Current Affairs 2nd April 2019

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Current Affairs 2nd April 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. ISRO Launches Young Scientist Programme ‘YUVIKA’ For Schoolkids.

  -Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special programme for schoolchildren called Young Scientist Programme or Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), in tune with the government’s vision “Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan”. 

  1. Facebook launches tools to boost Electoral Process.

  -Social Media giant, Facebook has launched two new India-specific tools viz. “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted” to boost civic engagement on its platform during the Lok Sabha elections 2019 that commence in April.

  1. India, US Ink Pact To Check Tax Evasion By MNCs.

  – India and the US signed an agreement for exchange of country-by-country (CbC) report. The move will give huge relief to subsidiaries of US-headquartered companies in the taxation-related matter.

  1. Skytrax World Airport Awards: Singapore’s Changi Tops, India’s IGI Ranks 59th.

   -Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the world’s best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row, while New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport featured at number 59, according to the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. India-African Union Sign MoU On Strengthening Cooperation In Healthcare Sector.

  –An agreement has been signed between India and the African Union to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform.

BANKING

  1. Infosys, Roland-Garros Team Up For Digital Innovation.

  -Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open, announced a three-year strategic technology partnership.

  1. Bank of Baroda Set To Develop Digital Agri Platform ‘Baroda Kisan’.

  -Bank of Baroda has signed an MoU with agriculture services companies to develop an agriculture digital platform, Baroda Kisan, which will provide solutions for agricultural requirements.

  1. Government To Infuse Rs 5,042 crore Into Bank of Baroda.

  -The Finance Ministry has decided to infuse Rs 5,042 crore into state-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) ahead of the merger of two other public sector lenders Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with BoB.

APPOINTMENT

  1. BCCI Ombudsman Justice D.K. Jain to Serve As Ad-Hoc Ethics Officer.

  –Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman Justice D K Jain (retd) will now serve as the Ethics Officer of the Indian cricket board on an ad-hoc basis.

SPORTS

  1. Veselin Matic Set To Be India’s Basketball Coach.

  -Veselin Matic, who took Iran to an Asian Games bronze medal in 2010, is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s basketball team.