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4th June 2019 Current Affairs
 Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport of Indore, MP gets International Status

 

Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport of Indore, Madhya Pradesh was declared as International Airport.

It was given the International status as per sub-rule 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 by the Central Government.

The airport is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore.

It is the busiest airport in Central India and it is operating 24*7.

It is conferred with the World Standardization Certification by the United Kingdom.

International airport has customs and border control facilities to enable passengers to travel between countries. 

About Madhya Pradesh

Capital - Bhopal

Chief Minister - Kamal Nath

Governor - Anandiben Patel

National Park

  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Pench National Park
  • Kanha National Park
  • Panna National Park
  • Madhav National Park
  • Mandla Plant Fossils National Park
  • Satpura National Park
  • Van Vihar National Park

 

Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal appointed as an independent director of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

 

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has appointed Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal as its independent director. 

This step is taken in order to achieve the banks plan to upgrade itself as a state-of-the-art mass-market bank.

This is the second big futuristic move by Ujjivan management after it roped in HDFC Bank's digital banking head Nitin Chugh as its next chief executive.

About Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Headquarter - Bengaluru

Founded - 1st February 2017

Founder - Samit Ghosh

MD & CEO - Ittira Davis

About Flipkart

Founded - October 2007

Founder - Binny Bansal, Sachin Bansal

CEO - Kalyan Krishnamurthy

 

IIT Guwahati signs MoU with ISRO to set up space technology

 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up an IITG-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC) within the premises of IIT Guwahati.

This is first of its kind in the North-east region to augment research and capacity building processes in the field of space technology.

About ISRO

Headquarter - Bengaluru

Chairperson - K Sivan

 

Satish Chandra Verma appointed as Advocate General of Chhattisgarh

 

Chhattisgarh government has appointed Sathish Chandra Verma as new Advocate General (AG) of Chhattisgarh.

He has been appointed after exercising the powers conferred by Clause (1) of Article 165 of the constitution of India.

He was previously working as Additional Advocate General.

He succeeded Kanak Tiwari.

About Chhattisgarh

Capital - Raipur

Chief Minister - Bhupesh Baghel

Governor - Anandiben Patel

National Park

  • Indravati National Park
  • Kanger Vally National Park
  • Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park

 

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

 

YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

He is the second Chief Minister of the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh.

He succeeded Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu.

Governor ESL Narasimhan administered him the oath of office and secrecy at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.

About Andhra Pradesh

Capital - Hyderabad, Amaravati

Chief Minister - YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Governor - E.S.L Narasimhan

National Park

  • Mouling National Park
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  • Mrugavani National Park
  • Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
  • Sri Venkateswara National Park
  • Papikonda National Park
  • Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

 

FICCI forecasts India's GDP growth at 7.1% for FY20

 

FICCI's economic outlook survey has projected India's median GDP growth at 7.1% for Financial Year 2020 and 7.20% for Financial Year 2021.

The survey was conducted among economists belonging to the industry, banking, and financial services sectors.

FICCI's economic outlook survey stated that the minimum and maximum growth estimate stood at 6.80% and 7.3% for 2019-20.

Inflation is expected to remain moderate and the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation is projected at 3.1% in 2019-20

Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation has a median forecast of 4% for 2019-20 with a minimum and maximum range of 3.5% and 4.1% respectively.

About FICCI

Headquarter - New Delhi, India

Founded - 1927

President - Sandip Somany

 

James Marape appointed as the PM of Papua New Guinea

 

A former finance minister, James Marape has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

He succeeded Peter O'Neill.

About Papua New Guinea

Capital - Port Moresby

Currency - Papua New Guinean Kina

 

Jay-z named World's 1st Billionaire rapper by Forbes Magazine

 

The rapper and businessman, Jay-Z has made history as hip-hop's first billionaire, according to a new Forbes cover story.

The magazine conservatively estimates his fortune totals more than $1 billion.

Apart from a $100 million stake in subscription-based streaming service Tidal, the 49-year-old rapper's assets also include shares in Uber and an art collection worth $70 million each. His superstar wife Beyonce's net worth is estimated to be around $335 million, made mostly from music and endorsements.

 

Brand Veeba foods appoint Shah Rukh Khan as its Brand Ambassador

 

Popular consumer brand, Veeba foods make inroads into a nutrition segment with its new brand V-Nourish a nutrition supplement for kids above 5 years has appointed Shah Rukh Khan as its Brand Ambassador.

Veeba Food has partnered with Shah Rukh Khan to launch its nourish campaign, Real Ingredients and Wholesome Nutrition for 'Shaitaan ki jaan'

 

World Bicycle Day: 3rd June

 

World Bicycle Day is observed annually on 3rd June to promote the use of bicycle daily in this current era of modern automobiles.

In April 2018, The United Nations General Assembly declared 3rd June as International World Bicycle Day.

The major objective of this day is to recognize the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit means of transportation.

 

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