14th May 2019 Current Affairs

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Doordarshan Launches Online Souvenir Store in Partnership with Amazon India

  • Doordarshan has launched an online souvenir store for its viewers on Amazon India so that one can easily access it.
  • Surya Prakash Chairman, Prasar Bharati launched DD souvenir store on Amazon India.
  • Doordarshan is India’s first broadcaster which has started Souvenir store.
  • Online souvenir store will not only strengthen the relation with viewers but also help in establishing Doordarshan brand value.

Football: Manchester City wins Premier League Title 2019

  • Manchester City clinched their fourth Premier League title (football) after winning the 2018-19 season.
  • Manchester City registered a 4-1 victory against Brighton to accumulate 98 points, while Liverpool, who were also in the title race, finished second with 97 points.
  • Dominant Manchester City has successfully retained their Premier League title on the final day of an exhilarating 2018-19 campaign.
  • Manchester City also lifted the trophy in 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2017-18. They are the first team to win back-to-back titles since Manchester United in 2009.

Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup 2019: Japan’s Yosuke Asaji Wins Title

  • India’s Rahil Gangjee finished tied 39th while Viraj Madappa ended tied 53rd at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup held in Japan.
  • Japan’s Yosuke Asaji won the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup 2019 at the Sobu Country Club.

CEAT Awards: Virat Kohli bags International batsman and cricketer of the year

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2019.
  • The ceremony held in Mumbai in presence of a galaxy of past and present cricketers.
  • Pacer Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged as International Bowler of the Year.
  • Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was awarded for outstanding bowling and Australian batsman Aaron Finch for his exceptional performance in T20.

ITC appoints Sanjiv Puri as Chairman

  • ITC Ltd. has appointed Managing Director (MD) Sanjiv Puri (56-years) as the Chairman of the company with immediate effect.
  • Mr Puri joined the company in 1986 and rose through the ranks like his predecessor.
  • He was appointed as Chief executive officer (CEO) in 2017 and as Managing Director (MD) in 2018.
  • Mr Sanjiv Puri is an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur and Wharton School of Business.
  • On 11th May 2019, Company’s longest-serving chairman YC Deveshwar (72-years) passed away.

LIC Mutual Fund Appoints Dinesh Pangtey as CEO

  • LIC Mutual Fund appointed Dinesh Pangtey as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pangtey was Director and CEO at LIC Group’s private equity division LIC HFL AMC.
  • He joined LIC as a direct recruit officer in 1984.
  • He has also served as Regional Manager Marketing channel in Western Zone spanning the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.

Jet Airways CFO resigned

  • Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s CFO and deputy CEO Amit Agarwal has resigned from his positions at the airline.
  • Amit Agarwal, who joined the airline in December 2015, is a chartered accountant with over two-and-a-half decades of experience.
  • Considered close to founder Naresh Goyal, Agarwal was responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the company’s business.

DRDO conducts a successful flight test of ABHYAS

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.
  • The flight test was tracked by various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in a fully autonomous waypoint navigation mode.
  • The configuration of ABHYAS is designed on an in-line small gas turbine engine and uses indigenously developed MEMS-based navigation system for its navigation and guidance.

Yuvika 2019 inaugurated

  • The Young Scientist Programme ‘Yuvika2019’ was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan, through video mode in Bengaluru on 13 May 2019.
  • The two-week residential summer vacation programme is spread over four ISRO centres in Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, and Shillong.
  • It will be attended by 110 students.

US actor Peggy Lipton passes away

  • Renowned American actress and model, Peggy Lipton (72-years) passed away.
  • She came to fame through her role as flower child Julie Barnes in the ABC counterculture television series.
  • he Mod Squad (1968–1973) for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1970.

Padma Shri Awardee Bhojpuri Singer Hiralal Yadav Passes Away

  • Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri vocal artist Hiralal Yadav passed away in Varanasi at the age of 93.
  • Shri Yadav was a well-known Bhojpuri folk singer from the ‘Birha’ genre, which revolves around the separation of a lover from his beloved.
  • He received a Padma Shri award, the country’s fourth highest civilian award, in January 2019.
  • In 2015, he was felicitated with the Yash Bharti award for his contribution in the field of music.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Doordarshan has launched online souvenir store in partnership with Amazon India. Who is the chairman of Doordarshan?

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Doordarshan has launched an online souvenir store for its viewers on Amazon India so that one can easily access it. A. Surya Prakash Chairman, Prasar Bharati launched DD souvenir store on Amazon India.

2. Who has won Football Premier League title 2019?

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Manchester City clinched their fourth Premier League title (football) after winning the 2018-19 season.

3. Yosuke Asaji has won the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup 2019 at the Sobu Country Club. Yosuke Asaji is from which country?

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Japan’s Yosuke Asaji won the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup 2019 at the Sobu Country Club.

4. Who has won International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year during CEAT International awards 2019?

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Indian captain Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2019.

5. Sanjiv Puri has appointed as the Chairman of which company with immediate effect?

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ITC Ltd. has appointed Managing Director (MD) Sanjiv Puri (56-years) as the Chairman of the company with immediate effect.

6. Dinesh Pangtey has appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which of the following company?

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LIC Mutual Fund appointed Dinesh Pangtey as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pangtey was Director and CEO at LIC Group’s private equity division LIC HFL AMC.

7. CFO and deputy CEO Amit Agarwal has resigned from his post. He was CFO and CEO of which company?

Correct! Wrong!

Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s CFO and deputy CEO Amit Agarwal has resigned from his positions at the airline.

8. DRDO has conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from which place?

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

9. What is 'Yuvika 2019'?

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The Young Scientist Programme ‘Yuvika2019’ was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan, through video mode in Bengaluru on 13 May 2019.

10. Actress and model Peggy Lipton has passed away. She was from which country?

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Renowned American actress and model, Peggy Lipton (72-years) passed away.

11. Hiralal Yadav has passed away. He was a..........

Correct! Wrong!

Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri vocal artist Hiralal Yadav passed away in Varanasi at the age of 93.

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