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Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th March 2021

Published on March 06, 2021
  • Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released a report on hearing loss, which is drafted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He also released a pictorial guidebook titled ‘Prevent Hearing Loss’, which is drafted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS)-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
  • The co-lending agreement was signed between PNB Housing Finance and Yes Bank to offer convenient retail loans to the homebuyers at an affordable rate of interests.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PNB Housing Finance: New Delhi
    • HQ of Yes Bank: Mumbai
  • GOI of India is planning to replace ‘Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)’ with ‘Multidisciplinary Education and Research Improvement in Technical Education (MERITE)’ with an aim to improve technical education in India.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th March 2021
  • The Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir have topped the medals tally at the 2nd Khelo India Winter National Games. The UT has won 11 gold, 18 silver and 5 bronze medals in the event.
  • Australia to build the world’s first sanctuary for ‘Platypus’, which is an egg-laying mammal, semi-aquatic creature which lives in small streams at a cool temperature. The country aims to protect this species and hence has decided to build a sanctuary.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Australia: Canberra
    • Currency of Australia: Dollar
  • ‘YIELD’: It is an online platform to sell and buy bonds and debentures in the secondary market. The platform is launched by Axis Securities.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Axis Securities: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of Axis Securities: B Gopkumar
  • The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced to maintain 8.5% of the annual rate of interest on Provident Fund (PF) for FY 2020-21.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of EPFO: New Delhi
    • CEO of EPFO: Sunil Barthwal
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power: 5 Battlegrounds’
    • Author of Book: Rajiv Malhotra
  • ‘CSIR Floriculture Mission’
  • Atal Innovation Mission partnered with MathWorks
  • DRDO conducted Test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology
  • India-Sweden Virtual Summit
  • RuPay SoftPoS Solution

Question: 

Q.1 Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced to maintain ____% of the annual rate of interest on Provident Fund (PF) for FY 2020-21?
a 7.5%
b. 6.5%
c. 8.5%
d. 9.5%
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