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A)
Axis Bank
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
State Bank of India
D)
Punjab National Bank

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Axis Bank

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Axis Bank has partnered with BharatPe for the point of sale (PoS) business of BharatPe named BharatSwipe. Under the partnership, Axis Bank will be the acquiring bank for BharatSwipe and will provide acceptance of credit and debit cards for merchants associated with BharatPe. The partnership will help BharatPe to expand its merchant acquiring business in India.
 
BharatPe’s PoS machine BharatSwipe has an installed base of 100,000 across 16 cities, processing around Rs 1,400 crore per month. BharatPe clocked an annualised transaction value of $2 billion on PoS terminals at the end of FY21. The company has set a target of $6 billion in transaction processed value (TPV) by FY22.

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Published On : September 2, 2021
A)
GSK
B)
J&J
C)
Corbevax
D)
Novavax

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Corbevax

Note :

After the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on September 2, 2021 approved second homegrown Zydus Cadila’s three-dose Covid-19 DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above, Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited has also been given the approval to conduct phase 2/3 clinical trials of its vaccine on children aged between 5 and 18 years with certain conditions.
 
 
What are the phases of approval?
 
The vaccine’s phase 2 and 3 clinical trials are conducted as per the approved protocol titled 'A  Prospective, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase-2/3 Study to Evaluate Safety, Reactogenicity, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of Corbevax Vaccine in Children and Adolescents', as per the news agency PTI.

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Published On : September 2, 2021
A)
Pakistan
B)
Sri Lanka
C)
Indonesia
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi vaccine scientist Dr. Firdausi Qadri was named as one of the five winners of the 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards on August 31, 2021. Filipino fisher Roberto Ballon was also among the recipients.
 
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award, which is also known as Asia’s Nobel Prize. The award was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manila-based foundation had issued a statement saying that it had no choice but to cancel the 2020 awards with COVID-19 almost immobilizing the world.

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Published On : September 2, 2021
A)
PayNearby NeoDukaan
B)
PayNearby NeoShop
C)
PayNearby NeoSahitya
D)
PayNearby NeoBhandar

Correct Answer : Option (A) - PayNearby NeoDukaan

Note :

PayNearby launched its store management tool ‘NeoDukaan’ with an aim to digitize retail stores and motivate retailers to take the digital route. The company has partnered with Retailers Association Skill Council of India (RASCI) in an effort to modernize the retail sector across the country. The new service will empower retailers by providing them multiple options such as digital payment, digital ledger for credit management and online buying options in bulk.
 
The company has enabled 38+ lakh users across 17,600 pincodes to have a strong online presence and also ensured that the small shops are not left behind availing this service, according to the official statement.

The NeoDukaanapp – store management provides an end-to-end comprehensive suite that helps retailers to modernize their stores, simplify their lives and bring them at par with the times, the statement added. Additionally, the company has set an ambitious target of onboarding 100 million retailers by 2025.

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Published On : September 2, 2021
A)
HDFC Bank
B)
State Bank of India
C)
Kotak Mahindra Bank
D)
Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited

Correct Answer : Option (B) - State Bank of India

Note : State Bank of India has opened a floating ATM on a Houseboat at Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar for the convenience of locals and tourists. The floating ATM was inaugurated by SBI Chairman Dinesh Khare. This is not the first time that SBI has launched a floating ATM as back in 2004, the bank took this initiative in Kerala. The SBI installed a floating ATM at Jhankar yacht, which operates between Ernakulum and Vaypeyan region, owned by Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC).

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Published On : September 1, 2021
A)
A B Dutta
B)
P. Vasudevan
C)
P. Shimrah
D)
Kamal P Patnaik

Correct Answer : Option (B) - P. Vasudevan

Note : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be setting up a 5 members committee to scrutinize applications and suggest recommendations on New Umbrella Entity (NUE) licenses. The committee will be headed by P. Vasudevan, RBI chief general manager.

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Published On : September 1, 2021
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Ram Nath Kovind
C)
Amit Shah
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Amit Shah

Note : Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah launched nutritious a ‘Laddu Distribution Scheme’ for pregnant women in his Parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar 31-08-2021. Around 7,000 pregnant womenin Gandhinagar area will be provided 15 nutritious laddu each, free of cost, till birth of their child, through NGOs. On this occasion, Shri Amit Shah said that 31-08-2021 is the festival of Janmashtami and on this day, 5,100 years ago, Lord Krishna was born. He said that Lord Krishna was born at a time when the country needed someone who could show it the way to tread the path of Dharma.

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Published On : September 1, 2021
A)
PayU
B)
Paytm
C)
Razorpay
D)
CCAvenue

Correct Answer : Option (A) - PayU

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Global consumer internet group(Netherlands-based) Prosus NV., one of the largest technology investors in the world, announced today(31-08-2021) that its payments and fintech business PayU proposed to acquire Indian digital payments provider BillDesk for $4.7 billion.
 
A press release from Prosus said that an agreement had been reached in this regard between PayU and the shareholders of BillDesk.
 
"The proposed acquisition will see PayU, the payments and fintech business of Prosus which operates in more than 20 high-growth markets, become one of the leading online payment providers globally by Total Payment Volume (TPV)" the release said.

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Published On : September 1, 2021
A)
25
B)
28
C)
31
D)
33

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 33

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Nine new judges were sworn in to the Supreme Court on Tuesday(31-08-2021) by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana who administered the oath of office and secrecy at a solemn function held at the auditorium of the newly constructed additional building of the apex court.
 
The nine judges sworn in according to their order of seniority are Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justice Vikram Nath, Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, Justice Hima Kohli, Justice Bangalore Venkataramiah Nagarathna, Justice Chudalayil Thevan Ravikumar, Justice M.M. Sundresh, Justice Bela Madhurya Trivedi and Justice Pamidighantam S. Narsimha.
 
With this the total strength of the Supreme Court has risen to 33 as against the sanctioned strength of 34 judges.
 
This is the first time in the history of the Supreme Court when nine judges were sworn in at one go. It is also the first occasion when the event was held in an auditorium instead of the CJI’s court due to the pandemic.

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Published On : September 1, 2021
A)
Lactalis
B)
Muller
C)
Nestle
D)
Unilever

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Lactalis

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French-based dairy company Lactalis has topped the list as the world’s largest dairy company with a turnover of US $23.0 billion. It has unseated Switzerland-based global behemoth Nestle, which dominated the list for decades.
 
Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has dropped two places to rank 18th in Rabobank’s 2021 Global Top 20 Dairy Companies list. Amul was placed at 16th spot in 2020. Amul has achieved an annual turnover of $5.3 billion.
 
What is Rabobank’s Global Dairy Report?
 
Rabobank’s Global Dairy Top 20 Report is released annually to rank the dairy industry upon their sales data and financial statements.

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Published On : September 1, 2021