1.Consider the following statements:
1.UAE’s Mars Mission ‘Hope’ on verge of creating history.
2.The Emirate project is one of those three flights to Mars, including Tianwen-1 from China and Mars 2024 from the United States.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
2.Consider the following statements:
1.CBDT signs MoU with CBIC for smooth bilateral data exchange.
2.Under Section 238 Income Tax act, CBDT will share data regarding sales of plant and machinery.
3.The latest MoU supersedes the earlier MoU that was signed between CBDT and the erstwhile Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), in 2015.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
3.Consider the following statements:
1.India-Bhutan opens new trade route to ease connectivity.
2.It will further strengthen the special relationship between India and Bhutan.
4.Name the indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile that was successfully launched by India from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
D. Akash 4
5.Who was posthumously awarded the Toonz Media Award 2020?
A. Vijay Singh
B. Arnab Choudhary
6.Who introduced the UPI Autopay facility for recurring payments?
7.Which government signed MoU with IIT Ropar for skill development?
A. Government of Bihar
B. Government of Haryana
C. Government of Kerala
D. Government of Punjab
8.Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance?
A. PC Kandpal
B. Ashwini Kumar
C. Alok Mishra
D. Ashok lavasa
9.Which Payments Bank partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill young people in rural areas on financial services?
A. Paytm Payments Bank
B. Airtel Payments Bank
C. India Post Payments Bank
D. Fino Payments Bank
The United Arab Emirates is on the verge of creating history and joining an elite club of nations next week when it will launch its first-ever mission to Mars.
Time for first intergenerational mission
No humans on board
Will reach Mars by February 2021
Purpose of this mission
Hope for the study of Mars
Rocket designed by Japanese company Mitsubushi
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exchange of information.
Objective of signing the MoU:
CBDT to share with MSMEs
India and Bhutan opened up a new trade route between Pasakha in Bhutan and Jaigaon in West Bengal. Indian Embassy in Thimpu, capital of Bhutan, in a press release stated that an additional Land Customs Station has been opened up at Ahllay, Pasakha by the Indian government
Impact of the route on India-Bhutan relations:
India has successfully conducted flight tests of indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) named ‘Dhruvastra’. It was tested from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha. ‘Dhruvastra’ has been developed by DRDO. It is also named as helicopter-launched Nag Missile (HELINA) and is a 3rd generation fire and forget class ATGM system mounted on Advanced Light Helicopter
It has a range of 7 Km and is equipped with four foldable wings and weight of 43kg.
Renowned Animator Arnab Chaudhuri has been posthumously conferred with ‘Legend of Animation’ award by Toonz Media for his invaluable contribution to the animation and entertainment industry of India. The award was given at ‘Animation Masters Summit 2020’ Digital Edition. The award is given every year by Toonz Media Group to honour a genius of animation in India. Arnab’s animation movie ‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ is the only animation from India to be longlisted for Oscars.
National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched UPI AutoPay facility for recurring payment. Customers can enable recurring e-mandate using UPI app through UPI ID, QR scan or Intent for repetitive payments like mobile bills, electricity bills, EMIetc of upto Rs.2000. For the payments exceeding Rs.2000, customer has to execute every mandate with UPI PIN. It will also provide customers to create, modify auto debit mandate. Customers can also view their past mandate.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar for skill development. The MoU will facilitate IIT’s technical education department to become an academic mentor for state’s engineering colleges at Gurdaspur and Ferozepur, Guru Gobind Singh Skill Institute, 5 govt polytechnics and 10 govt it is. It will also help in developing ITI and polytechnic model for institutes empowering skill development in youths.
Prakash Chandra Kandpal has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SBI General Insurance. He will succeed Pushan Mahapatra, who will took charges as the director (strategic investments, digital initiatives) and will continue to be the full-time director. PC Kandpal has more than 33 years of banking experience in retail and international banking, HR, tech, development fields with SBI. He has also served as COO of SBI Mutual Fund.
Airtel Payments Bank Ltd has collaborated National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and skill young people in rural areas for financial services. The tie-up will help them in finding jobs and become entrepreneurs by designing & conducting focused skill development programs. This will enable rural youths to adopt the tools to boost online banking and digital financial services
Airtel Payment Bank CEO: Anubrata Biswas
MD-CEO of NSDC: Manish Kumar
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