CURRENT AFFAIRS
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
New Development Bank (NDB)
B)
European Central Bank (ECB)
C)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
D)
International Monetary Fund

Correct Answer : Option (A) - New Development Bank (NDB)

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New Development Bank (NDB) will become the first multilateral agency to open an office in the Gujarat International Finance Tech City (Gift) after an approval for the same this week.
 
NDB vice president representating India Anil Kishora said the multilateral agency will take all requisite steps to make the Indian office operational by the middle of May.
 
"An office within India will help enhance the bank’s engagement with Indian stakeholders and borrowers, whether existing or potential. They will have easy access to our staff right here, with hardly any need to reach out to the Shanghai headquarters. We chose not to be in Delhi because it will help us to connect with states better and besides all other multilateral agencies are based in the capital which makes it quite crowded," he said..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
Rs 1,000 crore
B)
Rs 1,200 crore
C)
Rs 1,600 crore
D)
Rs 2,000 crore

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rs 1,600 crore

Note :

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved nationwide roll-out of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with an outlay of Rs 1,600 crore for five years. The scheme, launched in September last year in certain parts of the country, facilitates creation of health IDs for all citizens that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application. The database will ensure ease of doing business for doctors/hospitals and healthcare service providers.
 
Among the several objectives of the mission is to give low-income population access to non-government healthcare facilities. ABDM is expected to enable creation of longitudinal health records for individuals and improve clinical decision-making by healthcare providers, encourage use of technologies such as telemedicine and enable national portability of health services.
 
The scheme, which will be based on the foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives of the government, was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day address in 2020..

Source : Financial Express

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
Rs. 10 crore
B)
Rs. 20 crore
C)
Rs. 30 crore
D)
Rs. 40 crore

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rs. 20 crore

Note : Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Custom (CBIC) has lowered the threshold for mandatory issuance of e- invoice (electronic invoice) under Goods & Services Tax (GST) to Rs. 20 crore from the earlier prescribed limit of Rs. 50 crore.

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
February 28
B)
February 27
C)
February 26
D)
February 25

Correct Answer : Option (B) - February 27

Note :

In order to raise awareness on the importance of an essential nutrient like protein, every year February 27 is observed as Protein Day. Being the building blocks of our life that help repair body cells, protein is essential for the healthy growth and development of children, teens and also pregnant women.
 
Protein has a range of functions to play in the proper functioning of our body. From increasing muscle mass and repairing muscle tissues, strengthening bones and boosting metabolism, sufficient intake of protein ensures that we remain healthy from within.
 
Hence, to familiarize people with these important functions of proteins and to rally towards the mission of protein awareness and sufficiency in India, Protein Day is celebrated.
 
NATIONAL PROTEIN DAY HISTORY : Globally Protein Day is celebrated on February 27 every year. However, India recently started observing the day and celebrated it first in 2020. A national level public health initiative called Right to Protein launched India’s first Protein Day to sensitize and educate people on the benefits of consuming protein-rich food.
 
NATIONAL PROTEIN DAY 2022 THEME : This year, the theme of the Protein Day has been kept as Food Futurism. The theme has been chosen to help exercise the right to protein accessibility, which is one of the six core values of the Right To Protein initiative. The theme is aimed at bringing food scientists, nutrition experts and biologists to discuss food science and its role in protein sufficiency and food security in India.

Source : News18

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
Sea Breeze
B)
Desert Knight
C)
Shared Destiny
D)
Cobra Warrior

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Cobra Warrior

Note : The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided not to send its aircrafts in the multilateral air exercise ‘Cobra Warrior-22’ in United Kingdom, due to the deepening crisis in Ukraine, arising out of the Russian military attack in that country.

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
February 27, 2022
B)
February 26, 2022
C)
February 25, 2022
D)
February 24, 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - February 27, 2022

Note : In 2022, the Government of India has organised the Polio National Immunization Day 2022 (NID) (also known as ‘’Polio Ravivar”) on February 27, 2022, to give two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to every child in the country under the age of five..

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Published On : February 27, 2022
A)
31
B)
37
C)
43
D)
46

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 43

Note :

India has improved its overall IP score from 38.4 percent to 38.6 percent, and the country is ranked 43 out of 55 countries on the International Intellectual Property Index, according to an annual report compiled by the influential US Chambers of Commerce on Thursday(24th Feb 2022).
 
India's overall score has increased from 38.40 percent (19.20 out of 50) in the ninth edition to 38.64 percent (19.32 out of 50) in the 10th edition. This reflects a score increase on indicator 32, said the report Global Innovation Policy Center of the US Chambers of Commerce.
 
Overall, India is ranked 43 out of 55 countries in the International IP Index.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 26, 2022
A)
France
B)
Germany
C)
Singapore
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Singapore

Note :

US has topped the ranking in which 55 countries have been ranked. The top five countries in the ranking are :

Rank 1 : United States
Rank 2 : United Kingdom
Rank 3 : Germany
Rank 4 : Sweden
Rank 5 : France

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Published On : February 26, 2022
A)
Jio
B)
Bharti Airtel
C)
Turkcell
D)
Türk Telekom

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bharti Airtel

Note :

Bharti Airtel has decided to acquire an additional 4.7% stake in Indus Towers from Vodafone Group, the company announced on Friday. The two companies signed an agreement on the condition that Vodafone will use the proceeds to invest in Vodafone Idea (Vi) and the latter will clear its pending dues with Indus Towers.
 
“The said acquisition purchase would be at an attractive price representing a significant discount typically available for such large block transactions. In addition, Airtel is also protected with a capped price, which is lower than the price for the block of Indus shares sold by Vodafone on February 24. This shall be value accretive to Airtel and protect its existing significant shareholding in Indus Towers,” the company said.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 26, 2022
A)
RHB Bank
B)
United Overseas Bank
C)
Public Bank Berhad
D)
Standard Chartered

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Standard Chartered

Note :

Global banking group "Standard Chartered" on Thursday(24th Feb 2022) said it has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch a payment platform for airline industry in India.
 
In addition to existing payment options such as credit cards, IATA Pay will be a new payment option that enables participating airlines to offer instant payment options such as UPI Scan and Pay and UPI Collect (Request to Pay), Standard Chartered said in a statement.
 
 
The service, which is already available in several European markets, leverages the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), a domestic real-time payments scheme, thereby enabling consumers to instantly pay for airline tickets from their bank accounts, it said.
 
It also said that following the launch in India, Standard Chartered will be supporting the rollout of IATA Pay in other markets as well.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 26, 2022