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Current Affairs 13th April 2020

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1. RV Verma appointed as non-executive Chairman of AU Small Finance Bank
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved his appointment for a period of one year
  • AU Small Finance Bank HQ: Jaipur
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2. International Day of Human Space Flight: 12 April
  • 12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen
  • 1957: First human-made Earth satellite Sputnik I was launched
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3. 30 crore poor get Rs 28,256 crore under PMGKY
  • Announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month to protect them from the impact of lockdown
  • Rs 13,855 cr disbursed as payment of 1st instalment of PM-KISAN
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4. LIC announces extension of 30 days for payment of premium due
  • LIC is a 100% Govt owned Subsidiary
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5. Flipkart partners with Tata for distribution of essential supplies
  • E-commerce firm Flipkart and Tata Consumer Products Ltd have partnered to enable access to essential food and beverage products to Indians.
  • The partnership is already operational in Bengaluru
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5. Flipkart partners with Tata for distribution of essential supplies
  • E-commerce firm Flipkart and Tata Consumer Products Ltd have partnered to enable access to essential food and beverage products to Indians.
  • The partnership is already operational in Bengaluru
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7. World Bank forecasts worst economic slump in South Asia in 40 years
  • India’s economy is expected to grow 1.5% to 2.8%
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8. Justice V Kanagaraj appointed new State Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh
  • Justice V Kanagaraj, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, assumed charge as the State Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh
  • With the promulgation of an Ordinance amending Section 200 of the AP Panchayat Raj Act, 1994
  • AP Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
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9. Former Gujarat cricketer Walter D’Souza passes away
  • He was one of India’s oldest living first-class cricketers, who featured in 16 fixtures for state.
  • Saurashtra lifted 2019-20 edition of Ranji Trophy
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10. Tata Capital Announces the Elevation of Sarosh Amaria To Managing Director
  • Sarosh Amaria is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial & SME Finance Division.
  • Amaria joined TCFSL as a founding member in 2007.
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11. India retains 108th slot at FIFA’s latest ranking
  • FIFA = Federation Internationale de Football Association
  • India football team retained its 108th spot in the latest FIFA rankings.
  • Belgium & France retained their first & second positions respectively in the latest rankings.
  • Brazil is on the 3rd place followed by England.
  • South Sudan move into joint-168th position.

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