Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd September 2021

Published on September 23, 2021
  • The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has partnered with Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. They have partnered to distribute non-life insurance products in India. Under this partnership, IPPB with both the partners will work to distribute affordable insurance products through its robust network of 650 branches and over 136,000 banking access points. The partnership will prove helpful to fulfill financial protection needs in the unbanked areas.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IPPB: New Delhi
    • MD and CEO of IPPB: J Venkatramu
    • Tagline of IPPB: Aapka Bank, Aapke Dwaar
  • 15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting: It was attended by Union Minister of State for Power, Krishan Pal Gurjar. The meeting was held under the theme of ‘We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper’. The aim of the meeting was to attain energy security and energy transition to benefit the people.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd September 2021
  • ‘Music Bus’: It is India’s 1st mobile music classroom and a recording studio which was launched by Delhi Government. The funds for this initiative were granted by SBI Card as its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • The NPCI International Payments (NIPL) has partnered with Liquid Group to allow QR-based UPI payments' acceptance in 10 countries across North and Southeast Asia. Due to this partnership, the users of the BHIM app will be able to make UPI QR-based payments at over 2 million merchants across the dedicated area from 2022.
  • Static Part: 
    • The NIPL is the wholly-owned subsidiary of NPCI, which was developed to deploy NPCI’s UPI and RuPay payments outside India
  • Important Days and Themes: 23rd Sep 2021: International Day of Sign Languages
    • Theme: ‘We Sign For Human Rights’
  • The Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) partnered to launch BoB BPCL RuPay NCMC Platinum International co-branded Contactless Debit Card. The NCMC (National Common Mobility Card) feature on the card allows to perform contactless payments at the public transport systems like metros, buses, FASTags, cabs, tolls, and retails units in India.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of BoB: Vadodara, Gujarat
    • Tagline of BoB: India’s International Bank
  • The official motto of Winter Olympics and Paralympics 2022 is ‘Together for a Shared Future’. It was announced by the organizers of Beijing 2022.
  • Static Part: 
    • Mascot for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Games: Bing Dwen Dwen (Panda)
    • Mascot for 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics Games: Shuney Rhon Rhon (Chinese Lantern)
  • 6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum: It was jointly hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru (NIAS). The key address note was delivered by Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV&OIA), and BRICS Sherpa. Various topics like healthcare, digital revolutions, innovations, and energy were discussed at the forum.
  • Merger Deal signed Between ZEEL and SPNI
  • Growth Forecast for India to be at 9.7% for FY22--OECD
  • ‘AC001’ Electric Vehicles (EV) Charger-- ARAI
  • UP Gov. to Setup ‘Electronic Park’
  • India’s GDP to be at 10% for FY22 —ADB

Question: 

Q.1 When is the International Day of Sign Languages marked?
a. 23rd Aug 2021
b. 23rd Dec 2021
c. 23rd Oct 2021
d. 23rd Sep 2021

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