Analjit Singh set to take over as chairman of Max Life, Max India.....Banking Affairs , Current Affairs and Economic Affairs of The Day 15th February 2019

1. Analjit Singh set to take over as chairman of Max Life, Max India
 Founder and Chairman Emeritus Analjit
Singh will take over as Chairman of Max
India & Max Life. He would be taking over
the chairmanship of the two companies from Group President Rahul Khosla.

2. Amazon launches UPI payments in India

Amazon has enabled payments via India's unified payments interface for customers using Android smartphones, the segment that comprises the bulk of smartphone users in the country. It has partnered with India's Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers.

3.Pulwama terror attack: 40 CRPF jawans killed
 *The attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district killed at least 37 Jawans. It is the biggest terror attack in the past five years.UN secretary general Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the militant attack.

4.Expert committee suggests Rs 9,750 a
month as national minimum wage

*A government-appointed expert committee has proposed doubling the national-level minimum wage for a worker in the country to Rs 9,750 a month, up from a floor of Rs 4,576 at present.

5.India, Sweden sign security pact to share classified information

*India and Sweden have concluded a security protection agreement that will enable both countries to share classified information with each other. The Scandinavian country is eyeing projects worth billions of dollars under the"Make in India" initiative.

6. Selenium nanoparticles may act like
antibacterial agents

*Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. It is anantioxidant and immunity booster. Selenium nanoparticles were made by combiningsodium selenite with vitamin C.

7. Wholesale inflation at 10-month low, eases to 2.76% in January

Wholesale prices in India eased to 10-month low of 2.76 percent in January, as compared to 3.80 percent in December, due to cheaper fuel prices. WPI, grew 3.02 percent in January 2018.

8.Sushil Chandra appointed new Election

*CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra was
appointed the new Election Commissioner ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, making the poll panel a three-member entity again.The other two members are CEC Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner (EC) Ashok Lavasa.

9.India, EU to jointly develop water
 *India and European Union is set to jointly take up seven research and innovations projects costing 320 crore to address urgent challenges in areas relating to water in lndia.The projects will also support transfer of European technologies to India.

10.Jobs site Indeed names Chris Hyams new

*Indeed, the world's number one job site, has named its president, Chris Hyams, as its new CEO, effective April 1. He will replace Hisayuki ldekoba, who has served in that role since October 2013.

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