Yes bank ties up with Paisa bazzar.com

    • Yes Bank announced the alliance with Paisabazaar.com, the bank will offer conditionally approved loans to its existing customers.
    • The aim of tie up is to make the process of availing a loan easy and seamless and act as a one-stop financial solution provider for all retail lending needs of the customer.
    • Yes Bank is Headquartered in Mumbai.
  • Mr. Rana Kapoor is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Yes Bank.

First digital village in Arunachal Pradesh

    • Nirjuli village – 1 in Papum Pare district was declared as the first digital village of Arunchal Pradesh.
    • Digital village aims at cashless transcations even in sabji mandis to make payment through mobile.
  • The state government also promised to promote V set linked customer service point (CSP) for digitalisation.

Quality Mark Award Scheme – Department of Animal Husbandry

    • The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board developed Initative of “Quality MarkAward scheme for dairy Cooperatives.
    • The NDDB in the process of registering the quality mark logo under Trademarks Act ,1998
  •  Since, formation of the foundary on 6th January ,2016 NDDB has received 53 applications for the award of the Quality Mark.

Today – World Malaria Day

    • World Malaria Day is observed globally on 25th of April every year. It is organized by World Health Organization (WHO).
    • Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
    • It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is ‘ “A Push for Prevention.”

 

  • Dr. Margaret Chan is the Director-General of WHO.

Maharashtra govt signs MOU with Railways to expand green cover

    • The Maharashtra government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railways, under which trees will be planted on the land adjacent to the railway tracks in the state.

 

    • The government is committed to plant 4 crore trees on July 1, 2017.

 

  • The state Forest department had planted 2 crore 83 lakh trees across the state on July 1, 2016, a feat recognised by the Limca Book of world records.

Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur bags Gold at Asian Grand Prix Meet in China

    • Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur has clinched a gold in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China.

 

    • Manpreet came up with the best throw of 18.86 meter, which was nearly one meter more than her earlier national record of 17.96 meters that she had set in 2015. With the performance, Manpreet also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in August 2017 in London.

 

  • India ended the one-day event with seven medals – 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze.