News: Others
1. Exchange of programmes between Akashvani Maitree & Betar begins from December

The Director-General of All India Radio, Fayyaz Shehryar announced that exchange of programmes between Akashvani Maitree and Bangladesh Betar will begin from 1st of December 2019. A MOU was signed between India and Bangladesh on 2016.

operations who has served in the position on two separate occasions since 2013.

2. SJVN to invest ₹7,000 crore in commissioning Nepal’s Bhakra Dam

Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) is investing about ₹7,000 crore in power generation and transmission in Nepal. It is the highest ever invested so far in Nepal by any company in the world. SJVN is a joint venture of the Central government & Himachal Pradesh. SJVN is executing the Arun-3 hydroelectric project (HEP).

3. Saudi Arabia to invest $100 billion in India

Saudi Arabia is eyeing investments in India potentially worth $100 bn in areas of energy, refining, petrochemicals, infrastructure, agriculture, minerals & mining. Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia to result in significant expansion of trade between 2 nations.

Quick Revision: Facts
Country Capital Head of State /Govt. Currency
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh Togrog
Russia Moscow Vladimir Putin Ruble
China Beijing Xi Jinping Chinese Yuan
Thailand Bangkok Prayut Chan-o-cha Baht
Singapore Singapore City Halimah Yacob Singapore Dollar
Ukraine Kiev Volodymyr Zelensky Ukkranian Hryvnia
USA Washington D.C Donald Trump Dollar
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan Askar Mamin Tenge
Bangladesh Dhaka Sheikh Hasina Taka
Nepal Kathmandu Khadga Prasad Oli Nepalese Rupee
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Mohammad Bin Salman (Crown Prince) Saudi Riyal
Maldives Male Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Maldivian rufiyaa

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Appointments & Resignations

News: Most Important

1. RBI approves reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as Federal Bank CEO

Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the Managing Director and CEO of Federal Bank for another year, giving him a full decade as the head of the private sector lender.

2. Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao resigns

Asian Development Bank President, Takehiko Nakao has announced his resignation which will be effective from January 16 next year. During his tenure, he expanded the operations of the funding agency from USD 14 bn in 2013 to USD 22 bn in 2018.

3. Kapil Dev appointed 1st chancellor of Haryana Sports University

Kapil Dev is set to be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat. Sports University, Haryana will be 3rd sports university established by a state government in the country after Gujarat & Tamil Nadu, to provide training for sports.

4. CEC Sunil Arora assumes charge as AWEB Chairman

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania. India was nominated to be Vice-Chair, AWEB at the General Assembly held in 2017.

5. RKS Bhadauria appointed as new Indian Air Force chief

Government has appointed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the new chief of Indian Air Force to serve for a 3-year term or till the age of 62. He is the current Vice- chief of Air Staff & takes over the post from his predecessor BS Dhanoa.

6. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy appointed CMD Cognizant India

Cognizant Technology Solutions has appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman and managing director of Cognizant India and head of India Operations. He has played a leading role in developing many of their India-based portfolios.

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