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 Q .
Which company has entered into an agreement with Edgile, a transformational cybersecurity consulting provider, for $ 230 million?
A)
TCS
B)
HCL
C)
Dell
D)
Wipro

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Wipro

Note :

Wipro has signed an agreement to acquire "Edgile", IT services major Wipro NSE 1.30% on Monday(20-12-2021) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Texas-headquartered cybersecurity consulting provider Edgile for an all-cash consideration of $230 million, as it looks to strengthen its position in the fast-growing cybersecurity services space.
 
The acquisition of Edgile, which offers consulting services for cybersecurity risk and compliance, information and cloud security, and digital identity, will mark the Bengaluru-headquartered IT services giant’s tenth acquisition since Thierry Delaporte took over as CEO of the firm in October 2020.
 
Delaporte has led Wipro’s acquisitions of firms such as Ampion, 4c, Eximus Designs, Brazil-based IVIA to name a few, and in March this year also closed the company’s largest ever acquisition of technology consultancy to banking and financial services industry Capco for $1.45 billion.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
Advance tax collection increased by ______ to Rs 4.60 lakh crore.
A)
53.50%
B)
58.00%
C)
65.20%
D)
71.90%

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 53.50%

Note : According to the finance ministry, advance tax collection increased by 53.50% to Rs 4.60 lakh crore so far this fiscal year, indicating a recovery in the economy. Direct tax collections for 2021-22, as of December 16, show that net collections are at Rs 9.45 lakh crore compared to Rs 5.88 lakh crore over the year-ago period, representing an increase of 60.8%.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
Who tied up for the tokenization of card based payments?
A)
Mastercard and PhonePe
B)
Mastercard and BharatPe
C)
Mastercard and Google Pay
D)
Mastercard and Amazon Pay

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Mastercard and Google Pay

Note :

Mastercard and Google on Tuesday(21-12-2021) announced the rollout of tokenization that will enable Google Pay users to safely transact using their Mastercard credit and debit cards.
 
Through tokenization, Mastercard cardholders can make payments through a secure digital token without having to share their credit or debit card details such as card number and expiry date with a merchant.
 
The statement said that Google Pay Android users can scan and pay across all Bharat QR-enabled merchants, tap-and-pay, and make in-app transactions through their Mastercard debit and credit card. For registration, users will do a one-time setup by entering their card details and their OTP to add their card on the Google Pay app.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
Which bank acquired minority stake in JSW Cement for INR 100 crore?
A)
HDFC Bank
B)
Indian Bank
C)
State Bank of India (SBI)
D)
Punjab National Bank(PNB)

Correct Answer : Option (C) - State Bank of India (SBI)

Note :

The State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday(21-12-2021) has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement Limited, with an investment of Rs 100 crore in the company via Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS).
 
“We have increased our capacity from 6MTPA to 14MTPA and are now working towards achieving the 25MTPA milestone over the next 24 months… I welcome SBI as a strategic investor at JSW Cement and look forward to a long & fruitful association with them,” said Parth Jindal, Managing Director of JSW Cement.
 
The conversion of such CCPS into common equity of the company will be linked to the company’s future business performance and valuation determined at the time of the proposed initial public offering, he added.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
When is the National Farmers' Day of India celebrated?
A)
December 22nd
B)
December 23rd
C)
December 24th
D)
December 25th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - December 23rd

Note :

National Farmers' Day or Kisan Diwas is observed in India on December 23rd every year to celebrate farmers and their contribution to the country's economy. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Choudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India.
He brought farmer-friendly policies and worked towards the welfare of the farmers. He was the fifth Prime Minister of India and served the country as Prime Minister from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
Who was inaugurated Odisha's longest bridge 'T-Setu'?
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Aparajita Sarangi
C)
Baijayant Panda
D)
Naveen Patnaik

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Naveen Patnaik

Note :

Odisha Chief Minister "Naveen Patnaik" inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge "T-Setu" over Mahanadi River on Monday(20-12-2021). The bridge will greatly benefit the people of Cuttack and Khurda districts, connecting Gopinathpur in Baramba with Baidweswar in Banki.
 
Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Mallik and Badamba MLA Debi Prasad Mishra were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
 
After the inauguration of the bridge, the Chief Minister asked the people present during the ceremony “Aapana maane khusi ta?” (Are you happy?), which is a much popular slogan among the masses of Odisha, to which the people responded with much joy.
 
The CM had laid its foundation stone in February 2014. The 3.4 km long bridge has been built at a cost of Rs 111 crore.

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Published On : December 23, 2021
 Q .
Which state to get its first Teachers University?
A)
Delhi
B)
Uttarakhand
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Delhi

Note :

Chief Minister "Arvind Kejriwal-led" Delhi Cabinet has approved a proposal to establish the 'Delhi Teachers University' on December 21, 2021.
 
After the cabinet meeting, Kejriwal said in a press conference, ''This University will prepare highly qualified and well-trained teachers in Delhi itself. As per the commitment of the Delhi Government, 'Delhi Teachers University' Bill 2021 will be placed before the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the coming session.''
 
"Delhi Teachers University will be a public university dedicated to preparing excellent quality Teachers for the city across different school stages. This University will offer among others, 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes like BA-BEd, BSc-Bed, to help develop a new generation of teachers," he said.
 
Kejriwal added that the students of this University will be attached with Delhi Government schools for the entire duration of their course to get hands-on experience with a strong emphasis on action research...

Source : Hindustan Times

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Published On : December 22, 2021
 Q .
Who will be the CEO of the new company after the merger of SPNI and ZEEL?
A)
Puneet Goenka
B)
Erik Moreno
C)
Ravi Ahuja
D)
N.P. Singh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Puneet Goenka

Note : Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) announced on December 21, 2021 that they have signed definitive merger agreements to combine their linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries. Puneet Goenka will continue to remain as the MD and CEO of the merged new entity for a period of five years as part of the deal. 

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Published On : December 22, 2021
 Q .
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has crossed the _____ mark in December 2021.
A)
25 crores
B)
38 crores
C)
44 crores
D)
53 crores

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 44 crores

Note :

The total number of beneficiaries under the Centre’s financial inclusion scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), has crossed the 44 crore mark. The total number of accounts opened under PMJDY stood at 44.05 crores, with a total balance of ₹1,47,812 crore as on December 8. Uttar Pradesh tops the list with the highest number of accounts followed by Bihar. Since its launch in August 28, 2014, the scheme has been steadily expanding its base.

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Published On : December 22, 2021
 Q .
Which govt to launch 'Free Smartphone Yojna' on 25th Dec 2021?
A)
Gujarat
B)
Uttar Pradesh
C)
Madhya Pradesh
D)
Himachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Uttar Pradesh

Note :

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is set to launch the ambitious ‘Free Smartphone Yojna’ on 25th December 2021, which is the birth anniversary of senior BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
 
Under the scheme the state government will distribute smartphones and tablets to final year students of graduation and above. In the phase I of the scheme around one lakh smartphones and tablets will be given to final year students of B.Tech, B.A, B.Sc, MA, ITI, MBBS, MD, M.Tech, PhD and skill development courses during a function in Lucknow.

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Published On : December 22, 2021