CURRENT AFFAIRS 12TH APRIL

Namami Gange Gets Global Recognition At World Summit

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit in London. The Global Water Awards is presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.

NOTE – Minister of Water resource, Ganga Rejuvenation – Nitin Gadkari

State of World Population 2019.

The United Nations Population Fund has released the State of World Population 2019 report. India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion. It was more than double the annual growth rate of China. India’s population in 2019 stood at 1.36 billion. The population has grown from 942.2 million in 1994 and 541.5 million in 1969. China’s population stood at 1.42 billion in 2019. China’s population increased from 1.23 billion in 1994 and 803.6 million in 1969.

Google Launches New Cloud Platform Anthos

Google launched Anthos, a new open platform from Google Cloud, that lets users run applications from anywhere. Anthos allows users to run applications, unmodified, on existing on-premise hardware or on the public cloud and is based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced in 2018.

NOTE – HQ of Google – Mountain View, California, United States

PM Modi Awarded Russia’s Highest State Honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was decorated with Order of St Andrew the Apostle – the highest state decoration of Russia, for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries. This is the seventh international award that PM Modi has been honoured with. Prime Minister was conferred with United Arab Emirates’s highest civilian decoration, the Order of Zayed.

NOTE – Currency of Russia – Russian Ruble

RBL Bank Partners With CreditVidya For Improving Customer Experience

RBL Bank has partnered with credit profiler CreditVidya to improve the lender’s customer experience. Through this partnership, the private sector lender will be able to gain significant insights into its customer base. By acquiring richer customer insights, RBL will be able to segment its customers better, offer them relevant credit products and build custom scorecards.

NOTE – CEO and MD of RBL Bank – Vishwavir Ahuja

AITA Signs MoU With Serbian Tennis Federation To Train Junior Players

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has signed an MoU with Serbian Tennis Federation (STF) to train Indian junior players under world-renowned Serbian coaches. The MoU was signed by Secretary General, AITA, Hironmoy Chatterjee, and CEO, STF Dusan Orlandic.

NOTE – President of AITA –Praveen Mahajan

India To Be Guest of Honour Country At ADIBF 2019

The UAE has announced that India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, to be held at the end of April 2019. The fair aims to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output. India’s participation in the fair will attract a significant increase in the number of visitors.

NOTE – Currency of UAE – United Arab Emirates Dirham

HDFC Bank Named India’s No. 1 Bank: Forbes Magazine

HDFC Bank has been identified as number 1 bank by customers in India, as per Forbes World’s Best Bank survey. In the first edition of this survey, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to measure the best banks in 23 countries.

HDFC Bank emerged as India’s No 1 bank. ICICI Bank was at number 2 and SBI was surprisingly ranked 11th in the list. Customers were asked to rate banks on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as 5 key attributes or ‘sub-dimensions’ namely trusts, terms & conditions, customer services, digital services and financial advice.

SBI and PAISALO Digital Limited Signed Agreement

PAISALO Digital Limited signed the first co-origination loan agreement with State Bank of India, the first agreement of its kind in the country that State Bank of India has signed. Introducing a platform for the last mile customer, the loan ticket is designed at Rs 10,000 to 2 lakh. The company expects to disburse 200,000 loan applications in FY20.

Indonesian Nuraeni Named Best Athletic Coach In Asia 2019

Indonesian Eni Nuraeni was named by Asian Athletic Association (AAA) as the best athletic coach in Asia for the short-haul run category in 2019. It was announced by Indonesian athletic sports association (PB PASI).

Eni coaches young sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri to win the 100m gold medal in 10.20 seconds in the 2019 Grand Prix Malaysia Open athletics championships. Earlier, Zohri won the 100m in 10.18 in the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland in 2018.


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