Current Affairs for Assam Government Competitive Exams – 8 April 2019

Current Affairs for Assam Government Competitive Exams:

  1. Isaak Hayik became the world’s oldest player to take part in a professional game at the
    age of 73.
    He set the record by playing as a goalkeeper for Israeli team Ironi or Yehuda recently.
    He received the Guinness World Records prize at a ceremony after the match, just days
    ahead of his 74th birthday.
  2. Biannual Army Commanders Conference began in New Delhi.
  3. Singapore government sold 6.8 crore shares of DLF for ?1,298 crore through open
    market transaction, with its stock price tumbling sharply by over 8%.
    Singapore government held around 7.32 crore shares in DLF as on December 31, 2018
    quarter, which were worth 4.11% stake in the realty company.
    Shares of the company closed at ?184.60, 8.43% lower on the NSE
  4. Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open 2019 title against countryman
    Chen Long to claim his first major title in two years.
  5. RailTel has provided free high-speed Wi-Fi services to as many as 500 stations in just
    seven days.
    Sahibabad has become the 1500th station in the country to get free Wi-Fi facility
    provided by RailTel, as per an ANI report.
    RailTel Corp. of India is a PSU under the Ministry of Railways which focuses on
    providing broadband and VPN services.
  6. Dream11, online gaming firm, announced the completion of a secondary investment
    by Steadview Capital, an Asia-focused alternative asset manager.
    The investment takes Dream11’s valuation at over $1 billion making it first Indian
    gaming company to enter the Unicorn club.
    In terms of total user base on a fantasy sports platform, Dream11 is the market leader
    with over 50 million users
  7. Bollywood actor Navtej Hundal passed away on 8 April.
    His recent movie was Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
    He is survived by his wife Neelam and two daughters.
  8. Hockey India named Australia’s Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men’s
    hockey team.

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