Current Affairs 2019

Current Affairs Pocket : 19th April 2019

India ranked 140th in World Press Freedom Index 2019* Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2019 for the third year running while Finland (up two places) has taken second place from the Netherlands (down one at 4th).* India dropped two places to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the

Current Affairs Pocket : 18th April 2019

Bandhan Bank Gets CCI Nod For Merger With Gruh Finance* Bandhan Bank has received approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed scheme of amalgamation of Gruh Finance with the bank. The approval has been made under sub-section (1) of Section 31 of the Competition Act, 2002.* Bandhan Bank had, in January

Current Affairs Pocket : 17th April 2019

IDBI Bank Launches ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ Paperless Account Facility* IDBI Bank has launched ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ account opening process for NRIs residing in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries. * The person will not be required to furnish physical documents as well as KYC proofs for opening an account with the bank. Mohammed Ishtayeh Appointed As PM

Current Affairs Pocket : 16th April 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh on his birth centenary* The Chief of the Indian Air Force during the 1965 war, World War II hero, post-retirement diplomat, the first Air Force officer to wear five stars, Marshal Arjan Singh remains an Indian legend. * President KR Narayanan had conferred

Current Affairs Pocket : 13th – 15th April 2019

Jamia Millia Islamia gets its First Woman Vice-Chancellor* The Ministry of Human Resources and Development issued a statement about appointing * Professor Najma Akhtar as vice–chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) by the President of India.She is appointed for a period of five years.* Professor Najma Akhtar will be the first woman to hold

Current Affairs Pocket : 11th – 12th April 2019

Government Retains Interest Rate For General Provident Fund at 8%* The government has retained the interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF), Contributory Provident Fund and other related schemes at 8 per cent for the first quarter of the current financial year.* The interest rate on these funds was at 8% in January-March quarter of

Current Affairs Pocket : 10th April 2019

IMF Cuts India’s GDP Growth Forecast To 7.3% For FY20* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its economic growth forecasts for India by 20 basis points (bps) each from its January predictions to 7.3% for FY20 and 7.5% for the next fiscal.* Citing persistent risks from the trade war, it lowered 2019 global growth forecast

Current Affairs Pocket : 9th April 2019

Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti VI Concludes* The sixth edition of the joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise Mitra Shakti concluded in Sri Lanka.* Started in 2013, exercise Mitra Shakti is in continuation of a series of joint exercises that is conducted annually as part of