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Current Affairs 20-Apr-2019

International Affairs
Apr 20,2019

The 7th China International Technology Fair opened in Shanghai. It is a national-level professional fair focused on international technology trade. With an exhibition space covering 35,000 square meters, the fair has five exhibition areas including professional technologies, technological innovation, and trade services. Nearly 1,000 companies and organizations are attending the fair. The CSITF has become an important showcase for the latest technologies worldwide since 2013 when the first exhibition was held.

Apr 20,2019

Saudi Arabia announced it will host the G20 summit in November 2020 in the capital Riyadh. It will be the first G20 meeting in the Arab world will be held in November 2020. Japan will host this year's G20 summit in Osaka, which will be held June 28-29. In 2018, the conference was held in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The G20 is made up of 19 of the world's biggest economies, as well as the European Union. It was formed in 1999 to discuss policy matters and financial stability.

Apr 20,2019

India has rebuilt Chhyoiphel Kundeling Monastery in Nepal. The Monastery has been reconstructed with Government of India grant of 18.9 million Nepalese rupees. The Chhyoiphel Kundeling Monastery was established in 1946 with the active initiation and contribution of Lisankhu villagers.

Apr 20,2019

Saudi Arabia has issued a formal order increasing the Haj quota of India to two lakhs from one lakh seventy five-thousand. The decision will ensure that all the Haj applicants from big states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar can embark pilgrimage this year as their waiting lists have been cleared due to the increase in quota. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that Indian Haj quota would be increased by 25 thousand to two lakhs. A record number of two lakh Indian Muslims will perform Haj this year without subsidy.


National Current Affairs
Apr 20,2019

Indian Naval Ships Kolkata and Shakti will arrive at Qingdao in China to participate in the International Fleet Review IFR as part of 70th Anniversary celebrations of People's Liberation Army (Navy). International Fleet Review is a parade of naval ships, aircraft and submarines, and is organised by nations to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase their organisational capabilities. IFR also serves as an ideal platform for the world’s navies to showcase their prowess and indigenous ship designing and shipbuilding capabilities in a global and international arena.

Apr 20,2019

Terra Drone Corporation, a Tokyo-based industrial drone solutions provider along with its subsidiary Terra Drone India has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT-Hyderabad. The MoU has been signed to co-establish the first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Unmanned Aerial Solutions (drones) in India. Terra Drone is actively working to implement unmanned traffic management (UTM) for drones for various government departments in India.


Appointments
Apr 20,2019

Deutsche Bank appointed Kaushik Shaparia as the chief executive officer for India to succeed Ravneet Gill. Gill left the bank to head private lender YES Bank earlier this year. Shaparia’s appointment will be effective from May 2019. Shaparia served as Asia Pacific Head of Corp­orate Banking Coverage within Institu­tio­nal and Treasury Coverage.


Books
Apr 20,2019

A book containing English translation of the 100-year-old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala Bagh massacre, 'Khooni Vaisakhi' has been released in Abu Dhabi. India's Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri commended the launch of the book, saying the ballad is now reaching a global audience. The poem was translated by Mr Suri whose grandfather, revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala Bagh survivor, wrote it after witnessing first-hand the events of April 13, 1919. The book was also released in New Delhi on April 13, marking 100 years since the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place in Amritsar.

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