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Who has been awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018?
Prema Gopalan, founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), was awarded the 8th
Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018.
She was awarded for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the
grassroots and ensuring rural livelihood.
The award was jointly founded by Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab
Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010.
Alia Bhatt has been appointed as the new brand ambassador for Nokia phones in
In early 2018 Nokia had appointed Parineeti Chopra as the face of its mobile
As part of the partnership, a print campaign with Alia Bhatt has been initiated
already to mark the festive season.HMD Global designs and sells phones under the
Who has been appointed as the chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) ?
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved Sandeep Bakshi’s appointment as
Managing Director and CEO of the ICICI bank for three years.
Sandeep Bakshi was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ICICI Bank. He was also
the MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company.
Sandeep Bakshi was appointed as CEO after the resignation of Chanda Kochhar.
For which company did RBI approve the license to operate as a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)?
The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore
people of the State under the ‘Khadya Sathi’ scheme. As per this scheme, people would get rice and wheat at Rs 2 per kg. The Khadya
Sathi Scheme was launched on January 27, 2016.
Special assistance is also being given to the people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas
besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur.
World Food Day is held annually on the 16th of October. This day is dedicated to
tackle the problem of global hunger.
The theme for the year 2018 is "Our Actions Are Our Future".
Every year World Food Day is celebrated in the honour of the founding date of the
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO was launched by the United Nations
in the year 1945.
Who won the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" award, 2018 ?
Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai has topped the first QS ranking of
India’s higher education institutes.
IIT Mumbai was followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru and
According to the QS World University Rankings released earlier in 2018, IISc was
ranked the best institution.