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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

Questions: 

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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