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1. From which bank does RBI lifted its ban ?

  1. Bandhan Bank’
  2. Indian Bank
  3. Canara Bank
  4. Punjab Bank

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :- RBI lifted its ban on Bandhan Bank. The Reserve Bank of India – RBI has removed its ban on Bandhan Bank after taking notes of  the efforts made by Bandhan Bank to comply with the licensing conditions on 25th February 2020. Now, Bandhan Bank can henceforth expand its branch network.In the month of September 2018, Reserve Bank of India had banned Bandhan Bank from expanding its network. Bandhan bank was banned  as the Bank failed to reduce the promoters’ stake to 40% from close to 82 % within the given 3 year time period of commencing the bank operations. Bandhan Bank has not complied with the licensing condition on dilution . But considering the efforts taken by the Bandhan bank, the ban was lifted by the Reserve Bank of India. The bank ensured at least 25% of the total number of banking outlets which got opened during a financial year. These banking outlets  are opened in unbanked rural centers.As of now, the bank has 4,288 banking outlets which includes its branches. Bandhan Bank shares closed at Rs.403.85 on Bombay Stock Exchange, down 1.15% from the previous stock close.

2. When does Cabinet approved the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill ?

  1. 25th February 2020
  2. 26th February 2020
  3. 27th February 2020
  4. 28th February 2020

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :- Cabinet approved the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill on 26th February 2020. The Bill will allow widows and divorced women to be surrogate mothers. The Bill has included all the recommendations as made by the Rajya Sabha Selected Committee. The amended Surrogacy Regulation Bill is the reformed version of the draft legislation which was been approved by Lok Sabha in August 2019. The 2020 Surrogacy Regulation  Bill basically aims to ensure the effective regulation of the surrogacy service. It actually bans the commercial surrogacy and allow or may say that it promotes altruistic surrogacy.As per the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill, National Surrogacy Board at the state level and central Surrogacy Board and the appropriate authorities in states and Union Territories – UT respectively in the country will be established to regulate the surrogacy. The commercial surrogacy which  includes sale and purchase of human embryo and gametes and ethical surrogacy to Indian married couples will therefore be prohibited according to the bill as introduced on 26th February 2020.The Bill stated that only Indian couples where both partners belong to Indian origins could be able to opt for surrogacy in India. The Union  Cabinet had decided that the insurance cover of the surrogate mother which was proposed for 16 months earlier should be increased to 36 months.The 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill has therefore proposed that the surrogate mother should be a “willing” woman, an altruistic surrogacy is promoted. Earlier this was named and followed as “close relative.” The Bill however has now recommended that not only close relatives but any woman irrespective of her current married status i.e whether she is a widow or divorcee whoever is “willing” should be allowed to act as a surrogate mother.

3. When is World NGO Day is observed ?

  1. 25th February 2020
  2. 26th February 2020
  3. 27th February 2020
  4. 28th February 2020

Correct Answer :– Option C

Explanation :-World NGO Day is observed on 27th February this year. Its been observed on 27th February every year. The World NGO Day basically aims to raise awareness about the Non Governmental Organisation  – NGO sectors in the world. The day is observed every year in order to encourage and support people worldwide who are involved and are dedicatedly working hard for a good social cause in the world.  The World NGO Dayalso aims to highlight the achievements and success of Non Governmental Organizations – NGOs from all the sectors across the globe. The day also supportably aims to make people around the globe understand the role of NGOs in our society. NGO is a non profit association that is an independent sector. It is not a state or an international institution but an independent body working for a good cause. NGOs thus plays a major role in international development help and philanthropy.The observation of World NGO Day was founded in the year 2009 by Marcis Liors Skadmanis, who was a Law student. The observation of the day was thus officially declared by around 12 countries on 17th April in the year 2010. Whereas, It was internationally recognized on 27th February 2014 by United Nations Development Programme – UNDP.

4. Where was ICoSDiTAUS 2020 concluded ?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Mumbai

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :-ICoSDiTAUS 2020 concluded in New Delhi. An International Conference on topics such as Standardization of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Siddha Systems of Medicine and Unani – ICoSDiTAUS 2020 was held in New Delhi. The conference was held from 25th February 2020 – 26th February 2020.From over 16 countries Delegations participated. These Delegations included Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Serbia, Qatar, India, Curacao, Cuba, Myanmar, Ghana, Jamaica, Bhutan, Iran, and Japan participated in the ICoSDiTAUS 2020 conference.The ICoSDiTAUS 2020 conference took ahead of the agenda of expanding the topic of  International Classification of Diseases – ICD into the actual of Traditional Medicine systems at a conceptual level.The experts at ICoSDiTAUS 2020 discussed about adapting ICD to TM Systems and their implementation.

5. Which country is going to conduct Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020 summit ?

  1. Myanmar
  2. Bhutan
  3. India
  4. Netherland

Correct Answer :- Option C

Explanation :-India is going to conduct Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020 summit. The Government of India – GoI has recently announced that it will be organizing the mega event namely “Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020” – RAISE 2020. This event will be India’s first Artificial Intelligence – AI summit. The event is going to be conducted from 11th April 2020 -12th April 2020 in New Delhi. The event RAISE 2020 is going to be organized by the Government in partnership with Industry and Academia.

6. Centre had lifted the ban on which item in India ?

  1. Milk
  2. Onion
  3. Coriander
  4. Garlic

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Centre had lifted its  ban on Onion in India. The government of India has decided to lift the ban on the export of onions as the price of onion has been stabilized in the country. This move of lifting up the ban will protect the interests of farmers as prices are likely to fall  due to a bumper rabi crop. The center decision was thus approved in a meeting of a Group of Ministers – GOM. This Group of Ministers meeting was headed by Home Minister Amit Shah. The lifting of ban on onion is expected to be effective soon in the country.The monthly harvest is expected in the month of March to be over 40 lakh MT and 86 lakh tonne in the month of  April.

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