Top 20 Current Affairs of the Day: 20 April 2019

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20 April 2019

Employees of Jet Airways have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention to recover outstanding dues as well as to expedite the process of emergency funds for the airline, which has shuttered its operations temporarily. Jet Airways, which has around 23,000 employees delayed payment of salaries to the employees, including pilots. The management of Jet Airways has gone back on its salary arrears payment till december month.  The... Read More

20 April 2019

A book containing English translation of the 100-year-old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala Bagh massacre, ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ released in Abu Dhabi. India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri commended the launch of the book. The poem was translated by Mr. Suri whose grandfather, revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala Bagh survivor, wrote it after witnessing first-hand the events of April 13, 1919. About AbuDhabi Country:United Arab... Read More

category: Books & Authors

20 April 2019

Shri N. Kashinath took over as Member (Signal & Telecom) of Railway Board. He was associated with Train Describer Project, Survey for the Mobile Train Radio Communication in Northeast Frontier Railway, Shri N. Kashinath belongs to the 1980 Batch of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE). About Indian Railways Industry: Rail transport Founded: 8 May 1845 (173 years ago)[1] Headquarters: New Delhi, India Key people: Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways) Vinod Kumar Yadav... Read More

20 April 2019

An insurance giant Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited has received ISO 31000:2018 certification by TUV India. Chola MS has received certification for applying risk management system which conforms to the prescribed standards. The Certificate is valid for a period of 3 years from April 07, 2019, to April 06, 2022. ISO 31000:2018 certification: ISO 31000:2018 is an international risk management standard. The standard provides guidelines, principles, framework, and a process for... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 April 2019

Former Cricketer Ravi Shastri appointed as Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) exclusive Corporate Ambassador to the Indian Business Community. Brand Ambassador may attract more Indian business leaders to set up or expand their operations in UAE through RAKEZ. This first-of-its-kind approach is one of the many other initiatives that RAKEZ will be launching in the future to attract more investors from all over the world and boost the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.


20 April 2019

The Antares - a US rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket was built by Northrop Grumman. It carried about 7,600 pounds (3,450 kg) of supplies and scientific experiments to the station. Some instruments it transports will examine astronauts' health in microgravity. A Canada-made instrument will perform on-orbit... Read More

20 April 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. The recommendations are a result of a two-year-long research by the WHO on digital technologies. What is  digital health technology? Digital health is a simple concept - using technology to help improve individuals' health and wellness. It can cover... Read More

category: International

20 April 2019

Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed Bihar's former Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V. Nayak as a special observer for West Bengal He is a retired IAS officer of the 1984-batch has been appointed as a special observer for West Bengal by ECI. The Commission has earlier appointed Vivek Dube as the special police observer for the state. About Election Commission of India  Formed: 25 January 1950 Objectives: Constitutional Autonomous Body conducts the elections to the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 April 2019

India and France are all set to hold their largest-ever naval exercise with aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters early May as part of their expanding strategic partnership. The exercise has been christened 'Varuna' and will take place off Goa and Karwar from 1 May 2019. The conduct of Varuna exercise was reiterated in the Joint Statement made by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France, on the 10th of March 2018. The two countries will be deploying... Read More

category: Defence

20 April 2019

The two Indian Navy Ships (INS) are scheduled to visit Chinese port of Qingdao from 21 to 26 April to participate in an International Fleet Review to celebrate the 70th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. INS Kolkata is the lead ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. INS Shakti is tanker and supply ship. Over 60 countries would join the commemorative event for the PLA Navy’s 70th founding anniversary on April 23. About... Read More

20 April 2019

Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) partnered with M1Xchange Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) platform for MSME bill discounting. TReDS is a digital platform to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get their bills financed at a competitive rate through an auction where multiple registered financiers can participate. Mynd Solutions is a technology management firm which runs the TReDS platform of M1Xchange. About Bank of Maharashtra Headquarters: Pune CEO: A. S. Rajeev (2... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

20 April 2019

India's Bajrang Punia has regained the world number one spot in the men's 65-kilogram Wrestling freestyle category rankings. The rankings were released by United World Wrestling. Punia, who won Gold in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games as well as a silver in the World Championships last year, secured 58 points ahead of Akhmed Chakaev of Russia. Bajrang, who is currently preparing for the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in China from the 23rd of this month, had first... Read More

category: Sports

20 April 2019

NASA astronaut Christina Koch going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days, which would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch, who arrived at the space station on March 14 is scheduled to remain in orbit until February 2020 will eclipse the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. About Christina Koch  Space missions: Expedition 59, Soyuz MS-12, Soyuz MS-13 Nationality:... Read More

20 April 2019

Deutsche Bank appointed Kaushik Shaparia as the chief executive officer for India He succeeds Ravneet Gill. Gill left the bank to head private lender YES Bank. Shaparia’s appointment will be effective from May 2019. About Deutsche Bank Total assets‎: ‎€1.348 trillion (2018)     Headquarters‎: Fr Number of employees‎: ‎91,700 (2018)   Operating income‎: ‎€1.330 billion

category: Banking & Finance

20 April 2019

India's Export Import Bank (Exim Bank) has provided soft loans of USD 266.60 million to Rwanda for various projects. The funding, done in three separate tranches to Rwanda, is to support: 1) agricultural projects, 2) development of special economic zones (SEZs) and 3) for financing road project in the African nation. According to the agreements, Exim Bank will provide 1) USD 100 million for financing the development of two SEZs (Special Economic Zones) and expansion of the... Read More

20 April 2019

Union cabinet approved the sanction of Rs 4315.15 crore for the 158 Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) for implementation of reservation in admission to students belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS). With the approval of the Cabinet, over 2 lakh additional seats will be created in 158 Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) across the country to implement 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). While 1,19,983 additional seats will be created during 2019-20... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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