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126.
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Mastercard India, demonstrating Mastercard's commitment to expanding its presence in India's financial landscape?
Raghuram Rajan
Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chanda Kochhar
Rajnish Kumar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rajnish Kumar, the former Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI), has been appointed as the Chairman of Mastercard India, highlighting Mastercard's dedication to strengthening its presence in India's financial sector.

127.
Which company has partnered with YES BANK to enhance cross-border payments for MSMEs?
Paytm
Razorpay
PhonePe
BriskPe
Answer: Option
Explanation:
BriskPe, a cross-border payments FinTech company, has partnered with YES BANK to introduce "BriskPe A2A," a suite of solutions for improving cross-border payments for MSMEs.

128.
What is the issue price of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2023-24 Series II?
Rs. 5,932 per gram
Rs. 5,916 per gram
Rs. 5,923 per gram
Rs. 5,931 per gram
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2023-24 Series II opened for subscription on September 11, 2023, and will be available for subscription till September 15, 2023. The issue price for the bonds is Rs. 5,923 per gram. The SGB is a government-backed investment option that allows you to invest in gold without having to physically hold it. The bonds are denominated in grams of gold and are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

129.
Which company introduced India's first UPI-ATM in collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for QR-based cashless withdrawals?
Amazon Pay
Google Pay
Airtel Payments Bank
Hitachi Payment Services
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's first UPI-ATM was introduced by Hitachi Payment Services in collaboration with NPCI for QR-based cashless withdrawals. This innovation allows customers of certain banks to enjoy QR-based cashless withdrawals.

130.
Who inaugurated the Global Fintech Fest 2023 and emphasized the transformative role of fintech in India's financial landscape?
Nirmala Sitharaman
Piyush Goyal
Raghuram Rajan
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Global Fintech Fest 2023 and highlighted the importance of fintech in India's financial landscape. The Global Fintech Fest (GFF) 2023 is the world's largest fintech conference, organized by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the Payments Council of India (PCI), and the Fintech Convergence Council (FCC). It was held from September 5-7, 2023 at the Jio Convention Centre in Mumbai, India.