Current Affairs

Current Affairs Pocket : 8 – 10 September 2020

Vinkesh Gulati appointed as new President of FADA* Vinkesh Gulati, has been appointed as the 35th President of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA).* He succeeds Ashish Harsharaj Kale and will serve the role of president from 2020 to 2022.* The FADA is an apex national body representing automobile dealers of India. DRDO successfully

Current Affairs Pocket : 5-7 September 2020

Bajaj Allianz Life ropes in Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador* Private life insurer Bajaj Allianz Life has appointed Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador.* Khurrana will promote the companies products and digital services across offline and online mediums.* He will feature in the life insurer’s next campaign ‘Smart Living’ that encompasses its

Current Affairs Pocket : 2-4 September 2020

Mustapha Adib appointed as new Prime Minister of Lebanon* Lebanese diplomat, Mustapha Adib, country’s envoy to Germany, has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Lebanon.* The 48-year-old replaces Hassan Diab.* Adib received support from 90 of 120 MPs to become the new Prime Minister of Lebanon and to form the government on 31 August

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 28 August – 1 Sep. 2020

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld becomes youngest to win International Booker Prize 2020* The International Booker Prize 2020 has been won by Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld for her debut novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’. The novel has been translated from Dutch to English by Michele Hutchison.* The £50,000 prize ($66,000) will be split equally between the

Current Affairs Pocket : 26-27 August 2020

Hyderabad’s Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash wins Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad* Neelkantha Bhanu Prakash of Hyderabad has become the first Indian to win the gold medal at the Mental Calculation World Championship 2020 at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London recently.* The 20-year-old Neelkantha Bhanu Prakash, is a student of Mathematics at

Current Affairs Pocket : 25 August 2020

German Golfer Sophia Popov wins Women’s British Open 2020* German Golfer Sophia Popov won the Women’s British Open 2020 title (rebranded as 2020 AIG Women’s Open) by defeating Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura by two strokes at Royal Troon in Scotland. Sophia has now become the first female golfer from Germany to win the LPGA Tour’s major

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 20 – 24 August 2020

DRDO Successfully Test Fires First Pinaka Rockets Produced by Private Sector* The Indian Army successfully test-fired the first ever privately manufactured Pinaka rockets recently from the firing range in Pokharan, which achieved the desired results by accurately hitting targets.* The rockets have been manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) and are the first ammunition of

Current Affairs Pocket : 17 – 19 August 2020

MCX to launch India’s first bullion index, Bulldex* Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) will launch India’s first bullion index named Bulldex, on August 24, 2020.* The Bulldex will have a market lot size of 50 and gold and silver will be underlying. It will be a cash-settled futures contract.* Multi Commodity Exchange of India