Current Affairs of MARCH 2022

Current Affairs of MARCH 2022

1 - What is the name of the portal, in which central sector and centrally sponsored schemes are on-boarded to ensure Direct Benefit Transfer?

(A) DBT Bharat Portal
(B) Atmanirbhar DBT Portal
(C) Pradhan Mantri DBT Portal
(D) Amrit Kaal DBT Portal

2 - The ‘Great Wall of India’ and the second-longest wall of the world is located in which state/UT?

(A) West Bengal
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Gujarat

3 - ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign was first launched in which year?

(A) 2015
(B) 2017
(C) 2021
(D) 2022

4 - Sariska Tiger Reserve, which was seen in the news, is located in which state?

(A) Bihar
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Kerala

5 - ‘Le Corbusier’s Edict’ which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which Indian city?

(A) Mumbai
(B) New Delhi
(C) Chandigarh
(D) Puducherry

6 - Rushikulya beach, which is known for mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles, is located in which state?

(A) Maharashtra
(B) Odisha
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Andhra Pradesh

7 - ‘Indian Agriculture towards 2030’ book was launched by NITI Aayog along with which institution?


8 - Jingkieng Jri: Living Root Bridges, which were seen in the news recently, are situated in which state?

(A) Assam
(B) Sikkim
(C) Meghalaya
(D) Jammu and Kashmir

9 - Which country recently approved a bill to provide USD 52 billion in subsidies for semiconductor chips manufacturing?

(A) Russia
(C) UK
(D) Germany

10 - As per the Final Estimates of 2020-21 of Area and Production of Horticultural Crops, what was the total production in 2020-21?

(A) 134.60 Million Tonne
(B) 234.60 Million Tonne
(C) 334.60 Million Tonne
(D) 434.60 Million Tonne

11 - Which movie won the Oscar Award 2022 for Best Picture?

(A) King Richard
(B) The Power of Dog
(D) West Side Story

12 - ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2022’ was inaugurated in which Indian state/UT?

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Uttar Pradesh

13 - India’s First-ever live sighting of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) has been reported in which state/UT?

(A) Kerala
(B) Lakshadweep
(C) Goa
(D) Maharashtra

14 - As per recent Government data, which state has the highest number of ODF plus villages in the country, as of 2022?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Telangana
(C) Gujarat
(D) Maharashtra

15 - Which Indian city has been ranked second-most noise polluted city globally, as per the UNEP ‘Annual Frontier Report, 2022’?

(A) Mumbai
(B) Moradabad
(C) Kanpur
(D) Patna

16 - Which global association released the ‘Declaration on Privacy and the protection of personal data’?

(A) G-20
(B) European Union
(C) G-7

17 - Which Naval Ship was recently presented the prestigious President’s Colour?

(A) INS Valsura
(B) INS Gomati
(C) INS Brahmaputra
(D) INS Betwa

18 - Union Environment Ministry has designated which day as ‘National Dolphin Day’?

(A) April 5
(B) May 5
(C) July 5
(D) October 5

19 - Which country launched “Dare2eraD TB”, a Data-Driven Research to eradicate TB?

(A) Bangladesh
(B) India
(C) Nepal
(D) China

20 - Which institution issued the world’s first Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB)?

(A) World Bank
(B) UN Environment Program
(C) World Economic Forum
(D) International Monetary Fund

21 - Who is the first Chairperson of the ‘Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)’?

(A) Senapathy Kris Gopalakrishnan
(B) Urjit Patel
(C) Abhijeet Banerjee
(D) Viral Acharya

22 - Mario Marcel, who won the ‘Governor of the year’ award, was the Governor which country’s Central Bank?

(A) Chile
(B) Australia
(C) Germany
(D) Venezuela

23 - Which is the venue of the ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ festival?

(A) Mumbai
(B) New Delhi
(C) Lucknow
(D) Ahmedabad

24 - What is the per centage rise in Tuberculosis (TB) cases in India in 2021, as per India TB Report 2022?

(A) 2%
(B) 5%
(C) 9%
(D) 19%

25 - Which country recently test-fired the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named Hwasong-17?

(A) China
(B) North Korea
(D) Israel

26 - Who has been awarded the ‘Abel Prize 2022’?

(A) Dennis Parnell Sullivan
(B) Curtis T. McMullen
(C) William Browder
(D) Hal Abelson

27 - Which Indian state/UT implements the ‘Mukhyamantri Park Saundaryakaran Yojana’?

(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) New Delhi
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Gujarat

28 - Which country is the host of the ‘BIMSTEC Summit’ in 2022?

(A) India
(B) Sri Lanka
(C) Pakistan
(D) Bangladesh

29 - Which organisation successfully test fired the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile?


30 - What is the main objective of the ‘Sujalam 2.0 Campaign’?

(A) Ground Water Conservation
(B) Greywater Management
(C) Rainwater Management
(D) Flood Management

31 - Which country launched the ‘BRICS Vaccine R&D Centre and Workshop on Vaccine Cooperation’?

(A) India
(B) Brazil
(C) China
(D) Russia

32 - In which city, was the “Step-Up to End TB- World TB Day Summit 2022” organised?

(A) New Delhi
(B) Mumbai
(C) Kochi
(D) Chennai

33 - Biplobi Bharat Gallery was recently inaugurated at which city?

(A) Bhubaneshwar
(B) Kolkata
(C) Guwahati
(D) Shimla

34 - What is the theme of ‘Bihar Diwas’ 2022?

(A) Jal Jivan Haryali
(B) Swachh Bihar
(C) Bihar Beti Padhao
(D) Jal Shakti

35 - Whose famous book is 'Das Capital'?

(A) Sri Lanka
(B) France
(C) Uzbekistan
(D) Oman

36 - Which Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seeks to ensure safe water and sanitation for all by 2030?

(A) First
(B) Third
(C) Sixth
(D) Eighth

37 - The ‘National AIDS and STD control programme’ comes under which category of scheme?

(A) Core Scheme
(B) Central Sector Scheme
(C) Centrally Sponsored Scheme
(D) Core of the Core Scheme

38 - When is the ‘World Poetry Day’ observed every year?

(A) March 18
(B) March 21
(C) March 23
(D) March 25

39 - N Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of which Indian state?

(A) Goa
(B) Manipur
(C) Punjab
(D) Chhattisgarh

40 - ‘Saksham’, which was seen in the news recently, is an Offshore Patrol Vessel of which armed force?

(A) Indian Navy
(B) Indian Army
(C) Indian Coast Guard
(D) Indian Air Force

41 - The ‘Golden Langur’ is an endangered species, native to which country?

(A) India and Bhutan
(B) India and Sri Lanka
(C) India and Bangladesh
(D) Laos and Cambodia

42 - Which Union Ministry of India launched the “India and the Arctic: building a partnership for sustainable development” policy?

(A) Ministry of Earth Sciences
(B) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(C) Ministry of Defence
(D) Ministry of External Affairs

43 - Germany has signed the Energy Deal with which North-Eastern country, to reduce its dependence on Russia?

(A) Kuwait
(B) Qatar
(C) Oman

44 - The amendments to the ‘Limited Liability Partnership’ 2008 will take effect from which date?

(A) March 1
(B) April 1
(C) May 1
(D) June 1

45 - Which Indian has been appointed to UN Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism?

(A) Raghuram Rajan
(B) Jayati Ghosh
(C) Abhijeet Banerjee
(D) Amartya Sen

46 - India advocated the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) at which international body?

(A) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
(B) United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
(C) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
(D) International Court of Justice (ICJ)

47 - Which country has developed a “Relativistic Klystron Amplifier (RKA)”, which can destroy satellites in space?

(A) India
(B) Russia
(C) China
(D) Israel

48 - Where was the India-Japan Annual Summit 2022 held?

(A) Tokyo
(B) New Delhi
(C) Chennai
(D) Osaka

49 - Which institution releases the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)?

(A) NITI Aayog
(B) National Statistical Office
(C) Ministry of Labour and Employment
(D) Reserve Bank of India

50 - What is the upper limit of a ‘UPI Lite’ payment transaction?

(A) Rs 100
(B) Rs 200
(C) Rs 500
(D) Rs 1000

51 - Which country recently passed ‘Sunshine Protection Act’ making daylight saving time (DST) permanent?

(A) Russia
(C) Brazil
(D) Canada

52 - ‘Dishaank’ is a land digitisation application of which Indian state?

(A) Karnataka
(B) Kerala
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Gujarat

53 - “Green Triangle” named after Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated in which country?

(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Nepal
(C) Madagascar
(D) Myanmar

54 - Which Company launched India’s first fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV)?

(A) Ola
(B) Toyota
(C) Honda
(D) Tata

55 - Which country has been connected to ‘Continental Europe Synchronous Area (CESA)’?

(A) China
(B) Ukraine
(C) Kazakhstan
(D) Afghanistan

56 - Which day has been declared by the UN as ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’?

(A) March 12
(B) March 14
(C) March 15
(D) March 18

57 - Which country is the largest importer of arms globally, as per SIPRI’s Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2021 Report?

(B) India
(C) China
(D) srael

58 - Which Union Ministry implements the ‘Credit guarantee scheme for subordinate debt (CGSSD)’?

(A) Ministry of Finance
(B) Ministry of MSME
(C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(D) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

59 - Which is the first state in the country to use ‘Crop Diversification Index’?

(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Telangana
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Punjab

60 - Which institution released the Directions of ‘Regulatory Framework for Microfinance Loans’?

(C) Ministry of Finance
(D) Ministry of Cooperation

61 - A Iron-Age Stone known as ‘Menhir’ of white colour, has been unearthed in which Indian state?

(A) Kerala
(B) Telangana
(C) Gujarat
(D) Madhya Pradesh

62 - ‘Geneva Conventions’ which was seen in the news recently, is related to which field?

(A) Digital Currency
(B) Rules for Combatant Behaviour during a War
(C) Climate Change
(D) Export-Import Policy

63 - Which Indian city released a ‘Climate Action Plan’ and laid down 30-year Roadmap to tackle challenges of Climate Change?

(A) Chennai
(B) Mumbai
(C) New Delhi
(D) Kolkata

64 - Which state has adopted Integrated Hospital Facility Management Services (IHFMS)?

(A) Kerala
(B) Telangana
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Chhattisgarh

65 - ‘ULPIN’, which was seen in the news, is a unique identification number related to which field?

(A) Taxation
(B) Land Resources
(D) Drone Registration

66 - ‘Halari’ is a breed of Donkey, native to which Indian state?

(A) Gujarat
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Punjab
(D) Bihar

67 - ‘The Museum of the Future’, which was seen in the news, is situated in which country?

(B) Saudi Arabia
(C) Kuwait
(D) Oman

68 - Which Union Ministry released the draft ‘National Medical Devices Policy 2022’?

(A) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(B) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
(C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(D) Ministry of External Affairs

69 - ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ is a Sports Event held in which Indian state?

(A) Gujarat
(B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Madhya Pradesh

70 - Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), seen in the news recently, is located in which Indian state?

(A) Kerala
(B) Uttarakhand
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Maharashtra

71 - As of March 2022, what is India’s place in the Global List in terms of market capitalisation?

(A) Third
(B) Fifth
(C) Sixth
(D) Seventh

72 - Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)?

(A) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
(B) Nandan Nilekani
(C) Azim Premji
(D) Kris Gopalakrishnan

73 - What is the name of the ‘Policy advocacy arm’ for the power and related sectors, formed under the Power Ministry?

(A) Power Foundation
(B) Energy Foundation
(C) Green Power Foundation
(D) Central Power Society

74 - Pandrethan temple, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which Indian state/UT?

(A) West Bengal
(B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Gujarat

75 - Which Union Ministry implements the “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)” scheme?

(A) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(B) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
(C) Ministry of Home Affairs
(D) Ministry of Heavy Industries

76 - PLI Scheme for Drone and Drone Components was announced by which Union Ministry?

(A) Ministry of Defence
(B) Ministry of Civil Aviation
(C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(D) Ministry of MSME

77 - Which product is Russia’s biggest contribution to global trade?

(A) Defence Equipment
(B) Crude Petroleum
(C) Refined Petroleum
(D) Steel

78 - Xenotransplantation, which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which field?

(A) Crypto-currency
(B) Organ Transplantation
(C) Semi-conductor Manufacturing
(D) Climate Change

79 - What is the name of the new scheme launched as a consolidation of MSME Incubation, Design and IPR schemes?

(A) MSME Champions Scheme
(B) MSME Innovative Scheme
(C) MSME Plus Scheme
(D) MSME Pro Scheme

80 - Which institution released the book titled ‘Role of Labour in India’s Development’?

(A) International Labour Organisation
(B) NITI Aayog
(C) Ministry of Labour and Employment

81 - ‘UDISE+ Report’, which was released recently, is associated with which field?

(A) Sanitation
(B) Education
(C) Business
(D) Women Empowerment

82 - What is the theme of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) 2022?

(A) Be the voice of New India and find solutions and contribute to Policy
(B) Voice of Youth matters
(C) E-Governance and Use of ICT
(D) Participation of Women in Parliament

83 - Where is the ‘WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM)’ established in India?

(A) Ernakulam
(B) Jamnagar
(C) Shimla
(D) Kolkata

84 - European Organization for Nuclear Research –CERN has recently suspended the observer status of which country?

(B) Russia
(C) Ukraine
(D) Belarus

85 - National Land Monetization Corporation (NLMC) functions under the administrative jurisdiction of which Ministry?

(A) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(B) Ministry of Finance
(C) Ministry of MSME
(D) Ministry of Home Affairs

86 - Which Indian state launched ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’?

(A) Odisha
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Rajasthan

87 - ‘Pal-Dadhvav Massacre’ was held at which present-day Indian state?

(A) Gujarat
(B) West Bengal
(C) Assam
(D) Uttarakhand

88 - What is “PARAM Ganga”, which was seen in the news recently?

(A) Covid Vaccine
(B) Ganga Rejuvenation Scheme
(C) Super-computer
(D) Crypto-currency

89 - India signed MoU with which countries to implement the ‘BBIN’ Motor Vehicles Agreement?

(A) Bhutan-Nepal
(B) Bangladesh-Nepal
(C) Bhutan-Cambodia-Nepal
(D) Bangladesh-Myanmar-Nepal

90 - Who are the targeted beneficiaries of ‘UPI123Pay’ facility, recently launched by the Reserve Bank of India?

(A) Visually Challenged Persons
(B) Feature Phone Users
(C) Children
(D) Senior Citizens

91 - Which country is the largest Crude-Oil producer in the world, as of 2022?

(A) Russia
(C) Saudi Arabia
(D) Iran

92 - What is the objective of ‘SAMARTH’ initiative launched by the MSME Ministry?

(A) Women Entrepreneurship
(B) Value Addition
(C) Support for Marketing
(D) Portal for GST

93 - ‘Karewas’ are fertile alluvial soil deposits found in which state/UT?

(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) West Bengal
(C) Jammu and Kashmir
(D) Bihar

94 - ‘Trellis structure’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which sector?

(A) Automobile
(B) Agriculture
(C) Artificial-Intelligence
(D) Banking

95 - ‘Jharokha’, which was in the news recently, is a celebration related to which field?

(A) Art and Culture
(B) Literature
(D) Science and Technology

96 - Which state/UT has inaugurated ‘School Health Clinics’?

(A) Odisha
(B) Gujarat
(C) New Delhi
(D) Rajasthan

97 - Which country has recently tested reconnaissance satellite system?

(A) North Korea
(B) Ukraine
(C) Russia

98 - Which is the venue of the India Global Forum (IGF) event in 2022?

(A) Chennai
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Varanasi
(D) Gandhi Nagar

99 - The Prime Minister recently inaugurated the Metro project of which city?

(A) Mysuru
(B) Pune
(C) Coimbatore
(D) Trivandrum

100 - ‘SLINEX’ is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and which country?

(A) Oman
(B) Singapore
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Japan

101 - Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)?

(A) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
(B) Justice Sadasivam
(C) Justice D N Patel
(D) Justice K Chandru

102 - What does Article 176(1) of the Constitution of India deal with?

(A) Election Commission of India
(B) Finance Commission
(C) Presentation of Budget in Parliament
(D) Governor’s Address in both the Houses of State

103 - Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state/UT?

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Kerala
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Telangana

104 - What is the name of India’s indigenous ‘Automatic Train Protection System’?

(A) Shakti
(B) Kavach
(C) Veera
(D) Brahma

105 - Which country has been recently added to the Grey List of ‘Financial Action Task Force’?

(A) Belarus
(B) Russia
(D) Ukraine

106 - As per a recent report, what is the contribution of YouTube creator system to Indian GDP in 2020?

(A) Rs 1700 Crores
(B) Rs 3400 Crores
(C) Rs 6800 Crores
(D) Rs 8500 Crores

107 - ‘Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant’, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which country?

(A) Russia
(B) Ukraine
(C) Afghanistan
(D) Belarus

108 - Which Union Ministry has constituted ‘Swadesh Darshan Awards’?

(A) Ministry of External Affairs
(B) Ministry of Tourism
(C) Ministry of Culture
(D) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

109 - What is the objective of the ‘Jan Aushadhi Bal Mitra programme’?

(A) Educate Children on PMBJP
(B) Provide subsidised medicines to children
(C) Provide subsidised medicines to pregnant women
(D) Promote Investment in PMBJP

110 - ‘Theyyam’ or ‘Kaliyattam’ is a ritual dance performed in which state/UT?

(A) Karnataka
(B) Kerala
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) West Bengal

111 - The ‘Roorkee Water Conclave’ has been organised by IIT Roorkee along with which institution?

(A) NITI Aayog
(B) National Institute of Hydrology
(C) Indian Navy
(D) Indian Coast Guard

112 - As per the official data of the Government, what is the number of children affected due to Covid in India?

(A) 0.74 lakh
(B) 1.54 lakh
(C) 5.54 lakh
(D) 15.54 lakh

113 - When was the ‘Convention on Cluster Munitions’ signed?

(A) 1972
(B) 2008
(C) 2020
(D) 2021

114 - ‘How Indians View Gender Roles in Families and Society’ is a report released by which institution?

(A) NITI Aayog
(C) Pratham Foundation
(D) Pew Research Center

115 - Which international institution approved a mandate to draft ‘Global Plastics Treaty’?

(B) UN Environment Assembly

116 - Ukraine shares border with how many European Union Member states?

(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four

117 - Which Institution organised the ‘National Innovation Conclave on Low Carbon Technologies’?

(A) NITI Aayog
(B) Bureau of Energy Efficiency
(D) IIT Madras

118 - The Barents Sea, which was seen in the news recently, is located along the coasts of which two countries?

(A) Russia-Ukraine
(B) Russia-Norway
(C) Russia-Poland
(D) Russia-Belarus

119 - What is the name of India’s first of the four stealth guided missile destroyers under Project 15B?

(A) INS Kochi
(B) INS Vishakhapatnam
(C) INS Veera
(D) INS Kattabomman

120 - What is the new motto of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?

(A) Support to Children
(B) Bhavishyo Rakshati Rakshit
(C) All-round Protections of Child Rights
(D) Dharmo Rakshati Rakshit

121 - ‘National Level Awareness Programme – Sambhav’ is an initiative of which Union Ministry?

(A) Ministry of Education
(B) Ministry of MSME
(C) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(D) Ministry of Labour and Employment

122 - The Indian Navy conducted ‘Operational Demonstration’ at which city?

(A) Pune
(B) Kochi
(C) Visakhapatnam
(D) Ernakulam

123 - The ‘Yilan’ Crater, the largest impact crater on Earth, has been discovered in which country?

(A) Russia
(B) China
(C) Australia
(D) Japan

124 - As per the 2nd advanced estimates of National Income, what is the real GDP Growth of India in 2021-22?

(A) 5.6 per cent
(B) 7.1 per cent
(C) 8.9 per cent
(D) 10.5 per cent

125 - Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as the first woman chairperson of which regulatory body?


126 - Which is the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?

(A) Geneva
(B) Vienna
(C) New York
(D) Moscow

127 - What is the revised compensation to the kin of hit-and-run victims in case of death?

(A) Rs 50000
(B) Rs 1 lakh
(C) Rs 2 lakh
(D) Rs 3 lakh

128 - ‘Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)’ is an initiative of which country?

(B) Russia
(C) China
(D) Japan

129 - What does ‘S’ stand for in ‘SWIFT’ financial messaging service?

(A) Secure
(B) Society
(C) Simple
(D) Service

130 - What is the theme of the ‘National Science Day 2022’?

(A) Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future
(B) Science and Technology for Atmanirbhar Bharat
(C) Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate
(D) Amrut Kaal Vigyan

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