Charanit Singh Channi to be the next CM of Punjab
Charanjit Singh Channi, the current education minister has been selected by the Congress Party as the next Chief Minister of Punjab.
Charanjit has been elected as the leader of the Punjab Congress Legislative Party (PCLP) and is an MLA from the Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency.
The appointment comes after CM Captain Amarinder Singh resigned following months of conflict with PPCC Chief Navjot Singh Sindhu.
Quick Fact: Banwarilal Purohit is the Governor of Punjab.
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Fino Payments Bank appoints Pankaj Tripathi as Brand Ambassador
Fino Payments Bank (FPBL) has appointed Indian actor Pankaj Tripathi as its first Brand Ambassador for two years.
Pankaj Tripathi will be the face of Fino Payments Bank’s marketing campaigns across various platforms to promote its products and services.
The actor will be the face of Fino Bank’s first campaign titled ‘Fikar Not’.
Quick Fact: Rishi Gupta is the MD & CEO of Fino Payments Bank.
Harmilan Kaur Bains sets new record in 1500 m race at the National Level
Harmilan Kaur Bains of Punjab has created a new national record in the women’s 1500m race by clocking 4:05.39 bagging a gold medal.
The 60th national Open Athletics Championships took place in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda in Telangana.
The 23-year-old athlete has now erased the record of 19-year-old Sunita Rani in 1500 m who clocked 4:06.03 at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.
Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship 2021
India’s Pankaj Advani won the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 by defeating Amir Sarkhosh.
Pankaj has won this title for a second consecutive time and was the winner of the last Asian Snooker Championship 2019.
Pankaj became the only player who won the titles in all forms of billiards, snooker, 6Reds, and 10Reds competitions held in 2019.
Quick Fact: Snooker was first played in 1875 in India.
NPCI partners with Liquid Group to enable UPI QR-based payments acceptance
NPCI International Payments Ltd. has partnered with Liquid Group Pvt. Ltd. to enable UPI QR-based payments acceptance in 10 markets across North Asia and Southeast Asia.
The partnership will help BHIM App users to make UPI-QR-based payments in the 10 markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.
The strategic partnership with Liquid Group is a formidable step towards achieving our vision of taking robust payment solutions to the global market.
Quick Fact: Dilip Asbe is the MD and CEO of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
Science and Technology
NITI Aayog tie-up with ISRO, CBSE launch ‘Space Challenge’ for school students
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission in collaboration with ISRO and CBSE has launched the ‘Space Challenge’ for students across India.
The challenge aims to enable innovation among young school students to create something in the space sector.
NITI Aayog is running initiatives like Atal Incubation Centres and ATLs to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Quick Fact: The World Space week 2021 is observed annually from October 4-10.
India’s first indigenous cruise liner launched by IRCTC
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has joined hands with Cordelia Cruises for the promotion and marketing of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India.
The cruise will take passengers to some of the most popular Indian and international tourist destinations such as Goa, Diu, Kochi, the Lakshadweep Islands, and Sri Lanka.
Cordelia Cruises is one of India’s premium cruise liners and aspires to promote and drive the cruise culture in India.