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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th April 2021

Published on April 17, 2021
  • The Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (USFB) has partnered with a Fintech firm named NIRA to strengthen its digital platform and onboard its customers for personal loan facilities. They will help unserved and underserved customers through personal loans.
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    • HQ of USFB: Bengaluru
    • Tagline of USFB: Build a Better Life
  • The Oberoi Group in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will reduce carbon footprints by adopting and implementing clean energy efficiency initiatives at its firms in India.
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    • HQ of EESL: New Delhi
  • Awards and Recognition: ‘Puglya’ (Name of Marathi Film): It has won the Best Foreign Language Feature Award at Moscow International Film Festival 2021.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th April 2021
  • Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog signed SoI with Dassault Systemes Foundation to develop a digital rich ecosystem of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India. They will work jointly to promote STEM-based innovations and entrepreneurship among the Indian youths.
  • Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog partnered with AICTE’s IICs (All India Council for Technical Education- Institution Innovation Council) to empower and develop Atal Tinkering Labs for Indian school students. The labs will be equipped with future-ready innovation skills by following the NEP 2020 policy.
  • Important Days and Themes: 15th April: Himachal Day
    • 16th April: World Voice Day
    • Theme for 2021: One World Many Voices
    • 17th April: World Haemophilia Day
    • Theme for 2021: Adapting to Change
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced to invest USD 100 million in J C Flowers India Opportunities Fund which will grant support to financial firms of India to resolve their distressed assets.
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    • HQ of IFC: Washington DC, USA
  • Obituaries: Dr Kakala Subba Rao: He was a Radiologist.
    • Ranjit Sinha: He was former CBI Chief.
    • GVG Krishnamurthy: He was a former election commissioner.
  • India signed MoU with France
  • EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport4 All Challenge
  • India and Kyrgyzstan began Special Forces Exercise
  • MeitY Launched 3 Initiatives of NIXI
  • RBL Bank partnered with Mastercard

Question: 

Q.1 Which of the following SFB partnered with Fintech NIRA to strengthen its digital platform?a. Jana Small Finance Bank
b. AU Small Finance Bank
c. Equitas Small Finance Bank
d. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
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