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NATIONAL

TCS 3rd most-valued IT services brand globally

India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been ranked third most-valued IT services brand globally in 2018-19, after Accenture and IBM, according to a report by Brand Finance.

  • Four Indian IT services companies- TCS, Infosys, HCL and Wipro clinched spots in the top-10 global tally.
  • Valued at USD 26.3 billion, Accenture took the title of the world’s most-valued IT services brand.

BANKING & FINANCE

SBI Card & Etihad Guest tie-up to launch premium card for international travel

SBI Card and Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, have joined hands to launch a travel specific Visa credit card for members and Indian travellers. This is the first international co-brand partnership of SBI Card, the country’s second largest credit card issuer.

RBI approved Ravneet Gill as Yes Bank MD & CEO

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Ravneet Gill as the MD & CEO of private sector lender Yes Bank. It also said that Mr. Gill must join the bank before March 1, 2019. Mr.Gill is currently the India chief of foreign lender Deutsche Bank.  If any private bank is appointing Directors or CEOs it should get approval from the Reserve Bank of India.

Amul Camel Milk launched in Gujarat

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) has launched Amul Camel Milk in selected markets of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Kutch. The camel milk offers a wide range of benefits such as: Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest. Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest and it also improves gastrointestinal health and systemic immunity. Rich in Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Camel Milk can provide 70% of the recommended daily value per serving. Camel Milk is rich in calcium which helps to build.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Indias first indigenously developed NGRAM was tested successfully
India’s first indigenously developed Next Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGRAM), an air-to-surface one, which can be fired from Sukhoi fighter jets, was successfully tested at the missile testing range in Balasore, Hyderabad.  The missile can be launched from different altitudes and all the parameters were met during the testing. The missile was developed by Abdul Kalam Missile Complex comprising DLRL, which plays the lead role, Research Centre Imarat, Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL). The missile system is being developed by the BEL and an unidentified private industry partner.
SPORTS
Saina Nehwal enters semifinals of Indonesia Masters tournament
Saina Nehwal entered the semifinals of the Indonesia Masters’ tournament after a straight-game win over Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.  Saina, won 21-7, 21-18 in the women’s singles quarterfinal match.

Nepal batsman surpasses Tendulkar’s record to be youngest half-centurion

Surpassing master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s recordNepal teenage batsman Rohit Paudel has become the youngest cricketer to score a half-century in international cricket at the age of 16 years and 146 days.

  • Earlier, Tendulkar was holding the record of the youngest half-centurion having played an innings of 59 in a Test against Pakistan aged 16 years and 213 days.

Ladakh: ITBP wins National Ice hockey tournament

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) won the National Ice hockey tournament in Ladakh. The championship was organised by Ice Hockey Association of India. The ITBP defeated the Indian Army to lift the National Ice Hockey Championship.

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