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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th December 2021

Published on December 16, 2021
  • The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) which comes under the Central Ministry of Commerce has accepted the petition to rename Bihar Makhana as Mithila Makhana. It has also suggested further changes to the brand logo.
  • Awards and Recognition: DBS Bank India: It has won ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021 in two categories of ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model’ category and ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category.
  • TIME Magazine 2021 Person of the Year is Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla.
  • China has successfully launched ‘Shijian-6 05’, which is the new group of satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellites were launched by a Long March-4B rocket.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th December 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of China: Beijing
    • Currency of China: Renminbi
  • An area of 454.65 square kilometers around the boundary of Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand was declared as the Askot Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.
  • Static Part: 
    • Askot Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as Musk Deer Park.
  • IIT Delhi signed MoU with the India Air Force (IAF) to support the requirements towards indigenous solutions in weapon systems. Under the MoU, IIT Delhi will provide cooperation and consultancy support and IAF has identified the joint working areas like technology development and developing solutions towards the sustenance of various weapon systems.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Air Staff: Vivek Ram Chaudhari
  • ‘Dhan Rekha’- Individual Savings Life Insurance Plan
  • ‘SBI Card PULSE'
  • ADB to Offer $112 million Loan for AS
  • RBI brought NBFCs under PCA Framework
  • Pact signed between JICA and TN Health Dept.

Question: 

Q.1 Which bank won ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021 in two categories of ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model’ category and ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category?
a. HDFC Bank
b. DBS Bank India
c. ICICI Bank
d. Federal Bank
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