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India Launches UPI Services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius, and RuPay Card Services in Mauritius

Published on February 12, 2024
Current Context: India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) services were introduced in Sri Lanka and Mauritius on Monday, February 12, 2024.
India Launches UPI Services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius, and RuPay Card Services in Mauritius
  • This was done at a virtual event attended by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, the President of Sri Lanka, Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr Pravind Jugnauth.
  • In addition to UPI, RuPay card services were also launched in Mauritius.
  • This allows Mauritian banks to issue cards based on the RuPay mechanism.
  • Such cards can be used at ATMs and Point of Sales (POS) terminals in Mauritius as well as in India.
  • With this, Mauritius becomes the first country outside Asia to issue cards using RuPay technology.
  • These initiatives are expected to facilitate seamless and secure cost-effective payments for customers and strengthen the economic ties between India and these countries.
  • They will also benefit travelers and enhance financial integration.

Question:

Q.1 Mauritius becomes the first country outside Asia to issue cards using which technology?
a. Visa
b. Mastercard
c. American Express
d. RuPay
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