1st April 2019 Current Affairs
Vijay Chandok Appointed as MD & CEO of ICICI Securities


Vijay Chandok, presently Executive Director of ICICI Bank, has been appointed as MD & CEO of ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI Bank.

He will succeed Shilpa Naval Kumar. She will be taking up a senior level position at ICICI Bank Limited.

He joined the ICIC Group in 1993.


Tagline - Hum Hai na!

Founded - June 1994

Headquarters - Mumbai

About ICICI Securities

Founded -1995
Shangai becomes world 1st district with 5G coverage
China's Shanghai claimed that it has become the world's first district with 5G coverage and a broadband gigabit network.
It has conducted trial runs of the 5G network in Shanghai Hongkou district.
5G is the next generation of cellular technology with download speeds that are 10 100 times faster than 4G LTE networks.
Rima Das appointed as the Ambassador of TIFF's 'Share Her Journey'
Assamese filmaker Rima Das has been appointed as the an official ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)'s 'Share Her Journey' campaign.
TIFF has launched the 5 years 'Share Her Journey' campaign in 2017 with an aim to increase paticipation, skills and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
She has won several national and international award for her film 'Village Rockstars', which is India's official entry to Oscars 2019 and Dublin Film Critics Circle Jury Award for Best Director of her film 'Bulbul Can Sing'.
Recently She has also honoured with ICC NE Excellence Award by Indian Chamber of Commerce at North East Business Summit at Hotel Le Maridien in New Delhi.
About Assam
Capital - Dispur
CM - Sarbananda Sonowal
National Park
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Nameri National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park


ISRO launches PSLV C-45 Carring EMISAT and 28 Nano Satellites launched by ISRO


ISRO has launched a Defence Intelligence Satellite, EMISAT in its 47th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission and 28 co-passenger satellites into their designated orbits from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.This was 71st launch vehicle mission from Shriharikota.

The military satellite, EMISAT, was successfully injected into intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 748 km height.

It is the 1st time ISRO is launching satellites in three different orbits and PSLV-C45 launch vehicle is also the 1st PSLV rocket to use four strap-on motors.


Odisha celebrates 84th Foundation Day on 1st April


Odisha celebrates its Foundation day every year on 1st April to commemorate the sacrifies of people for the formation of Odisha province in 1936.

The day is also known as 'Utkal Divas'.

Odisha was the 1st state to be formed on linguistic basis in 1936.

Earlier, Odisha was part of Bihar.

About Odisha

Capital - Bhubaneshwar

Governor - Ganeshi Lal

Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik

National Park

  • Similipal National Park
  • Bhitarkanika National Park


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