Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 24 January 2022 to 30 January 2022

Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/ IAS exams: This week, we have compiled 15 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for National Disaster Response Force, Republic Day celebrations 2022, ICC Team of the Year 2021 and world's fastest sinking cities among others. 

Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers
Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/ IAS exams: Weekly Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. This week, we have compiled 15 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for National Disaster Response Force, Republic Day celebrations 2022, ICC Team of the Year 2021 and world's fastest sinking cities among others. 

1. How many children were honoured with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022?

a) 32

b) 25

c) 23

d) 29

2. India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat will be posthumously honoured with which among the following awards?

a) Bharat Ratna

b) Padma Vibhushan

c) Padma Bhushan

d) None of the Above

3. India signed a USD 375 million deal with which nation for the supply of BrahMos missiles?

a) Vietnam

b) Indonesia

c) The Philippines

d) Brazil

4. When is National Girl Child Day observed?

a) January 23rd

b) January 24th

c) January 25th

d) January 26th

5. Which year was the Election Commission of India founded?

a) 1949

b) 1950

c) 1951

d) 1952

6. Which company has announced USD 1 billion investment in Bharti Airtel?

a) Amazon

b) Microsoft

c) Apple

d) Google

7. Which state has announced the formation of 13 new districts?

a) Telangana

b) Andhra Pradesh

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Rajasthan

8. Xiomara Castro has become the first-ever female President of which nation?

a) Cuba

b) Honduras

c) Mexico

d) Colombia

9. Scientists in China's Wuhan laboratory have warned of which new strain of COVID-19?

a) NeoCoV

b) MesCoV

c) Neomers

d) ValCoV

10. Who has been named ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2021?

a) Smriti Mandhana

b) Tammy Beaumont

c) Lizelle Lee

d) Mitali Raj

11. What is the new name of the Lucknow IPL team?

a) Lucknow Super Giants

b) Lucknow Tuskers

c) Lucknow Nawab

d) Lucknow Chargers

12. India is ranked second in which among the following ICC Rankings List?

a) ICC T20I Rankings

b) ICC Test Rankings

c) ICC ODI Rankings

d) ICC U19 Rankings

Answers

1. (d) 29

This year, a total of 29 children were honoured with the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022 and they were selected from all regions across India for their outstanding achievement in social service, sports, innovation, bravery, art and culture and scholastic. 

2. (b) Padma Vibhushan

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat will be posthumously honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award. The CDS had died in a tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in December 2021.

3. (c) The Philippines

India's BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) on January  28, 2022 signed a USD 375 million worth deal with the Department of National Defence of the Republic of Philippines for the supply of Brahmos Anti-Ship Missile System to the Philippines.

4. (b) January 24th

National Girl Child Day is observed every year on January 24th. The day is observed to spread awareness regarding the inequalities faced by girl children in Indian society and also to promote the rights of the girl child and the importance of female education, health and nutrition. 

5. (b) 1950

The Election Commission of India was founded on January 25, 1950. National Voters Day is celebrated every year on January 25 to commemorate the day since 2011. 

6. (d) Google

Google will be investing up to $1 billion in Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest telecom operator, as a part of the Google for India Digitization Fund. The investment includes both equity investment and corpus for potential commercial agreements in the next five years. 

7. (b) Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government has announced the formation of 13 new districts under the AP Districts Formation Act, Section 3(5). The new districts in Andhra Pradesh have been formed based on the Parliamentary constituencies. They are carved out from the 13 existing districts, bringing the total number of districts in the state to 26.

8. (b) Honduras

Xiomara Castro was on January 27, 2021 sworn in as the first-ever female President of Honduras. Castro is also a former first lady, as she is the wife of former Honduras President Manuel Zelaya who was ousted in a coup in 2009. 

9. (a) NeoCoV

Chinese scientists have warned of a deadly strain of COVID-19, NeoCoV, which has been discovered in bats in South Africa. The virus strain has been linked to the MERS-CoV virus that was detected previously in 2012 and 2015 in the middle eastern countries. 

10. (a) Smriti Mandhana

India's Smriti Mandhana won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year for her outstanding contribution with the bat at the top of the order in the previous calendar year. 

11. (a) Lucknow Super Giants

The Lucknow IPL team, owned by RPSG Group, will be called Lucknow Super Giants. Dr. Sanjiv Goenka, Lucknow IPL Team owner and RPSG Group Chairman unveiled the new name of the Lucknow IPL team in a video message on January 24, 2022.

12. (a) ICC T20I Rankings 2022

India is ranked fourth in the ICC ODI Team Rankings 2022, third in the ICC Test Team Rankings 2022 and second in the ICC T20 Rankings 2022. Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian in ICC ODI Player Rankings 2022.

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