12th April 2019 Current Affairs
Emami's Navratna Cool named Varun Dhawan as Brand Ambassador


Indian actor Varun Dhawan has been appointed as the new Brand Ambassador of Navratna Cool. The TV commercials are directed by Luv Kalla and shot in the UK.

Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Chiranjeevi, Shilpa Shetty and Jr NTR are also served as Brand Ambassadors of Navaratna Brand.

Harsha V Agarwal is the Director of Emami Limited.

The Navratna Portfolio consists of Navratna Xtra Thanda Oil, Navratna Oil, Navratna Smart Cool, Navratna Cool and Navratna Almond Cool Oil. 


Virat Kohli named Wisden's Leading Cricket of the year 2019


Indian Captain Virat Kohli has been named as the 'Leading Cricket of the Year' for the third successive time by the 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

The 30-year-old amassed 2,735 runs in 47 international innings at an average of 68.37 in 2018, including 11 hundred and 9 fifties.

Kohli was also picked as one the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year, along with England's Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, and Rory Burns.


Smriti Mandhana named Wisden's Leading Cricketer of the year 2019


Indian women opener Smriti Mandhana has been named as the Wisden Almanack's 'Leading Women's Cricketer of the Year'.

The 22-year-old is currently the top-ranked player in women's ODIs and third in T20Is.

Mandhana scored 669 runs at an average of 66.90 in 12 ODIs and 622 runs at a strike-rate of 130.67 in 25 T20Is.

She also amassed 421 runs at an astounding strike rate 174.68 in the women's Super League.


SBI signs co-origination loan agreement with PAISALO Digital Ltd


PAISALO Digital Limited signed the first co-origination loan agreement with State Bank of India.

It is the first agreement of its kind in the country that SBI has signed.

The agreement was signed with a vision of empowering the AGRI, MSME segment and small business.

Introducing a platform for the last mile customer, the loan ticket is designed at Rs 10,000  to 2 lakh. The company expects to disburse 200,000 loan applications in FY20.

PAISALO Digital Limited is a leading systemically important non-deposit taking NBFC registered with the RBI, in operations since 1992.


President Kovind launches 'CRPF Veer Parivar' App for families of martyred CRPF Troops


President Ram Nath Kovind launched 'CRPF Veer Parivar' app, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line duty.

The app was launched after the President paid his tributes to the fallen troops at the National Police Memorial in Delhi on the occasion of the CRPF's 'Valour Day'.

The application will act as an interface between the Central Reserve Police (CRPF) authorities and the next of kin of the slain personnel.

It will render all assistance to the families of the martyred CRPF personnel with regard to issuance of ex gratia, pensionary benefits and all information regarding the welfare schemes introduced for them by the government.


Emirates Islamic becomes world 1st Islamic Bank to launch Banking Via WhatsApp


Emirates Islamic bank has launched a Chat Banking services for customers via WhatsApp, and become the world's 1st bank in the Islamic banking sector to give such facility.

It was supported by Infobip,

The Chat Banking solution further enhances Emirates Islamic's suite of digital banking channels and allows customers to use features such as checking account balances and temporarily blocking or unblocking of an existing card.

About Emirates Islamic

Head Office - Dubai

CEO - Salah Amin

Chairperson - Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim


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