World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on which of the following day?
World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is celebrated all over the world on the 3rd of May. The theme for WPFD 2019 is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993.
Which of the following country is the 3rd largest FDI in India?
The Netherlands is now the third largest foreign direct investor (FDI) in India. The Netherlands has invested around $2.67 billion across sectors in India during 2017-18. The Netherlands is also the second largest destination for foreign investment by Indian companies, after Singapore, with investments worth $12.8 billion in 2017.
LIC HFL launches Udyam Centre in which city?
LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) has launched ‘Udyam’, a skilling center in Bengaluru. It was launched in association with Lok Bharti Education Society, the implementing partner. The Centres of Excellence will provide training to marginalised youth in the BFSI, retail, and IT/ ITES sectors.
World Tuna Day observed on ______.
The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices. It was observed for the first time in 2017.
Which telecom company launches ‘Bharat Fibre’ broadband service in Kashmir Valley?
None of these
State-owned telecom firm BSNL has become the first operator to start optical fiber-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama with the launch of ‘Bharat Fibre’. This is the first such FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) service deployment in the (Kashmir) Valley. The service has been launched in a business partnership model with the local channel partner of Pulwama area, on a revenue sharing basis.
Which country retained the top position in the ICC Test rankings?
India retained its top position in the ICC Test rankings while England remained the number one ODI side in the latest annual rankings released in Dubai. New Zealand secured second place in Test series. India bagged prize money of USD 1 million New Zealand bagged USD 500,000. South Africa finished third with 105 points. Australia finished fourth with 104 points winning prize money of USD 200,000 and USD 100,000 respectively.
____ wins the gold medal at Ali Aliev tournament in Russia?
None of these
Wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Viktor Rassadin in the finals of men's 65kg freestyle in Ali Aliev wrestling tournament in Russia's Kaspiisk to bag his second title in two weeks. Bajrang, who was 0-5 down at one stage, went on to win the bout 13-8. The 25-year-old had won gold medal at the Asian Championships in China's Xi'an on April 23.
Who has been appointed as BSEs first independent woman director?
None of these
BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, has finally appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas. The appointment was still late by at least a few weeks from the deadline of April 1 given to all top 500 listed companies based on their market capitalisation for appointing an independent woman director on their board.
Who has been named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA)?
Raheem Sterling named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA). The Manchester City and England forward topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62 per cent of the votes. Sterling lost out to Van Dijk in the race for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) award, but was announced PFA young player of the year.
Who won the IPI’s (International Press Institute) World Press Freedom Hero award in 2019?
None of these
Dawn editor and Columnist Cyril Almeida from Pakistan won the IPI’s (International Press Institute) World Press Freedom Hero award in 2019 for his “critical” and “tenacious coverage” of the civil-military relations in Pakistan. MadaMasr, an Egyptian news site, has won Free Media Pioneer Award 2019 of the IPI and International Media Support (IMS).