3rd April 2019 Current Affairs
Zuzana Caputova becomes 1st Female President of Slovakia


Zuzana Caputova has been selected as the first female President of Slovakia.

The 45-year old political novice won about 58.3% of voted ahead of the more politically savvy European commissioner Maros Sefcovic who took 41.7%.

Zuzana Caputova will take office in June.

About Slovakia

Capital - Bratislava

Currency - Euro


India wins ICC Test Championship Mace


India has won ICC Test Championship Mace for the third successive year and a prize of USD 1 million after finishing at the top ICC Test team rankings on the cut-off date of April 1.

The runner up, New Zealand has won $500,000 prize money after finishing with 108 points.

South Africa finished 3rd with 105 points to clinch the award money of $200,000.


RNAM tied up with Google to launch voice-based financial transactions


Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM), the first Indian Asset Management company tied up with Google to launch voice-based financial transactions.

RNAM becomes the first company in India, to provide a conversational interface that would help customers regarding funds transactions.

About Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM)

Headquarters - India

Founded -1995

CEO - Sundeep Sikka


RBI sets NBFC-MFIs' average base rate at 9.21% for April-June


The Reserve Bank of India set the average base rate to be charged from borrowers by Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) at 9.21% for the first quarter (April to June).

RBI declares average base rates on the last working day of every quarter, so the applicable average base rate to be charged by NBFCs and MFI to their borrowers from 1st April 2019.

About RBI

Headquarters - Mumbai

Governor - Shaktikanta Das


Telangana tops in eLearning Training for Field Staff


Telangana has ranked number one for the second year in a row in the e-Learning training programme of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India.

In e-Learning training, Telangana state secured this position by reaching to 20,000 field staff during 2018-19.

Dr. MCR HRD Institute enrolled over 20,000 field staff in different districts of the State to impart training on 12 soft skills modules and 3 domain-specific modules.

About Telangana

Capital - Hyderabad

Chief Minister - K. Chandrashekar Rao

National Park

  • Kasu Reddy National Park

  • Vanasthali National Park


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