21st April 2019 Current Affairs

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National (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Union Cabinet approves the continuation of GSLV Phase – 4 programme
  2. Cabinet approves the creation of one post of ‘Deputy CAG’ in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  3. Supreme Court bans mining operations near Kaziranga Park
  4. Indo-Pacific Wing Set up in the Foreign Office
  5. Mukesh Ambani Among TIME’s List Of 100 Most Influential People

International (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Social Democrats party wins general elections in Finland
  2. Giant six-engine aircraft lands its first flight in California
  3. Mount Everest will get eco-friendly toilets
  4. Google Opens its First African AI lab in Ghana
  5. India suspended LoC trade with Pakistan
  6. Saudi Arabia To Host G20 Summit In 2020

Economy and Business (15th April – 20th April)

  1. RBI puts into circulation Rs 50 banknotes signed by Governor Shaktikanta Das
  2. Fincare Small Finance Bank Awarded the Celent Model Bank 2019 Award
  3. IDBI Bank Launches ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ Paperless Account Facility
  4. Bandhan Bank gets approval from CCI for merger with Home Finance
  5. Mitsui will buy Reliance Ethan carrier
  6. Canara Bank becomes the first public sector bank in India to meet RBI’s EMV mandate

Sports (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Kento Momota wins Singapore Badminton Open singles title
  2. FIFA bans former football president
  3. ICC World Cup: Indian squad announced
  4. Shuttler Harsheel Dani Clinched Dutch International Badminton Title

Awards (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Scientist Dr A. K. Singh receives lifetime achievement award 2019
  2. The Overstory’ by Richard Powers wins Pulitzer Prize 2019 for fiction
  3. Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar win UN press freedom prize
  4. Aretha Franklin’s posthumous win
  5. Indian Peacekeepers Awarded UN Medal of Honour

Appointments (15th April – 20th April)

  1. B K Nayak appointed FIH Health and Safety committee chair
  2. Mohammed Ishtayeh Appointed as PM of Palestine
  3. PNB appointed Rajesh Kumar Yaduvanshi executive director
  4. Rakesh Suryakant resigns as Adani CFO
  5. Mali’s PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga Resigns
  6. Gagandeep Kang Becomes First Indian Female FRS

Important Days (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated across the country today
  2. 17 April: World Haemophilia Day
  3. World Heritage Day is celebrated today
  4. World Liver Day being observed today

Science and Tech (15th April – 20th April)

  1. NASA found Alien World
  2. Nepal launches its first satellite, Nepalisat-1, in space.
  3. Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavan-1’ launches in space
  4. 220 million yr. old dinosaur fossils found

Defence (15th April – 20th April)

  1. India successfully test fires Sub-Sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay
  2. Coast Guard Patrol Ship Veera Commissioned
  3. Indian Navy-Vietnam Peoples’ Navy Bilateral Exercise Concludes

Obituaries (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Actress Bibi Andersson passes away

States (15th April – 20th April)

  1. Durjanpur to be renamed as Shivdham
  2. 20 states joined helpline number 112

Miscellaneous (15th April – 20th April)

  1. India’s First Foreign Interactive Bird Park Launched in Mumbai
  2. TikTok blocked by Google in India

Agreements (15th April – 20th April)

  1. DoT approves the merger of Tata Tele Unit & Airtel With Riders

Try out the quiz ?

1. The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the ‘Kaziranga National Park’. Kaziranga National Park is famous for.....

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Supreme Court bans mining operations near Kaziranga Park. Kaziranga Park famous for One-horned Rhinoceros.

2. Bandhan Bank had announced the merger of ........... with it.

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Bandhan Bank gets approval from CCI for merger with Home Finance.

3. Google has opened its first African AI lab in which place?

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Google Opens its First African AI lab in Ghana.

4. Who has won the singapore badminton open singles title?

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Kento Momota wins Singapore Badminton Open singles title.

5. Which of the following scientist have received lifetime achievement award 2019?

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Scientist Dr A. K. Singh receives lifetime achievement award 2019

6. Mohammed Ishtayeh has appointed as PM of which country?

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Mohammed Ishtayeh Appointed as PM of Palestine.

7. World Haemophilia Day observed on which day?

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17 April: World Haemophilia Day

8. What is the name of Nepal first satellite?

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Nepal launches its first satellite, Nepalisat-1, in space.

9. India has successfully test fired Sub-Sonic cruise missile. What is the name of that missile?

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India successfully test fires Sub-Sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay.

10. Bibi Andersson has passed away, she was a famous........

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Actress Bibi Andersson passes away.

11. What is the new name of Durjanpur?

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Durjanpur to be renamed as Shivdham.

12. India’s first foreign Interactive Bird Park launched in which city?

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India’s First Foreign Interactive Bird Park Launched in Mumbai.

13. Who has given approval the merger of Tata Tele Unit & Airtel?

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DoT approves the merger of Tata Tele Unit & Airtel With Riders

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