Mastercard announces how much amount investment in India?
Global card payments brand Mastercard has announced its plan of investing $1 billion in India operations over the period of next 5 years. About $350 million of the total amount would be invested in setting up a local payments processing center as per the Reserve Bank of India’s mandate to store all payments data locally.
Who has been appointed as coach of Indian Volleyball Team?
None of these
The Volleyball Federation of India appointed Serbian Dragan Mihailovic as head coach of the men’s national team in a move linked to the long term goal of Olympic Games qualification. Mihailovic has more than 25 years of experience as a coach. The VFI also announced the appointment of Przemyslaw Soszynski and Vladimir Radosevic as the team’s physio trainer and physiotherapist respectively.
World Asthma Day 2019 was observed on _____.
This year World Asthma Day was observed across the globe on May 7, 2019. World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) on the first Tuesday in May to improve asthma awareness and control around the world. The theme of World Asthma Day 2019 was ‘STOP for Asthma’. Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of airways of lungs. Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Who has been newly appointed as the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh?
PR Ramachandra Menon
K. M. Joseph
Justice PR Ramachandra Menon was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court on 6th May. Governor Anandiben Patel administered him the oath of office and secrecy at a function at Raj Bhawan. The office the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh fell vacant after the resignation of Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi following his appointment as Judicial Member in the Lokpal.
Odisha sought how much amount under PMAY Scheme for the flood disaster relief?
The Odisha State government demanded special allotment of Rs.7,000 crore under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna with 90:10 funding ratio. Provision of five lakh disaster-resilient affordable houses which would require Rs.7,000 crore was sought by the State.
IBSA Sherpas’ meeting was held in which of the following city?
The IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting, following the 9th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Meeting, was held in Cochin. Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. T.S. Tirumurti led the Indian delegation. Sherpas reviewed the progress made under IBSA, since their last meeting. The Sherpas also appreciated the work done by the IBSA Fund on Poverty and Hunger Alleviation which funded 31 projects spread over in 20 countries.
The government introduced which scheme to boost the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles?
None of these
The government introduced the FAME II scheme to boost the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. The scheme estimates that India can country save 64% of anticipated road-based mobility related energy demand and 37% of carbon emissions in 2030 by pursuing a shared, electric, and connected mobility future. This reduction in energy demand would result in the reduction of 156 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in diesel and petrol consumption for that year and net saving of approximately $60 billion in 2030 at present oil prices. Further, this would give impetus to India's vision of reducing oil imports by 10% by 2022.
Which of the following country honoured 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lt. Gen JFR Jacob?
Israel honoured Lt. Gen. (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob who negotiated the historic surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka after the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, with a plaque on the Wall of Honour at the Ammunition Hill. Lt. Gen. Jacob, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 92, was one of the most prominent members of India’s relatively small Jewish community serving as a Lieutenant General in the Indian Army and later as a Governor of two Indian states-Goa and Punjab.
who conferred with V K Krishna Menon Award?
GD ‘Robert’ Govender
GD ‘Robert’ Govender, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa, has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonised journalism. The South Africa-born journalist was awarded posthumously during an event to mark the 123rd birth anniversary of the Indian diplomat and politician V K Krishna Menon. During a career spanning nearly 60 years, Govender developed a reputation as a campaigning journalist and author.