Current Affairs in Short: 29 April 2019
Cyclone Fani is expected to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and will continue to move North West and change its path to North East. According to the MeT department, Cyclone Fani’s landfall over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is ruled out.
Former India footballer Kannan passes away
• Former India footballer P. Kannan passed away at a city hospital following prolonged illness. He was 80 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
• Kannan, who was a forward and made 14 appearances for India, suffered a stroke earlier in the month.
• Born in Vandavasi in Tamil Nadu, Kannan played in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai.
• He represented Universal RC for four years in the Chennai Football Association (CFA) senior division league.
Cyclone Fani expected to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm
• Cyclone Fani is expected to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and will continue to move North West and change its path to North East.
• According to the MeT department, Cyclone Fani’s landfall over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is ruled out.
• However, the possibility of landfall in Odisha is under continuous watch.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed officials to take preventive measures to deal with Cyclone Fani.
• The National Disaster Response Force and Indian Coast Guard have been put on high and placed at the disposal of State Government Authorities.
Air India flights delayed due to software shutdown
• Around 135 flights of Air India were delayed on April 28, 2019 due to the ripple effect of the shutdown of its software.
• These flights were delayed by an average of 197 minutes.
• The services of Air India flights normalised by April 29, 2019.
• Thousands of passengers had a harrowing time at airports across the world.
NCLT approved merger of IndusInd Bank and BFIL
• The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the merger of IndusInd Bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL).
• The merger will be completed within 2-4 weeks.
• Post-merger, the BFIL will become a subsidiary of the IndusInd Bank.
• Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited is a Non-Banking Finance Company, licensed by the Reserve Bank of India.
3,000-kg garbage collected from Mt. Everest
• A total of 3,000 kg of solid waste has been collected from Mt. Everest since the launch of an ambitious clean-up campaign in Nepal on April 14, 2019.
• The campaign is aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest.
• The ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality, aims to collect nearly 10000 kgs of garbage from Mt. Everest.
• Of the 3,000 kg garbage collected, 2000 kg was sent to Okhaldhunga while the remaining 1000 kg were brought to Kathmandu using Nepali Army helicopters for disposal.