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Vodafone Idea names Murthy GVAS as its interim CFO
Vodafone Idea appointed Murthy GVAS as the interim Chief Financial Officer and Key Managerial Personnel of the company, effective from February 15.
Murthy is currently designated as the executive vice-president, financial controller and head of taxation.
Murthy GVAS has 32 years of experience and expertise in finance operations, consolidation, compliance, taxation, systems integration, mergers and acquisitions.
The chartered accountant with over 32 years spent in the trade, Murthy had a six-year stint at Tata Steel before joining Vodafone.
He joined Vodafone in April 2000 making him experienced in the telecom sector for nearly 23 years.
Vodafone Idea Ltd:
Founded: 31 August 2018
Headquarters: Mumbai (Corp.), Gandhinagar (Reg.)
Chairman: Ravinder Takkar
CEO: Akshay Moondra
Who has been appointed as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Idea? Murthy GVAS
Deepti Sharma creates history, becomes first Indian to take 100 wickets in T20I cricket
India Women all-rounder Deepti Sharma has become the first Indian to take 100 wickets in T20I cricket history.
Overall, the 25-year-old became the ninth bowler in the women’s game to do so.
With her three wickets in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 match against West Indies, she completed 100 wickets in 89 T20Is.
Deepti became India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with the wicket of veteran batter Stafanie Taylor.
Poonam Yadav (98), Yuzvendra Chahal (91) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (90) are among the highest wicket-takers for India in T20I cricket.
She is India’s top-ranked bowler in the current ICC T20I chart and ranks second in ICC Women’s T20I all-rounder’s rankings.
Veteran West Indies spinner Anisa Mohammed remains at the top with 125 wickets in 117 T20Is, having last played an international T20I in September 2021.
Who has become the first Indian to take 100 wickets in T20I cricket history? Deepti Sharma
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon quits after 8 years
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her resignation from her post after eight years.
Sturgeon, who has served as the country’s first minister since 2014, become a “divisive” figure, that would better lead the fight for an independent Scotland.
She is the longest-serving first minister and the first woman to hold the position.
She will also step down as the leader of Scottish National Party.
Sturgeon, 52, took over from Alex Salmond as first minister and SNP leader after the Scottish government failed to win a referendum on independence in 2014.
Monarch: Charles III
Currency: Pound sterling
Name the Scotland’s First Minister, who has announced her resignation from her post recently? Nicola Sturgeon
Govt approves fast-track procurement for iDEX defence startups
The Defence ministry has approved a simplified and fast-track procedure for procurement from Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) affiliated start-ups and MSMEs.
Ministry of Defence’s iDEX initiative engages with industries including MSMEs and start-ups to foster innovation in the defence and aerospace sector.
The initiative also partners with incubators to provide technical support and handholding to winners of iDEX’s start-up challenges.
Ministry also announced the launch of iDEX’s Defence India Start-up Challenge DISC-9.
Defence India Startup Challenge “has been launched by Ministry in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, aimed at supporting Startups/MSMEs/Innovators to create prototypes and/or commercialize products/solutions in the area of National Defence and Security.
Minister: Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
Deputy Minister: Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Defence
Recently, the Ministry of Defense has approved a simplified and fast-track process for procurement from start-ups and MSMEs affiliated to iDEX. What does iDEX stands for? Innovation for Defense Excellence
RBI gives in-principle authorisation to 32 online payment aggregators
The RBI has granted in-principle authorisation for 32 existing payment aggregators to act as online payment aggregators.
Amazon (Pay) India, Google India Digital Services, Infibeam Avenues, Reliance Payment Solutions, Zomato Payments and others have been granted in-principle authorisation.
Applications are under process for an additional 18 existing payment aggregators.
Online non-bank Payment Aggregators (PAs) existing as on March 17, 2020 were required to apply to RBI by September 30, 2021 for seeking authorisation under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (PSS Act).
While existing PAs that have applied for authorisation within the stipulated timelines can continue business unless advised otherwise by the central bank, new PAs cannot commence operations until they are granted ‘authorisation’ under Section 7 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007,
Who is Payment Aggregator?
A payment aggregator (also known as a merchant aggregator) is a third-party service provider that allows merchants to accept payment from customers by integrating it into their websites or apps.
In other terms, a payment aggregator (PA) bridges the gap between merchants and acquirers.
It provides you with a ‘sub-merchant account’.
Thereafter, the PA receives payments from customers on your behalf.
Finally, it transfers the payments to you in batches after a period of time.
This step is known as the settlement.
Recently RBI has granted in-principle authorisation to how many existing payment aggregators including Amazon (Pay) India, Google India Digital Services, Infibeam Avenues, Reliance Payment Solutions, Zomato Payments? 32
Justice Sandeep Mehta takes oath as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court
Justice Sandeep Mehta took the oath as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court.
The oath was administered by Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagadish Mukhi in the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhawan in Guwahati.
The post recently fell vacant on the retirement of Justice RM Chhaya.
Justice Mehta was appointed as Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on the 30th of May, 2011, and is due to retire on the 10th of January, 2025.
Justice Sandeep Mehta has practised in the trial court, the High Court as well as in the Supreme Court.
He also remained Counsel for Commission in three Judicial Enquiry Commissions headed by the Retired as well as Sitting Judges of the High Court.
Chief minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
Folk dance: Bihu Bihu
Recently who took oath as the new Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court? Justice Sandeep Mehta
Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and South Africa for cooperation in Disability Sector
The Union Cabinet has approved signing of the MoU between India and South Africa for cooperation in the Disability Sector.
The bilateral Memorandum of Understanding will encourage cooperation between the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of India and Government of South Africa through joint initiatives in the disability sector.
The specific proposals for cooperation between the two countries, as mutually agreed upon, will be taken up for implementation during the period of validity of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and ageing population in both countries who especially require modern, cost-effective aids and assistive devices will be benefited from this MoU.
In another decisions:
The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Chile for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied sectors.
The MoU provides for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
Under the MoU, a Chile-India Agricultural Working Group is to be constituted which will be responsible for the supervision, review and assessment of the implementation of this MoU as well as for establishing frequent communication and coordination.
The Union Cabinet has also approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
The MoU is to provide recognition of the qualification, training of each others’ members and admit the members in good standing by prescribing a bridging mechanism on the prevailing terms and conditions.
ICAI collaboration with ICAEW will bring a lot of professional opportunities for Indian Chartered Accountants in the UK.
Capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
President: Cyril Ramaphosa
Government: Constitutional republic, Parliamentary republic
Recently the Union Cabinet has approved signing of the MoU between India and which country for cooperation in the Disability Sector? South Africa
Indian men’s cricket team tops in all three formats for the first time
India have become the No.1-ranked team in all formats after they displaced Australia to take the top spot in the ICC Test rankings.
This is the first time India have achieved top ranking in all three formats at the same time.
India is already the top-ranked team in T20Is and ODIs.
India achieved this feat after beating Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur.
India currently have 115 rating points and followed by Australia with 111 rating points.
India will still need to beat Australia in the next Test in New Delhi to hold on to the top spot and strengthen their chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship final, which will be held in England in the month of June this year.
In ICC T20 Batting Ranking, Suryakumar Yadav is first ranked.
Ravichandran Ashwin has also jumped several spots and is now at the 2nd spot in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings.
In the ODI bowling rankings, Mohammed Siraj has the top spot.
According to the latest ICC’s Rankings, which team became the No.1-ranked team in all formats? Indian men’s Cricket Team
World Bank head leaving for ‘new challenges’
David Malpass has announced that he is quitting as the president of the World Bank to take on “new challenges” after a rift with President Joe Biden’s administration over climate change policies.
He would be leaving the international development institution in June, ten months before the end of his five-year term.
His departure comes at a time when many countries around the world are facing severe financial problems.
Appointing the head of the World Bank is a prerogative of the US president and Biden will appoint Malpass’ successor.
Malpass was close to former President Donald Trump, who appointed him to the post in 2019 after Young Kim, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, quit.
Malpass had worked in Trump’s 2016 election campaign and became the Treasury undersecretary for international affairs before going to the World Bank.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
President: David Malpass
Founded: July 1944
Parent organization: World Bank Group
Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White
Name the president of World Bank who resigned from his post recently? David Malpass
Aero India 2023: BFL signs MoU with Paramount group
Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL) and global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development and production of Composite Rotor Blades, Mission Systems and Stores Management systems for Medium Lift Helicopters at Aero India.
This collaboration will focus on creating the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for design, development and manufacture of Composite Rotor Blades, Mission Systems and Stores Management systems for Rotary Wing platforms, in India.
This design and manufacturing hub shall support all future programmes for both India and across the globe.
Facilities will be established as centres of excellence for the development and industrialisation of Rotor Blades for all Helicopter categories.
The collaboration would present a unique opportunity for all parties to speed up qualification processes and jointly support National and International customers.
This MOU will help in achieving the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative.
Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL)
Founded: 19 June 1961
Founder: Nilkanthrao A. Kalyani
Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra
Chairman: Baba Kalyani
Which two companies have signed MoU for the development and production of Composite Rotor Blades, Mission Systems and Stores Management systems for Medium Lift Helicopters at Aero India? BFL & Paramount group