Mastercard: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Project Kirana launched by Mastercard and USAID

Published: November 20, 2020

On November 19, 2020, Mastercard and United States Agency for International Development launched “Project Kirana”. The programme will enable women entrepreneurs to grow, launch and thrive. What is the plan? Under Project Kirana, a two-year programme is to be rolled out in selected cities such as Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. The project ..

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RBI to set new QR code rules to change payment picture of India

Published: October 28, 2020

The Reserve Bank of India recently ordered payment system operators (PSO) from launching new proprietor QR code for transactions. The apex Bank asked the PSOs switch to at least 1 interoperable QR code. This is to to use the same QR code across multiple payment applications. This is being done by the Reserve Bank of ..

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IndiGo launches its first co-branded credit card

Published: February 28, 2020

India’s leading airline IndiGo recently launched its first co-branded credit card named ‘Ka-Ching’ in collaboration with HDFC Bank and MasterCard. The card is available in basic and premium version. The card vouches several benefits such as lounge access, priority check-in at airports, discounted convenience fee and fuel charge waivers.

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Team Cashless India: Mastercards’ campaign to promote digital payments in India

Published: October 17, 2019

Payment technology major Mastercard along with its brand ambassador MS Dhoni launch a nationwide campaign dubbed as ‘Team Cashless India’ to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of digital payments in India. The Team Cashless India’ is in line with government’s ‘Digital India’ vision and is an important step towards Mastercard’s goal to equip 10 million ..

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India’s first health-focused credit card launched by RBL Bank

Published: August 12, 2019

India’s first health-focused credit card has been launched by RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform Practo. The co-branded health credit card is powered by Mastercard and is available on both Practo and RBL mobile apps and websites. It offers benefits like unlimited and round-the-clock online consultations with experienced and qualified doctors, one free full body ..

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