Which is first Islamic bank in the world to launch chat banking facility for its customer via Whatsapp?
On 7th April 2019, Emirates Islamic bank launched a chat banking facility for its customer via Whatsapp and become the world’s 1st bank in the Islamic banking sector to give such facility. It was supported by Infobip. ii. This chat banking solution allows customers to check account balances, temporarily blocking or unblocking of an existing card.
Who was appointed as the Prime Minister of Haiti?
On 9th April 2019, The acting Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean Michel Lapin confirmed as the country’s new Prime Minister by the President Jovenel Moise. He succeeds Jean-Henry Ceant. Jean Michel Lapin.Lapin is the third Premier under President Moise since he came to office in February 2017.President Moise announced the appointment of the new head of government via Twitter.The establishment of a new government is an International Monetary Fund pre-requisite for the disbursement of the first tranche of a $229 million loan to Haiti.Lapin, former culture and communications minister, is a native of Jacmel, a port city in the southeast.
Name the country,which has appointed Abdelkader Bensalah (77) as its new president in 20 years?
On 9th April 2019, the speaker of the upper house Abdelkader Bensalah (77) has been appointed as Algeria’s first new president in 20 years by the Lawmakers of Algeria. He has been appointed as the interim President of the country. Lawmakers appointed Algeria’s first new president after the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Who was appointed as MD & CEO of Indian Overseas Bank?
On 9th April, 2019, Centre made important management appointments to several public sector banks. According to the Department of Personnel and Training, Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Karnam Sekar as MD and CEO in Indian Overseas Bank.The new designation will be effective from July 1, 2019.Karnam Sekar is currently the CEO and MD of Dena bank. He will further work as officer on special duty and whole-time director with IOB till the end of June, 2019.
Name the Rio Paralympics silver medalist, who was honoured with the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019.
On 11th April 2019, the 48-year-old, Rio Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik has been honoured with the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 in recognition of her “inspiring achievements”.She won the silver medal in shot put F53 event in Rio Paralympics in 2016.She became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games and the first Indian women to win medals in three consecutive Asian Para Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018.She also honoured with India’s civilian honour Padma Shri and the prestigious Arjuna Award for excellence in sports and made a place in the Limca Book of World Records for four times.
Who was elected as the Prime Minister of Israel for the fifth term and thus making him the longest serving Prime Minister of Israel?
Benjamin Netanyahu has secured a fifth term as the Prime Minister of Israel. The win was solidified by his rival, Benny Gantz, acknowledging defeat. The Prime Minister has been among the few world leaders who have seen the revolutionary power of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Netanyahu has reached a point of giving traditional banks in Israel an early notice since they will soon be obsolete.
Name the cyclone which hit southern Africa recently?
The death toll from the cyclone idai that crashed southeast Africa last month has risen above 1000, while more than 4000 cholera cases and seven deaths from the illness reported.The Cyclone hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi on March 14. On 10 April 2019, The number of death updated to 344 in Zimbabwe,602 in Mozambique, 59 in Malawi and 257 people were listed as missing. The United Nations has defined Cyclone Idai as “one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere”.
Which city became the most polluted city in the world as per the WHO report titled “Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019”?
The quality of air in Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha constituency, is positioned 3rd on the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, by the ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, released by Climate Trends. Kanpur (in Uttar Pradesh) is the most polluted city in the world and is positioned 1 on the list. Faridabad in Haryana is in 2nd position after Kanpur, whereas Delhi is ranked 6th on the list. Other than these, the list of the most polluted cities according to WHO include Gaya and Patna in Bihar, Lucknow, Cities of Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurugram, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur.
Who was honoured with Russia’s highest State honour ‘Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’ for promoting bilateral ties?
On 11th April, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the “Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle”, by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties. Narendra Modi was awarded with this award for his exceptional services to enhance privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.The award is the highest civilian honor of the Russian Federation which was established by Czar Peter I of Russia in the 17th century.
Name the telescope, which is used by astronomers to capture the first image of Black Hole?
On 10th April 2019, Astronomers Captured the First Image of a Black Hole which was a halo of dust and gas, tracing the outline of a colossal black hole at the center of the galaxy M87 (Messier 87) with the help of The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observations. Black Hole.Black holes were first predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity and these are the extreme cosmic objects, containing incredible amounts of mass within a tiny region.The galaxy is 55 million light-years away from Earth.
Where was India’s first ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated to create awareness about the electoral process among the voters?
On 11th April 2019, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ in VikasSadan building complex, Gurugram, to raise voter awareness instructing people about the electoral process.At the park, voters will gain information about the polling process and the archives of elections in the country.The park will help to motivate qualified people to vote in the LokSabha election so that they can contribute to the growth of the country.A model of the electronic voting machine and VVPAT machine have been arranged in the park.There is a “Selfie Point” in the park,where people can snap selfiespublicising the indelible ink mark on their finger after casting their vote.
Name the person, who was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave for Contributions In Life Sciences, Aerospace and Aeronautics.
On 11th April 2019, Dr A K Singh, director at Life Sciences, DRDOhas been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University, Mohali. He has made notable contributions in Internal Decorporation of Fission Produced Radionuclides and Infection Imaging. The conclave was organised by the university to note World Creativity and Innovation Day.He has contributed to more than 57 research publications and patented more than 18 project.To detect the infectious lesion, he discovered a “Diagnobact” Kit. And also introduced Pharmacosyntigraphy, i.e. application of nuclear medicine imaging in drug research.
Who is the author of the book titled “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal” ?
Jeff Kinney, an eminent author has emerged out with a new book titled “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal”. The book is written from the opinion of Rowley Jefferson, the best friend of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ supporter Greg Heffley. This book is Jeff Kinney’s first outside of his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.The book is written in Kinney’s trademark humour. It will also mark around 350 black-and-white illustrations.
Which country was selected as the Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019?
On 12th April 2019, UAE selected India as the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, to attract a significant increase in the number of visitors with various events and activities. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.The event will be held from 24th to 30th April 2019.The purpose of this 29th edition of the book fair is to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity, modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.India’s selection as the Guest of Honour will strengthen the relationship between India and UAE.
Name the first Indian, who was appointed as Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee.
Col (Dr) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak, a native of the temple City, became the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee by the world governing body. He will serve a two-year cycle lasting until 2020. Dr. Nayak first Indian to have been nominated by FIH as the Medical Officer for a World Cup.From National Institute of Sports Medicine at Havana, Cuba & National Sports Centre at Madrid, Spain, he has tutored in Sports Traumatology and Sports & Exercise Physiology.He had worked as the Medical Officer for the 2018 Men’s World Cup and chief team physician of Indian Contingent in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Name the World’s largest airplane, that made its first test flight in California.
On 14th April 2019, the world’s largest airplane a Stratolaunch’s behemoth named “Roc” has made its first test flight in California, over the Mojave Desert .It has two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines and is designed to carry into space, and drop a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites.An engineering company named ‘Scaled Composites’ built this airplane for Stratolaunch Systems and was financed by Late Paul Allen who was the co-founder of Microsoft.
Mohammed Ishtayeh was sworn in as the Prime Minister of which country?
On 14th April 2019, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the oath of office from the new 24-member cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtayeh.Mohammed Ishtayeh is a veteran peace negotiator and harsh critic of Gaza’s Hamas rulers.This move will deepen the rift between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that governs the Gaza Strip.The new 24 member cabinet replaces a technocratic government, which was formed by Rami Hamdallah in 2014.
Find the mobile app, which was launched by Bharti Airtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) to assist for women safety ?
On 14th April, 2019, Bharti Airtel has launched a mobile app, “My Circle” in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) to assist women in case they face any panic situation or problem. The application will allow women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages by pressing the SOS prompt on the app.The app has been developed by Airtel X labs and was conceptualised by an all-women cross-functional team.
Who won the Chinese Grand Prix 2019 which is Formula One’s 1000th race?
British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has achieved his 75th career victory in Formula One’s 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix on 14th April, 2019. He has delivered a crushing performance to win this title. His Mercedes came up with a 1-2 finish.Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has achieved Chinese Grand Prix by defeating Valtteri Bottas, his teammate and pole sitter with a quic start from his No. 2 spot on the grid.
Name the twin astronauts, who were used as subjects for its research titled ‘NASA Twins’ published in the journal, Science.
A paper on ‘NASA Twins’ has revealed that spaceflight has an effect on the gut microbiome; the effects however appear to be significant and temporary. The research findings have been published in the journal named ‘Science’ in which results from 10 other research teams are there that examined the nature of the human body’s response to spaceflight. The twins involved in the study were 2 fifty-year old astronauts (at the time of the study): Scott Kelly ( he flew a 1-year mission aboard the International Space Station which ended in March 2016) and his twin brother, Mark Kelly who stayed on Earth while his brother was in orbit.Stefan Green was the 1st author of the research study managed the genetic sequencing and analysis of the gut microbes.
Mathikettan Shola National Park is located in which state?
What is the Capital & Currency of Israel?
Where is the headquarters of World Economic Forum located?
Who is the CEO of HDFC Bank?
Who is the President of Singapore?