10th March 2019 Current Affairs
ACKO General Insurance bags Golden Peacock Award 2019


ACKO General Insurance a new-age digital insurance company was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award-2019, for their contextual micro insurance product- "Ola Ride Insurance".

The award was presented to Biresh Giri, Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko at an event in Dubai.

The Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award is designed to encourage systemic innovation in an organization to develop products and services that are aligned with the current market demands.

About ACKO General Insurance

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - 2016

Founder - Varun Dua


Subhash Chandra Garg named as Finance Secretary


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Subhash Chandra Garg as the Finance Secretary.

He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been working as the Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs since June 2017.

He has succeeded Ajay Narayan Jha, the former Finance Secretary who retired on February 28, 2019.

 Ajay Narayan Jha has taken over as a member of the 15th Finance Commission.


Kerala's Marayoor Jaggery Gets Geographical Indication Tag


Marayoor jaggery, the traditional and handmade product from Idukki district of Kerala gets the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Central Government.

The Jaggery is one of the sweetest jaggeries produced in Idukki. It is made from sugarcane and no chemicals are added during the manufacturing process. It is dark brown in colour, high in sweetness and iron, with less sodium content and insoluble impurities.

About Kerala

Capital - Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan

Governor - P Sathasivam

National Park

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mathikettan Shole National Park
  • Pampadum Shole National Park
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Anamudi Shola National Park


Labour Ministry signs MoU with Simtars, Australia for Cooperation in Occupational Safety


Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safety in Mines, Testing and Research Station (SIMTARS), Australia for cooperation in occupational safety.

The MoU was signed between Shri Utpal Singh on behalf of Ministry of Labour and Employment and Shri Gitesh Agrawal on behalf of SIMTARS, Australia.

MoU was aimed at exploring new opportunities in the area of occupational safety, health and welfare of persons engaged in mining operations.


India and ADB sign $26 million loan Agreement for  Assam 


The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $26 Million Loan Agreement to provide additional financing for improving drainage infrastructure in Dibrugarh town of Assam under the ongoing Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program.

The agreement signed in New Delhi.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Headquarters - Manila, Philipines

President - Takehiko Nakao

About Assam

Capital - Dispur

Chief Minister - Sarbananda Sonowal

Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

National Park

  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park


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