In Indonesia, Mount Agung volcano in Bali resort Island erupted. Thousands of masks have been distributed to the communities amid the fears of the ashes impacting human respiratory. Mount Agung is situated in Karangasem district and about 70 km from tourist hub Kuta. In its last eruption in 1963, more than 1,100 people were killed.
The Indian Navy launched guided missile destroyer ‘Imphal’ at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai. Imphal is the third ship to be launched under a project in which ships are built to carry and operate two multiple role helicopters. Enhanced stealth features have been achieved through the shaping of hull and use of radar transparent deck fittings which make the ships difficult to detect.
The Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year. The purpose of this day is to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people. On this occasion, all officers of Central and State Governments are honoured for excellence in public administration by the Prime Minister of India. Points to Remember The Civil Services refer to the career bureaucrats who are the permanent executive branch of the Republic of India. The civil service system is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country.
The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world's "major industrial accidents" of the 20th century according to a UN report. UN warned that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year. The report released by the UN labour agency International Labour Organization (ILO) said that in 1984, at least 30 tons of methyl isocyanate gas, which was released from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, affected over 600,000 workers and nearby inhabitants. The report titled 'The Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work - Building on 100 years of experience' said the Bhopal disaster was among the world's "major industrial accidents after 1919". Points to remember International Labour Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland Head: Guy Ryder
The first edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2019 is scheduled at New Delhi from 23 to 25 April 2019. The conference is the apex forum within the Service for interaction between the Naval Commanders. The Chief of the Naval Staff, with the Commanders-in-Chief, will review major operational, material, logistics, Human Resources, training and administrative activities undertaken during the previous six months and deliberate upon the course to be steered in the ensuing six months.
The Asian Athletics Championships begin in Doha. The Asian Athletics Championships is an event organized by the Asian Athletics Association. In the 2017 Championships held in Bhubaneswar. In 2017, India had finished on top with a record-breaking haul of 29 medals - 12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze. China had finished second with 20 medals.
Noted Bengali folk singer Amar Pal died in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. He was 96. He is one of the legendary figures to popularise Bengali folk songs. His playback in Satyajit Ray directed Hirak Rajar Deshe 'Kotai Ranga Dekhi Duniyay' was one of the hit songs among Bengali circles.