1.Who has been appointed as new Country Director for India?
A. Takeo Konishi
B. Subhash Kamath
C. Preeti Sudan
D. Vinkesh Gulati
2.Who tied up with SBI for ‘Titan Pay’, a contactless payment watch?
D. None of these
3.In which state the government approved the establishment of new AIIMS?
4.World Bamboo Day is annually observed on________.
A. 15 September
B. 19 September
C. 20 September
D. 18 September
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Takeo Konishi as its new Country Director for India. Konishi will replace Kenichi Yokoyama who has taken over as Director-General of ADB’s South Asia Department. India is the fourth-largest shareholder of ADB and has been its largest borrower since 2010.
Takeo Konishi’s role as Country Director for India:
Who is Takeo Konishi?
Titan has tied-up with SBI to launch India’s first contactless payment watches titled as ‘Titan Pay’. Through this, SBI account holders can tap their Titan Pay watch on the contactless POS machines for making payments. It is powered by YONO SBI.. Payments of up to Rs. 2,000 can be made without entering a PIN, as per RBI guidelines. A secure certified near-field communication (NFC) chip has been embedded in the watch strap that will enable the tap and pay feature in the watch.
About “Titan Pay”
Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar. It will be established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The total cost of setting the AIIMS project at Bihar will be Rs.1264 crore and will be completed within 48 months. Union Cabinet has also approved the creation of the post of Director for the new AIIMS at Darbhanga.Director AIIMS: Randeep Guleria.
World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products. The theme for 11th edition of WBD 2020 is ‘BAMBOO NOW.’
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