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Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st March 2021

Published on March 01, 2021
  • The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) announced UPI Autopay has gone live on a music streaming platform called ‘Gaana’.
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    • HQ of NPCI: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of NPCI: Dilip Asbe
  • ‘Activ Health Policy’: It is launched by Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company Limited (ABHICL). It is the country’s first health insurance plan with up to 100% return on premium.
  • The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) signed a corporate agency pact with SBI General Insurance to retail its insurance policies to the bank’s customers.
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    • HQ of IOB: Chennai, TN
    • Tagline of IOB: Good people to grow with
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first-ever India Toy Fair via video conference. It is organised by the Ministry of Textile and the Ministry of Education.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st March 2021
  • The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced to restore recognition of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) as a National Sports Federation (NSF) with an immediate effect till 31st Dec 2021. The ministry also announced elections of two office bearers namely Sudhir Mittal on the post of President and Kaushik Bidiwala on the post of Treasure is approved for tenure from 2019-23.
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    • Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs: Kiren Rijiju
  • 6th International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device: It was inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal. The conference is the combination of India Pharma 2021 & India Medical Device 2021. The theme for India Pharma 2021 was ‘Indian Pharma Industry: Future is Now.’ And the theme for India Medical Device 2021 was ‘India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance’.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis’
    • Author of Book: Anindya Dutta
  • 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit
  • FM attended G20 Central Bank Governors Meeting
  • Appointments and Retirement on 1st March 2021
  • ISRO Launched the First Satellite of the Year 2021


Q.1 Which organisation launched ‘Activ Health Policy’, which is India’s first health insurance plan with up to 100% return on the premium?
a. Care Health Insurance
b. Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company Limited
c. Max Bupa Health Insurance
d. Universal Sompo General Insurance
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