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Current Affairs One-Liner: 28th June 2021

Published on June 28, 2021
  • As per Bank for International Settlements (BIS), India’s bank credit-to-GDP ratio increased 56% in 2020. The latest data of BIS mentions that incremental credit growth has decreased to a 59-year low of 5.56% in FY 2021.
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    • HQ of BIS: Basel, Switzerland
  • ‘Rapid Antigen Test kit for COVID-19’: It was developed by IIT Delhi and was launched by Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre. The kit is used for in vitro qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen in a nasopharyngeal swab. It can detect COVID-19 infection through screening and diagnosis of the general population.
  • Amazon AWS has acquired Wickr, which is the messaging app. With this acquisition, the customers and partners will be benefited from advanced security features, which are not available with traditional communications services across messaging, voice and video calling and file sharing.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 28th June 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • Wickr was founded in 2012.
    • CEO of Amazon: Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy in July 2021)
  • The European Space Agency has announced that it will hire and launch the world’s first physically disabled astronaut.
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    • HQ of ESA: Paris, France
  • The Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the ‘itat e-dwar’. It is the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).
  • The CCI approved the acquisition of the Zuarinagar plant of Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd (ZACL) by Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL).
  • Obituaries: Parassala B Ponnammal: She was a legendary Carnatic Singer.
  • World Bank approved Loan for Kerala
  • Appointments on 28th June 2021
  • ‘Windows 11’ Launched by Microsoft
  • MOIL, MP Gov. and MPSMCL signed MoU

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation acquired Wickr, which is the messaging app?
a. Amazon AWS
b. Google
c. Facebook
d. Twitter
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