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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th January 2021

Published on January 08, 2021
  • DRDO signed MoU with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MAHA-METRO), under which technical support for the implementation of advanced biodigester Mk-II technology will be provided by DRDO. The biodigester units which are the non-sewered sanitation technology will help to conserve water and protect the environment.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy 
    • HQ of MAHA-METRO: Nagpur
  • The TRIFOOD Parks will be set up in 5 districts of Madhya Pradesh. For this, TRIFED has signed MoU with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram. 
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th January 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Anandiben Patel
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) Laboratory: It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan. It is situated at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad. This lab is the first of its kind in India and one of the seven labs in the World. 
  • Bandhan Bank partnered with Indian Army for Bandhan Bank Shaurya Salary Account. It will be the zero balance salary account and will have an interest of 6% on balance above Rs 1 lakh. The account offers free personal accident insurance of Rs 30 lakhs and air accident cover of Rs 1 crore.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Bandhan Bank: Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Punjab National Bank partnered with IIT Kanpur and Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) to develop ‘Fintech Innovation Centre’. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PNB: New Delhi
  • Krishi Sanjeevani Vans -- Karnataka
  • Indian Economy to Contract by 7.7% in FY 2020-21--NSO
  • RBI Announced Operationalization of PIDF Scheme
  • Appointments on 8th January 2021
  • Cabinet approved MoU between India & Japan for Specified Skilled Workers


Q.1 With whom Punjab National Bank partnered to setup ‘Fintech Innovation Centre’?
a. IIT Lucknow
b. IIT Bombay
c. IIT Kanpur
d. IIT Kharagpur

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