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World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is an international observance commemorated every year on April 25 and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.
The theme for World Malaria Day 2019 is “Zero malaria starts with me” and the day is hosted by the World Health Organization.
Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to humans through mosquito bite.
World Immunization Week
World Immunization Week takes place each year during last week of April aims to promote the awareness and use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
World Immunization Week 2019 is celebrated from 24 to 30 April and the theme of World Immunization Week 2019 campaign is ‘Protected Together: Vaccines Work’.
Immunization is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
Indian Food and Film Festival to Begin in Saudi
Indian Food and Film Festival will be inaugurated by Indian Consulate General, Md Noor Rahman Sheikh in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 25th April 2019.
The two- day event is organised by Consulate General of India, in association with the Saudi Indian Business Network (SIBN).
UN, EU Sign Joint Framework to Strengthen Partnership in Counter-Terrorism Efforts
United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have signed a joint framework to strengthen the partnership in counter-terrorism efforts at the second EU-UN high-level political dialogue on Counter-Terrorism that was held in New York.
UN-EU initiative will focus on terrorism and violent extremism prevention in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as support victims and promote the reintegration of terrorism offenders.
Kazakhstan Sets Up Coordination Council to Attract Investments
Kazakhstan has set up Coordinating Council to attract more foreign investments to improve the investment scenario in Kazakhstan.
Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) supports the government’s initiative to establish a Coordination Council and a Regional Investment Hub.
AIFC acts as a Unified Center for the coordination of work on investment and promotion of the investment.
Banking & Finance
RBI Becomes First APAC Central Bank to Begin Interest Rate Easing Cycle
According to the Fitch Ratings, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the first central bank in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to begin an explicit interest rate easing cycle.
The monetary policy committee led by Shaktikanta Das cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage point in February 2019 and again by 0.25 percentage point in March 2019, taking the total repo rate down to 6 per cent.
This is the first back-to-back rate cut since the MPC was formed in late 2016.
Business & Economy
RBI Sells Entire Stake in NABARD and NHB to Govt for Rs 1,470 Cr
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has exited the stake in National Housing Bank (NHB) and National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) by selling its entire stakes to government for Rs 1,450 crore and Rs 20 crore.
RBI has divested its entire stake in NABARD and NHB on February 26, 2019 and March 19, 2019 respectively.
With this, the Government of India now holds 100% stake in both the financial institutions.
BuyUcoin Introduces First Indian Platform for Wholesale Cryptocurrency Trading
BuyUcoin, cryptocurrency exchange in India has introduced a new and unique platform for wholesale cryptocurrency trading which allows its users to trade on a large scale with low price fluctuations.
The platform works on ‘free trading model’ i.e. it charges zero fee on any trade. It is known as OTC (Over-the-counter) desk.
TPCI Partners With Embassy of United States to Jointly Promote Indian Investment in USA
Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) has signed a partnership agreement with US Commercial Service, Embassy of the United States of America to jointly promote Indian investment in USA during their flagship global annual summit ‘2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit’.
The Summit will be held from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington DC.
Wirecard Partners RBL Bank to Drive Financial Inclusion
On 25th April 2019, Wirecard, the global innovation leader in digital financial technology partnered with RBL Bank to promote financial inclusion in India.
This partnership will make digital payment and banking transactions more readily accessible to all Indian citizens, including those living in remote areas.
Agreements & MoUs
UAE’s ADNOC Inks Pact with IOC for Base Oil Sales in India
On 23rd April 2019, UAE’s state-run oil company ADNOC has signed a long-term sales agreement with the Indian Oil Corporation for its high-quality base oil ADbase.
According to the agreement, Indian Oil will use the ADbase oils to manufacture high end engine oils for India’s growing automotive sector.
Awards & Honours
Pakistan Journalist Cyril Almeida Wins Press Freedom Hero Award by IPI
Pakistan Journalist, Cyril Almeida (editor and columnist of Dawn) has been named as the 71st World Press Freedom Hero award by the International Press Institute (IPI) for his critical and tenacious coverage of civil-military relations in Pakistan.
IPI’s World Press Freedom Hero Award honours journalists “who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of great personal risk”.
Appointments & Resignations
Dhawan Appointed Brand Ambassador of GS Caltex India
GS Caltex India, subsidiary of GS Caltex Corporation, South Korea has appointed cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador to establish itself as a major player in the premium lubricants category in the India.
Science & Technology
German Scientists Create See-Through Human Organs Using 3D Tech
Scientists led by Ali Erturk at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany have developed a technique that uses a solvent to make three-dimensional human organs such as a human brain and kidneys transparent.
Then the organ is scanned by lasers in a microscope that allows researchers to capture the entire structure, including the blood vessels and every single cell in its specific location.
Using this blueprint, researchers print out the scaffold of the organ and then load the 3D printer.
India Finishes Fourth at Asian Athletics Championship 2019
India bagged four spot with 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze at the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 held at Doha in Qatar.
Bahrain topped the table with 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze. China was second with 10 Gold, 13 Silver and 7 Bronze, while Japan was third with 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze.
Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (Shot put), Gomathi Marimuthu (800 metres) and P. U. Chitra (1500 metres) won gold for India.