24th May 2018 Current Affairs


MobiKwik Launches UPI on Platform, Offers own VPA Handle

  • Mobikwik which is known to be the Leading Digital Financial Services Platform, has announced a launch of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its platform via its own Virtual Payment Address (VPA) handle @ikwik.

  • The Mobikwik users can use their own mobile numbers as their own VPA which will be @ikwik.

  • They can link multiple bank accounts with just one VPA and users can change primary account as per their requirements.

  • Mobikwik is the first industry to offer UPI Access to huge base of three million merchants on its app.

AB De Villiers Retires from International Cricket

  • South African Batsman AB De Villiers announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect.

  • In his 14-year career, he played 114 Tests, 228-One Day Internationals (ODI), 78 T20 Internationals.

  • Some of the Phenomenal records are- World Record for the fastest ODI 50 (16 Balls), 100 (31 Balls), 150 (64 Balls), Second Highest Individual Test Score for South Africa (278*)

  • Also awarded as the Coveted SA Cricketer of the Year award twice (2014 and 2015).

MCX Launches India’s First Copper Coins

  • India’s Multi Commodity Exchange had launched India’s first Copper option contracts.

  • Three contracts with a lot size of 1 Tonne were launched.

  • The option contract will provide Physical Market participants an additional instrument to hedge their risk.

  • The Managing Director of MCX is Mrugank Pranjape.

Pravin Agarwal appointed as BHEL Director

  • State run power equipment maker Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has appointed Pravin L. Agarwal as the Director (Part-Time)

  • Agarwal is presently the Joint Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and Public Enterprises.

Smart Cities India Expo 2018 Underway in New Delhi

  • A Three Day Smart City Expo 2018 began, in New Delhi.

  • The event comprises of Five Expos being held with a vision to help develop attractive and safe cities that evoke pride, passion and sense of belonging among the citizens.

  • The Five Expos are Building India Expo, Solar India Expo, Transport India Expo, and Water India Expo.

  • Over 300 Exhibitions from different countries are participating in 4th Edition of this event.

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