Current affairs 26th October

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In today’s article you will read about:
1 .India to become world’s 3rd largest aviation market: IATA
2 .Prof Ashis Mukherjee Received INSA Teachers Award-2018
3 .Saurabh Kumar appointed Ambassador to Myanmar
4 .India won CAPAM Award 2018
5 .IDFC bank to be renamed as IDFC First Bank
6 .Ethiopia appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as 1st Female President

India to become world’s 3rd largest aviation market: IATA :

International Air Transport Association (IATA) stated that, India will become the world’s 3rd largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the United Kingdom. India is at present, the world’s 7th largest aviation market. By 2037, out of 572 million new passengers in the world, India will account for 414 million passengers.

Prof Ashis Mukherjee Received INSA Teachers Award-2018 :

Prof Ashis Mukherjee, a senior faculty member of the prestigious Tezpur University was awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018). Mr Mukherjee is Dean, Research and Development, and Head and Coordinator of DBT Nodal Cell for Medical Colleges and Biomedical Research Institutes of NE India. He won the prestigious award for his consistent and high level of teaching and inspiring and mentoring students to take up careers in Science and Technology. 

Saurabh Kumar appointed Ambassador to Myanmar :

Senior diplomat Saurabh Kumar has been appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar. Saurabh Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as the Indian envoy in Iran. Kumar will succeed Vikram Misri who has been serving as Indian envoy in Myanmar since August 31, 2016.

India won CAPAM Award 2018 :

India has won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Award, 2018. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is an institutional member of CAPAM. The awards were announced at the Annual General Members Meet held at Georgetown, Guyana.

IDFC bank to be renamed as IDFC First Bank :

IDFC bank proposed to change its name to ‘IDFC First Bank Ltd’ in the wake of its amalgamation with the non-banking financial company Capital First. The decision was taken during the meeting of the Board of Directors of IDFC Bank. The proposal now needs the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Ethiopia appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as 1st Female President :

Ethiopia appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation.
Zewde was appointed by the Ethiopian lawmakers through a unanimous vote. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as the UN’s top official at the African Union.