05 March 2019 Current Affairs

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Randhir Singh appointed coordination committee chairman of 2022 Asian Games
Veteran Indian sports administrator Randhir Singh has been appointed as the chairman of the Coordination Committee of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games by the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Sheikh Ahmad re-elected as President of Olympic Council of Asia
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been re-elected president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) for an eighth term despite being embroiled in a forgery case brought by Swiss investigators. The long-serving Kuwaiti, a powerful ally of International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach, was re-elected unanimously at the OCA general assembly in Bangkok.

India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim her resigns
Malaysia’s Tan Kim Her has stepped down from his post as India’s doubles badminton coach. The 47-year-old put down his papers one-and-a-half years before his contract with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) was to end after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

DRDO Chairman Wins Missile Systems Award
Satheesh Reddy, the Secretary of India’s Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been chosen by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as the co-winner of the 2019 Missile Systems Award.

World Bank to provide 250 Million dollar for NRETP to boost Rural incomes in India
The Agreement was signed by Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Hisham Abdo, Acting Country Director, World Bank India, in New Delhi. The main aim is to promote women-owned and women-led farm and non-farm enterprises across value chains.

Indian Bank receives Best Bank Award from TN Government
Tamilnadu government bestowed the Best Bank Award to the Indian Bank, for meeting the needs of women’s self-help groups (SHGs).

Former union minister V Dhananjay Kumar passes away
Former union minister V Dhananjay Kumar passed away. He was 67. Kumar began his stint in politics with Jana Sangh and entered the BJP in 1983, after which he contested polls from Mangaluru constituency and subsequently became an MP and worked as a minister in the central government at the time when late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the aviation minister.

Delhi tops list of most polluted cities in Greenpeace study
Delhi has topped the list of the most polluted cities in the world in a recent study conducted by environment NGO Greenpeace India. New Delhi was ranked first among 62 polluted cities in the report, Global Air Pollution 2018. The report accompanies an extended online interactive display of the world’s most polluted cities, allowing further exploration of air quality across different regions and subregions in 2018.


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