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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd July 2021

Published on July 23, 2021
  • The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG). The testing operation took place from ITR off the coast of Odisha. The Akash-NG is a surface-to-air missile.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy
  • The world’s first 3D-printed steel pedestrian bridge was unveiled in Amsterdam. Its length is nearly 40 feet and is a 6-ton stainless steel structure. It is constructed by MX3D, which is a 3D metal printing company in Amsterdam.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd July 2021
  • The Kotak Mahindra Bank signed MoU with the Indian Navy (IN) for salary accounts of serving and retired officials. The bank will grant special salary account benefits to the IN officials like personal accident insurance cover, education benefits to their children, additional girl child benefit, personal loans with attractive rates and zero processing fees and home loans and car loans.
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    • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh
    • HQ of Kotak Mahindra Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra
    • MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank: Uday Kotak
  • The 32nd Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 23rd July 2021 to 8th Aug 2021. And the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games will be held from 24th Aug 2021 to 5th Sep 2021. The mascot for Summer Olympic 2021 is ‘MIRAITOWA’ (derived from the Japanese words 'Mirai' which means 'future' and 'towa' means 'eternity') and for Paralympic is ‘SOMEITY’.
  • Books and Authors: 
    • Title of Book: ‘The Stranger in the Mirror’
    • Author: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    • Co-Writer: Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of upto 16.57% equity shareholding of Mukand Ltd by Bajaj Group entities. The acquisition will be made by Bajaj Group entities like Bajaj Sevashram Pvt Ltd, Bachhraj and Company Pvt Ltd, Bachhraj Factories Pvt Ltd and Sanraj Nayan Investments Pvt Ltd.
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) Awards 2020-21: Bala Devi was selected as Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21 and Sandesh Jhingan was selected as Men’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21.
  • The Multilink and NSDL payments bank partnered to offer banking facilities in rural and semi-urban areas of India through the Neo Banking mechanism. Under this, Multilink will form Agent points and the customers will be able to open saving accounts and perform banking transactions through the agent points.
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    • HQ of NSDL payments bank: Mumbai
  • Important Days and Themes: 22nd July: World Fragile X Awareness Day
    • 22nd July: Pi Approximation Day (22/7)
    • 22nd July: World Brain Day
    • Theme: Stop Multiple Sclerosis
    • 23rd July: National Broadcasting Day
  • Obituaries: Urmil Kumar Thapliyal: He was a Theatre personality and litterateur.
  • World Universities Summit 2021
  • U GRO Capital partnered with Bank of Baroda
  • ‘Project CAVACH’—NSE Foundation, NITI Aayog and UNICEF
  • Amendments in IBBI Regulations for More Transparency
  • 11th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Meeting


Q.1 Which bank partnered with the Indian Navy (IN) for salary accounts of serving and retired officials?
a. Kotak Mahindra Bank
b. IDFC First Bank
c. ICICI Bank
d. Yes Bank
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