Current Affairs from April 01 - April 10, 2019

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams like SSC, IBPS, LIC, SBI, RRB, April 1-10 Current Events, Careerneeti

Here is the list of important events and current affairs from April 01 to 10, 2019 for all upcoming competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, IES, Bank of Baroda, LIC AAO, RRB, Syndicate Bank S.O. , Union Bank S.O. , etc.

  • India's Polar Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C45) successfully launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota.

  • The merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, and Dena Bank became effective on April 1,2019, marking the first-ever three-way merger in India's banking sector.

  • Zuzana Caputova became Slovakia's first female president.

  • India has imposed anti-dumping duty up to USD 1559 per tonne on imports of a certain type of sheet used in the solar cell making from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand for five years to safeguard domestic players against cheap shipments.

  • Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on March 30, 2019, by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change.

  • China has successfully launched the first of its new generation data relay satellites Tianlian II-01 into orbit that will provide data relay, measurement, and control services for its manned spacecraft.

  • Roger Federer lifted the 101st title beating ATP Miami Open defeating the champion, John Isner.

  • Japan declared on April 1, 2019, the name of its new imperial era 'Reiwa' when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor on May 1.

  • World Autism Awareness Day was observed across the globe on April 2, 2019, the theme of this year was Assistive Technologies, Active Participation.

  • India has retained the ICC Test Championship for a third consecutive year.

  • Kandhamal Haldi, a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical Indication Tag from Intellectual Property India on April 1, 2019.

  • Bolivia has signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), joining the hands with India towards a common goal of sustainability.

  • The third edition of AUSINDEX (Australia-India exercise) began at Vishakhapatnam on April 2, 2019. The aim was to strengthen and enhance mutual cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy, providing opportunities for interaction and exchange of professional views between the personnel of the two navies.

  • Indian Army built the longest suspension bridge over Indus river in Leh, Ladakh. The name of the bridge is Maitri Bridge.

  • Interaction on trade and economic cooperation with ambassadors and high commissioners of European and Oceanic countries was held in New Delhi.

  • The U.S. Department of State has approved the sale of 24 MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion.

  • The United Arab Emirates announced new visa guidelines according to which foreign citizen's family members working in UAE will now be able to get Expat Visa if they fulfill certain income criteria.

  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Nicholas Koumjian of the United States as Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.

  • South Korea launched the World's First 5G mobile networks on April 5, 2019.

  • UAE honored PM Narendra Modi with its highest civilian honor - Zayed Medal for his role in consolidating ties between two nations.

  • The Monetary Policy Committee of the RBI has cut the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 percent from 6.25 percent with immediate effect.

  • Reliance Jio Digital Services Limited has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) firm Haptik for Rs. 700 crore, with Rs. 230 crore as the consideration for the initial business transfer.

  • Chicago created history by electing Lori Lightfoot as first gay and first black female mayor.

  • Brunei introduced harsh new sharia laws that make adultery and homosexuality punishable by stoning to death.

  • Commander of Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) Abdulla Hassan M A Al-Sulaiti visited India. The aim of the visit was to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Qatar, as also to explore avenues for naval cooperation.

  • Actor Shah Rukh Khan received an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy from the University of Law, London.

  • South Korea declared a national emergency after a massive blaze engulfed five cities along its northeastern coast, leaving one dead and 11 injured.

  • In order to further improve the cash position of banks, the RBI provided an additional 2 percent liquidity window to the lenders by tweaking the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) norms.

  • The 7th Foreign Office consultation between India and Italy were held in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Secretary (West), Ministry of External affairs, A. Gitesh Sarma. The Italian side was led by Director General of Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Luca Sabbatucci.

  • China has deployed its latest guided missile destroyer and a frigate in the fleet of naval ships participating in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somalian Coast in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

  • The Indian army has discovered the wreckage of World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh's Roing district.
  • FIFA has released the World Football Ranking in which Belgium tops the list while India gets the 101st position.

  • Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa 2 successfully dropped an explosive designed to make a crater on an asteroid and collect its underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.

  • The Executive Directors of the World Bank unanimously selected David R. Malpass as the President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on April 9, 2019.

  • Vikram Kirloskar took charge as the new President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He takes over from Rakesh Bharti Mittal. 

  • Praful Patel, the President of All Indian Football Federation has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of FIFA Executive Council.

  • The Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) inked an MoU to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy. This will be a collaborative arrangement between labs of CSIR, the Indian Navy and the Indian Industry.

  • International Day of Sports for Development and peace 2019 was observed across the globe on April 6th, 2019.

  • World Health Day was observed across the globe on April 7th, 2019. The theme of this year was Universal Health Coverage: Everyone Everywhere.

  • The Army Commanders' Conference, an apex level biannual event which formulates important policy decisions was held in New Delhi from April 8th to April 13th, 2019.

  • The Platinum Jubilee of the Battle of Kangla Tongbi, also known as Battle of Imphal, was commemorated on April 7,2019 by the Army Ordnance Corps at Kangla Tonggbi War Memorial near Imphal, Manipur.

  • The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over the first batch of six Dhanush artillery guns to the Army on April 8th, 2019. Dhanush is the indigenously upgraded gun of the Swedish Bofors gun procured in the 1980s.

  • The US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Donald Trump's controversial border policies resigned on April 7th, 2019.

  • Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was sworn in as the new Cheif Justice of Bombay High Court. 

  • Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open 2019 after an electric performance against countryman Chen Long to claim his first major title in two years.

  • The United States officially designed Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. Shortly after, Iran's Supreme National Security Council declared the US Central Command as a terrorist organization.

  • The Reserve Bank of India came out with guidelines for banks to set up currency chests, which include a minimum area of 1500 sq feet for a strong room.

  • India tops the list of the world's highest recipient of remittances by sending USD 79 billion back home in 2018.

  • Graham Reid was named as the new chief coach of the India men's hockey team.

  • Dream11 became India's first gaming unicorn ( to be valued at over $ 1 billion) with investment from Steadview capital.

  • The 12th edition of India - Singapore joint military exercise Bold Kurukshetra began at Babina Cantonment, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

  • President Ramnath Kovind launched Veer Parivar App for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty.

  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) put a ban on release of the biopic PM Narendra Modi for the duration of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission also directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to ensure that the contents of NAMO TV are pre-certified by the local media certification and monitoring committee.

  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, has announced, for the first time, a course in Film Criticism and the Art of Review. The 20-day course would be conducted from May 28th to June 19th, 2019 in New Delhi.

  • Kerala Congress veteran and former state Finance Minister K M Mani died at a private hospital at the age of 86.

  • India became YouTube's largest and fastest growing market as confirmed by YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki.

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