Daily Current GK Update
10 June, 2019
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French Open: Ashleigh Barty clinches her first Grand Slam singles title
In French Open Tennis, Australian Ashleigh Barty won her first Grand Slam singles title after easing past Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets in the women’s final.
In the women’s final, No. 8 seed Barty outclassed Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 10 minutes.
Source: – AIR News
Journalist E Gopinath who covered Independent India’s 1st polls dies
Veteran journalist and chief of news agency ANI Tamil Nadu, E Gopinath, passed away at 88 in Chennai on Saturday. Gopinath covered Independent India’s first general elections for Press Trust of India (PTI) and was active till the recently concluded 17th general elections. He was the first Indian journalist to interview Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara and Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Source: – The News Minute
Govt planning ICAI-like national institute for valuers
Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas has said the government is considering setting up a national institute for valuers on the lines of chartered accountants’ apex body ICAI. Srinivas further urged the Registered Valuer Organisations (RVO), currently eleven in number, to develop a code of conduct for the valuers. Valuation professionals are qualified to determine the value of an asset.
Source: – Bloomberg Quint
Jammu and Kashmir govt appoints RK Chibber as interim chief of J&K Bank
The Jammu and Kashmir government has removed J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad and appointed R K Chibber as interim chairman of the lender. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman cum Managing Director, shall cease to be Director on the Board of Directors of the Bank and consequently be no longer the Chairman cum Managing Director of the board.
Source: – The Hindu Business Line
RBI imposes Rs 2 crore penalty on Kotak Mahindra Bank
The RBI has slapped a penalty of Rs. 2 crores on Kotak Mahindra Bank for the nonstate lender’s failure to adhere to the regulator’s diktat on promoter shareholding.
The central bank has been engaged in a dispute with Kotak Mahindra since 2014 over its failure to meet the milestone for stake reduction by Uday Kotak, the billionaire promoter of the bank.
Source: – The Economic Times