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A)
16th Feb 2022
B)
15th Feb 2022
C)
14th Feb 2022
D)
13th Feb 2022

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 15th Feb 2022

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After a prolonged battle with COVID, legendary Bengali singer "Sandhya Mukherjee", who had refused to accept the Padma award last month, died on Tuesday(15th Feb 2022) evening following a massive "cardiac arrest". She was hospitalized on January 27 and was recovering after prolonged illness.
 
Sandhya Gupta (Mukherjee) suffered a sudden "cardiac arrest" at around 7:30 pm because of an irregular heart beat and could not be revived. The hospital deeply mourns the passing away of the legendary singer,” a medical bulletin issued by the private hospital in Kolkata where Mukherjee breathed her last, said.
 
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, condoled the death of Sandhya Mukherjee, and said that “the death of the veteran singer is “irreparable loss” to the world..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : February 17, 2022
A)
Smriti Irani
B)
Nirmala Sitharaman
C)
Rajnath Singh
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nirmala Sitharaman

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Finance Minister "Nirmala Sitharaman" on Friday(11th Feb 2022) launched the first colour souvenir coin on 'Panchtantra' on the occasion of 17th foundation day of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
 
The finance minister in her address stressed on upskilling and acquiring new skills, and upgradation to meet the technology driven economy.
 
Further, she emphasized on ramping up the quality of products and to brand SPMCIL as lead producers of currency and other sovereign products.
 
The minister was also joined by Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth and other senior officials of the ministry, a finance ministry statement said.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
7.5% to 6.5%
B)
7.5% to 6%
C)
7.5% to 5%
D)
7.5% to 4%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7.5% to 5%

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With a view to provide further relief to consumers and to keep in check any further rise in the prices of domestic edible oils, the Centre has reduced the agri-cess for Crude Palm Oil from 7.5 percent to 5 percent. The current basic rate of import duty of zero per cent on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean oil, and Crude Sunflower Oil up to the 30th of September this year. This will give relief to consumers and prevent a further rise in the price of domestic edible oils.
 
The 12.5 percent import duty on refined palm oils, 17.5 percent on refined soyabean oil, and 17.5 percent on refined sunflower oil will continue in effect until September 30, 2022. Furthermore, under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, the government has set stock limit levels on edible oils and oilseeds up to June 30th of this year.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
Assam
B)
Gujarat
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Assam

Note : Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the state government will launch a portal to invite suggestions for change of names of cities, towns & villages, which are contrary to Indian civilisation, culture and derogatory to any caste or community.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
February 13th
B)
February 14th
C)
February 15th
D)
February 16th

Correct Answer : Option (D) - February 16th

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This year(2022) Guru Ravidas Jayanti is observed on February 16, 2022, across the country. It is the 645th birth anniversary of the saint Ravidas. India is home to saints and poets. Ravidas is one of the greatest poets and spiritual figures and social reformers of that time. He was known for his belief in one God and unbiased religious poems. He invested his whole life in the abolition of the caste system and openly despised the notion of the caste system.
 
 
Ravidas Jayanti Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
 
Purnima Tithi Begins: 09:42 PM on Feb 15, 2022
 
Purnima Tithi Ends: 10:25 PM on Feb 16, 2022
 
History and Significance : Guru Ravidas was a saint-poet in the popular Bhakti movement. He was born in the 14th century in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
 
It falls on Magh Purnima, a full moon day in the month of Magha. So the followers observe this day with great importance.
 
He was the first saint who used poetry and spiritual teachings to spread equality and challenge the Indian caste system.
 
He himself found the Ravidassia religion and was a disciple of Sant Kabir, who marked his contribution with 40 devotional poems and songs by Guru Granth Sahib.
 
He was also popular as Mira Bai's spiritual guide.

Source : India Today

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
Saudi Arabia
B)
Oman
C)
UAE
D)
Qatar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Saudi Arabia

Note : The Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair arrived in India for a three-day visit on February 14, 2022 in a historic first. This is the first-ever visit to India by a serving Royal Saudi Land Forces Commander. It is a testament of the growing bilateral defence ties between India and Saudi Arabia.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
Acer
B)
Asus
C)
Pegatron
D)
Foxconn

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Foxconn

Note : The Indian mining major Vedanta has inked an MoU with Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai Technology Group (better known as Foxconn) to form a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing semiconductors in India.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
February 16th
B)
February 15th
C)
February 14th
D)
February 13th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - February 15th

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Every year, February 15th is observed as the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) to highlight the danger and impact of this deadly disease among children. More than 4 lakh children and adolescents below the age of 20 years are diagnosed with cancer every year. While the chances of their survival are close to 80 per cent in some high-income countries, the rate of survival for such patients from low-income countries is as low as 20 per cent.
 
As per the data of a 2017 study by the Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, nearly 50,000 children, adolescents in India between the age group of 0 and 19 are likely to succumb to this illness every year. Cancer is the 9th most common cause of death among children in the country.
 
The International Childhood Cancer Day was first observed in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), a network of over 170 organisations, cancer outreach programs, cancer institutes and paediatric cancer survivor organisations. ICCD efforts to make the finest medical and psychological treatment available to children suffering from cancer regardless of the limitation of their location, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background.
 
SIGNIFICANCE : Observed on February 15 every year, the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is marked as a day to raise awareness about cancer among children and to express support for adolescents, children who are either suffering from cancer or have survived the ailment, and their families.
 
INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY 2022 THEME : As part of the three campaigns launched in 2021 for ICCD, the theme for this year is ‘Better Survival’ is achievable #throughyourhands. It aims to pay tribute to the efforts of the medical team and health care workers for bringing positive impact to the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and vice versa. The theme is aligned with the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC). Last year, ICCD was commemorated under the theme of #throughourhands to celebrate the bravery, courage, and resiliency of children and adolescents with cancer.

Source : News18

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
Amit Khare
B)
Vineet Joshi
C)
Anita Karwal
D)
Ramesh Pokhriyal

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Vineet Joshi

Note : IAS "Vineet Joshi" has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He replaces IAS Manoj Ahuja, who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Mr Joshi, a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre, is an Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, under the Ministry of Education. He is also the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA). In 2010 as well he got the responsibility of CBSE chairman.

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Published On : February 16, 2022
A)
13th February 2022
B)
14th February 2022
C)
15th February 2022
D)
16th February 2022

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 15th February 2022

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Indian music composer Bappi Lahiri, who was known for his groovy disco tunes and eye-catching fashion style, has died at the age of 69.
 
Lahiri, who recovered from Covid in April last year, was in hospital for the past month.

Legendary singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday(15th February 2022) at a Mumbai hospital.
 
His funky, foot-stomping music had Indians fall in love with disco and had an entire country dancing to his tunes.
 
Politicians, cricketers and Bollywood stars have mourned his death, with many remembering their favourite songs.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was saddened by Lahiri's death.
 
"His demise leaves a big void in the world of Indian music," Mr Modi tweeted. "Bappi Da will be remembered for his versatile singing and lively nature."
 
Fondly known as "Bappi Da", Lahiri is credited for getting the disco ball spinning in India.
 
His music from the movie Disco Dancer introduced a new form of freeform dancing in Bollywood. It also turned actors like Mithun Chakraborty into icons, whose groovy moves to the bouncing synths, immortalised him as a dancing legend.

Source : BBC

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Published On : February 16, 2022