Current Affairs 2019
Daily GK Updates & Current Affairs for Government Exams
Nitin Chugh likely to be appointed as MD & CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Nitin Chugh, digital banking head of private sector lender HDFC Bank, is likely to succeed Samit Ghosh, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Mr.Ghosh, who is also the founder of Ujjivan SFB, will retire in November 2019. The Bengaluru-based small finance bank has already applied to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for approval to appoint Mr.Chugh as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr.Chugh has over 23 years of experience. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.
Google partners with MMTC-PAMP India
Google has partnered with bullion refiner MMTC-PAMP India to allow Google Pay users to buy and sell gold through the app. Through this partnership with India’s only LBMA-accredited gold refinery, Google Pay users will be able to buy 99.99% 24-karat gold. This type of service is already offered by the likes of Paytm, Mobikwik, and PhonePe. Google:
AITA signs MoU with STF to train Indian junior players
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Serbian Tennis Federation (STF) to train Indian junior players under world-renowned Serbian coaches at the R.K. Khanna Stadium, New Delhi. The MoU was signed on 10th April by AITA Secretary-General Hironmoy Chatterjee and STF CEO Dusan Orlandic. Trainers and coaches from Serbia will come to India for a week/ two-week camp in the under-12, 14, 16 and 18 categories. All India Tennis Association (AITA)
Indian Railways unrolls new quota for foreigners and NRIs to book tickets
Indian Railways is one of the leading railway systems in the world. With new enthusiasm, Indian Railways introducing new schemes for the betterment of services and exciting plans. Indian Railways lifted restrictions so that now Foreigners and NRIs can book tickets in all classes. The foreign tourists who travel in Indian trains are allowed to book tickets in the first AC, second AC and executive classes through IRCTC website up to 365 days in advance. Under the FTQ category, the Railways has allocated four berths per coach in a sleeper and 3rd AC classes while seats have been parked per coach in chair car classes.
Maharashtra Introduces seven doctors to contest LS elections this time
Maharashtra introduces seven doctors ready contesting the elections from amongst the 48 constituencies. Of the seven-doctor contestants, four belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, while one each belongs to the Shivsena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Indian National Congress. It is solely in the state of Maharashtra that it is introducing seven doctors ready contesting the elections from amongst the 48 constituencies. Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil, he acts as the Chief Executive Officer of Dr Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation. Posturing the professional aura he owns, he will be matching the poll from the Ahmednagar constituency, the opposition is a question yet. Meanwhile, newly joined NCP member Dr Amol Kolhe pulls up to contest against Shivaji
Scientists discovered chain melted state of matter
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland while examining potassium have discovered a new state of physical matter where atoms can exist as both solid and liquid at the same time known as the chain melted state. The discovery was made using powerful computer simulations. At the chain-melted state, atoms are both solid and liquid at the same time. Scientists have discovered that when extreme pressure and temperature are applied to potassium, it can form a state in which most of the atoms form a lattice structure but a second set is in a fluid arrangement. Scientists say that it would be like holding a sponge filled with water that starts dripping out, except the sponge is also made of water. Over half a dozen elements including sodium and bismuth are thought to be capable of existing in the newly discovered state. Researchers hope it can be further examined to find more uses for the unexpected discovery.
SpaceX launched its first commercial mission
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, launched its first commercial mission from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts. The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload. SpaceX.