Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Bastille Day Parade on 14 July 2023 in Paris as the Guest of Honour.
- Bastille Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille Prison during the French Revolution.
- Prime Minister Modi held delegation-level talks with President Macron and interacted with CEOs of Indian and French companies.
- Prime Minister Modi announced the agreement to use India’s UPI payment system in France.
- Indian students pursuing masters in France will now be given a five-year post-study work visa.
- The strategic partnership between India and France is significant, particularly in addressing challenges of the 21st century.
- Indian soldiers’ contribution in France during the war was recognized, with the participation of the Punjab Regiment in the National Day Parade.
- The visit marks the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership and aims to strengthen cooperation across various sectors.
Q : During his visit to France in July 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an agreement to use which flagship instant payment system in France?
A) NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer)
B) RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement)
C) UPI (Unified Payments Interface)
D) IMPS (Immediate Payment Service)
Answer: C) UPI (Unified Payments Interface)