Q1. In the Financial Inclusion index, there are three broad parameters: Access, Usage, and Quality. What is the weight indicated for the ‘Access’ parameter?
Q2. Mahindra Singh Dhoni, the cricketer, became the brand ambassador of which Indian tractor manufacturing company?
(a) Escorts Agri Machinery
(b) John Deere India
(c) TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited)
(d) Swaraj Tractors
Q3. Which European multinational aerospace corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways’ Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) in Vadodara (Gujarat) to collaborate and enhance India’s aviation sector?
(c) Lockheed Martin
(e) Thales Group
Q4. ‘Koraput Kalajeera Rice,’ also known as the ‘Prince of Rice,’ has been awarded a GI tag. Which state is this rice from?
(d) Uttar Pradesh
(e) Tamil Nadu
Q5. The Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which leading ridesharing app to provide reliable, convenient, safe, and economical mobility solutions for the personal travel and commute of Naval personnel and their families across India?
(d) Meru Cabs
Q6. The National Judicial Academy (NJA) of India, which operates under the directions of the Supreme Court of India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the judicial college of which country on advancing cooperation in judicial education and research?
(a) United States
(b) United Kingdom
Q7. With the recent recognition by OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology), what is India’s ranking among countries authorized to issue internationally accepted OIML pattern approval certificates for selling weights & measures worldwide?
Q8. Union Bank of India (UBI) has introduced two new Debit Card variants, the HNI Emperio RuPay Metal Debit Card and the RuPay Empower Her Debit Card, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). What is the full form of “HNI”?
(a) High Net Investment
(b) Highly Notable Individual
(c) High Net Interest
(d) High Net Worth Individual
(e) Hyperactive Networking Icon
Q9. Which foreign bank in India has become the first bank to offer an ONDC-enabled proposition?
(a) Citibank India
(b) Deutsche Bank India
(c) Standard Chartered India
(d) Barclays India
(e) HSBC India
Q10. Recently, the Government has approved the ‘City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0)’ program. Under this program, how many smart cities will receive financial and technical support?
S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. The FI-Index comprises of three broad parameters (weights indicated in brackets) viz., Access (35%), Usage (45%), and Quality (20%) with each of these consisting of various dimensions, which are computed based on a number of indicators.
S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Mahindra Singh Dhoni became a brand ambassador of his Swaraj Tractors.
- Swaraj Tractors is an Indian tractor-manufacturing company headquartered in Mohali, Punjab.
- It is a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra.
- Swaraj Tractorswas established in 1974 with a mission to be self-reliant and develop India’s first Indigenous tractor.
S3. Ans. (b)
Sol. Airbus has signed an MoU with Indian Railways’ Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) in Vadodara (Gujarat) to collaborate and enhance India’s aviation sector.
S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. Chennai (Tamil Nadu) based Geographical Indications Registry has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tags to Odisha’s ‘Koraput Kalajeera Rice’, which is also known as the ‘Prince of Rice’.
S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. The Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Uber, a leading ridesharing app, to provide reliable, convenient, safe, and economical mobility solutions for the personal travel and commute of Naval personnel and families across India.
S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. The National Judicial Academy (NJA) of India, which works under the directions of the Supreme Court of India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Judicial College of the Supreme Court of Singapore on advancing cooperation in judicial education and research.
S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. India has become the 13th country in the world authorized to issue OIML certificates.
- The Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs will now issue the OIML certificates.
S8. Ans. (d)
Sol. In this context, HNI stands for High Net Worth Individual.
S9. Ans. (e)
Sol. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) India has launched ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) in a Box’. With this launch, HSBC India became the first foreign bank in India to offer an ONDC-enabled proposition.
S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Financial and technical support for developing projects focused on building climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation in up to 18 smart cities through a selection of competitively selected projects promoting circular economy with a focus on integrated waste management.