How many team will play the World Test Championship ?
Getting underway on 1 August 2019, the WTC will see the top nine Test teams in the world – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series, played over two years; Each team will play three home and three away series. The top two teams contesting the ICC World Test Championship Final in June 2021 (to be played in the UK) and the winners crowned ICC World Test Champions.
ICC Chairman: Shashank Manohar;
Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The 13th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in India from February 9 to March 26, 2023.
Recently India Signed 2 MoUs to strengthen defence cooperation with which country ?
India, Mozambique sign 2 MoUs to strengthen defence cooperation. The two MoUs include an agreement on sharing white shipping information and another on co-operation in the field of Hydrography.
The documents were signed following a meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Mozambican counterpart Atanasio Salvador M’tumuke. Rajnath Singh is currently on his first official visit abroad as the Defence Minister to the African country. This is also the first time a Defence Minister has visited Mozambique.
Prime Minister of Mozambique: Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.
Capital of Mozambique: Maputo.
Who is appointed as Finance Secretary of India ?
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as the administrative head of one of the key economic policy making divisions of the government - the ministry of finance.Rajiv Kumar will replace Subhash Chandra Garg was shunted out of the Ministry and posted as Secretary, Ministry of Power.
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Dr Subir Vithal Gokarn passed away in 30th July, at what period of time he was the Deputy Governor of RBI ?
Former Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor and Noted economist Dr Subir Vithal Gokarn (60) passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness. He had the distinction of being the youngest RBI Governor at the time. He was the RBI Deputy Governor from 2009-12 and oversaw Monetary Policy Research and Financial Markets department. Gokarn was also Chief Economist of Standard & Poor’s Asia-Pacific and Chief Economist of CRISIL (Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited). He was appointed as Executive Director on the board of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) in 2015.
Who is awarded recently with “Woman of Influence Award” ?
MC Mary Kom
Priya Priyadarshini Jain
Eminent fashionista, social entrepreneur and philanthropist Priya Priyadarshini Jain has been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Indian Woman of Influence’ award at the House of Lords, the United Kingdom Parliament, London.
Priyadarshini Jain for it also marked the grand launch of coffee table book on ’50 most influential Indian women worldwide’ featuring her as one of the most prominent personalities from India.
Who is CEO of Microsoft ?
Satya Narayana Nadella
Nadella was born in Hyderabad in a Telugu Family on 19 August 1967. Microsoft has acquired data privacy, governance service firm BlueTalon. BlueTalon helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data. BlueTalon works with leading Fortune 100 companies to eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is all set to launch a new program in which city ?
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), is an initiative of NITI Aayog is all set to launch a new program for community innovation in New Delhi. The Director of AIM Mission is R Ramanan. The main purpose of this new initiative is to make innovation ecosystem socially inclusive as well as to ensure equitable distribution of infrastructure for innovation across the country to encourage the spirit of innovation.
This new program has been specifically designed for underserved, unserved regions of Tier 1 or Metro cities, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, Smart Cities, Aspirational districts, North-East, Jammu and Kashmir as well as the rural and tribal regions of India. This program will be jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar, CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.
Where is The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance going to be held ?
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG ) in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) conducts National e-Governance Conference every year. 22nd National e-Governance conference will be held at Shillong on 8-9 August 2019.The theme of the conference is ‘Digital India: Success to Excellence’.DARPG in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Meghalaya government will organise the 22nd National Conference.
Objective of the e-Gov conference is to provide platform to improve the standard of service rendered to common man i.e. to provide end to end Citizen Centric Service Delivery. The conference is normally attended by senior officers of Government of India and State Governments including union Territories, academician, Executives from Industry etc. Around 50 exhibits showcasing the initiatives taken by Awardees and State Government e-Governance projects are displayed.
Discussions are held on current IT initiatives. Various technical sessions are also conducted during the conference.
Which Indian Railway zone introduced “Pink Coaches” ?
Northern Railway Zone
Western Railway Zone
Eastern Railway Zone
Southern Railway Zone
North-East Railway Zone
Indian Railways ‘Northeast Frontier Railway zone’ has started a unique initiative to earmark a special portion of the SLR coach with pink colour. This is done to specially help the women passengers with better safety and security.
8 trains in Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway have begun operations with some pink coaches.
Headquarter of Northeast Frontier Railway zone: Maligaon, Guwahati.
Who is the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare of India ?
Dr Harsh Vardhan
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the 110th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), At this occasion Union Health Minister inaugurated the laboratory complex (Lab 3) at NCDC and the new building of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP).