Following the sudden spurt in heat across Gujarat, the state health department has issued an 'Orange Alert'. The warning is issued with temperatures likely to touch 44 degrees Celsius according to the weather department. Meteorological Centre (MC) Ahmedabad released warning for a heat wave in multiple regions of Gujarat for the next 48 hours. Points to remember Capital: Gandhinagar Chief minister: Vijay Rupani Governor: Om Prakash Kohli Rajya Sabha Seats: 11 Lok Sabha Seats: 26
Wirecard announced an expanded partnership with RBL Bank to promote financial inclusion in India. This partnership will make digital payment and banking transactions more readily accessible to all Indian citizens, including those living in remote areas. In partnership with RBL, Wirecard will empower its retail agents to enable the financially under-served to access basic payment and banking services. These include cash withdrawals and deposits as well as balance enquiries.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release new banknotes of Rs 20 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. It will bear the signature of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. The new denomination has the motif of the Ellora Caves on the reverse. The base colour of the note is greenish yellow. All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. The dimension of the new Rs 20 note will be 63 mm x 129 mm.
Sebi has reduced the minimum required level for clearing corporations operating in international financial services centre. They should have at least Rs 100 crore net worth from three years of commencing operations. This net worth requirement in the form of liquid assets has been brought down from the earlier Rs 300 crore. However, the minimum net worth required to be held in liquid assets for clearing corporations on the commencement of operations remains the same as Rs 50 crore. Points to Remember SEBI Headquarters: Mumbai Chairman: Ajay Tyagi
The BCCI recommended cricketers Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna award. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators in New Delhi. 25-year-old Bumrah is currently playing in the IPL for Mumbai Indians. Pacer Shami has been a crucial cog in the Indian bowling set up. All-rounder Jadeja has also made a comeback in the limited overs team and has been named in the 15-member squad for the World Cup. The 27-year-old leg-spinner, Poonam, is the fourth name to be nominated for the coveted award.
India's Abhishek Verma bagged a Gold medal in the 10-metre Air Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at Beijing in China. He clinched the top honours with a total score of 242.7 points. Russia's Artem Chernousov won the Silver. With the Gold, Abhishek has secured India's fifth 2020 Tokyo Olympic quota.
India's Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar settled for a silver medal each in their Greco-Roman categories at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China. Gurpreet had to be satisfied with a second spot after being handed a 0-8 defeat by Hyeonwoo Kim of Korea in the final of 77-kilogram category. In 87 kilogram, Sunil Kumar failed to clinch the top spot as he went down to Hossein Ahmad Nouri of Iran in the title clash.