Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th April 2021

Published on April 08, 2021
  • The Spices Board India which comes under Commerce Ministry has signed MoU with UNDP India’s Accelerator Lab to develop a blockchain-based traceability interface for Indian Spices to provide transparency in supply chain and trading activities. They are integrating a blockchain based traceability interface with an e-spice bazaar portal that connects the spices farmers with the markets.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Spices Board India: Kochi, Kerala
  • Forbes 35th Annual World’s Billionaires List 2021: It is topped by Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon) having a net worth of USD 177 billion. The Second and Third positions are marked by Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX and Tesla) and Bernard Arnault (Chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy- Louis Vuitton SE) respectively. Mukesh Ambani ranked 10th on the list and has become Asia’s richest person.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th April 2021
  • Byju’s Online Education Learning platform has acquired Aakash Educational Services Limited for Rs 7300 crore.
  • The Jana Small Finance Bank partnered with Axis securities to offer its customers a combined banking and investing solution through the 3-in-1 account. The account will be integrated with the saving account of Jana SFB and the Demat and Trading accounts of Axis securities.
  • The RBI has proposed to periodically publish ‘Financial Inclusion Index (FI Index)’ in July every year for the financial year ending previous March. It will be based on various parameters and will lead to having financial inclusion in India.
  • Obituaries: Radheshyam Khemka: He was the President of Gita Press.
  • SUPACE—Supreme Court’s AI Portal
  • Appointments on 8th April 2021
  • Atal Innovation Mission Collaborated with CIPS
  • India’s GDP to Grow to 12.5% for FY22-- IMF
  • ‘Anamaya’

Question: 

Q.1 The Jana Small Finance Bank partnered with whom to offer its customer's banking and investment solutions through a 3-in-1 account?
a. Indiabulls
b. Axis Securities
c. India Infoline
d. TATA Capital

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