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Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th March 2021

Published on March 26, 2021
  • ICICI Bank has become India’s first bank to launch an instant EMI facility on an internet banking platform. The ICICI Bank in partnership with BillDesk and Razorpay launched an instant EMI facility named ‘EMI @ Internet Banking’.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ICICI Bank: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of ICICI Bank: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vajra’ which is L&T built offshore patrol vessel was commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat in Chennai.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th March 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • DG of Indian Coast Guard: Krishnaswamy Natarajan
  • Awards and Recognition: Asha Bhosle: She will be honoured with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2020.
    • Kerala’s Tuberculosis Eradication Programme bagged the national honour as the state succeeds in reducing TB cases through various initiatives.
    • Himachal Pradesh: It has achieved the first rank in the country among states with a population of more than 50 lakh, in the tuberculosis elimination programme.
  • ‘i-learn’ app: It is a capacity building and performance tracking application launched by Nagaland’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. The app is supported by project NISHTHA and is implemented by Jhpiego.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio
    • Governor of Nagaland: RN Ravi
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘My Experiments with Silence’ 
    • Author of Book: Samir Soni
  • The Navies of India and Madagascar conducted the first joint naval patrol exercise and ‘PASSEX’ with an aim to ensure maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Madagascar: Antananarivo
    • Currency of Madagascar: Malagasy Ariary
  • Obituaries: Adam Zagajewski: He was Polish Poet.
  • International Intellectual Property Index 2021
  • FM launched Central Scrutiny Centre & IEPFA App
  • ‘IOB Trendy’ Saving Account by Indian Overseas Bank
  • Applied Materials signed Pact with IISc
  • Appointments on 26th March 2021

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following to be honoured with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2020?
a. Shreya Ghoshal
b. Lata Mangeshkar
c. Alka Yagnik
d. Asha Bhosle
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