2nd April 2019 Current Affairs
Manu Sawhney appointed as Chief Executive of ICC


Manu Sawhney has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Cricket Council (ICC).

He will succeed David Richardson.

Manu Sawhney is the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports.

Sawhney has been working alongside the outgoing CEO David Richardson to ensure a smooth transition of leadership before assuming control in July.

About ICC

Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chairperson - Shashank Manohar


Lewis Hamilton won Bahrain Grand Prix 2019


Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 title by beating Valtteri Bottas of Finland who secured 2nd position.

Charles Leclerc was finished at 3rd position and became Ferrari's youngest ever race winner at the age of 21.

It was Hamilton's 74th win of his career and 1st of this season.


BoB becomes the 3rd largest bank after its merger with Dena Bank & Vijaya Bank


The merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank into Bank of Baroda (BoB) has come into effect and branches of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank will function as branches of BoB from April.

With this amalgamation, Bank of Baroda becomes the third largest bank in the country after State Bank of India (SBI) and HDFC Bank.

Bank of Baroda also becomes India's second largest public sector bank in terms of network and customer base.

The merged entity would also receive Rs 5,042 crore fund infusion from the government.

Bank of Baroda now has over 9,500 branches, 13,400 ATMs and 85,000 employees.

About BoB

Tagline - India's International Bank

MD & CEO - P S Jayakumar

Headquarters - Vadodara


China has launched its 2nd generation data relay satellite, Tianlian II-01 into orbit 


China has successfully launched its second-generation data-tracking and relay satellites, Tianlian II-01.

This is the first of China's 2nd-generation data-tracking and relay satellites, which will provide services like data relay, measurement, and control services for its manned spacecraft.

The Tianlian II-01 satellite was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

About China

Capital - Beijing

Currency - Renminbi

President - Xi Jinping


GRSE becomes '1st' Indian Shipyard to deliver 100 warships


Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited became the 'first Indian shipyard' to make and deliver 100 warships to the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Mauritius Coast Guard.

GRSE Chairman and MD, Rear Admiral (Retd) V K Saxena was handed over the 100th warship 'IN LCU L-56' to the Indian Navy


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