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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
PM KISAN
B)
PM Ujjwala Yojana
C)
PM SVANidhi Scheme
D)
Saubhagya Scheme

Correct Answer : Option (C) - PM SVANidhi Scheme

Note : The Reserve Bank of India has announced to include street vendors of tier-1 and tier-2 centres, identified as part of the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme) as beneficiaries under the Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme. Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) Scheme was launched by RBI to encourage deployment of Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure (both physical and digital modes) in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and northeastern states.

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Published On : August 27, 2021
A)
Rs 0.5 lakh
B)
Rs 1 lakh
C)
Rs 2.5 lakh
D)
Rs 5 lakh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rs 1 lakh

Note : Ministry of Civil Aviation has repealed the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021. Maximum penalty for violations reduced to INR 1 lakh.

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Published On : August 27, 2021
A)
Ladakh
B)
Chandigarh
C)
Puducherry
D)
Jammu & Kashmir

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Jammu & Kashmir

Note : The Jammu and Kashmir Government on August 27, 2021 approved the implementation of Film Policy-2021. The Film Policy will promote the overall growth of the film industry in the Union Territory and create a vibrant film ecosystem to make the region the film industry’s favourite once again.

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Published On : August 27, 2021
A)
Sonu Sood
B)
Ajay Devgun
C)
Akshay Kumar
D)
Deepika Padukone

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sonu Sood

Note :

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday(27-08-2021). In a joint press conference, Kejriwal confirmed that Sonu Sood has agreed to be the brand ambassador of the Delhi government’s ‘Desh Ke Mentors’ program, which will be launched soon.
 
Some children in our country come from very poor backgrounds who want to do a lot, but there is no one to show them the way,” Kejriwal said. We are making such preparations for these children, some people can be added who can guide these children. The country’s consultants are starting activities for this. Sonu Sood has agreed to be the brand ambassador for this.

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Published On : August 27, 2021
A)
Delhi
B)
Haryana
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

Note : Arvind Kejriwal put an end to all the speculations being made about Sonu Sood’s campaign for AAP in the Punjab elections. Delhi government is going to start ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program. Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for this program. At the same time, the actor said that we all should come forward for this.

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Published On : August 27, 2021
A)
ICMR
B)
AICTE
C)
AIIMS
D)
DRDO

Correct Answer : Option (B) - AICTE

Note : Education Ministry on 26 August 2021 announced that the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have launched ‘MANTHAN 2021’. It has been launched with a view of empowering India’s law enforcement agencies. ‘MANTHAN 2021’ is a unique national Hackathon that will identify innovative concepts and technology solutions for addressing the security challenges of the 21st century faced by intelligence agencies.

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Published On : August 26, 2021
A)
S Janakiraman
B)
Sudarshan Sen
C)
M Rajeshwar Rao
D)
N S Vishwanathan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - N S Vishwanathan

Note : RBI appointed panel under the chairmanship of N. S. Vishwanathan suggests 4-tier structure for Urban Co-operative Banks; minimum CRAR (Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets Ratio) for them could vary from 9% to 15%.

A Reserve Bank-appointed committee has suggested a four-tier structure for the urban cooperative banks (UCBs) depending upon the deposits and prescribed different capital adequacy and regulatory norms for them based on their sizes.

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Published On : August 26, 2021
A)
SBI
B)
HDFC Bank
C)
ICICI Bank
D)
Kotak Mahindra Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - ICICI Bank

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has approved the re-appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank with effect from October 15, 2021 till October 3, 2023.
 
“...the shareholders at the annual general meeting held on August 9, 2019 had already approved the appointment of Bakhshi for a period effective from October 15, 2018 up to October 3, 2023,” the private sector lender said in a stock exchange filing.
 
Bakhshi was appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Bank in October 2018 after the bank’s board had accepted the request of Chanda Kochhar to seek early retirement.
 
“His appointment will be for a period of five years until October 3, 2023, subject to regulatory and other approvals,” the bank had said at the time.

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Published On : August 26, 2021
A)
Paytm
B)
GPay
C)
BharatPe
D)
PhonePe

Correct Answer : Option (C) - BharatPe

Note :

BharatPe, one of India’s fastest growing FinTech companies, recently announced its foray into the consumer space with the launch of its consumer product- 12% Club. Available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, this product aims to redefine the rules of consumer lending and investments.
 
With 12% Club, consumers will have an option to invest and earn upto 12% annual interest or borrow at a competitive interest rate of 12%. BharatPe has partnered with RBI approved NBFCs to offer this investment-cum-borrowing product for consumers. The company aims to achieve an investment AUM of US$ 100 million and a lending AUM of US$ 50 million from this product, by the end of the current fiscal.

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Published On : August 26, 2021
A)
Maldives
B)
Russia
C)
Malaysia
D)
Indonesia

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Maldives

Note :

India and Maldives will on Thursday(26-08-2021) sign the largest-ever infrastructure project in the country which will be developed by a Maharashtra-based company. Afcons, a construction and engineering firm, will sign the agreement with the government of Maldives for the mega The Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP).
 
Being hailed as Maldives’ economic lifeline as it will boost connectivity between four islands accounting for about half of the Maldivian population, the project is being built on the request of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and foreign minister Abdulla Shahid, the Hindustan Times reported.
 
6.74 km long bridge and causeway link has reportedly been funded by an Indian grant of $100 million and a line of credit of $400 million. It will connect Maldives’ capital Male with adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi.

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Published On : August 26, 2021