8 January 2022 Current Affairs in English- SarkariUpdate.info


Daily Current Affairs Quiz in Hindi on our website. 8 January 2022 Current Affairs Questions Answers for UPSC, PCS, IAS, RRB, Banking, Railway, SSC, IBPS, Amplik, SBI, Patwari, Forest Department, Competitors.

We have come up with a series of all important current affairs questions of 8 January 2022 related to India and abroad. All these will prove to be very useful for Current Affairs, SSC, UPSSSC, UPTET and all other one-day exams.

In which state has it been announced to organize Khelo India Games 2023?

  • Maharashtra
  • Punjab
  • Delhi
  • Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Madhya Pradesh – It has been announced to organize Khelo India Games 2023 in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It was started to revive the sports culture in India. The Madhya Pradesh government allocated Rs 176.59 crore for its first phase. Rs 15.56 crore will be spent on the operation and maintenance of the International Sports Complex.

Global crypto super app Cryptowire has released which cryptocurrency IC15 global index of India?

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth

Answer: First – Global crypto super app Cryptowire has recently released India’s first cryptocurrency IC15 Global Index. A rules-based broad market index by market capitalization, the IC15 tracks and measures the performance of the top 15 widely traded liquid cryptocurrencies listed on the world’s major crypto exchanges.

Which state of India has become the first LPG enabled and smoke free state in the country?

  • Kerala
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Himachal Pradesh – Himachal Pradesh state of India has become the first LPG enabled and smoke free state in the country. The state has achieved this achievement due to Ujjwala Yojana and Grihini Suvidha Yojana. The Ujjwala scheme was launched by the central government with the aim of freeing the women of the country from indoor pollution.

Current Affairs Quiz – 8 January 2022

Which country launched the ‘Better Health Smoke-Free’ campaign?

[A] Australia
[B] UK
[C] India
[D] France

Answer: B [UK]- The UK government has launched a new initiative named ‘Better Health Smoke-Free’ campaign, which highlights the impact of adult smokers on younger people.
The campaign has urged the smokers to quit smoking. As per the data released by the campaign, 4.9 per cent of teenagers whose parents smoke have also adopted the habit. New Zealand has also set goals to go smoke-free by 2030.

Novak Djokovic, who was named the ‘Best Balkan Athlete of the year’ 2021, is from which country

[A] Bulgaria
[B] Serbia
[C] Greece
[D] Hungary

 Answer: B [Serbia]- Ace Tennis Player Novak Djokovic from Serbia was named the Best Balkan Athlete of the year for a record seventh time.
The 34-year-old player is ranked No. 1 in the world and won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments this year. Greek basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo was second in the poll, followed by another Greek long jumper Miltiadis Tentoglu.

‘Begonia gigantica’, the world’s largest specimen of a Begonia species, is found in which country/region?

[A] Tibet
[B] Siberia
[C] Australia
[D] UK

Answer: A [Tibet ]- The newly discovered Begonia gigantic, is claimed to be the world’s largest specimen of a Begonia species.
Begonia is one of the largest plant genera, with over 2050 known species. Though most Begonias are small weeds, this new species grows on slopes along streams at elevation of 450–1400 m. The species are distributed in southern Tibet. The conservation status is ‘Endangered’ as per the IUCN Red List.

‘Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar’ are the awards announced by which institution?

[A] Archaeological Survey of India
[B] Bharatiya Jnanpith
[C] Sahitya Akademi
[D] National Council of Educational Research and Training

Answer: C [Sahitya Akademi]- The Sahitya Akademi announced a list of 22 winners of the Yuva Puraskar and the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for 2021.
The Sahitya Akademi award was separately announced for literary works in 20 languages in various categories like poetry, novels, short stories, plays, biography and autobiography, book on criticism. Tamil feminist writer Ambai, Kannada’s DS Nagabhushan, Telugu’s Goreti Venkanna, and English author Namita Gokhale are among the winners.

E-Daakhil Portal, which was seen in the news, is associated with which sector?

[A] Right to Information
[B] Consumer complaints
[C] Life Certificate
[D] Goods and Services Tax

Answer: B [Consumer complaints]- Union Government has set up the E-Daakhil Portal, which provides a fast and easy facility to consumers around the country to conveniently approach the relevant consumer forum.
As per the recent rules released by the Consumer Affairs Ministry, District commissions has jurisdiction for complaints where value of goods or services not exceeding ₹50 lakh. State commissions can look on complaints in range of ₹50 lakh- ₹2 crores. National Commission will have jurisdiction exceeding 2 crore rupees. Consumers can also file complaint electronically.