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NATIONAL NEWS

National convention of ‘War Decorated India’ held in Chandigarh

The two-day national convention of War Decorated India began at the Manekshaw Auditorium in Chandimandir, the headquarters of the Western Command in Chandigarh. Some living gallantry award winners and relatives of the deceased awardees attended the Convention. Chief of Staff Western Command Lt General P.N. Bali addressed the convention.

SVEEP to focus on youth

  • To enhance the percentage of polling in the Lok Sabha election, it has been planned to conduct youth festivals at the taluk level under Systematic Voters’ Education and and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign.

ECI launches ‘Observers app’ for important notifications, alerts, and urgent messages alert

The Election Commission launched a mobile application that will help poll observers to submit reports timely. Over 1800 IAS, IPS and IRS officials, officials of Central services will be deployed as observers in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019 and State Assembly elections.

GI tag for Coorg Arabica Coffee, four others

Geographical Indication (GI) tags have been granted to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee, by the Geographical Indications Registry.

BANKING & FINANCE

SBI launches cardless ATM withdrawal with YONO Cash

State Bank of India launched ‘YONO Cash’ for cardless withdrawal of cash at over 16,500 SBI ATMs across the country. With this facility, customers can initiate the cash withdrawal process on the YONO app and set a six-digit YONO Cash pin for the transaction. This feature on YONO is designed to help its users withdraw cash without a physical debit card.

Aviva Life Insurance launches Wings to empower women at the workplace

Aviva Life Insurance has announced the launch of ‘Wings’, a specially designed mentorship program to empower the female workforce. The program is an initiative of the SHE division of the company, for mentoring all the women employees. SHE was conceptualised in 2016 by Aviva India’s Women Network, an active community of socially enabled women who take up the charge of addressing causes in the interest of women empowerment. The new initiative has been aimed to empower the women in Aviva to fulfil their professional and personal goals.

AWARDS

DD Mahila Kisan Award

  • Swati Shingade of Pune, Maharashtra – First prize of DD Mahila Kisan Award for 2018-19.

SPORTS

India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, International Football Federation (FIFA) President Gianni Infantinoannounced in the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA. This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.

  • Besides the U-17 Women’s WC, India had also expressed interest in hosting the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • Extra info.:
    FIFA Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland

World Fame 100: Virat Kohli only Indian in top 10, MS Dhoni in 13th spot

This year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list, an annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet, placed the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo at the top spot, followed by basketball player LeBron James and FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

  • Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were among eight Indian cricketers who found a place in the list. Kohli bagged the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10, whereas Dhoni is placed in the 13th spot.

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