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KBC 12: Can you answer Rs 7 crore question that made Nazia Nasim quit the game?

On Wednesday, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 got its first crorepati – Nazia Nasim of Delhi. She won applause not only for her intelligence but was also complimented for not using her lifelines, till late into the game show.

Nazia, who originally hails from Jharkhand, works as a communications manager with Royal Enfield, as per various reports. She is the mother of a young boy and credits her husband for his support in her success.

Nazia took home a prize money of Rs 1 crore. She also became this season’s first contestant to attempt the Rs 7 crore question. Here was her Rs 7 crore question: “Where in Singapore did Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose make the first proclamation of an Azad Hind government?” The options were Cathay Cinema Hall, Fort Canning Park, National University of Singapore and National Gallery of Singapore. The correct answer is Cathay Cinema Hall. Unable to answer, she chose to quit the show.

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Speaking about not winning Rs 7 crore, she told Times of India she has no regrets: “No, I have no regrets that I couldn’t answer the Rs 7 crore question. I think reaching the show and being able to put across my opinion on the show was enough for me. Even if I wouldn’t have won Rs 1 crore, I would have not regretted. I had never gone on the show to win money. I went on the show for my mother and it was her dream. I am very proud that could do this for her.”

The Rs 1 crore question that she answered correctly was this – Which of these actresses have won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer? Options were Dipika Chikhlia, Roopa Ganguly, Neena Gupta and Kirron Kher. The correct answer was Roopa Ganguly.

Nazia had used a lifeline – flip the question – to pick an entertainment question. The original question was: Who was the first female to walk on space as well as go deep in Mariana Trench? The answer to this question was Kathryn D Sullivan.

On Kaun Banega Crorepati 12, Delhi’s Nazia Nasim became its first crorepati. She was particularly appreciated for her intelligence and her game play.

Making your payments digitally? You may soon win Rs 1 crore in cash prize

By: Yogima Seth Sharma

NEW DELHI: In yet another move to incentivise consumers and merchants to go for digital payments, the government on Thursday launched two schemes that would give cash prizes to consumers and merchants who use digital modes of payments.

The two scheme, Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-Dhan Vyapari Yojana , will be launched on December 25 and will be run by the National Payment Corporation of India for 100 days.

Announcing the scheme, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the two schemes will cost the government Rs 340 crore.

Under the lucky grahak yojana scheme, 15000 winners will be awarded daily for 100 days, starting from December 25, with Rs 1000 each. The scheme will also see a weekly draw for seven winners with a maximum award of Rs 100000.

Amitabh Kant said that 7000 weekly awards will be given to merchants under Digi Dhan Vyapari Yojna and maximum award will be of Rs 50,000 each.

Besides, there will be a Mega award on April 14, 2017 with cash prize of 1 crore, 50 lakh and 25 lakh for consumers for all transactions between November 8 and April 13. For merchants the prize money under the mega draw stands at Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh.

Digital transactions ranging from Rs 50 up to Rs 3000 will be eligible for the award and would cover all consumer to merchant, government to merchant and all Aadhaar enabled transactions.

Kant also said that all government departments are now moving towards digital payments.

Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-Dhan Vyapari Yojana will be launched on Dec 25 and will be run by the NPCI for 100 days. It’ll cost the govt Rs 340 cr.