06th April 2019 Current Affairs

Share this news :

Rasikh: 2nd cricketer from J&K to play in IPL

  • Rasikh Salam Dar has become second ever cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir to play in Indian Premier League.
  • He made his debut for Mumbai Indians in the tournament.
  • Parvez Rasool is the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the Indian Premier League.

Praful Patel elected as FIFA Council member

  • All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was elected as a FIFA Council member on 6 April 2019.
  • He is the first Indian to enter the prestigious council in a landmark development.
  • He was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederations) Congress in Malaysia.

New Bombay HC CJ to take oath on 7 April

  • Justice Pradeep Nandrajog will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 7 April 2019.
  • Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will administer the oath of office to the Chief Justice-designate.
  • Nandrajog was previously the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
  • He will succeed outgoing Chief Justice Naresh Patil, who retires on April 6.

Vikram Kirloskar is CII’s new chief

  • Vikram Kirloskar, CMD of Kirloskar Systems Ltd., and Vice-Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor has assumed office as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2019-20.
  • Uday Kotak, founder and MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is the President-Designate of CII for 2019-20.
  • V. Narendran, CEO & MD of Tata Steel Limited, takes over as CII Vice-President for 2019-20.

Int day of sports development: 6 April

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed on 6 April.
  • The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the UN of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.
  • This date commemorates the inauguration, in 1896, of the first Olympic games of the modern era, in Athens (Greece).

Scientist discovers ‘death-switch’ in plants

  • Chinese scientists have discovered a possible “death switch” mechanism in the plant’s immune system that triggers infected cells to self-destruct.
  • This will limit the spread of the disease and keeping other parts of the plant healthy.
  • Scientists said the discovery provides clues to cell death control and immunity for plants.

Japan’s probe drops explosive on asteroid

  • Japan’s space agency has said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface.
  • It will also collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.
  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that Hayabusa2 dropped a “small carry-on impactor” made of copper onto the asteroid and safely evacuated and remained intact

Noted Tamil scholar Chellappan dies

  • Noted Tamil Scholar and orator Silamboli Su. Chellappan died on 6 April 2019.
  • His discourses on the Tamil epic Silapathikaram were very popular.
  • He has written Silamboli, Silapathikara Sinthanaigal, Sanga Ilakiya Thaen and other books.
  • The State Government and Tamil fora awarded him in recognition of his contribution to Tamil literature and language.

Chennai Central railway station renamed

  • The Chennai Central railway station has been renamed as Dr. MG Ramachandran Chennai Central railway station.
  • MG Ramachandran is the former state chief minister and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
  • The no-objection certificate was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for renaming the railway station.

Treaty signed between India and Brazil

  • India and Brazil have sealed a treaty for repatriation of convicted prisoners so that they can serve their remaining jail term in their own country.
  • The Instruments of Ratification by India and Brazil were exchanged on January 24, 2019.
  • A sentenced person will be transferred under this agreement only on the conditions that the sentenced person is a national of the receiving state.

Indian Navy signs MoU with CSIR

  • The Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) inked an MoU on 5 April 2019.
  • The MoU provides undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.
  • It would facilitate joint R&D activities in diverse fields of Mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Computer Science, Propulsion systems, Metallurgy and Nanotechnology.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who has become second ever cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir to play in Indian Premier League?

Correct! Wrong!

Rasikh Salam Dar has become second ever cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir to play in Indian Premier League.

2. Who has become the first Indian to be elected as a FIFA Council member?

Correct! Wrong!

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was elected as a FIFA Council member on 6 April 2019. He is the first Indian to enter the prestigious council in a landmark development.

3. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of which of the following High Court?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice Pradeep Nandrajog will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 7 April 2019.

4. Who is the President of Confederation of Indian Industry?

Correct! Wrong!

Uday Kotak, founder and MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is the President-Designate of CII for 2019-20.

5. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed on..........

Correct! Wrong!

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed on 6 April.

6. The scientists which country have discovered a possible “death switch” mechanism in the plant immune system?

Correct! Wrong!

Chinese scientists have discovered a possible “death switch” mechanism in the plant’s immune system that triggers infected cells to self-destruct.

7. Through which spacecraft Japan space agency has released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface?

Correct! Wrong!

Japan’s space agency has said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface.

8. Scholar and orator Silamboli Su. Chellappan has passed away. He was scholar of which language?

Correct! Wrong!

Noted Tamil Scholar and orator Silamboli Su. Chellappan died on 6 April 2019.

9. Dr. MG Ramachandran Chennai Central railway station is new name of which of the following railway station?

Correct! Wrong!

The Chennai Central railway station has been renamed as Dr. MG Ramachandran Chennai Central railway station.

10. India and Brazil have sealed a treaty for.....

Correct! Wrong!

India and Brazil have sealed a treaty for repatriation of convicted prisoners so that they can serve their remaining jail term in their own country.

11. Who has signed a MoU that will provide research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) inked an MoU on 5 April 2019. The MoU provides undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.

Share this news :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *