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3rd January 2019 Current Affairs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inarguated Indian Science Congress.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated 106th Indian Science Congress on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Panjab. 

• The theme of this event is 'Future India: Science and Technology'.

• It will be hosted by Lovely Professional University(PLU), Jalandhar.

 

Union Cabinet approves merger of three Banks.

 

• Union Cabinet has approved the merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda.

• The merger will come into force on April 1.

• Following the merger of these three Banks, Bank of Baroda will become third largest bank in India after the State Bank of India and HDFC Bank in terms of assets.

 

Hemant Bhargava appointed as interim Chairman of LIC.

 

• The government has appointed Hemant Bhargava as interim Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation.

• He succeeded V K Sharma.

• Hemant Bhargava was appointed as Managing Director(MD) of  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in February 2017, Apart from Bhargava, there are two more Managing Director(MD) of LIC currently.

 

Saurabh Kumar is the new Chairman of  Ordnance Factory Board. 

 

• On 1 January 2019, Saurabh Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board in Kolkata.

• He is a 1982-batch Indian Ordnance Factory Service Officer, is an M-tech in mechanical engineering from IIT, Kanpur.

 

  Ramakant Archerakar passed away.

 

• Veteran Cricket Coach Ramakant Archerakar passed away aged 86 in Mumbai on 2nd January 2019.

• He was Sachin Tendulkar's Cricket Coach.

• He was honored with one of the country's highest civilian award, Padma Shri and also honored with the 'lifetime achievement award' in 2010

• He was also honored with Dronacharya Award in 1990 for outstanding coaches in sports and games.

 



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