Explanation:Qatar defeated four-time champions Japan 3-1 in the final to win their first ever Asian Cup. Qatar forward Almoez Ali broke the record of most goals in a single Asian Cup after netting his ninth goal with an overhead kick, breaking Ali Daei's 1996 record. This was the first time that Japan lost in an Asian Cup final.
Explanation:China is to sign a $1 billion concessional loan agreement with Beijing. The agreement is to fund a major highway project linking Colombo to Kandy. The construction of the first phase of the road has been delayed for more than two years due to a lack of funding. Last year Sri Lanka has handed over a strategic port to a Chinese firm for a 99-year lease.
|A.||Department of promotion of Industry and Internal Trade|
|B.||Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy|
|C.||Department of Internal Trade|
|D.||Department of Industry and Internal Trade|
Explanation:Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) renamed as Department of promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The newly named department is under Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The department will look into matters related to promotion of internal trade, including retail trade, will are of traders and their employees, facilitating ease of doing business and start-ups. Matters related to internal trade were earlier under the domain of Ministry of consumer affairs and now under the promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The decision comes amidst a demand by traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) for forming a separate ministry for internal trade. DIPP was responsible for formation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector keeping in view the national priorities and Socio economic objectives.
|A.||Sameer Sheikh||B.||P C Mohanan|
|C.||Ashok Kumar||D.||R P Sethu Sankaran|
Explanation:The two non-governmental members of National Statistical Commission P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi quit over 'disagreements' with the government on the release of jobs data. P C Mohanan was the acting Chairperson of the autonomous body and J V Meenakshi was a NSC member. P C Mohanan was a former member of the Indian Statistical Services and J V Meenakshi was a professor at the Delhi School of Economics. The NSC Chairperson post is now left with Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Chief and Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician as its member. Mr. Mohanan and Meenakshi had tenure upto 2020. They resigned over the government's failure to recognize the commission's contribution and a delay in the release of new National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data.
Explanation:Germany, France and the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX. This was done to help continue trade with Iran and overcome US sanctions. This special payment system will help save the Iran nuclear deal by allowing Tehran to keep trading with EU companies. US had reimposed sanctions on Iran after US President Donald Trump abruptly quit the nuclear accord in 2018.