Correct Answer : Option (D) - 90
Note : India has been ranked at 90th position among 116 countries, on the Henley Passport Index, released for Q4 of 2021 on October 07, 2021. The index lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports. India’s position has dropped by six places, compared to last year (2020), during the same period, when it was placed at 84th spot.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - BBB-
Note : Fitch Ratings has kept India’s sovereign rating unchanged at BBB- with a negative outlook owing to a rise in public debt ratio and uncertainty on debt trajectory. The rating remains unchanged from April this year. “Negative trigger (is) failure to reduce the fiscal deficit to a level consistent with putting government debt/GDP on a downward trajectory,” analysts at the agency said at the Global Sovereign Conference 07-10-2021.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - World Egg Day
Note : The World Egg Day is celebrated worldwide on the ‘Second Friday of October’ month each year since 1996.In 2021, the day is being observed on October 08, 2021.The theme for 2021 World Egg Day is “Eggs for all: Nature’s perfect package”
Correct Answer : Option (A) - PM CARES
Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to the nation on October 07, 2021 through video-conferencing, during an event at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. These 35 PSA Oxygen Plants have been established under PM CARES, across 35 States and Union Territories.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 89
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Paradip Port Trust
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 8.3%
Correct Answer : Option (B) - BharatPe
Note : Fintech company BharatPe has launched ‘PostPe’, a new solution to provide credit to customers on the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) platform. Using the postpe solution, customers can avail interest-free credit limit of up to Rs 10 lakh.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Kotak Mahindra Bank
Note : The Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL) has received approval from the Government of India for collection of direct and indirect taxes, such as income tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) etc, through its banking network. Following the announcement, the KMBL has become the first scheduled private sector bank to receive permission to take part in government-related business.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Russian
Note : The Russian envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov said on October 7, 2021, that Russia will invite the militant group Taliban for the international talks on Afghanistan scheduled for October 20 in Moscow.