a) Punjab

b) Uttarakhand

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Goa

3. When is World Water Day observed?

a) March 19th

b) March 20th

c) March 21st

d) March 22nd

4. The World Water Day 2022 theme focusses on which among the following freshwater sources?

a) Glaciers

b) Reservoirs

c) Lakes

d) Groundwater

5. India is ranked at which position in the World Happiness Report 2022?

a) 101

b) 125

c) 136

d) 142

6. Which is the happiest country in the world, as per World Happiness Report 2022?

a) Denmark

b) Finland 

c) Switzerland

d) Sweden

7. Which city has imposed Section 144 till April 21 to maintain law and order in the view of 'The Kashmir Files' screening?

a) Alwar

b) Kota

c) Guna

d) Roorkee

8. When is Bihar Diwas observed?

a) March 22nd

b) March 23rd

c) March 24th

d) March 25th

Answers

1. (a) March 23rd

Uttarakhand CM-designate Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as the state's new Chief Minister on March 23, 2022. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 3.30 pm at Parade Ground in Dehradun. This comes after Dhami was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislative Party in Uttarakhand on March 21st, ending all speculations regarding the next Uttarakhand CM. 

2. (a) Punjab 

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has declared a public holiday on March 23rd on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas. Punjab State Assembly also passed a resolution to install statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Babasaheb Ambedkar in the Assembly. Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day is commemorated on 23 March every year to pay homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, who were hanged to death by the British on this day in 1931.

3. (d) March 22nd

World Water Day 2022 is observed every year on March 22 to create awareness regarding the importance of freshwater. The United Nations began observing World Water Day since 1993. The main focus of World Water Day is to enable the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

4. (d) Groundwater

The World Water Day 2022 Theme is “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible”. The groundwater is the largest source of fresh and usable water in the world. It meets the domestic, agricultural and industrial water needs in many parts of the world that lack adequate surface water supplies.

5. (c) 136

India has been ranked at 136th position out of the total 146 countries in the World Happiness Report 2022. The World Happiness Report usually ranks 150 countries around the world every year, based on several factors including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, generosity, perceptions of corruption and the freedom to make life choices.

6. (b) Finland

Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the 5th time in a row in the World Happiness Report 2022. The report is based on two key ideas, the first being happiness or life evaluation that is measured through opinion surveys and the second being identifying the key elements that determine well-being and the life evaluation across countries. Finland has been identified as the happiest country in the world, followed by Denmark at second position and Iceland at third position. 

7. (b) Kota

Kota administration has enforced Section 144 from March 22 till April 21 to maintain law and order in the city in the view of screening of the film 'The Kashmir Files'. This means that no crowd gathering will be allowed to watch the movie. The decision was announced by Kota district collector in a notification.

8. (a) March 22nd

Bihar Diwas is celebrated every year on March 22 to mark the formation of the state of Bihar. It was on March 23, 1912, the Britishers carved out the state from Bengal. Bihar Diwas is celebrated as a public holiday in the state. The 2022 theme of the day is 'Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’, signifying the prosperity in the state which is also rich in its cultural heritage.

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