Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 23 April 2019

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23 April 2019

The government notified the second phase of the FAME India scheme with a Rs 10,000-crore outlay to encourage adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. Under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME-II) scheme, 10 lakh registered electric two-wheelers with a maximum ex-factory price will be eligible to avail incentive of Rs 20,000 each. It will also support 5 lakh e-rickshaws having ex-factory price of up to Rs 5 lakh with an incentive of Rs... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 April 2019

The Asian Tea Alliance (ATA), a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries, was launched in Guizhou in China. The members of the alliance are: 1.   Indian Tea Association, 2.   China Tea Marketing Association, 3.   Indonesian Tea Marketing Association, 4.   Sri Lanka Tea Board and 5.   Japan Tea Association. Plans for Boosting tea trade: ATA Plans to work towards enhancing tea trade, cultural exchanges, technology exchanges as... Read More

category: Schemes

23 April 2019

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) announced the creation of the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies, named in honour of the India-born economist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, who was Professor of Economics at LSE from 1971-82. The public announcement of the chair was made during LSE’s biannual Amartya Sen Lecture. The lecture, 'Foundations of State Effectiveness', was delivered by Professor Sir Tim Besley with Professor Sen serving as discussant... Read More

category: Indian Affairs


23 April 2019

Egyptians casted their ballots on 14 amendments to the 2014 charter, which were overwhelmingly approved by parliament, with 531 out of 596 members voting in favour, 22 voting against and one abstention. Amendments: The amendments include changing the length of presidential terms from four to six years. They also extend the second term of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, which is set to end in 2022, by two years, and allow him to run for office for another term in 2024. The current president... Read More

category: International

23 April 2019

He achieved this feat at the Monte Carlo Masters by defeating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 38 minutes. Fognini will rise to a career-high ranking of 12. Fognini had beaten Rafael Nadal in the semi-final. Fognini earns 1000 ATP Rankings points and receives €958,055 in prize money. Lajovic gains 600 points and €484,950 for his run to the championship match. Last time an Italian player Nicola Pietrangeli won the trophy in 1968. This event held every year at Monte Carlo... Read More


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23 April 2019

Javelin thrower Annu Rani and 3000-meter steeple chaser Avinash Sable won the silver medals. Quartermiler M P Poovamma, 5000-meter runner Parul Choudhary and 10000-meter runner Gavit Murali Kumar bagged a bronze each. With five medals to their name, India were fifth in the medals tally. Bahrain lead the table (7 medals), China second (5 medals), Iran third (2 medals) and Philippines fourth (1 medal). 2019 Asian Athletics Championships: Edition: 23rd Host city: Doha, Qatar Main stadium:... Read More

category: Indian Affairs


23 April 2019

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance collaborated with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance to launch their 1st product titled ‘Total Health Secure Goal’. The product is a combination of 2 existing plans, namely, Health Guard policy by Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and iSecure policy by Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. This combined plan offers customers 5% extra discount on the total premium and also provides flexibility of availing service or communication on the product. The product... Read More

category: International

23 April 2019

Services won their sixth Santosh Trophy title with a 1-0 victory over Punjab, at Ludhiana. In the semi-finals earlier, eight-time champions Punjab had defeated five-time winners Goa 2-1 to enter their 15th final. Services beat Karnataka 4-3 in the semis via a penalty shootout to book a place in the title clash for the 11th time. The 2018–19 Santosh Trophy was the 73rd edition. About Santosh Trophy: It is an Indian football tournament in which the states of the country along with some... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

23 April 2019

Intellectual Property Rights Cell (IPR Cell) of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) The award comprises of INR 1 lakh, citation and memento. About World IP Day  World IP Day is observed on April 26. The award constituted by the Indian Intellectual Property Office under the Union Ministry of Industry and Commerce  It is conferred on persons and organisations working in the field of patents, trademarks, and Geographical Indications.

category: Indian Affairs

23 April 2019

India's largest IT services company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has partnered with the Department of Posts in a bid to transform it into a multi-service digital hub, modernise the delivery of mail and packages, enhance customer experience, and launch innovative services that will drive new revenues. In 2013, TCS had announced receiving an over Rs 1,100 crore multi-year contract from the Department of Posts (DoP) for an end-to-end IT modernisation programme. Core System Integration... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

23 April 2019

SBI General Insurance launched its new product – cyber defence insurance to protect businesses from financial and reputational losses due to cyber attacks. The main focus on SMEs and mid-market businesses to larger businesses. This offers protection against the growing threat of cyber breaches like hacking attacks, identity theft, disclosure of sensitive information and business interruption. It provides IT forensic investigations, legal advice, reputational and PR management. About... Read More

category: Sports

23 April 2019

Ayush Ministry signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for cooperation in the field of research and education of traditional medicines how to integrate traditional medicines with modern science. CSIR and Ayush Ministry jointly developed the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which prevents bio-piracy and misappropriation of traditional knowledge. About CSIR ♦ Headquarter: New Delhi ♦ Director... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

23 April 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the 2019 Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) in which India's overall rank is 19th out of 28 countries, with a score of 64.9. Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) 2019: Australia tops the ICP, followed by the Netherlands and Germany. Saudi Arabia, Romania, and Egypt are at the bottom in Index. The ICP explores the issue of cancer preparedness through three broad domains: policy and planning; care delivery; health systems and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 April 2019

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran and Pakistan to create a joint ‘reaction force’ on the border between the two countries, for combatting terrorism. The announcement came during a two-day visit to Iran by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, the first of his tenure. Iran and Pakistan share a 959 km land border. Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, is Pakistan's largest and poorest province, rife with ethnic, sectarian and separatist... Read More

category: International

23 April 2019

According to data released by StartupBlink, India moved up to 17th position in 2018 from 37th spot last year in the Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019. The top three spots remained unchanged with the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The cities with the most vibrant startup ecosystems in India are Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. India ranks 17 globally among 100 countries, based on the strength of its startup ecosystem, according to StartupBlink, which tracks startup ecosystems on a... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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