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Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st August 2020

Published on August 01, 2020
  • ‘Aashray’: It is the medical bed isolation system to combat COVID-19. It is developed by Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT). It provides the isolation from COVID-19 suffering patients by creating a suction or negative pressure near exhale, which is further filtered and then disinfecting the aerosol.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius Prime Minister together virtually inaugurated a Supreme Court building in Port Louis, Mauritius. India has offered the financial support of USD 30 million to construct this supreme court building to the Mauritius government.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st August 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Mauritius: Port Louis 
    • Currency of Mauritius: Mauritian Rupee
  • 53rd Biel International Chess Festival, Switzerland – It is won by Radoslaw Wojtaszek from Poland. The Second position is won by Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna.
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in discussion with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on extension of the loan moratorium period for hospitality sector. She announced this in the national executive meeting of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). RBI has extended the moratorium period for three months till 31st August.
  • It is an UPI payment link service launched by MobiKwik. It will allow the user from any UPI payment app to send and receive money.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of MobiKwik: Gurugram 
    • CEO of MobiKwik: Bipin Preet Singh
  • Kona Kona Umeed: It is a 2 month campaign which provide offers and discounts to make banking and shopping more rewarding. It is launched by Kotak Mahindra Bank. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank: Mumba 
    • Tagline of Kotak Mahindra Bank: Lets make money simple
  • Obituaries: Anil Murali- He was Malayalam Actor.
    • Lee Teng Hiu- He was former Taiwan President.
  • Conference on ‘Ease of Doing Business for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’
  • 6th BRICS Environment Ministers Meet
  • Appointments on 1st August 2020
  • ‘MSMESaksham’ - Portal by SIDBI and TransUnion CIBIL
  • AIM, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation


Q.1 Who among the following launched ‘’ UPI payment link service?
a. Freecharge
b. MobiKwik.
c. Paytm
d. PhonePe

Q.2 Which bank launched Kona Kona Umeed?
a. ICICI Bbk
b. HDFC Bank
c. Kotak Mahindra Bank
d. Axis Bank
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