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Current Affairs 08-Apr-2019

International Affairs
Apr 08,2019

The UAE government has announced granting long-term visas for the top 100 start-ups shaping the fourth industrial revolution. The 100 Arab start-ups were selected at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, held in Jordan between 6-7th April. According to the World Economic Forum's latest report, 20% of the Arab world's 100 most promising startups are based in the UAE. The initiative aims to further integrate the Arab world's most promising start-up entrepreneurs into a national and regional dialogue on pressing challenges. Points to Remember UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham It is formed by seven emirates: Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.

Apr 08,2019

Japan's space agency JAXA,has said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid. The explosive was used to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system. Hayabusa2 successfully touched down on a tiny flat surface on the boulder-rich asteroid in February 2019. Points to remember The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a Japanese national aerospace and space agency. Headquarters: Tokyo

Apr 08,2019

Japan's space agency JAXA,has said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an asteroid. The explosive was used to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system. Hayabusa2 successfully touched down on a tiny flat surface on the boulder-rich asteroid in February 2019. Points to remember The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a Japanese national aerospace and space agency. Headquarters: Tokyo


National Current Affairs
Apr 08,2019

The National Green Tribunal has slapped an interim penalty of Rs 100 crore on the Andhra Pradesh government for inaction to prevent illegal sand mining in the state. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh to forthwith prohibit all unregulated sand mining. The tribunal directed the state government to deposit Rs 100 crore 'environment compensation' with the Central Pollution Control Board within a month. The tribunal's direction came on a plea filed by Andhra Pradesh resident Anumolu Gandhi, alleging illegal sand mining was causing damage to Krishna, Godavari rivers and their tributaries in the state.

Apr 08,2019

Dhanush, the first indigenous long-range artillery gun has been inducted into the Indian Army. The 155 mm calibre artillery gun was manufactured by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory. After the induction of M-777 ultra-light howitzers in November 2018, the country's first indigenously designed and developed Dhanush gun has been inducted in the Indian army. This is expected to add more firepower to the armed forces. Dhanush Gun system can be employed in all types of terrain and is one of the new generations towed artillery gun system better-upgraded features over the existing Bofors.

Apr 08,2019

Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma has announced his new venture Revolt Intellicorp Pvt Ltd that will be making smart electric two-wheelers and connected devices. The e-motorcycle is supposed to be launched in June this year. For now, the company has only let out some crucial specifications of the bike. As per it, the bike will be able to cover over 150 km on a single charge. The company is headquartered in Gurgram with a manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana.

Apr 08,2019

The government has sold enemy shares worth around Rs 1,150 crore in information technology firm Wipro Ltd. Apart from Life Insurance Corporation, General Insurance Corporation and The New India Assurance Corporation have bought the shares. The Custodian of Enemy Property for India is an entity of the central government which looks after enemy property and shares. Points to Remember As per the Enemy Property Act, 1968, ‘enemy property’ refers to any property that was belonging to a person who migrated from India to an enemy country when war broke out.

Apr 08,2019

Justice Pradeep Nandrajog took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. He was d the oath by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan. Justice Nandrajog was serving as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court since March 2017, following his transfer from the Delhi High Court.


Sports Current Affairs
Apr 08,2019

Virat Kohli overtook Suresh Raina to become the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League. Up against Kolkata Knight Riders, Kohli also became the 2nd fastest after Chris Gayle to reach 8000 T20 runs. Till date, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina are the only two players to score 5000 runs in the IPL. Both men got to the landmark this year. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) is 3rd in the list of most runs in the IPL with 4600 runs. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) is 4th with 4278 runs.

Apr 08,2019

Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. After an electric performance, he beat countryman Chen Long 9-21, 21-7, 21-11. The title is Lin's first win this year, and also his first major success since taking the Malaysia Open in 2017.

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