Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 31 January 2022 to 6 February 2022

Weekly Current Affairs Questions for UPSC/ IAS exams: This week, we have compiled 10 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for government exams including topics such as digital rupee, India's GDP growth,  Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2022 award. 

Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 31 January 2022 to 6 February 2022
Weekly Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 31 January 2022 to 6 February 2022

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 10 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for UPSC, SSC, Bank and other government exams including topics such as digital rupee, India's GDP growth,  Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2022 and ISS retirement among others. 

1. How much tax will be levied on the transfer of virtual assets?

a) 20 percent 

b) 30 percent 

c) 40 percent

d) 50 percent 

2. Which bank will introduce a digital rupee in India?

a) RBI

b) SBI

c) PNB

d) BOB

3. Economic Survey 2021-2022 has projected how much growth in India's GDP in FY23?

a) 8-8.5 percent

b) 9.2 percent

c) 10.5 percent

d) 7-7.5 percent

4. Which state's tableau was adjudged as the best in Republic Day Parade 2022?

a) Gujarat

b) Punjab

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Goa

5. Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in which year?

a) 1951

b) 1952

c) 1953

d) 1954

6. NASA is planning to retire the International Space Station by which year?

a) March 2030

b) January 2031

c) December 2025

d) January 2026

7. Which Indian athlete has been nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2022 Award?

a) Neeraj Chopra

b) Rani Rampal

c) PR Sreejesh

d) PV Sindhu

8. Who has become the second Indian to win the World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 award?

a) PV Sindhu

b) Neeraj Chopra

c) PR Sreejesh

d) Manpreet Singh 

9. How many Indian athletes are participating in the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing?

a) 10

b) 3

c) 5

d) 1

10. Who has been named the winner of ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021?

a) Kane Williamson

b) Joe Root

c) Quinton de Kock

d) Daryl Mitchell 

Answers

1. (b) 30 percent 

Any income earned from the transfer of virtual digital assets shall be taxed at a rate of 30 percent, announced FM Nirmala Sitharaman during her Union Budget 2022 speech. 

2. (a) RBI

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government's intent to introduce a digital rupee in her Union Budget 2022-23 speech on February 1, 2022. The Finance Minister announced that the digital currency or digital rupee will be introduced by the central bank of India using blockchain and other technologies.

3. (a) 8-8.5 percent

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Economic Survey 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha on January 31, 2022. The Economic Survey 2022 projects India's GDP growth to be between 8-8.5% in the Fiscal Year 2022-23. 

4. (c) Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh state tableau was adjudged as the best state tableau of Republic Day Parade 2022, announced the Union Defence Ministry on February 4, 2022. 

5. (b) 1952

Queen Elizabeth II was born as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on April 21, 1926. She ascended the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.

6. (b) January 2031

NASA is planning to retire the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2031 and has laid out a detailed transition plan. The space agency is planning to open the ISS for commercial activities in its final decade of operational life. 

7. (a) Neeraj Chopra 

India's Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award 2022. He is one of the six nominees for the award. The other nominees include Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev, British tennis player Emma Raducanu, Spanish footballer Pedri, Australian Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus and Venezuelan athlete Yulimar Rojas.

8. (c) PR Sreejesh

Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper, PR Sreejesh was named World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 on January 31, 2022. He became the first Indian male athlete and second Indian sportsperson overall to win the honour. 

9. (d) 1

Only one Indian athlete will be participating in the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. Indian diplomat in Beijing has decided to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 opening and closing ceremony after China chose a soldier, who fought in the Galwan Valley clash against Indian troops in 2020, as a torchbearer.

10. (d) Daryl Mitchell 

New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell has been named the winner of the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021 for his gesture during the New Zealand vs England semifinal in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

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