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Current Affairs One-Liner 21st February 2021

Published on February 21, 2021
  • Indian Oil Corporation signed SoI with Greenstar Hydrogen India Pvt Ltd to set up a Centre of Excellence for Hydrogen.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Indian Oil Corporation: New Delhi
    • HQ for Greenstar: Bergen, Norway
  • Dhammika Prasad: He is Sri Lankan Cricket Player and has announced his retirement from International Cricket.
  • 11th India-European Union Macroeconomic Dialogue: Indian delegation was represented by the Secretary of Economic Affairs, Tarun Bajaj. Both India and the EU discussed economic, political, security, environment, research and innovation, trade and investment areas.
Current Affairs One-Liner 21st February 2021
  • 2021 TIME 100 Next List Featuring Indian Origin Persons: (a) Chandra Shekhar Azad (Bhim Army Chief) (b) Vijaya Gadde (Twitter lawyer) (c) Rishi Sunak (UK’s Finance Minister) (d) Apoorva Mehta (Instacart founder and CEO) (e) Shikha Gupta (Get Us PPE executive director and doctor) (f) Rohan Pavuluri (Founder of nonprofit Upsolve’s)
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Maverick Messiah: A Political Biography of N T Rama Rao’
    • Author: Ramesh Kandula
    • Released by: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
    • Title of Book: ‘Star Struck: Confessions of a TV Executive’
    • Author: Peter Mukerjea
  • Awards and Recognition: TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs: It has won the Collective Award of Excellence in PSU for investing in startups under the organisational award category at the 19th Global edition and 4th India edition of World Leadership Congress and Awards.
    • Pravir Krishna (MD of TRIFED): He has won 3 individual category awards for his leadership work. The 3 categories are ‘CEO of the Year’ ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Brand Builder of the Year in Health section’ at 19th Global edition and 4th India edition of World Leadership Congress and Awards.
  • Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) collaborated with Vayana Network to launch Mahabank Channel Financing Scheme. The scheme is a channel financing support for MSMEs.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of BoM: Pune
    • Tagline of BoM: One Family One Bank
  • Important Days and Themes: 21st Feb 2021: International Mother Language Day
    • Theme for 2021: ‘Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society’
  • 25 Cities Selected for ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ Cohort
  • 11th World Petro Coal Congress & World Future Fuel Summit 2021
  • India Successfully Test Fired ‘Helina’ and 'Dhruvastra'
  • India and Indonesia conducted ‘PASSEX Exercise’


Q.1 Which bank launched Mahabank Channel Financing Scheme?
a. Kotak Mahindra Bank
b. Bandhan Bank
c. Bank of Maharashtra
d. State Bank of India
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