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Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th August 2021

Published on August 27, 2021
  • NHPC Limited, which is the Hydropower producer has signed MoU with Power Finance Corporation (PFC). The MoU was signed to provide funding to the hydroelectric projects by NHPC. The fund support will be given by PFC to NHPC.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PFC: New Delhi
    • CMD of PFC: Ravinder Dhillion
    • HQ of NHPC: Fardidabad, Haryana
    • CMD of NHPC: Abhay Kumar Singh
  • Awards and Recognition: Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 for Odia was awarded to Yashodhara Mishra for her book titled ‘Samudrakula Ghara’ and Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020 for Malayalam was awarded to Omcherry NN Pillai for his book titled ‘Akasmikam: Omcheriyute Ormmakkurippukal’.
  • Arjun Erigaisi: He is Indian Grandmaster and won II Terras de TrĂ¡s-os-Montes Chess Open held in Portugal.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th August 2021
  • ‘GUAREX’: It is India’s first sectoral index in the Agri commodities basket. It was launched by National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX). It is the price based sectoral index that will track the movement in the futures contracts of guar gum refined splits and guar seed. In the index, the weightage of guarseed will be 63% and guar gum refined splits will be 37%.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NCDEX: Mumbai
    • CEO of NCDEX: Vijay Kumar Venkataraman
  • The Government of Punjab has selected SBI General Insurance to offer service to Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY). The insurance company will expand the health insurance coverage of the scheme. It will provide health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh under AB-SSBY to around 40 lakh families of the state.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Punjab: Amarinder Singh
    • Governor of Punjab: V P Singh Badnore
    • HQ of SBI General Insurance Limited: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of SBI General Insurance Limited: Prakash Chandra Kandpal
  • The GOI has extended USD 1 million support to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe. The support was extended for affected populations to tackle climate shocks. The funds were provided through India-UN Development Partnership Fund. The funds will help to attain climate-resilient farming in the country by increasing small grain production, access to the markets and tackle climate shocks.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Zimbabwe: Harare
    • Currency of Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean Dollar
  • Important Days and Themes: 26th Aug 2021: International Dog Day
  • 11th BRICS NSA Meeting
  • Appointments on 27th August 2021
  • EASE 3.0 Awards
  • Google Collaborated with Setu
  • ‘12% Club’ App – BharatPe

Question: 

Q.1 To which country has India extended USD 1 million for affected populations to tackle the climate shocks situation?
a. Indonesia
b. Sri Lanka
c. Zimbabwe
d. West Indies
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