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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th August 2021

Published on August 08, 2021
  • The GOI has set the loans disbursement target for PM Mudra Yojana at Rs 3 trillion for FY2021-22. The target is reduced compared to the last year i.e. FY2020-21 which was Rs 3.21 trillion. The reason behind target reduction is to increase allocation under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the small business sector.
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    • PM Mudra Yojana: It was launched in 2015 by PM Narendra Modi to offer loans upto Rs 10 lakhs to small and medium scale businesses
  • Neeraj Chopra (Indian Javelin throw Player): He has won Gold Medal in the javelin throw event at Tokyo Olympics.
  • RBI has increased the timeline for banks to implement the norms and revised rules for opening current accounts to 30th Oct 2021. In Aug 2020, RBI had imposed directions related to the current accounts and had restricted banks from opening current accounts for the customers who have availed of credit facilities in the form of cash credit or overdraft from banks. As per the new guidelines, RBI allowed banks to open current accounts for customers who have not availed of cash credit or overdraft facility in the bank with exposure of less than Rs 5 crore. The central bank has allowed banks to open a current account with exposure between Rs 5 crore to Rs 50 crore.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th August 2021
  • The Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) signed MoU with Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) to set up a manufacturing unit in the Defence Industrial Corridor of UP. Under this MoU, the BDL will invest Rs 400 crore in Jhansi.
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    • HQ of BDL: Hyderabad, Telangana
  • SBI Payments in partnership with Hitachi Payment Services will launch e-RUPI transactions on the Yono SBI Merchant app, which will enable merchants to use the ‘UPI Voucher’ feature on SBI’s YONO Merchant app to accept prepaid UPI e-vouchers. The merchant on-boarding and transaction support will be offered by Hitachi Payment Services.
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    • HQ of SBI Payments and Hitachi Payment Services: Mumbai
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘A Begum and A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshimibai in 1857’
    • Author: Rudrangshu Mukherjee
  • India’s first water villas will be set up in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep with the finance support of Rs 800 crore. The water villas will be powered through solar.
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    • Governor of Lakshadweep: Praful Khoda Patel
  • Kerala has launched the ‘COVID-19 Death Information Portal’. The portal will help to maintain proper death records for the people due to COVID-19.
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    • CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammed Khan
  • Bangladesh & Canada Joined CDRI
  • 2nd Edition of IEEE- ICORT 2021
  • G20 Digital Ministers Meeting 2021
  • ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme’--- Tamil Nadu

Question: 

Q.1 Where will be India’s first water villas set up?
a. Kerala
b. Goa
c. Lakshadweep
d. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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