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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which company is going to partner with various banks for Co-Branded credit cards?

A. PhonePe
B. Amazon
C. Reliance
D. Paytm

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Paytm, the Indian digital payment and technology platform said that it will be "partnering with various card issuers to introduce co-branded cards" in the market. The company said that it is keen on transforming the credit card market by enabling 'new to credit' users to be part of the credit card user base. Paytm said that its 'Next Generation Credit Cards' are intended to "democratise the access to a formal credit system for the masses." The company in a release said that it intends to issue two million cards in the next 12 to 18 months.

2. 

What was India's rank in OECD International Migration outlook report?

A. 1st
B. 2nd
C. 3rd
D. 5th

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India has acquired the second rank in terms of the number of migrants going to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and acquiring the citizenship of those countries. China retained its top spot with 4.3 lakh migrants, which was 1 per cent lower than the 2019 report.

3. 

GoI extended Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's tenure till which year?

A. 2021
B. 2022
C. 2023
D. 2025

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of the tenure of Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla till August 22, 2021. Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was appointed as Home Secretary in August 2019. He was to superannuate on November 30, 2020.

4. 

Indian spent what percent of average daily income on food?

A. 2%
B. 3.5%
C. 5.9%
D. 10%

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

On an average an Indian spends 3.5% of his/ her daily income for a plate of food as compared to 0.6% by a New Yorker, according to the "Cost of a Plate of Food" report released by the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday.

5. 

What is the rank of India among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index of IFPRI?

A. 50
B. 73
C. 94
D. 102

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India ranked 94 among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and continues to be in the 'serious' hunger category. Last year, India's rank was 102 out of 117 countries. The Global Hunger Index data showed that 14 per cent of India's population was undernourished. Besides, the country recorded a 37.4 per cent stunting rate among children under five and a wasting rate of 17.3 per cent. The under-five mortality rate stood at 3.7 per cent.