Category: National Current Affairs


Swiggy starts digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ in partnership with ICICI Bank

  • Bengaluru-based food tech unicorn Swiggy on 30th June declared the release of its own digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ to facilitate a ‘single-click checkout experience’ on its platform.
  • The digital wallet in partnership with ICICI Bank will allow Swiggy users to store money and be used for all food orders on Swiggy.

World Bank to provide USD 750 mn to help 15 cr viable MSMEs

World Bank
  • The World Bank on 1st June declared it will provide a USD 750 million budget assistance to 15 crores micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to enhance liquidity access for viable small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Fitch slashes India growth projection to 8% for FY22


  • Fitch Ratings on 29th June slashed India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 fiscal to 8 percent from 9.5 percent predicted last month. It, however, preserved its prediction of Indian economy contracting by (-5) percent in the current fiscal (FY2020-21).

Madhya Pradesh starts ‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign

  • In Madhya Pradesh, the school bell will be ringing in the homes of the state too from July 6. Children will learn, do yoga, write and listen to stories and prepare notes on them.

IIT Madras starts the world’s first online BSc degree in Programming and Data Science

IIT Madras
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on 30th June declared that it has started the “world’s first” online BSc degree course in Programming and Data Science.
  • The course will be available to everyone who has passed class 12 with English and Maths at class 10 level and joined any on-campus undergraduate course.

MoU inked between Indian oil, NTPC Ltd, and SDMC for Waste to Energy plant in Delhi

National Thermal Power Corporation Lts. (NTPC)
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on Waste to Energy plant at Okhla, Delhi, between Indian Oil, NTPC Ltd and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
  • The plant has the potential to process 17500 tons of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) per annum from municipal solid garbage to generate Syngas which is used to produce electricity.

UN honors Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja for her efforts to stop the pandemic

KK Shailaja
  • Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja was respected by the United Nations for her struggles to stop the coronavirus pandemic. She was among a few of the world leaders called to speak on the occasion of the United Nations Public Service Day.

PhonePe pairs-up with ICICI Bank on UPI multi-bank model

  • Flipkart-owned PhonePe it has tied-up with ICICI Bank on UPI multi-bank model, providing its customers the option to make and utilize multiple UPI IDs with ICICI and Yes Bank”s handles.

Tamil Nadu, World Bank ink loan agreements worth $250 mn to advance affordable housing projects

World Bank
  • The central government, Tamil Nadu state government and the World Bank on 29th June inked loan ventures worth $250 million for two projects to encourage low-income groups in the state to have access to affordable housing.

Gujarat Govt’s Online support ”At One Click” Initiative For MSME

Gujrat CM
  • The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani started the online support initiative ‘At One Click’ with Rs 1,369 crore for almost 13000 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) (i.e. MSMEs and textile industries) in Gujarat.