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Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st October 2021

Published on October 31, 2021
  • SBI General Insurance has collaborated with Google Pay to allow its customers to buy SBI General’s health insurance on the Google Pay app. This is the first partnership of Google Pay with an insurer in India.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SBI General Insurance: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of SBI General Insurance: Prakash Chandra Kandpal.
  • The 6th edition of the National Formulary of India (NFI) 2021 was launched by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. The NFI was published by the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) and it aims to promote rational use of medicines.
  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has partnered with Truecaller India to offer passengers trust in communication. This will help to reduce fraud cases in the railway sector. Under this partnership, the integrated National Railway Helpline number 139 was verified by Truecaller India. The communication about ticket bookings, PNR status will remain secure and will be delivered only to IRCTC.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st October 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of IRCTC: New Delhi
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP). The SAREP is the new, five-year, $49 million initiative. The initiative will be the collaboration of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Under this initiative, the countries will work to improve access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of USAID: Washington DC, USA
  • PayU Token Hub: It is a tokenization solution launched by PayU and Wibmo. It is an interoperable plug and plays solution which allows card-on-file and device tokenization to the merchants from one integration point by using the two-terminal solution.
  • Important Days and Themes: 31st Oct 2021: World Cities Day.
    • Theme: Adapting cities for climate resilience
    • 31st Oct 2021: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day
  • Obituaries: Dr. Madhavan Krishnan Nair: He was an eminent Oncologist and the founding director of the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC).
  • State Energy Efficiency Index 2020
  • Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2021
  • Appointments on 31st October 2021
  • FIFA Football for School (F4S) Programme
  • Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2021

Question: 

Q.1 With which entity has IRCTC partnered to offer communication security and trust to the passengers about communication like ticket bookings, PNR status?
a. BSNL
b. Get contact
c. Airtel
d. Truecaller India

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