23nd May Current Affairs 2019
Daily GK Updates & Current Affairs for Government Exams
World Tortoise Day is observed on 23rd May
23 May 2019 Current Affairs: World turtle day is observed on 23rd May. It is sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. The aim is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. This year the day spotlights on freshwater turtles.
The herpetologists, one who studies about amphibians and reptiles, have launched a unique initiative to gather more information about India’s freshwater turtles and tortoises.
India ranked 117th in Kids Right Index
The annual global index named Kids Right Index has ranked countries on the basis of how much they are involved and equipped to improve child rights. India ranked 117th out of 181 countries. Iceland topped the ranking followed by Portugal About Kids Right Index Kids Rights Index is an initiative started by Kids Right Foundation with Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
HDFC Group Overtakes Tata Group As Indias Most Valuable
HDFC group overtaken the 151-year-old Tata group to emerge as India’s most valuable by way of market capitalization (m-cap). The combined market value of the five listed companies of the HDFC group – HDFC, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, HDFC Asset Management and Gruh Finance stood at Rs 11.66 lakh crore while the combined m-cap of 29 Tata group companies stood at Rs 11.64 lakh crore, about Rs 2,000 crore less than that of the HDFC group.
Amazon likely to get the .amazon domain name
Jeff Bezos-led Amazon has bagged a seven-year dispute over the ‘.amazon’ domain name from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO), a group with member countries including Brazil backed the dispute. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to proceed with designation requested by Amazon pending a 30-day period of public comment.
SBI has joined hands with FMCG Arm of The Art of Living Sri Sri Tattva
State Bank of India (SBI) tied up with the FMCG arm of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Tattva under which SBl’s YONO users can avail a discount of 15% on the entire range of products offered by Sri Tattva such as food, personal care, healthcare, homecare, BYOGI apparels and Shankara skincare products. YONO is an integrated digital banking platform of Sal.
Mumbai tops the list of most vulnerable cities to cyberattacks in 2019
Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs in its report titled “The Annual Threat Report 2019” has disclosed that Mumbai topped the list of 15-city which are more vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2019. The other two cities which followed Mumbai are Delhi and Bengaluru. The report has also revealed that Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal which are prone to cyber attacks.
Karnataka Bank introduced Savings Bank product named “KBL SB Salary” for salaried class
23 May 2019 Current Affairs: Karnataka Bank launched a customized product for the salaried class.
The new savings bank product, KBL SB Salary has been designed with three variants namely SB Salary Executive, SB Salary Prime, and SB Salary Classic to cater the financial needs of the ’employer-employee ecosystem’.
All three variants do not have the minimum balance criteria instead they have Digitally Powered features.
Its major features include- No annual charge on Debit Cards, Unlimited free access to Karnataka Bank ATMs, Free Cash Deposit facility across all branches, Free Fund Transfer within the Bank, Free NEFT & RTGS through Internet and Mobile Banking, Free Outstation Cheque Collection, No Annual Fee on Demat & Trading Accounts.