Current Affairs 04th August 2021

1. News : Kuthiran Tunnel

Source: The Hindu

  • It is Twin-tube tunnel at Kuthiran in Thrissur District of Kerala state in India
  • The 1.6 km long tunnel is designed through Peechi- Vazahani wildlife sanctuary.
  • It is Kerala’s first-ever tunnel for road transport and South India’s Longest 6-lane road tunnel.
  • It is located on National Highway 544, owned and operated by National Highways Authority of India.

2.News : e-RUPI

Source: The Hindu

  • e-RUPI is a person and purpose-specific cashless digital payment solution.It has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the Department of Financial Services, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the National Health Authority.
  • It is a contactless instrument for digital payment.It is based on a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries.
  • This will eliminate any physical interface, mobile banking, debit, or credit cards by simply and directly allowing the beneficiary to avail the benefits by redeeming the codes at specific centers.

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