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A)
United Kingdom
B)
France
C)
Australia
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (A) - United Kingdom

Note : The United Kingdom on February 17, 2022 decided to close its Tier 1 investor visa to all new applicants due to security concerns. The UK Home Office took the action as the investor visa route failed to deliver for the UK people and it seemed to give corrupt elites access to the country.

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Vistara
B)
IndiGo
C)
SpiceJet
D)
Air India

Correct Answer : Option (B) - IndiGo

Note :

IndiGo co-promoter Rakesh Gangwal on Friday(18th Feb 2022) resigned with immediate effect from the board of directors of the parent firm, InterGlobe Aviation, where he served as a non-executive, non-independent director.
 
While Gangwal in his letter to the board said that he would sell his entire holding in the airline over a period of five years, he also added that he may consider joining the board again as a member at a later stage.
 
Gangwal’s resignation comes around two weeks after other promoter Rahul Bhatia took charge as the company’s managing director...
 

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Japan
B)
France
C)
Germany
D)
United States

Correct Answer : Option (B) - France

Note :

France announced on Thursday(17th Feb 2022) that it would withdraw its troops from Mali over a breakdown in relations with the country's ruling junta, after nearly 10 years of fighting a jihadist insurgency that still poses a major threat to the West African nation and beyond.
 
The deployment has been fraught with problems for France -- of the 53 French soldiers killed serving in West Africa's Sahel region, 48 died in Mali.
 
"Multiple obstructions" by the military junta that took power in August 2020 meant the conditions were no longer in place to operate in Mali, said a statement signed by France and its African and European allies.
 
The decision applies to both the 2,400 French troops in Mali, where France first deployed in 2013, and a smaller European force of several hundred soldiers, called Takuba, that was created in 2020 with the aim of taking the burden off French forces..

Source : The Hindu

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Rs 737.96 crore
B)
Rs 858.27 crore
C)
Rs 967.63 crore
D)
Rs 1037.90 crore

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 1037.90 crore

Note : Ministry of Education has approved a new scheme named “New India Literacy Programme (नव भारत साक्षरता कार्यक्रम) for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education. The total outlay of “New India Literacy Programme” is Rs.1037.90 crore for the FYs 2022-27.

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Banking
B)
Agriculture
C)
Tourism
D)
Infrastructure

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Tourism

Note : Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has released the FAITH 2035 vision document containing goals and an execution path for making Indian tourism preferred and loved by the world by the year 2035.

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Nepal
B)
Bhutan
C)
China
D)
Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Nepal

Note :

The international arm of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) - NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) -  has partnered with Gateway Payments Service Pvt Ltd, authorised Payment System Operators in Nepal, and Manam Infotech Private Limited to deploy Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in Nepal, making it the first country outside India to adopt UPI as a  payments platform 
 
The firm intends to deploy UPI in Nepal for the larger "Digital Public Good" and to bolster interoperable real-time Person to person (P2P) and Merchant payment transactions (P2M), according to an official statement issued by NIPL. 
 
"We are delighted to join hands with GPS and Manam Infotech to facilitate the deployment of NPCI's flagship Unified Payments Interface in Nepal," said Ritesh Shukla, CEO of NIPL. 

Source : Business Today

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Quality Council of India (QCI)
B)
World Wide Fund for Nature-India
C)
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
D)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Note : Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at World Sustainable Development Summit via video conferencing on February 16, 2022. The World Sustainable Development Summit is the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
Invesco Asset Management
B)
Edelweiss Asset Management
C)
Kotak Mahindra Asset Management
D)
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Edelweiss Asset Management

Note :

Edelweiss Asset Management has launched eInvest- a mutual fund mobile app for investors for a smooth investing experience. eInvest is an easy-to-use app that will help investors perform all financial transactions on the go.
 
Launching the app, Radhika Gupta, CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management, said, “People are getting inclined towards investing in mutual funds more confidently than they were 10 years ago. Technology has made it possible to take the industry to the next level. As we embark upon our digital transformation journey our mobile app launch is another step in that journey. The app is designed to bring greater convenience for mutual fund investors to access their investment from anywhere at any time with speed and ease.”

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
28.35 crore
B)
25.76 crore
C)
23.02 crore
D)
19.36 crore

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 25.76 crore

Note : As per Census 2011, the absolute number of non-literates of the country in 15 years and above age group is 25.76 crore (Male 9.08 crore, Female 16.68 crore). In consideration of the progress of persons certified as literates being to the tune of 7.64 crore under the Saakshar Bharat programme implemented during 2009-10 to 2017-18, it is estimated that currently around 18.12 crore adults are still non-literate in India.

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Published On : February 18, 2022
A)
India and China
B)
Japan and France
C)
Germany and South Korea
D)
United States and Bangladesh

Correct Answer : Option (D) - United States and Bangladesh

Note :

Air forces of the US and Bangladesh are set to take part in a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise.
 
Named as Cope South 22, the exercise will be conducted at Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Kurmitola Cantonment, Dhaka; and Operating Location-Alpha, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
 
It will witness the participation of nearly 77 airmen, along with two US Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the US Air Force (USAF) 36th Airlift Squadron (AS) of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan.
 
Around 300 members of the Bangladeshi Armed Forces and two C-130Js will join the US personnel.
 
The exercise aims to enhance interoperability between the USAF and the BAF and will support the latter’s long-term modernisation efforts..

Source : Airforce Technology

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Published On : February 18, 2022