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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st August 2020

Published on August 21, 2020
  • Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI): It is a trilateral initiative launched by India, Australia and Japan. The trilateral initiative is launched to reduce dependency on China and to mitigate Chinese political negative behaviour, which is leading to economic disruptions and affecting supply chains in various countries. India, Australia and Japan will work to build the plan for existential supply chain network.
  • Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has acquired a stake in Vitalic Health Pvt Ltd for Rs 620 crores.
  • LVB DigiGo: It is the instant account opening facility launched by Lakshmi Vilas Bank.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st August 2020
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    • HQ of Lakshmi Vilas Bank: Chennai
    • Tagline of Lakshmi Vilas Bank: The Changing Face of Prosperity
  • India Post issued stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The stamps include The historic city Ahmedabad, Churches and Convents of Goa, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Qutub Minar. 
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    • HQ of UNESCO: Paris, France
  • Bharti AXA Life Insurance signs bancassurance pact with SBM Bank India to offer insurance products.
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    • HQ of Bharti AXA Life Insurance: Mumbai
    • HQ of SBM Bank India: Mumbai
  • Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Ltd partners with BSE EBIX to offer general insurance products.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Universal Sompo General Insurance Company: Mumbai
  • ‘Loan Against Securities’: It is a unique digital solution launched by Yes Bank which will help customers to avail loan facilities against the securities they belong.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Yes Bank: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of Yes Bank: Prashant Kumar
    • Tagline of Yes Bank: Experience our Expertise
  • Important Day: 21st August 2020: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
    • 21st August 2020: World Senior Citizen Day
  • Obituaries: Bhaskar Maity: He was former Indian Goalkeeper
  • 6th Roundtable of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT)
  • 5th Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020
  • ‘Kormo App’- By Google
  • ‘Pavitrapati’ and ‘Aushada Tara’- Launched by DIAT
  • ‘Framework for Authorisation of Pan-India Umbrella Entity for Retail Payments’


Q.1 When is International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism marked?
a. 21st August
b. 16th August
c. 28th August
d. 25th August

Q.2 Which country/countries launched the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative?
a. India
b. Japan
c. Australia
d. All of the above
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