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28th March 2019 Current Affairs
India becomes the 4th country to conduct A-SAT missile test "Mission Shakti"

 

PM Modi announced that India has entered its name as an elite space power. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted a successful Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test "Mission Shakti" from the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

After the US, Russia, and China, India is the fourth country to acquire this space capability.

Anti-satellite is a milestone for the country's security and technological achievement. India is a space superpower now.

Mission Shakti is a joint programme of DRDO and the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

 

Virender Sehwag named as Brand Ambassador of PolicyX.com

 

Arjuna & Padmashree Awardee, cricketer Virender Sehwag named as Brand Ambassador of PolicyX.com-an online insurance web aggregator.

By signing Virender Sehwag, PolicyX.com has launched its biggest marketing campaign of insurance products covering team insurance, health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, and others.

About PolicyX.com

Founded - 2013

CEO & Founder - Naval Goel

 

World's largest e-waste Recycling Hub opens in Dubai

 

The world's largest e-waste recycling plant has been opened in Dubai Industrial Park, Dubai by 'Enviroserve' company with a total cost of $5 million.

It will recycle Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), IT asset disposition (ITAD), refrigerant gas and specialized waste.

It has a processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes of total integrated waste per year, of which 39,000 tonnes is e-waste.

The project is supported by the Swiss Government Export Finance Agency.

 

DK Jain appointed as ad-hoc Ethics Officer of BCCI

 

Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd.) DK Jain will now serve as ad-hoc Ethics Officer of BCCI.

As per the BCCI, provisions in its constitution require an Ethics Officer to be appointed to determine and decide issues related to conflict of interest.

D K Jain has been appointed as the first Ombudsman of BCCI recently.

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - December 1928

President - C.K. Khanna

 

Vivek Gupta appoints as Director (Raw Material & Logistics) of SAIL

 

Vivek Gupta has taken charge as Director (Raw Material & Logistics) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

Vivek Gupta is a civil engineer from NIT, Allahabad and also holds many Diplomas in the field of Business Management Project Management and Construction Management, etc.

He has joined SAIL in 1980 and he has been working for more than 38 years in SAIL.

About SAIL

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 19 January 1954

CEO - Anil Kumar Chaudhary

 

Nobel Prize laureate Amartya Sen receives Oxford University's Bodley Award

 

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been honored with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor granted by the University of Oxford's world-famous Bodleian Libraries.

The Bodley Medal is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fields in which the Bodleian is active, including literature, culture, science, and communication.

 

Abhay Thakur appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Benin

 

Shri Abhay Thakur has been appointed as next the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Benin.

He is a 1992 batch of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer.

He is presently High Commissioner of India to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

About Benin

Capital - Porto-Novo

Currency - CFA franc, West African, CFA franc

President - Patrice Talon

About Nigeria

Capital - Abuja

Currency - Nigerian naira

President - Mahammadu Buhari

 

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