Current Affairs Summary With Quiz 13 May 2021

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Content:

  1. Padmakumar M Nair named CEO of proposed bad bank
  2. PayPal introduces digital Foreign Inward Remittance Advice (FIRA)
  3. Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census
  4. Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage
  5. NASA-Axiom: First Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station
  6. The US to review withdrawal from Open Skies
  7. UN report projects India’s economy to grow at 10.1% in 2022
  8. Snapdeal launches 'Sanjeevani' to connect COVID patients with plasma donors
  9. Dr Tahera Qutbuddin becomes first Indian to win Sheikh Zayed Book Award
  10. Google to show information on COVID-19 vaccine, hospital beds, medical oxygen in India
  11. Puducherry becomes fourth ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State/ Union Territory
  12. Quiz
  13. Answers

Padmakumar M Nair named CEO of proposed bad bank

Padmakumar Madhavan Nair of State Bank of India has been appointed as the CEO of Bad Bank. The Bad Bank is a proposed entity of the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARC).

About Padmakumar Nair

Current Mr Nair is serving as the Chief General Manager in charge of Stressed Assets of SBI. He has been holding the post since April 2020. Prior to this, he worked as the General Manager in SARG.

What is a Bad Bank?

  • It is a financial organisation that takes over the bad assets of lenders and resolves them. The entities will sell their non-performing assets to the bad banks at market price.
  • It was suggested by the Indian Banks Association.
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry had asked the Finance Ministry to establish “Multiple Bad Banks”.
  • The bad banks free the financial organisations from the burden of Non-Performing Assets. This will help them to focus more on new loans.
  • In February 2021, the Indian Banks Association had identified the bad loans that can be transferred to the proposed bad bank of the Central Government.

Recent Developments

Recently the Reserve Bank of India set up a Committee called the Sudarshan Sen Committee to study the Asset Reconstruction Companies in the country.

Background

The Reserve Bank of India had warned in its Financial Stability Report that the Non-Performing Assets are increasing. This will be the highest in 22 years.

Benefits of Bad Banks

Usually, large debtors have several creditors. In this case, Bad banks can help in solving coordination problems.

PayPal introduces digital Foreign Inward Remittance Advice (FIRA)

The Digital Payment service provider PayPal recently introduced Foreign Inward Remittance Advice. It is an automated process to obtain monthly foreign inward remittance advice.

What is FIRA?

  • It is a document that acts as proof for all the payments and inward remittances from a foreign country.
  • It is issued by banks in India.
  • The exporters of all sizes have to get this.

What has PayPal done?

  • Earlier, the Indian seller had to send manual requests for FIRA to the bank partners of PayPal. Also, they had to pay a fee for such services offered by the banks. The bank partners will then issue a physical statement on FIRA. It will even take ten days. Now, this process has been made simple. It has been digitised.
  • This step is a part of PayPal’s mission to reach net-zero emissions by 2040.
  • The monthly digital FIRA solution of PayPal will allow merchants to directly download FIRA from their PayPal account.

Benefits

  • The process is completely automated.
  • The PayPal merchants can now download their FIRA at zero cost.
  • It completely removes the paperwork.
  • This has been introduced to empower the Indian MSME exporters. It will help them grow their businesses internationally.

Current Scenario

Today small exporters in India are accessing more than 200 markets reaching out to 350 million consumers through PayPal. This happened after the COVID crisis. Around Rs 10,000 crores of exports, transactions were held through PayPal.

It is an American company operating online payments. It was established in 1998.

Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census

The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana.

About the Census

  • The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. This in turn is a part of the Wildlife Census 2021.
  • The unique feature of the “Monkey Census” is that the Wildlife Institute of India invited the local people to participate in the census.
  • Around 600 people spotted 6,000 monkeys in three days.
  • The Census for the first time was conducted using a mobile application called “Wildlife Census Haryana”. The mobile app was designed by the Wildlife Institute of India.

About the Mobile App

The app was available at the Play Store for free download. The participants, that is, the residents had to just enter the count of the monkeys, their sizes and gender if possible, using the application.

Why Monkey Census in Haryana?

The Human-Monkey conflicts in the state of Haryana have increased. Thus, the census was conducted to shed some light on the issue. The conflicts have mainly increased in the cities of Ambala, Gurgaon, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Yamuna Nagar.

Rhesus Macaques

This species of monkeys that are frequently indulged in Human-Monkey Conflict are protected under Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act

There are totally six schedules under the act. The species listed under Schedule I and Schedule II get protection against hunting and also attract maximum penalties.

National Board for Wildlife

It was constituted as a Statutory Body under the Wildlife Protection Act.

Wildlife Census 2021

It is to be conducted in two parts namely Line transects survey in and around the Protected Areas and also through camera traps.

Wildlife Institute of India

The Wildlife Institute of India was paid Rs 42 lakhs to conduct the survey. It is an autonomous institute that operates under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It was established in1982.

Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Production Linked Incentive scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage. Around Rs 18,100 crores have been allocated to the scheme. This has been done as a part of the National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage.

About the scheme

  • The approved PLI scheme aims to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GW of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) and five Giga Watt Hour of Niche ACC.
  • The scheme has been introduced to reduce import dependence. Also, it aims to increase the domestic production of battery storage.

What is ACC?

They are new generation storage devices that store energy in chemical or electrochemical form. They then convert it back to electric energy when required.

National Programme on Advance Chemistry Cell Battery Storage

It was proposed by the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage that was launched in 2019. Both were proposed by NITI Aayog. The main objective of the programme on ACC is to produce 50 Giga Watt-hour of domestic ACC manufacturing.

NASA-Axiom: First Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed an agreement with Axiom Space.

What is the Agreement?

Under the agreement, Axiom is to send its astronauts to International Space Station. This is the first private astronaut mission to the space station. The mission has been named Ax-1.

What is the plan?

The Axiom astronauts will spend eight days in the space station. They will conduct activities to coordinate with the space station on the ground. This is like a testing or learning project. Also, Axiom will purchase crew supplies, orbit resources, cargo delivery to space and storage from NASA.

Background

The International Space Station is to retire by 2024 or 2028. Russia had already announced that it is moving out of International Space Station after the agreement ends in 2024. Russia is currently building its own space station.

With the ISS retiring, NASA is to open it up for commercial activities.

India’s Own Space Station

India is planning to launch its own space station in 2020. With this India will join the elite countries the US, China and Russia. The Indian Space Station will be smaller, that is, of 20 tonnes. It will be used for performing microgravity experiments and not for space tourism.

The Indian Space Station is to be set up at a  height of 400 km.

This project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan Mission.

Space Stations are important to collect meaningful scientific data. They are used to study the effects of long term space flight on the human body.

The US to review withdrawal from Open Skies, as Russia's plans to exit Treaty

The United States informed on May 12, 2021, that it was reviewing the previous administration's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. This comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin formally submitted draft legislation to the parliament that proposes Russia's exit from the post-Cold war treaty after US withdrawal. 

The United States formally withdrew itself from the Treaty of Open Skies in November 2020. The US Department of State spokesman had informed on November 22, 2020, that six months had passed since the US notified the countries party to an agreement about its decision to withdraw.

The previous US administration under former President Donald Trump had exercised its right under Article XV of the Open Skies Treaty by providing notice to all treaty depositaries of its decision to withdraw from the treaty, effective six months from the notification date. The administration had claimed that  Russia was violating the agreement that allows the two powers and their allies to monitor one another's airspace.

The then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had tweeted saying that America is more secure because of the withdrawal, as Russia remains in non-compliance with its obligations.

Key Highlights

•The current administration of President Joe Biden has stated that it is taking another look at the decision in consultation with US allies.

•The current State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the administration has not made a decision on the future of American participation in the Open Skies Treaty. He informed that they are actively reviewing matters related to the treaty.

•He further stated that Russia's continuing non-compliance with the treaty is one of several pertinent factors that will be reviewed as they take stock of things.

•He further stated, "As this process continues, we encourage Russia to take steps to come back into compliance with the treaty."

UN report projects India’s economy to grow at 10.1% in 2022; Check details

The United Nations informed on May 11, 2021, that India has been projected to grow at 10.1% in the year 2022. The country will be the fastest-growing major economy in the world. However, the global agency has cautioned that the growth outlook of the country in 2021 was highly fragile as it was the new hotbed of the pandemic.

The UN, in its mid-year update of the World Economic Situation and Prospects- WESP which was first released in January 2021, has projected that the Indian economy will grow at 10.1% in 2022, nearly doubling the 5.9% growth forecast for India in the January report.

With a 10.1% growth rate, India will be the fastest-growing economy, even ahead of China which is projected to grow at 5.8%, it is a major slowdown from 8.2% in 2021.

Mid-year update on India’s economic growth:

According to the mid-year update, India will be registering a 7.5% growth in 2021, after an estimated contraction of 6.8% in the year 2020. The update has provided an upward revision for growth projection for India from the UN forecasts that were released in January 2021.

The World Economic Situation and Prospects report of January had estimated that the Indian economy will contract by 9.6% in the year 2020. It had projected a 7.3% growth rate in 2021 and a 5.9% GDP growth in the year 2022.

India’s growth in 2021 to be highly fragile:

The report while projecting positive economic growth for the country in 2022 has also warned that given the fluid situation, the growth outlook of the country in 2021 will be highly fragile.

It further explains that India has been particularly affected by a brutal COVID-19 second wave, which has severely impacted the public health system in large parts of India. The report adds that the country has been expanding the vaccine eligibility and is also ramping up the supply in every possible manner, but the access to vaccines in the country is highly unequal and insufficient to meet the massive demand.

In an overview of the global progress on vaccination, the number of doses administered in India is low at a ratio of 10 per 100 people, in comparison with the 68.2 per 100 people in the US, 13.6 in the Caribbean and Latin America, and 12.4 in Russia.

Growth outlook bleak for a large number of countries: Report

The mid-year report has noted that the growth outlook is bleak for a large number of countries in South Asia, Africa as well as the Caribbean, and Latin America, where the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging.

The report states that India, with daily fresh infections averaging over 3,00,000 during the third week of April 2021, is not the new hotbed of the ongoing pandemic.

However, it added that the worst is far from over for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru and that for a vast majority of developing nations, economic output will remain below 2019 levels for most of 2021.

Amid the insufficient fiscal space for stimulating demand, many of these nations around the world will be facing low and stagnant growth and the prospect of a lost decade.

Mid-year update identifies South Asia as one of the hardest-hit regions:

The mid-year update has noted that South Asia which is already one of the hardest-hit regions in the world will be experiencing the Coronavirus crisis well into 2021.

It added that while the smaller nations in the region have managed to roll out the vaccination successfully, the larger economies still continue to struggle to manage the increasing waves of Covid infections.

The report has projected that the economic growth in the South Asia region will return in 2021 at 6.9% against a 5.6% drop in 2020, however, the recovery will be extremely uneven and the effects will run deep.

The economic growth of South Asia in 2021 will still be insufficient to undo 2020’s 6.7% loss in GDP per capita. The report cautions that the risks in the region are exceptionally high. South Asia was already behind in the economic performance before the pandemic, with a regional economic growth as low as 3.1% in 2019.

Global economy projected to expand in 2021:

The World Economic Situation and Prospects mid-2021 report has claimed that after following a sharp contraction of 3.6% in 2020, the global economy is projected to expand by 5.4% in the year 2021. The projection reflects an upward revision from the UN forecasts that were released in January 2021.

The report stated that amid the rapid vaccination and the continued monetary and fiscal support measures, the US and China- the two largest economies- are well on the path to recovery.

Vaccine inequity poses risk to fragile global recovery:

Even though the global outlook improves because of the robust rebound in China and the US, the vaccine inequity between the nations and the regions still poses a significant risk to an uneven and fragile global recovery.

Timely and universal access to vaccination will mean ending the pandemic promptly as well as placing the world economy on the path of resilient recovery.

According to the Chief of Global Economic Monitoring Branch at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Hamid Rashid, who is also the lead author of the report, the covid pandemic has pushed some 58 million girls and women into extreme poverty which is huge to poverty reduction efforts worldwide.

It has further led to the gender gaps in income, impending progress on gender inequality, and wealth and education.

Snapdeal launches 'Sanjeevani' to connect COVID patients with plasma donors

Snapdeal has launched 'Sanjeevani' to connect COVID-19 patients with potential plasma donors. With this, the e-commerce company has joined other companies like Google, Paytm and Facebook that have introduced digital tools to help people during the deadly second wave of the pandemic. 

Many companies and developers have been coming up with platforms to help people get basic medical care such as finding resources like hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and ventilators and even find slots for COVID-19 vaccination.

For example, HealthifyMe has launched VaccinateMe platform that uses CoWIN API to help users find the available vaccination slots. Google has also updated Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube in India to display COVID-19 vaccine information and to help people find relevant sources of medical oxygen using crowd-sourced information and nearby hospital beds. 

Snapdeal's Sanjeevani platform

  • Snapdeal has created Sanjeevani to use its wide reach in India, including across smaller towns and cities to connect people.
  • Snapdeal issued a statement saying that with the rising COVID-19 cases, plasma donors are needed more than ever and their plasma connects initiative 'Sanjeevani' aims to fulfil this need.
  • The platform can be accessed by people through the website and mobile app.

How to register on Sanjeevani

1. Visit Snapdeal's sanjeevani tool by clicking here- snapdeal donate plasma

2. It offers two registration options- 
-Register as Donor
-Register as Patient

3. Hence, both donors and patients can register themselves with their mobile numbers, email IDs and provide relevant information such as blood group and location. 

4. The donors will need to put in some specific details such as when they tested positive or negative for COVID-19 infection.

5. After registering, Snapdeal's search engine will search for relevant matches and connect patients with potential donors.

6. After a match is found, the details will be sent to both the receiver and the donor. 

How does it work?

The tool's algorithm searches for relevant patients and donors in their region and then finds a match. 

How are the patients connected to the donors?

The patients will be connected to the donors through SMS. 

Background

Snapdeal had first launched Sanjeevani to help its employees find possible donors.  However, the e-commerce platform has now opened this for all people. 

The portal will also help in raising awareness on the importance of plasma donation and encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate. 

Dr Tahera Qutbuddin becomes first Indian to win Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Dr Tahera Qutbuddin has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award.  The Mumbai-born professor won the honour for her book 'Arabic Oration: Art and Function', which was published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden in 2019. 

Dr Tahera is a US citizen, who was born into the prominent Qutbuddin family in India and grew up in south Mumbai. She will be presented with the award later this month in Abu Dhabi.

She has been named the winner of the 15th Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

About Dr Tahera Qutbuddin

•Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin is a professor of Arabic Literature at the Department of NELC at the University of Chicago.

•She had completed her early education in Fort Convent, Presentation Convent in Kodaikanal, Villa Theresa High School and Sophia College in Mumbai.

•The professor also serves on the editorial board of Abu Dhabi's Library of Arabic Literature. 

•Her research focuses on intersections of the literary, the religious, and the political in classical Arabic poetry and prose. 

About Sheikh Zayed Book Award

•The Abu Dhabi Department of Cultural annually honours people with exemplary work in the field of Arabic literature with the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

•Sheikh Zayed Book Award is popularly known as the Arabic world's Nobel Prize.

•The award aims at showcasing the most powerful, stimulating and challenging works representing the Arab world.

•The award is presented to "Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers and young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life.

•The award was set up in the memory of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the principal architect of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the authoritarian ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE for over 30 years from 1971-2004.

•The award was first awarded in 2007. It is one of the richest literary awards in the world, as it carries a cash prize worth DH 7,000,000.

Google to show information on COVID-19 vaccine, hospital beds, medical oxygen in India

Google on May 10, 2021, announced that the company has updated Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube in India to display COVID-19 vaccine information and registration for it.

Google has been testing new features on Google Maps in India to help people find relevant sources of medical oxygen using crowd-sourced information and hospital beds nearby.

The US-based company also informed that it has been aiding non-profit organizations such as GOONJ, Charities Aid Foundation India, United Way of Mumbai, and GiveIndia to raise funds during the COVID-19’s second wave. The company, with its internal donation campaign, has raised over Rs 33 crores ($4.6 million) till now.

Google has also floated a COVID Aid campaign on Google Pay to encourage users to donate and assist NGOs in the fight against coronavirus.

As a part of its ‘Get the Facts’ regarding vaccines, Google has been displaying safety messages on its homepage, doodles, and floating reminders across the company’s apps and services.

Updates on Google Search, Google Maps, and Youtube amid COVID-19

•Google Search in India has been updated with new features to help people in the country search for relevant information related to the COVID-19 vaccine and resources such as medical oxygen, hospital beds, etc.

•When a user puts a query for vaccines on Google Search, the search engine turns up with results displaying different panels with the latest updates on vaccines and data on their safety, side-effects, efficacy, and relevant information on registration for vaccines.

•Google Search will also direct the users to the government’s Cowin portal to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

•Google Search has also been updated with a Prevention and Treatment tab that will display resources on self-care, prevention, and treatment of the COVID-19 infection. All the facts are sourced from verified medical authorities and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

•In a similar feat last year, Google had featured a Doodle on its homepage to encourage vaccination for COVID-19.

•Google Maps in India will display locations over 23,000 vaccination centres across the country. The information has been sourced from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This information will be available in English and 8 regional languages. Google has been displaying about 2,500 testing centres across the country till now.

•Google has been experimenting with the Q&A function to provide information to queries by people regarding COVID-19. This will enable users to share local information and ask questions related to medical oxygen and the availability of hospital beds.

•The company noted that the information under the Q&A section would be user-generated, therefore one needs to verify the credibility of any lead from this section.

•YouTube India channel has been updated with a set of playlists to give out information verified by experts on COVID-19. These playlists would comprise resources on vaccines, facts from experts, and prevention of the spread of coronavirus.

Puducherry becomes fourth ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State/ Union Territory

Puducherry has become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Union Territory by ensuring that every rural home in the UT has a tap water connection.

With this, the Union Territory has become the fourth state/ UT to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under Union Government’s flagship programme Jal JeevanMission after Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 

Key Highlights

•Puducherry has achieved the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ status much ahead of the target fixed. All 1.16 lakh rural households in the union territory have a tap water supply now. 

•During the UT's annual action plan in April 2021, it had decided to utilize various funds available through the convergence of different programmes like MGNREGS, JJM, SBM (G), CSR Fund, Local Area Development Fund and 15th Finance Commission Grants to PRIs etc at the village level and prepare a Village Action Plan (VAP) for achieving long-term drinking water security. 

•The union territory is now also planning to get NABL accreditation/ recognition for its water quality testing laboratories and is take up testing of all drinking water sources on a campaign mode.

•It is also planning to effectively treat and reuse greywater coming out of homes. 

•It is also working towards achieving water source sustainability. 

Advantages

•The union territory, fortunately, has various rivers and tributaries with seven in Karaikal district, five in Puducherry district, two in Mahé district and one in Yanam district. However, none of the rivers originate within the territory. 

•The Union Territory also has 84 irrigation tanks and over 500 ponds that are the lifeline for groundwater recharging systems, drinking water and agriculture. 

•The UT has also been working on rejuvenating its local water bodies and de-silting ponds.

Significance

Puducherry’s achievement is another indicator of the success of the Jal Jeevan Mission. Besides the Union Territory, Punjab and the UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have also crossed a milestone under the mission by assuring regular tap water supply in 75 percent of rural homes. 

Now, around 26.31 lakh rural households out of total 34.73 lakh (76%) in Punjab have a tap water supply. The state aims to achieve 100% coverage of all rural households by 2022.

Jal Jeevan Mission

•The Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of the Union Government that aims to provide tap water connection to every rural household of the country by 2024.

•The mission is being implemented across India to provide safe tap water in adequate quantity of prescribed quality to every rural home despite challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

•Goa had become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state across India to provide tap water connections to every rural household in October 2020.

Quiz

Who is the CEO of Bad Bank?

  • Ashwini Kumar Tewari
  • Arijit Basu
  • Vijay Jasuja
  • Padmakumar Madhavan Nair
  • Anuradha Rao

Bad bank is an entity of?

  • National Asset Reconstruction Company
  • State Bank of India
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited
  • Indian Banks Association

What is the name of the committee set up by RBI to study the Asset Reconstruction Companies in the country?

  • The Standing External Advisory Committee
  • Sudarshan Sen Committee
  • Arun Goel Committee
  • One Man Committee
  • Committee on the pandemic risk pool

Foreign Inward Remittance Advice is issued by

  • RBI
  • Ministry of Exports and Imports
  • Indian banks
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry

What is the name of the mobile application launched by the Haryana government for wildlife census?

  • WII
  • Census Haryana
  • Monkey Census
  • WCH21
  • Wildlife Census Haryana

Rhesus Macaques species of monkeys that are frequently indulged in Human-Monkey Conflict are protected under _____.

  • Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  • Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  • Section 20 of the Indian Forest Act, 1927
  • Schedule II of the Indian Forest Act, 1927
  • Schedule I of the Indian Forest Act, 1927

Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage. Which among the following is true about this?

  • Around Rs 18,100 crores have been allocated to the scheme.
  • The approved PLI scheme aims to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GW of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) and five Giga Watt Hour of Niche ACC.
  • The scheme has been introduced to reduce import dependence.
  • It is a part of the National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage.
  • All of the above.

What is the name of the first private astronaut mission to the space station?

  • NASA-AXIOM
  • AX-1
  • PALAX1
  • Axiom
  • NAX

According to the UN, What is the projected growth rate of India 2022?

  • 5.9%
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • 10.1%
  • 25%

According to the UN, Which country will be the fastest-growing economy in 2022?

  • China
  • USA
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal

Sanjeevani a digital portal to connect COVID-19 patients with potential plasma donors is launched by ______.

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Paytm
  • Snapdeal
  • Facebook

Who is the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award?

  • Arundhati Roy
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Anita Desai
  • Dr Tahera Qutbuddin
  • Chetan Bhagat

Sheikh Zayed Book Award is popularly known as

  • Arabic world's Nobel Prize
  • Arabic world's Booker Prize
  • Crossword Book Award
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Hugo Award

Choose the odd one out:

  • Goa
  • Telangana
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Puducherry 
  • Ladakh 

Answers

Who is the CEO of Bad Bank?

  • Padmakumar Madhavan Nair

Bad bank is an entity of?

  • National Asset Reconstruction Company

What is the name of the committee set up by RBI to study the Asset Reconstruction Companies in the country?

  • Sudarshan Sen Committee

Foreign Inward Remittance Advice is issued by

  • Indian banks

What is the name of the mobile application launched by the Haryana government for wildlife census?

  • Wildlife Census Haryana

Rhesus Macaques species of monkeys that are frequently indulged in Human-Monkey Conflict are protected under _____.

  • Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage. Which among the following is true about this?

  • Around Rs 18,100 crores have been allocated to the scheme.
  • The approved PLI scheme aims to achieve a manufacturing capacity of 50 GW of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) and five Giga Watt Hour of Niche ACC.
  • The scheme has been introduced to reduce import dependence.
  • It is a part of the National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage.
  • All of the above.

What is the name of the first private astronaut mission to the space station?

  • AX-1

According to the UN, What is the projected growth rate of India 2022?

  • 10.1%

According to the UN, Which country will be the fastest-growing economy in 2022?

  • India

Sanjeevani a digital portal to connect COVID-19 patients with potential plasma donors is launched by ______.

  • Snapdeal

Who is the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award?

  • Dr Tahera Qutbuddin

Sheikh Zayed Book Award is popularly known as

  • Arabic world's Nobel Prize

Choose the odd one out:

  • Ladakh 

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