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FanMojo Appoints Prithvi Shaw as it's Brand Ambassador

 

FanMojo appointed Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador.

FanMojo is an e-sports venture where users play skill-based games to earn money owned by mobile tech company U2opia Global.

Shaw will promote FanMoJo's brand ethos viz. 'Kaabil Jo, Khiladi Wo' to encourage fantasy sports enthusiasts to come on the platform and with rewards.

Shaw, the right-hand batsman from Mumbai and former captain of Under-19 cricket team and was ranked among one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

 

SBI removes charges for NEFT, RTGS to boost e-transactions

 

Country's largest bank, the State Bank of India (SBI) waived Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) charges for its app YONO (You Only Need One), internet and mobile banking customers effective from 1 July 2019.

Waiving off the aforementioned charges is aimed at giving a boost to the movement of digital funds.

It also waived off the charges for Immediate Payment Services (IMPS) from August 2019.

About SBI

Founded - 1 July 1955

Headquarters - Mumbai

Chairman - Rajnish Kumar

 

India to overtake Japan to become the World 3rd Largest Economy in 2025: IHS Markit

 

As per a report by IHS Markit, India economy will overtake Japan to become the world 3rd largest economy in 2025 and India will this year (2019) overtake the UK to become the world's 5th biggest economy.

Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is predicted to reach $5.9 trillion in 2025 surpassing Japanese GDP.

The size of the Indian consumer market is forecasted to increase from $1.9 trillion in 2019 to $3.6 trillion by 2025

In 2018, India surpassed France to become the 6th largest economy after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

India was ranked 77 out of 190 countries in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index for 2019.

About IHS Markit

Founded - 2016

Headquarters - London, UK

CEO - Lance Uggla

 

Nagarkirtan wins Best Feature Film award at SAARC film festival 2019

 

Director Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali outing Nagarkirtan, has won big at prestigious 2019's SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) film festival, bagging 4 awards (Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Score) including Best Feature Film.

Nagarkirtan, a love story of a transwoman and flutist, stars Riddhi Sen and Ritwik Chakraborty.

Best Actor award was conferred to Riddhi Sen.

Two other Indian films have also won awards at the fest. 'Na Bole Wo Haram' bagged the 'Best Short Film' award directed by Nitish Patankar, while 'Walking With the Wind' received the Special Jury Award directed by Praveen Morchhale.

 

YouTube to launch 'Learning Playlists' for Educational Videos

 

YouTube is bringing a new education feature "Learning Playlists" with dedicated landing pages for educational videos on topics like math, science, music, and language.

The feature mainly targets teen students with a focus on providing distraction-free lessons.

YouTube had announced in October 2018 that it was investing $20 million to fund resources for educational creators and organisations through a Learning Fund initiative.

About YouTube

Founded - 14 February 2005

Headquarters - San Bruno, California, United States

CEO - Susan Wojcicki

Founder - Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley

 

IBM acquired American software company Red Hat Inc

 

International Business Machines Crop acquired a software company Red Hat Inc in $34 billion for ramp up its cloud computing business.

This is the company's biggest acquisition in its more than 100-year.

About IBM

Founded - 16 June 1911

Headquarters - Armonk, New York, United States

Founder - Charles Ranlett Flint

 

India's Anshula Kant appointed as MD and CFO of World Bank

 

Anshula Kant, the managing director of the State Bank of India (SBI) has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank.

Ms. Kant will be the first CFO of the Bank.

she has been a Managing Director and member of the World Bank Board.

About World Bank

Founded - 1944

Headquarters - Washington DC (USA)

President - David Malpass

 

Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhatisgarh

 

An Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhatisgarh.

The centre has been set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur.

It has been set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme-RAFTAAR.

Under the scheme, guidance, technology, and infrastructure will be provided to youth and entrepreneurs for start-ups in different areas of agriculture.

About Chhatisgarh

Capital - Bilaspur (judiciary), Raipur

Chief Minister - Bhupesh Baghel (3rd)

Governor - Anandiben Patel (27th)

National Park

  • Indravati National Park
  • Kanger Vally National Park
  • Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park

Union Agriculture Ministry - Narendra Singh Toma

 

West Bengal govt observes "Save Water Day" on 12 July 2019

 

West Bengal government observed 'Save Water Day' on 12 July and this is the first time the day is observed.

The Day aims to raise awareness on conservation on water.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and eminent persons of different field, school students took part in Padayatra in Kolkata to spread the message of water conservation.

 

West Bengal govt decided to construct 8.3 lakh houses under BAY

 

The West Bengal Government has decided to construct 8 lakh 30 thousand houses under 'Bangla Abas Yojana' for the people belonging to economically weaker sections.

The Rural Development Department is implementing the project for permanent dwelling houses.

About West Bengal

Capital - Kolkata

Chief Minister - Mamta Banerjee

Governor - Keshari Nath Tripathi (27th)

National Park

  • Buxa National Park
  • Neora Valley National Park
  • Singalila National Park
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Gorumara National Park
  • Jaldapara National Park
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