7th April 2019 Current Affairs
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) inks MoU with IIT-Delhi


The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has inked an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to collaborate in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment.

The MoU was signed by IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao and Director General of BIS Surina Rajan.

As per the MoU, IIT Delhi will provide infrastructure support for research and development projects of relevance to standardisation and BIS will provide financial support to IIT Delhi for projects.

About BIS

Headquarters - New Delhi

Director General - Surina Rajan


An Android-based application "Sahulat" launched to facilitate elderly voters in Jammu


District Election Officer Mohammad Aijaz Asad launched an Android-based application named "Sahulat" to facilitate voters in Jammu.

The application to reach out to the voters who are 90 years old or above.

The app has been developed by the district unit of the National Informatics Centre.

The voters can request for the facilities like the provision of a wheelchair, vehicle for transportation and any helper who will assist them during casting of the vote, through this application.

About Jammu and Kashmir

Capital - Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter)

Governor - Satya Pal Malik

National Park

  • Salim Ali National Park
  • Hemmis National Park
  • Kishtwar National Park
  • Dachigam National Park


7th Foreign Office Consultation between India & Italy held in New Delhi


The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Italy were held in New Delhi.

Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, A Gitesh Sharma was led the Indian side. The Italian side was led by Director General of Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Luca Sabbatucci.

About Italy

Capital - Rome

Currency - Euro

Prime Minister - Giuseppe Conte

President - Sergio Mattarella


Paytm Money gets SEBI approval to start Stock Broking Services


Paytm Money has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to offer Stock Broking services 

With this approval Paytm Money is moving towards its aim to be a full stack wealth creation opportunities to millions of Indians.

Paytm Money has also received approval for its membership from National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

About SEBI

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - 12 April 1992

Chairperson - Ajay Tyagi

About National Stock Exchange (NSE)

Headquarters - Mumbai

CEO - Vikram Limaye


BSE, India INX become 1st Indian Exchange to sign MoU with MOEX


BSE (earlier known as Bombay Stock Exchange) and India International Exchange (Indian INX) have signed MoU with Moscow Exchange (MOEX) to connect investor community and companies in both countries besides allowing a capital formation platform.

BSE and India INX became the first Indian Exchange to sign a memorandum of understanding with Moscow Exchange.

BSE, India INX, and MOEX are collaborating together to facilitate the development of channels of communication.

About Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Location - Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Founded - 9th July 1875

MD & CEO - Ashishkumar Chauhan

About Moscow Exchange (MOEX)

Headquarters - Russia

CEO - Alexander Afanasiev


Tata Steel receive 'Global Slag Company of the Year' Award


Tata Steel received the 'Global Slag Company of the Year' award at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019.

The award has been presented to Tata Steel for its innovative practices in the development of new applications for Steel by-products (Slag).

The conference was held in Aachen, Germany.

The award demonstrates global recognition of Tata Steel's commitment towards sustainability & circular economy principles.

About Tata Steel Ltd

Headquarters - Mumbai

Founded - 25th August 1907

CEO - V. Narendran


Amazon India launched 'Amazon Wings'


Amazon India and crowdfunding company Ketto has launched a new seller-funding programme named 'Amazon Wings' to help the small business and entrepreneurs to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform.

Under this initiative, the small business and entrepreneurs of this platform can raise the funds for their business expansion, product development, and foster innovation or

As a part of the programme, the company will allow its sellers to use Ketto's platform and raise small ticket funds beginning from INR 50K at a subsidized fee for initiating fundraisers.

About Amazon

Headquarters - Seattle, Washington, U.S

Founded - 5th July 1994

Founder - Jeff Bezos


World Health Day: 7th April


World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April to spread awareness about equal healthcare facilities worldwide, the importance of Health and Wellness.

This year's theme is "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere" under the WHO slogan "Health for All.


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