05th April 2019 Current Affairs

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China deployed new missile destroyer

  • China deployed its latest guided missile destroyer and 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.
  • China’s 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province on 4 April 2019.

Nepal-India Conclave to be held in Kathmandu

  • Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave will be held in Kathmandu from 15th to 16th May 2019.
  • It will focus on building the relations between India and Nepal through entrepreneurship development.
  • It is being organised by Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI) and Embassy of India and Franchise India.
  • It will bring the leading Indian iconic brands to Nepal.

Survey 2019: Ambitions Beyond Growth

  • An additional annual investment of USD 1.5 trillion, equivalent to a dollar per person per day, would allow countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, as per a United Nations survey.
  • The survey, titled ‘Survey 2019: Ambitions Beyond Growth’, was launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), a regional arm of the UN.

RBI lowered GDP growth forecast to 7.2%

  • The RBI lowered the GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.2% from the earlier estimate of 7.4% amid probability of El Nino effects on monsoon rains and uncertain global economic outlook.
  • It had projected the GDP growth for 2019-20 at 7.4%.

RBI tweaked LCR norms to boost liquidity

  • RBI provided additional 2% liquidity window to the lenders by tweaking liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) norms.
  • The LCR indicates the proportion of highly liquid assets held by banks to ensure their ability to meet short-term obligations.
  • NBFCs-NDSI in the category of Investment and Credit Companies (ICCs) will be made eligible to apply for Authorised Dealer Category II licence.

New Chief Justice of Calcutta sworn in

  • Justice T B N Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April 2019.
  • West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi administered the oath of office to Justice Radhakrishnan in a solemn ceremony at the high court.
  • He was earlier the Chief Justice of the High Court of Hyderabad for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from July 7, 2018.

April 5: National Maritime Day of India

  • In India, the National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on April 5.
  • On this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled to the UK.
  • The day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964.
  • The theme of the 56th edition of the National Maritime Day is ‘Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity’.

Vacuum assisted airplane toilet invented

  • Scientists have invented a vacuum-assisted toilet that is about half as loud as the regular airplane commode.
  • It took researchers at the Brigham Young University (BYU) in the US two years of trial and error, three academic publications and thousands of flushes to figure out how to make toilets quieter.
  • An air-water mix in vacuum-assisted toilets travels more than 483 kilometres per hour.

New tug Bahadur in Navy fleet

  • To meet the growing needs of Indian Naval ships, a new 10-tonne bollard pull tug ‘Bahadur’ was inducted into service at the naval ship repair yard (NSRY) on 4 April 2019.
  • The vessel has been designed and built at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Visakhapatnam, and has steerable rudder propulsion (SRP) with advanced remote control.
  • The NSRY provides technical and services support to all the ships.

Rinzin Dwar inaugurated in Shimla

  • Army’s Western Command chief inaugurated Rinzin Dwar, the entrance to Pirthi Military station, named after a slain Army officer, in Shimla district.
  • It is situated at Averipatti in Rampur and is named after late Sub Rinzin Dorje of Dogra Scouts.
  • He was an accomplished mountaineer who summited Mt Everest and several other prominent peaks.

VG Patel passed away

Viharidas Gopaldas Patel, noted economist and ‘Father of Entrepreneurship Movement’ in India, passed away on 4 April after a brief illness.

In 2017, the Government of India had decorated him with a Padma Shri for his contribution to the entrepreneurship movement.

He had set up the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) in Ahmedabad in 1983.

Tata Projects bagged $321 million order

  • Tata Projects has received order worth USD 321 million (around ₹2,182 crore) from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
  • This 2×700 MW power plant order is the company’s third contract in the nuclear power sector.
  • The scope of work involves construction of main plant buildings, structures and other associated works of Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Recently which country has deployed its latest guided missile destroyer in Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean?

Correct! Wrong!

2. A Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave between India and Nepal will held in which city?

Correct! Wrong!

Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave will be held in Kathmandu from 15th to 16th May 2019.

3. How many additional annual investment would allow countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?

Correct! Wrong!

An additional annual investment of USD 1.5 trillion, equivalent to a dollar per person per day, would allow countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, as per a United Nations survey.

4. The RBI has lowered the GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal from 7.4% to.......

Correct! Wrong!

The RBI lowered the GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.2% from the earlier estimate of 7.4% amid probability of El Nino effects on monsoon rains and uncertain global economic outlook.

5. RBI provided additional 2% liquidity window to the lenders by tweaking LCR norms?

Correct! Wrong!

RBI provided additional 2% liquidity window to the lenders by tweaking liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) norms.

6. Who has sworn as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April 2019.

7. Which day National Maritime Day is being celebrated?

Correct! Wrong!

In India, the National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on April 5.

8. Researchers of which university has invented vacuum assisted airplane toilet?

Correct! Wrong!

Scientists have invented a vacuum-assisted toilet that is about half as loud as the regular airplane commode. It took researchers at the Brigham Young University (BYU) in the US two years of trial and error, three academic publications and thousands of flushes to figure out how to make toilets quieter.

9. What is Tug Bahadur?

Correct! Wrong!

To meet the growing needs of Indian Naval ships, a new 10-tonne bollard pull tug ‘Bahadur’ was inducted into service at the naval ship repair yard (NSRY) on 4 April 2019.

10. Where Rinzin Dwar has inaugurated?

Correct! Wrong!

Army’s Western Command chief inaugurated Rinzin Dwar, the entrance to Pirthi Military station, named after a slain Army officer, in Shimla district.

11. Viharidas Gopaldas Patel has passed away, he was also known as...........

Correct! Wrong!

Viharidas Gopaldas Patel, noted economist and ‘Father of Entrepreneurship Movement’ in India, passed away on 4 April after a brief illness.

12. Tata Projects has received order worth USD 321 million from which of the following company?

Correct! Wrong!

Tata Projects has received order worth USD 321 million (around ₹2,182 crore) from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).

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