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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 17th April 2019

IDBI Bank launches NRI-Insta Online, A paperless account opening facility for NRIs
IDBI Bank has launched ‘NRI-Insta Online’ account opening process for NRIs residing in Financial Action Task Force member countries to open an account in the Bank without visiting the branch or submitting paper documents such as physical documents as well as  KYC proofs.
Financial Action Task Force is an inter-governmental body founded in 1989, which devices policy and sets standards to promote successful implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other similarthreats to the integrity of the international financial system.
Headquarters: Paris, France
Founded: 1989
President: Marshall Billingslea

ADB agreed to grant highest-ever USD 3 billion in sovereign loans to India
Asian Development Bank agreed to provide a total of USD 3.88 billion in sovereign loans to India in 2018, which is the highest ever loan amount since sovereign operations began in the country in 1986.
ADB provide USD 100-million loan to Ostro Kutch Wind ptoject oin Gujrat, also provided USD 30 million in equity and USD 20 million in debt security to Annapurna Finance, a microfinance company.
Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The aim is to promote social and economic development in Asia.
Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines
President: Takehiko Nakao
Founded: 19 December 1966
Purpose: Economic development
Motto: Fighting Poverty in Asia and the Pacific

Mithali Raj named as Goodwill Ambassador of Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019
Mithali Raj Captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has been named as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team for the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019.
This is the first cricket world cup for street-connected children and  final will be played at Lord’s in London on May 7.
The tournament is being organised by Street Child United , a UK based organization
Mahendra Singh Dhoni named as the brand ambassador of redBus
cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Bus ticketing platform redBus to strengthen the redBus brand.
Dhoni is the brand ambassador of sports firm Dream11, Colgate, MasterCard, Orient Fans, BharatMatrimony, Indigo Paints, SRMB Steel, and health supplement brand Revital H.
First Earth-Size planet: HD 21749b discovered by NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has discovered an Earth-sized planet, HD 21749b and a “sub-Neptune” world, revolving around the star, HD 21749. The star lies 53 light-years from Earth.
The research study has been published on 15th April, 2019 in ‘The Astrophysical Journal Letters’.
HD 21749b is about 23 times heavier and 2.7 times wider than Earth. It is gaseous, has a substantial atmosphere but not as puffy as Uranus and Neptune.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
Founded: 29 July 1958, United States
Administered by: Jim Bridenstine

ISRO:The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru.
Headquarters: Bengaluru
Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
Founded: 15 August 1969
Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Subsidiary: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Veera’ commissioned by General Bipin Rawat
Indian Coast Guard vessel Veera has been commissioned by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff at Eastern Naval Command in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
 This is indigenously designed and built by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at its shipbuilding facility at Kattupali in Chennai.
 The vessel is equipped with advanced technology navigation and communication equipment, sensor and machinery.
FC Goa pip Chennaiyin FC  to clinch 2019 Hero Super Cup title
FC Goa, nicknamed as ‘The Gaurs’, emerged as champions of the 2nd edition of Hero Super Cup 2019 after beating Chennaiyin in Bhubaneswar.
Goa lifted their first ever Trophy.
ICC partners with UNICEF to deliver ‘#OneDay4Children’ at Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019
International cricket council cricket for good in partnership with UNICEF,launched #OneDay4Children, a tournament-wide campaign to help construct a better world for all child, at the World Cup.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes and #OneDay4Children ambassador Nasser Hussain and launched the campaign.
All matches of the event will support #OneDay4Children activity and the funds gathered will strengthen UNICEF’s work for children in cricket playing nations across the world.
The  campaign will conclude at the England v India game at Edgbaston on 30 June.
About ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019:
The tournament will run from 30 May to 14 July. Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham will host the semi-finals 9 and 11 July respectively, while final will be played at Lord’s in London on 14 july.
Australia is the most victorious team in the history of the World Cup, having won events in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II.
Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
Head: Henrietta H. Fore
Founded: 11 December 1946, New York, New York, United States
Executive director: Henrietta H. Fore
Founders: United Nations General Assembly, Ludwik Rajchman

FIFA ban former Brazilian football president Jose Maria Marin for life
Former Brazilian Football Confederation president Jose Maria Marin has been banned for life from all football activities by FIFA.
He became the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the US investigation into corruption at world football’s governing body.
In August 2018, Marin who led Brazil’s organising committee for the 2014 World Cup, was sentenced to four years in prison for racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. He was found to have taken bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to various tournaments which also include the Copa America.
About FIFA
Headquarter: Zurich, Switzerland
President: Gianni Infantino


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