Daily Current Affairs 14 April 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14 April 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14 April 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 14 April 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. New Secretary of Defence Finance

  • Centre has appointed Gargi Kaul as Secretary of Defence Finance.
  • She was earlier Financial Advisor, Defence Services in the Defence Ministry.
  • The Ministry of Defence is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces.

2. Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ Report

  • Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report is released by World Health Organisation.
  • Most Polluted City
  • 1. Kanpur
  • 2. Faridabad
  • 3. Varanasi
  • 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are from India.
  • Delhi is ranked 6th on the list.

3. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Awards

  • Two West Bengal Government’s Schemes have won World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations.
  • 1. ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ :- Creating a pool of skilled candidates who are industry ready.
  • 2. ‘Sabooj Sathi’ :- Bi-cycles are distributed to students between class IX and XII in Govt. Schools.

4. The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019

  • India’s Education Technology Startup ‘Dost Education’ has won a $25000 ‘The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019’.
  • The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019 is given by UK-based Varkey Foundation.
  • Dost Education empowers parents in India to get their child ready for kindergarten. It is a non-profit organization supported by Y Combinator and UC Berkeley.
  • Dost Education is innovating to get every child school ready in India.

International News

1. Omar al-Bashir Former President of Sudan

  • Sudanese Army has ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir.
  • The Sudanese Army has set up a transitional military council to rule the country for 2 years following which elections would be held.
  • Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 to 2019 and was the head of the National Congress Party.
  • Capital: Khartoum || Currency: Sudanese pound || Prime minister: Mohamed Tahir Ayala

2. 2019 World Press Photo of the Year

  • The photo titled ‘Crying Girl on the Border’ is an image of a 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker crying at the US-Mexico border.
  • It was taken by Getty Images photojournalist John Moore.

3. USA Secretary of Interior Department

  • The US Senate has confirmed David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior Department.
  • The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service.
  • David Bernhardt is an American attorney, lobbyist and politician.

Business News

1. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • ‘Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ has appointed Sanjay Dutt (Tata Housing MD and CEO ) as Chairman of its South Asia board.
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
  • President (2018-19): Chris Brooke || CEO: Sean Tompkins || Motto: Est modus in rebus; (“There is measure in all things”) || Founded: 1868 || Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

2. RBL Bank with CreditVidya

  • RBL Bank has partnered with CreditVidya to improve the lender’s customer experience.
  • CreditVidya is a B2B fintech platform that helps lenders make critical decisions based on credit scores.
  • RBL/Ratnakar Bank Limited is a scheduled commercial bank, headquartered in the Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India, and founded in August 1943.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja || Founded: August 1943 || Subsidiaries: Swadhaar FinServe Pvt. Ltd., RBL Bank Ltd., Asset Management Arm

3. Tata Teleservices with Airtel

  • Department of Telecom has approved the merger of Tata Teleservices with Airtel.
  • Airtel is needed to furnish bank guarantees of about RS 9000 crore to cover spectrum charges.
  • Tata Teleservices Limited is an Indian broadband and telecommunications service provider based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate.
  • Bharti Airtel Limited also known as Airtel is an Indian global telecommunications services company based in Delhi, India. It operates in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa.

4. New MD and CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

  • Nitin Chugh is likely to succeed Samit Ghosh as the MD and CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.
  • Samit Ghosh will retire in November 2019.
  • Founded 1: February 2017 || Founder: Samit Ghosh || Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Sports News

1. 2019 ITF Turkey 17A, Women Singles

  • Indian tennis player Ankita Raina is in the final of 2019 ITF Turkey Women Singles Event.
  • Ankita Ravinderkrishan Raina is an Indian tennis player and the current Indian No. 1 in women’s singles. Raina has won 1 WTA Challenger along with 8 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

2. 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships

  • The 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships will be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia from September 7 to September 21, 2019.
  • The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.
  • India’s Mary Kom is the most successful boxer in women’s boxing having won 6 golds and a silver (From 2001 to 2018).
  • The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men’s only event and the first women’s championships was held over 25 years later in 2001.

3. Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019

  • Athlete Deepa Malik has been named as the recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019.
  • Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the shot put.
  • She has also won gold in F-53/54 Javelin event at the para athletic grand Prix held in Dubai in 2018.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist.
  • On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

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