Q1. Who will succeed Uday Kotak as MD & CEO at Kotak Mahindra Bank, the fourth largest private lender?
(a) Ashok Vaswani
(b) B Ramesh Babu
(c) Rajshankar Ray
(d) A. Manimekhalai
(e) None of the above
Q2. Banni festival which was seen in the news, is a famous festival of which state?
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu
Q3. Which company has introduced a maternity insurance program for its female delivery partners. This insurance coverage caters to a range of pregnancy-related expenses, including childbirth and maternity complications?
Q4. Which State government decided to establish a graphene production facility as a pilot project in the State?
(e) Uttar Pradesh
Q5. The Union Coal Ministry has said that Coal India Limited’s (CIL) 40 coal blocks in and around the Lemru Elephant Corridor (LEC) will not be auctioned, in which state is Lemru Elephant Corridor (LEC) located?
(e) Uttar Pradesh
Q6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chaired which edition of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI)?
Q7. India’s 1st International Cruise Vessel MV Empress Flagged off from which city?
Q8. Which state govt launched a free bus travel ‘Shakti’ scheme for women?
Q9. Who has been honored with ‘UNESCO’s Michel Batisse Award’?
(a) David Diop
(b) Sara Nowreen
(c) Bahar Mohammadifar
(d) Bakan Jagdish Sudhakar
(e) Taskin Artchawakom
Q10. Which Bank Partnered with Hubble to Introduce India’s First Spending Account?
(a) Jio Payments Bank
(b) Fino Payments Bank
(c) Paytm Payments Bank
(d) India Post Payments Bank
(e) Airtel Payments Bank
Sol. International banker Ashok Vaswani, who until last year was at a senior role in British bank Barclays, will succeed Uday Kotak as MD & CEO at Kotak Mahindra Bank — the fourth largest private lender.
Ashok Vaswani is set to hold the position of the new CEO and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank for three years, likely from January 1, 2024.
Kotak Mahindra Finance was then renamed Kotak Mahindra Bank. At the time, Uday Kotak had a 56% stake in the company while Anand Mahindra held a 5% stake.
Sol. Recently, three people lost their lives and more than a hundred were injured in the traditional Banni festival at Devaragattu in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh.
This festival was celebrated by people under the Vijayanagara Empire.
Sol. Zomato, the food ordering and delivery platform, has introduced a maternity insurance program for its female delivery partners.
Sol. The Kerala government decided to establish a graphene production facility as a pilot project in the State.
Graphene, a material produced from graphite, is in high global demand for its use in making electronics, sensors, coatings, composites, and biomedical devices.
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Secretary Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma launched the ‘Graphene-Aurora program’ at a function in Maker Village Kochi, Kerala.
Sol. It is located in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh.
The Union Coal Ministry has said that Coal India Limited’s (CIL) 40 coal blocks in and around the Lemru Elephant Corridor (LEC) will not be auctioned at the request of the Chhattisgarh government.
Sol. The Prime Minister recently chaired the meeting of the 43rd edition of PRAGATI, involving Centre and State governments.
PRAGATI stands for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
It is a multi-purpose and multi-modal platform that is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.
The platform was launched on March 25, 2015.
Sol. The MV Empress cruise has a capacity to accommodate 3,000 passengers, was flagged off from Chennai port that will connect three ports starts from Triconmalle, Hambantota and ends in Jaffna Sri Lanka.
Sol. The Karnataka government has launched the Shakti scheme that allows free travel for women on state buses up to 20 km.
Sol. Bakan Jagdish Sudhakar became the first Indian to receive UNESCO’s Michel Batisse Award.
Bakan will also be presenting a short summary of his case study related to the Gulf of Mannar
Sol. Fino Payments Bank announced that it has joined hands with Sequoia Capital-backed fintech Hubble to introduce India’s first spending account.