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10th April 2019 Current Affairs
Vikramjit Sing Sahney, SUN Group Chairman, elected as the President of ICC India

 

Vikramjit Singh, Chairman of SUN Group, has been elected as the new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-India.

He will succeed Jawahar Vadivelu.

About International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the largest, most representative business organization in the world.

Headquarters - Paris, France

Founded - 1919

Motto - We make business work for everyone, everyday, everywhere

 

BSE ties up with HDFC Bank to strengthen the Startups platform

 

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia's oldest exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HDFC Bank with an objective to strengthen the BSE startup platform.

The MoU has been signed to spread more awareness about the benefits of the listing startups on this BSE startup platform.

BSE is the first exchange to have launched the startup platform.

About BSE

Founded - 9th July 1875

Location - Mumbai, Maharastra

Chairman - S Ravi

About HDFC Bank

Founded - August 1994

Headquarters - Mumbai

CEO - Aditya Puri

 

IIT-Madras tops HRD's National Ranking of Institutes

 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras topped the national ranking of higher institutes released by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) in New Delhi.

Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, and IIT-Delhi begged the second and third rank respectively.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University were ranked 7th and 10th respectively.

Delhi University's Miranda House was ranked the best among colleges across the county, while the varsity's St Stephen's College was ranked fourth.

AIIMS has ranked first among medical sciences institutes.

National Law School, Bangalore has topped law colleges.

 

Dream11 becomes India's first billion-dollar gaming startup

 

Dream11 has become India's first gaming unicorn or billion startups to join the elite club of privately-held startups.

It has achieved this feat after getting the investment of $60 million from Steadview Capital of London and Hong Kong.

The deal involved a secondary sale by Kalaari Capital, Think Investments Multiples Equity.

Dream11 offers its users fantasy gaming in categories such as cricket, football, kabaddi, and basketball.

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador of this company, and more than 5 crore users are playing fantasy games on this platform.

About Dream11

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - 2008

Founder - Harsh Jain & Bhavit Sheth

 

Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti VI Concludes in Sri Lanka

 

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.

Mitra Shakti Exercise is started in 2013 and conducted annually as part of military diplomacy to enhance cooperation between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army.

About Srilanka

Capital - Colombo, Sri Jayawardennepura kotte

Currency - Sri Lankan rupee

Prime Minister - Ranil Wickremesinghe

 

17th Economic Forum held in Jordan

 

The World Economic Forum in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) held in Jordan's Dead Sea.

The forum was themed on three major visions: generating job opportunities, empowering Arab women and promoting the most intriguing startups that have joined the region's industry over the past years.

About World Economic Forum

Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

Founded - January 1971

Founder & Executive Chairman - Mr. Klaus Schwab

About Jordan

Capital - Amman

Currency - Jordanian dinar

 

London becomes first city to implement 24x7 pollution charge zone

 

London became the first city in the world to implement a 24-hour, seven day a week Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or face a charge.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) objectives to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health, according to a press release from the office of Sadiq Khan, mayor of London.

About United Kingdom

Capital - London

Currency - Pound sterling

Prime Minister - Theresa May

 

Google's wing launches its 1st Drone Delivery Service in Australia

 

Google parent company Alphabet has launched its first commercial drone service through its Wing subsidiary in Canberra, Australia.

Alphabet made its first delivery in Canberra after getting approval from the country's civil aviation authority.

The drone will deliver coffee, food, and over-the-counter medicines directly to the clients' home using a connected smartphone app.

About Australia

Capital - Canberra

Currency - Australian dollar

Prime Minister - Scott Morrison

 

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