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 Q .
Who has launched a central sector scheme named the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs, (SEED)?
A)
Giriraj Singh
B)
Kiren Rijiju
C)
Dr Virendra Kumar
D)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr Virendra Kumar

Note :

Government today(16th Feb 2022) launched a Scheme for Economic Empowerment for DNTs, (SEED) for the welfare of De-notified,  Nomadic and semi-nomadic communities in New Delhi.
 
De-notified Tribes communities are the most neglected, marginalized and economically and socially deprived communities. Historically, these communities never had access to private land or home ownership and used forests and grazing lands as a mean for their livelihood and residential use.
 
Speaking after inaugurating the umbrella scheme of the centre, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar said that this scheme signifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas in a true manner. Highlighting the various features of the scheme, he expressed confidence that, this scheme with free education opportunity, health insurance  worth five lakh rupees under Ayushman Bharat, better facilities for livelihood and financial assistance for construction of houses, will prove to be a game changer towards empowering the De-notified Tribes communities.
 
Dr Virendra Kumar said, the government is fully committed to uplifting the life of an individual standing at the last mile.

Source : News On Air

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Which nation's junta leader has been inaugurated as the new President?
A)
Togo
B)
Benin
C)
Burkina Faso
D)
Ghana

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Burkina Faso

Note : Burkina Faso junta leader Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been inaugurated as the new President of the country. He was sworn into the post on February 16, 2022

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
With which nation's Crown prince will Prime Minister Modi host a virtual summit?
A)
UAE
B)
Qatar
C)
Oman
D)
Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - UAE

Note : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan will hold a virtual summit on 18th February 2022. The MEA issued a statement saying that the two leaders will discuss bilateral cooperation and exchange perspective on regional and international matters of mutual importance.

The statement further said that the leaders are anticipated to put out their view of the historic and cordial relations between the two nations at a time when India is celebrating 75 years of independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and the UAE is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its foundation.

Source : Republic World

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Popular Malayalam actor and comedian Kottayam Pradeep passed away on February 17, 2022. He began his film career in which year?
A)
1997
B)
2001
C)
2004
D)
2009

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2001

Note : Popular Malayalam actor and comedian Kottayam Pradeep passed away on February 17, 2022 after suffering a heart attack. He was 61. Kottayam Pradeep began his career in films in 2001 with the IV Sasi movie ‘Ee Nadu Enale Vare’ at the age of 40 years.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Who will be the head of the Apex Committee on G20 Secretariat, formed to oversee the preparations for G20 India Summit 2023?
A)
Ram Nath Kovind
B)
Yogi Adityanath
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Narendra Modi

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Narendra Modi

Note :

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday(15th Feb 2022) approved the setting up of a G20 secretariat and its reporting structures that will be responsible for making arrangements to steer India's forthcoming presidency of the influential grouping.
 
India will hold the presidency of the G20 from December 1 to 30 November 2023, culminating with the G20 Summit in India next year. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the G20 secretariat will be guided by an apex committee headed by the prime minister(Narendra Modi) and it will comprise the finance minister, the home minister, the external affairs minister and India's G20 sherpa.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Who has been launches "Quit Tobacco App"?
A)
NITI Aayog
B)
World Health Organization
C)
Ministry of Heath & Family Welfare, GOI
D)
National Payments Corporation of India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - World Health Organization

Note :

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people give up the use of tobacco in all forms - including smokeless and other newer products. 
 
“Tobacco is deadly in every form. Innovative approaches such as this app are much needed to support people to give up tobacco, which they may be aware is harmful, but are unable to quit for various reasons,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO, South-East Asia Region, launching the app.
 
The app, the first such by WHO and the first that targets all forms of tobacco, helps users to identify the triggers, set their targets, manage cravings, and stay focused to quit smoking..

Source : New Indian Express

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
In 2017, SEBI had formed a "Committee on Corporate Governance" which recommended separating the roles of Chairperson and MD/CEO of listed entities. Who was the head of this committee?
A)
Uday Kotak
B)
Anand Mahindra
C)
Dilip Shanghvi
D)
Cyrus Poonawalla

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Uday Kotak

Note :

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board has decided to make provision for separation of the roles of chairperson and MD/CEO as ‘voluntary’ against ‘mandatory’ earlier. The market regulator had in June 2017 set up a committee on corporate governance under Uday Kotak with a view to seek recommendations to further enhance corporate governance norms for listed companies.
 
One of the recommendations that the Committee came out with was the separation of the roles of chairperson and MD/CEO of listed companies. This was proposed to provide a better and more balanced governance structure by enabling more effective and objective supervision of the management. The Sebi board, in its meeting in March 2018 approved the proposal for the top 500-listed entities. Later the deadline for compliance was extended by two years in January 2020.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
In which state was SIDBI's Waste to Wealth Creation Program launched?
A)
Maharashtra
B)
Chhattisgarh
C)
West Bengal
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - West Bengal

Note :

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the ‘Waste to Wealth Creation’ programme for women in the Sundarbans in West Bengal. In this, the women will make ornaments and showpieces from the fish scales. SIDBI will extend benefits to 50 women indirectly generating revenues from alternate livelihoods.
 
Under this programme, Later, these women are expected to become a trainer for replicating and disseminating the knowledge among other aspirants. This is a part of mission Swavalamban of SIDBI that aims to support artisans to become sustainable.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Name the Union Minister for Power in the Government of India, who co-chaired the 4th India-Australia Energy Dialogue recently with his Australian counterpart?
A)
Raj Kumar Singh
B)
Pralhad Joshi
C)
Ashwini Vaishnaw
D)
Hardeep Singh Puri

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Raj Kumar Singh

Note : The 4th India-Australia Energy Dialogue was on February 15th, 2022 through video-conferencing. The dialogue was co-chaired by Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh and Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor.

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Published On : February 17, 2022
 Q .
Which country will host the G20 Summit in 2022?
A)
Japan
B)
Germany
C)
Australia
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indonesia

Note : In 2021, the G20 summits was held in Rome, Italy. In 2022 the G20 summit will be held in Bali, Indonesia while in 2023 it will be held in New Delhi, India.

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Published On : February 17, 2022