CURRENT AFFAIRS ( 8th April )

Shankar School of Banking April 8 , 2019 15

NATIONAL NEWS

  • 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries still use solid fuels for cooking and according to new survey by the Research Institute for compassionate Economics. 85% of the Ujjawala beneficiaries in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan still use solid fuels for cooking.
  • Biannual Army Commander Conference began in New Delhi.
  • To spread peace and brotherhood, a music and poetry festival titled ‘Jashna-e-ittihaad was held in New Delhi
  • Around 5000 Konyak women dance to set a Gunnies World Record at Mon, Nagaland.

BANKING NEWS

  • NTPC inked Term-loan agreement of Rs 2000 crore with canara Bank.
  • World Bank estimates India’s GDP grow to 7.5% in Fiscal Year 2019-2020

AWARDS

  • Guwahati Railway Station has become the first to get ISO certificate in India.

SPORTS

  • Isaak Hayek, 73, set a new record as world’s oldest soccer player.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Usha Padhee become the first woman CMD of pawan Han ltd.

OBITUARY

  • Irawan Malaysian Golfer Irawan passed away aged 28.
  • Elriesa Theunissen-fourie, the south African Women’s world cup cricketer passed away aged 25.