Current Affairs 13 and 14 August 2019

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs

> Karnataka government launches ‘E-step’ to empower student start-ups

Karnataka government has launched a program called ‘E-step’ to empower student start-ups towards entrepreneurship. The program focuses on boot camps, mentoring and training programs that cover various aspects of entrepreneurship.

> OYO partners Acko General Insurance to launch complimentary insurance cover for guests

OYO has partnered ACKO General Insurance to launch insurance cover for guests at the booking price for its properties. The guests will get insurance against accidental death, baggage loss and accidental medical expenses for the entire duration of their stay.

> Reliance Jio, Microsoft announce alliance for digital India

Reliance Jio and Microsoft announced a long-term strategic relationship to accelerate the digital transformation of the Indian economy and society. This 10-year commitment combines the world-class capabilities of both companies to offer a detailed set of solutions.

> Aishwarya Pissay becomes first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports

Aishwarya Pissay became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, annexing the FIM World Cup in the women’s category at Varpalota in Hungary. She was placed 2nd in the junior category with 46 points, behind Tomas de Gavardo of Chile.

> Chandrima Shaha elected INSA’s first woman president

Former director of the National Institute of Immunology Chandrima Shaha has been elected as the first woman president of the reputed Indian National Science Academy. She will head INSA from 2020. She would focus on popularising science among the masses.

> Conservative Giammattei elected Guatemala president

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected as Guatemala’s president. He defeated the former first lady Sandra Torres. He will succeed in corruption-tainted outgoing President Jimmy Morales. He had polled almost 58.5 percent with a lead of 550,000 votes.

> Flipkart partners NSDC to train supply chain workforce

Flipkart has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation’s Logistics Sector Skill Council to train 20000 of its delivery executives. The trained supply chain workforce will be certified in all aspects of product delivery and customer experience.

> Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launches the fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020

MoHUA launched the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020, which will be conducted in Jan 2020. Water Plus Protocol was launched to provide a guideline for cities and towns to ensure that no untreated wastewater is released into the environment.

> RBI ups caps on bank credit to NBFCs

RBI has increased the bank credit to NBFCs for on-lending to agriculture, MSEs, and HFCs under priority sector lending up to a limit of 5% of the bank’s total PSL on an ongoing basis. The limit for Agriculture – Rs 10 L, MSE – Rs 20 L, HFCs – Rs 20 L.

> Aditya Birla Health Insurance and Axis Bank ink bancassurance pact

Aditya Birla Health Insurance has entered into a bancassurance partnership with Axis Bank. Through this partnership, ABHI will offer health insurance solutions to the Axis bank’s customers across its 4,094 branches and digital channels.

> India contributes $1 million to UN fund

India has contributed $1 million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System. The SPTF established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in an effective way.

> French envoy confers Indian Chef

French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler conferred Indian Chef Priyam Chatterjee with the distinction of Chevalier de I’Ordre du Merite Agricole, also known as the Order of Agriculture Merit.

Bianca Andreescu won Roger Cup Tennis Tournament 2019 held in Toronto, Canada

The Railways will mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary as Community Day

Novak Djokovic remains at the top in ATP rankings

Former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan dies at 70

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