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Current affairs of 10th April

Anjali Singh, Published On:10-Apr-2019

 

                       Current affairs

1.Mumbai-based Dream11 has become India's first gaming unicorn or billion-dollar startup with an investment from Steadview Capital.

  • Apart from Steadview Capital, Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity and Tencent investments collectively put Dream11’s total evaluation beyond $1 billion.

2.The River Periyar in Kerala is again witnessing the decolourisation.

  • The pollution control Board (PCB) has attributed the change in colour to the poor quality of water as a result of eutrophication.

  • PCB has stated that huge quantities of organic load in the form of sewage from nearby townships are regularly reaching the river system.
  • The decolourisation of River Periyar which provides drinking water to Kochi city and adjoining areas. The water turned pitch black in one stream, it was milky near the Pathalam regulator-cum-bridge.

3.The World Gold Council (WGC) said that India has marginally increased its gold holding to 1.7 tonnes in February while maintaining the tenth position among countries in terms of yellow metal reserves.

  • India added 1.7 tonnes in February while most other countries, except Russia and China, had their reserves unchanged in the recent past. As per WGC, India had total gold reserves of 608.7 tonnes in February, marginally up from the previous month’s holding of 607 tonnes.

4.President Ramnath Kovind Published National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 and Atal Ranking of Institutions for Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2019 ranking for higher educational institutes in India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • This is the first edition of ARIIA Ranking.
  • IIT Madras was the best institute among top 10 government institutes.
  • The parameters are based on Infrastructure and awareness, Budget and Funding support, ,Promotion and supporting Entrepreneurship, Awareness and Promotion of idea generation, Intellectual Property Generation, Learning methods, and Governance.

5.The 17th edition of World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was held at Dead Sea,Jordan.

  • Over 1000 representatives from more than 50 countries participated in the meeting.It is the 10th meeting in Jordan and 17th meeting in the MENA region.

6.London became the first city in the world to implement a Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for 24×7 hours a week, inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards.

                   Awards and Recognition

7.The All India Management Association (AIMA) Managing India Awards 2019 was held on April 08, 2019 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. Mahendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, Jagran Prakashan Ltd and Editorial Director, Dainik Jagran, was awarded under Lifetime Contribution to Media category.

  • Lifetime Contribution Award: Azim H Premji (Chairman, Wipro Ltd)
  • Outstanding Institution Builder: Prathap C Reddy (Founder-Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group)
  • Corporate Citizen Award: Devi Prasad Shetty (Founder & Chairman Narayana Hrudayalaya)
  • Entrepreneur of the year: Sanjiv Bajaj (Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd)
  • Business Leader of the Year: Sanjiv Mehta (Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Ltd)
  • Lifetime Contribution to Media: Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Chairman & Managing Director, Jagran Prakashan Ltd and Editorial Director, Dainik Jagran)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Media: Uday Shankar (President, 21st Century Fox, Asia and Chairman and CEO, Star India)
  • Indian MNC of the Year: Pawan Goenka (Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Managing Director and Member of the Group Executive Board)
  • MNC in India of the Year: T Krishnakumar (Coca-Cola India, President & CEO, India & Southwest Asia)
  • Outstanding PSU of the Year: Sanjiv Singh (Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd)
  • Director of the Year: Rajkumar Hirani (Director, Producer, Writer & Editor - Sanju Movie)

         Appointment and Resignation  

8.Lawmakers named Abdelkader Bensalah, the Speaker of the upper house, as Algeria’s first new President in two decades, after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika following mass protests  

   


9.Karnam Sekar, CEO and MD of Dena Bank, will become the MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) effective July 1. After superannuation on June 30, 2020, he will join IOB as OSD and whole time director.  Vijaya Bank MD and CEO, R.A. Sankara Narayanan, has been named MD and CEO of Canara Bank.  

      


10.SUN Group Chairman Vikramjit Singh Sahney elected as the new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                        Important days

11.The World Homoeopathy Day 2019 is observed across the world on April 10, 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann.


  • The week following the birth date of Hahnemann, that is, 10 April - 16 April is observed as the World Homeopathy Awareness Week. This year it is 263rd birth anniversary of founder of Homoeopathy.

                         Obituary

12.The Serbian actress Nadja Regin passed away.

She appeared in two Bond films “From Russia with Love” and “Goldfinger,”.

  • She wrote a novel, named ‘The Victims and the Fools’, which was published under her full name Nadja Poderegin.

                                 Sports

13.Garbine Muguruza of Spain successfully claimed back-to-back Monterrey Open title 2019 as Victoria Azarenka succumbed to injury in the final.

  • Asia Muhammad & Maria Sanchez claimed women's doubles title in Monterrey Open.
  • The Monterrey Open is a professional women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts

14.Dave Bautista has officially retired from b aftermath of a defeat at the WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) Wrestlemania event on 7th April, 2019.

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website







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