Current Affairs For (24 December,2021)

1. Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over which of the following river?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha inaugurated state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over the Mahanadi River in Cuttack District, Odisha.

2. Which company has acquired a 4.93 percent equity share in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) Limited?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) acquired a 4.93 percent equity share in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) Limited, the country’s first automated national level gas exchange.

3. Which of the following banks has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement Limited?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) The State Bank of India (SBI) has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement Limited, part of USD 13 billion JSW Group. The PSU Banking behemoth has invested Rs 100 crore in the company via compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS). The SBI transaction with JSW Cement comes close on the heels of the Rs 1,500 cr investments made by two global private equity investors.

4. Which bank has grabbed the top spot in overall digital transactions among large banks for FY 20-21?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Bank of Baroda (BoB) grabbed the top spot in overall digital transactions among large banks for FY20-21.

5. Which organization has signed a partnership agreement with Udemy Business, to encourage innovative learning and skill development for its employees?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) signed a partnership agreement with Udemy Business, to encourage innovative learning and skill development for employees of NPCI.

6. Which company has partnered with Mastercard on Tokenisation for Card-Based Payments?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) Mastercard and Google announced a tokenization method that enables Google Pay users to safely transact using their Mastercard credit cards and debit cards.

7. Who has won “UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment” at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Ceremony?

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Answers With Explanation : (A) Divya Hegde, an Indian Climate Action Entrepreneur from Udupi, Karnataka, has won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Ceremony.

8. Who among the following has won the Women’s Singles title at BWF World Championship 2021?

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Answers With Explanation : (D) Akane Yamaguchi of Japan won Women’s Singles title of BWF World Championship 2021.

9. On which date Indian National Farmer’s Day is celebrated every year?

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Answers With Explanation : (C) Kisan Diwas or National Farmers’ Day is celebrated across the nation on December 23 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh.

10. Which tech company recently announced that it will acquire Austin, Texas-headquartered Edgile for USD 230 million?

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Answers With Explanation : (B) Wipro announced that it will acquire Austin, Texas-headquartered Edgile for USD 230 million, a move that will strengthen the IT major’s play in the cybersecurity services space.

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