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Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th June 2021

Published on June 18, 2021
  • 'Shagun': It is the name of a contactless prepaid gift card that was launched by LIC Cards Services Ltd (LIC CSL) which is powered by IDBI Bank on the RuPay platform. For this initiative, LIC CSL and NPCI have entered into a partnership.
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of LIC CSL: New Delhi
    • HQ of IDBI Bank: Mumbai
  • GOI has extended the 4th Lie of Credit (LoC) support of USD 108.28 million to Eswatini. The support will be used to construct their parliament building. With this extension of LoC, the total value to Eswatini by India has reached USD 176.58 million.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Eswatini: Mbabane, Lobamba
    • Currency of Eswatini: Swazi Lilangeni (SZL)
  • UN Trade Forum 2021: It was held under the theme of ‘Towards a green and inclusive recovery’. The forum is part of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). India was represented by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th June 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNCTAD: Geneva, Switzerland
  • ‘Project O2 for India’: It is an initiative launched by GOI to set up the production of medical oxygen to meet its demand in the further stages of pandemic in the country. It is basically an initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, GOI. The ‘National Consortium of Oxygen’ will be set up which will look to supply raw materials like zeolites, setting up of oxygen plants, manufacturing of compressors, ventilators in order to keep the entire ecosystem ready to tackle further stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The NGO named Malaria No More in partnership with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will form an India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) to explore and advance climate-based solutions to boost the elimination of malaria from India process. They will jointly support PM Modi’s goal to eliminate malaria by 2030.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Malaria No More: Seattle, USA
    • HQ of IMD and ICMR: New Delhi
    • DG of IMD: Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
  • Important Days and Themes: 18th June 2021: Sustainable Gastronomy Day
    • 18th June 2021: Autistic Pride Day
  • ‘Deep Ocean Mission’
  • Appointments on 18th June 2021
  • ‘ICICI STACK for Corporates’
  • 5th Global Tech Event VivaTech
  • Conference of BRICS Network Universities

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation launched 'Shagun', which is the contactless prepaid gift card?
a. BSNL
b. India Post
c. LIC Cards Services Ltd (LIC CSL)
d. Axis bank

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