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A)
Koala
B)
Emu
C)
Kangaroo
D)
Kookaburra

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Koala

Note : Australia officially listed koalas as "endangered" on February 11, 2022 after their numbers saw a massive plunge due to the impact of bushfires, land-clearing, drought and disease.

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Published On : February 14, 2022
Category : Diseases
A)
Rishabh Pant
B)
Virat Kohli
C)
Shreyas Iyer
D)
Rohit Sharma

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Rishabh Pant

Note : In the 15th Edition of ESPNcricinfo Awards, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant wins the ‘Test Batting’ award by scoring 89 not out, helped India to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2021 by (2-1) and shattered Australia’s unbeaten record at Gabba after 32 years. Rishabh Pant was the top scorer of the series for the Indian team, scoring (274 runs).

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Published On : February 14, 2022
Category : Sports
A)
SBI Bank
B)
Indian Bank
C)
RBL Bank
D)
HDFC Bank

Correct Answer : Option (C) - RBL Bank

Note :

RBL Bank has partnered with Creditas Solutions for its ‘Neo Collections’ platform. The bank will utilise the SaaS-based platform to accelerate efficiency in collections across the loan cycle. The platform is built to automate strategies for reaching out to customers individually in an empathetic manner and motivate them to repay loans.
 
The platform can also determine the best course of action for every customer by offering customised payment plans to service debt, schedule an EMI plan or opt for payment resolution options. The Neo Collections Platform, a Do It Yourself (DIY) debt management platform, will help our customers seamlessly monitor, manage and pay their dues.

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Published On : February 13, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
10000
B)
50000
C)
100000
D)
150000

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 100000

Note :

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday(10th Feb 2022) proposed to increase the cap on the amount for e-RUPI vouchers from Rs 10,000 currently to Rs 1,00,000 so as to enhance the scope of application of these vouchers and facilitate faster delivery of various government services to beneficiaries efficiently.
 
Further, it said, the e-RUPI vouchers can be used multiple times, until the amount on the voucher is completely redeemed. Currently, each voucher can be redeemed only once. The RBI will issue necessary instructions in this regard to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
 
“This will further facilitate the delivery of various government schemes to the beneficiaries more efficiently,” RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said in his statement.
 
Launched in August 2021, e-RUPI, currently, is a one-time use digital solution to facilitate cashless payment which is person and purpose specific for various services like the covid vaccinations, donations, corporate gift vouchers, etc. e-RUPI can be issued only by banks authorised by RBI to issue Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) and who are participating as Payment Service Providers (PSP) in the UPI ecosystem.

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : February 13, 2022
Category : Banking
A)
Air India
B)
RailTel
C)
HDFC Bank
D)
Indian Oil

Correct Answer : Option (B) - RailTel

Note :

* RailTel has won the ICAI Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the year 2020-21 in the Public Sector Entities Category.

* The ICAI award was presented to the awardees by Union Minister Jitendra Singh at a ceremony held in New Delhi.

* The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a premier accounting body of India.

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Published On : February 13, 2022
Category : Awards
A)
Arundhati Roy
B)
Ruskin Bond
C)
Narotam Sekhsaria
D)
Rajiv Kumar Bhatia

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rajiv Kumar Bhatia

Note :

Ambassador "Rajiv Kumar Bhatia", a Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme at Gateway House, has authored a new book (his 3rd book) titled “India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons” which explores the emergence and assertion of Africa as a significant actor and stakeholder in global affairs and the transformation of the relationship between India and Africa.
 
The book also provides a detailed exploration of India–the Africa partnership in all its critical dimensions. The book describes the historical backdrop and shared colonial past to focus on and contextualise the evolution of the India – Africa engagement.

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Published On : February 12, 2022
Category : Books and Authors
A)
Tejas
B)
Dhruv
C)
Sukhoi
D)
Dornier

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tejas

Note : The 44-member contingents of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reached the Changi International Airport in Singapore on February 12, 2022, to participate  in the ‘Singapore Air Show-2022’, which is scheduled to be held from February 15 to 18, 2022. Singapore Air Show is a biennial event which provides a platform for the Global Aviation Industry to showcase their products.The IAF will showcase its indigenous Tejas MK-I ac during the event.

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Published On : February 12, 2022
Category : Defence
A)
France
B)
India
C)
China
D)
United Kingdom

Correct Answer : Option (A) - France

Note : France is organising the One Ocean Summit from February 9-11, 2022 in Brest, France, in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank. PM Narendra Modi addressed the high-level segment of the summit on February 11, 2022.

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Published On : February 11, 2022
Category : Oceans and Seas
A)
4.7%
B)
6.1%
C)
7.8%
D)
9.6%

Correct Answer : Option (C) - 7.8%

Note :

The RBI kept the repo rate — the rate at which the RBI lends to banks — unchanged for the tenth time in a row at 4%. All six members of the MPC, headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, voted to keep the repo rate intact while one member, Jayanth Varma, dissented against retaining the accommodative policy stance. The RBI decision indicates that lending and deposit rates are expected to remain unchanged in the banking system.
 
What surprised most economists and market participants was the central bank retaining the reverse repo rate at 3.35%. The reverse repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrows from banks. A hike in this rate would have meant that the central bank wanted to absorb more money, or liquidity, from the banking system and would have signalled the start of the reversal of the monetary policy cycle that would eventually lead to a rise in rates.
 
Behind the RBI decision not to hike rates is also its outlook on inflation for the next financial year. Despite crude oil prices rising over $90 per barrel, it has projected a lower retail inflation level of 4.5% in the next fiscal 2022-23 as against the inflation forecast of 5.3% for 2021-22.

The RBI has projected real (adjusted for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection at 7.8% for 2022-23. The real GDP growth at 9.2% for 2021-22 takes it modestly above the level of GDP in 2019-20, the policy panel said. But the projection is marginally below the lower limit of the band of 8% - 8.5% in the Economic Survey of 2021-22 and well below the IMF’s forecast of 9%.

Source : Indian Express

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Published On : February 11, 2022
Category : Indian Economy
A)
Surat
B)
Rajkot
C)
Indore
D)
Vadodara

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Surat

Note :

Union Minister of State for Railways "Darshana Jardosh" on Thursday(10th Jan 2022) shared the first glimpse of the graphical representation of the bullet train station to be built in Surat, Gujarat.
 
The Surat bullet train station will be the first one built along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. The minister said the state-of-the-art station would have an external facade and the interiors would resemble a sparkling diamond.

Source : ABP Live

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Published On : February 11, 2022
Category : Railways