Which day is celebrated as the national Maritime Day?
In India, the National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on April 5. The day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964. The theme of the 56th edition of the National Maritime Day is “Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity”. Hundred years ago, on this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled to the United Kingdom.
Who becomes the 1st Indian to be appointed as the member of FIFA Executive Council?
Praful Patel, president of All India Football Federation (AIFF), has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of FIFA Executive Council. Patel got 38 votes out of the total 46 votes, which only shows how highly he is regarded by the fellow Asian nations. Patel, who serves as a Senior Vice President at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election, which was held during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lampur in Malaysia.
Who has been appointed as the President of the World Bank?
Alberto J Verma
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David Malpass has been appointed as the President of the World Bank. He was US President Donald Trump’s nominee and won unanimous approval from the institution’s executive board. He has replaced Former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim who left in January 2019. Malpass was former Bear Stearns and Co chief economist who advised Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Which Indian state’s village becomes 1st carbon-positive settlement?
Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of Manipur has become India’s first carbon-positive settlement. A village is given carbon-positive tag if it sequesters more carbon than it emits, slowing accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and mitigating effects of climate change. Phayeng Village is scheduled caste village of the Chakpa community.
World Health Day is celebrated on which date?
The World Health Day was observed across the world on April 7, 2019. The day marked the 71st anniversary of the World Health Organisation. The theme of World Health Day 2019 was ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’.
Which country launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile network?
South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks on 11 pm April 3, 2019. Three top telecom providers SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus launched the 5G services. South Korea launched the 5G services two days ahead of the schedule as there were speculations that US mobile carrier Verizon might start its 5G services.
Which organisation approves L&T’s proposal to acquire up to 66.15% stake in Mindtree?
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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T’s) proposal to acquire up to 66.15% stake in Mindtree. With this nod, L&T has overcome the first major regulatory hurdle in its bid for ‘hostile’ takeover of the Bengaluru-headquartered IT services firm.
Which bank approved the merger with Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH) through a share swap deal?
Lakshmi Vilas Bank
The board of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) approved the merger of the private sector lender with Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH) through a share swap deal. The merger will help Indiabulls get access to low-cost stable funds and entry into banking. The merger will also enable Tamil Nadu-based LVB to obtain a larger geographical presence. The merged entity will have a net worth Rs19,472 crore and a loan book Rs1,23,393 crore for the nine months of FY19. IBH’s board has constituted a reorganisation committee headed by independent director and former RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra.
Who got the sportsperson of the year on the ESPN Multi-Sport Awards in Male Category?
The ESPN Multi-Sport Awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury.
The winners are:
Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics). Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (Badminton). Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (Badminton). Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (Shooting).
Who got the ESPN Multi-Sport Awards in the Emerging Sportsperson of the Year category?
Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting). Team of the Year –Women’s team (Table tennis). Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Boxing). Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (Para-athletics). Moment of the ear – Women’s 4x400m relay. Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football).