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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th February 2021

Published on February 17, 2021
  • Bangladesh celebrated a spring festival called ‘Pahela Phagun’.
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    • Capital of Bangladesh: Dhaka
    • Currency of Bangladesh: Taka
  • Kanchoth Festival: It was celebrated across Chenab Valley region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Naman Ojha: He is an Indian cricket player and has announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th February 2021
  • Awards and Recognition: Delhi Police: They were awarded Best Marching Contingent Trophy 2021 among CAPF and other auxiliary services by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
    • Jat Regimental Centre: They were awarded Best Marching Contingent Trophy 2021 among Tri services by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • RBI released a circular which defines that the central bank has tightened the norms for investments in NBFCs from 17 Non-FATF nations. The 17 nations marked by FATF under ‘high-risk jurisdictions subjected to a call of action’ and ‘jurisdictions under increased monitoring’ will be imposed with restrictions to perform investments in NBFCs of India. As per the circular from RBI, the investors from non-FATF compliant jurisdictions would hold less than 20% of the voting power in NBFCs.
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  • About FATF (Financial Action Task Force): Its HQ is in Paris, France. Its President is Marcus Pleyer
  • ‘Priceless India’: It is a flagship program of Mastercard which allows the cardholders to avail exclusive access to experiences in the Indian cities. The program is rolled out in 2 phases. In the first phase, Mastercard will launch short films which will depict unique qualities of iconic Indian cities. In the second phase, the cardholders will be able to avail real-time experience by selecting attractive packages in an online manner.
  • PiMo e-bike: It was launched by Pi Beam, an incubated startup of IIT Madras. The e-bike costs Rs 30,000 and the startups aim to sell 10,000 PiMo by 2021-22.
  • Obituaries: Justice M Rama Jois: He was a former governor of Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’—By MoHUA
  • Mastercard partnered with Razorpay
  • ‘Maa Scheme’--- West Bengal
  • HCL signed MoU with IIT Kanpur
  • Appointments on 17th February 2021


Q.1 In which state or UT, Kanchoth Festival was celebrated?
a. Gujarat
b. Rajasthan
c. Jammu and Kashmir
d. Ladakh

Q.2 Which institute developed and launched PiMo e-bike?
a. IIT Bombay
b. IIT Kanpur
c. IIT Kharagpur
d. IIT Madras
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