8th April 2019 Current Affairs
Sheikh Salman elected as President of Asian Football Confederation


Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa re-elected as the president of Asian Football Confederation after the regional body's congress confirmed a new four-year term for the Bahraini by acclamation.

Shaikh Salman will extend his term as president until at least 2023.

About Asian Football Confederation

Headquarters - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President - Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa


Keshav Murugesh appointed as Chairman of NASSCOM


IT industry body, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and services companies) has appointed Keshav Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global Services Group as its Chairman for 2019-20.

He was currently on the positioned as Vice Chairman of NASSCOM, succeeding Rishad Premji.

NASSCOM also appointed Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao as its Vice Chairman for 2019-20.


Headquarters - Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Founded - 1st March 1988

Chairman - Rishad Premji


Vikram Kirloskar appointed as President of CII


Vikram Kirloskar has been appointed as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the period 2019-20.

Kirloskar is also Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar System Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

He succeeded Rakesh Bharti Mittal who is Vice Chairman of Bharti Enterprises.

He has been associated with CII for three decades.

About Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

 Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 1895

President - Vikram Kirloskar (2019-20)


David R. Malpass elected as President of World Bank


David R. Malpass has been appointed as the President of the World Bank for a five-year term.

The Executive Director of the World Bank unanimously selected David R. Malpass as President of the World Bank.

He will succeed Jim Yong-Kim.

Mr. Malpass previously served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for the United States.

About World Bank

Headquarters - Washington, D.C., United States

Founded -1944


Anwar Haleem appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Shri Anwar Haleem (IFS:1991) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

He will succeed Mrs. Shubhdarshi Tripathi.

He is presently working as the senior Directing Staff in the National Defence College.

About Jordan

Capital - Amman

Currency - Jordanian dinar


Morocco-US joint Exercise AFRICAN LION 2019 started in Morocco


The joint military exercise between Morocco and the US, "African Lion 2019", took place in Morocco.

It was jointly organized by the United States Command for Africa (AFRICOM) and Moroccan Royal Armed Forces (FAR).

The 15th Annual African Lion convenes Moroccan-US partners from 15 countries representing Africa, North America, and Europe.

About Morocco

Capital - Rabat

Currency - Moroccan dirham


NTPC signs term loan of Rs 2000 crore with Canara Bank


National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed a term loan agreement with Canara Bank to raise Rs 2,000 crore, which would be used to part finance its capital expenditure.

The loan has a door to door tenure of 15 years and will be utilized to part finance the capital expenditure of the NTPC.

In February 2019, NTPC had also signed a loan agreement for Rs 5,000 crore with SBI, The loan facility from SBI was also aimed at part financing the company's capital expenditure.

About NTPC

Headquarters - New Delhi, India

Owner - Government of India

Founded - 1975

About Canara Bank

Headquarters - Bengaluru

Owner - Government of India


Graham Reid appointed as Chief Coach of India Men's Hockey Team


Hockey India has appointed Australian Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team.

He will join the team in Bengaluru shortly for the on-going National Camp at Sports Authority of India.


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