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Current Affairs 22-Apr-2019

International Affairs
Apr 22,2019

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, now this event includes events in more than 193 countries. Theme: 'Protect Our Species'

Apr 22,2019

In Ukraine, comedian and political newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky has apparently secured a landslide victory in the Presidential election. Exit polls indicated that he is going to take 73 per cent of the votes while incumbent Petro Poroshenko securing 25 per cent. Zelensky's only previous political role has been playing the President on television. Points to remember Capital: Kyiv Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia

Apr 22,2019

The UAE Cabinet has adopted the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031. Its aims at positioning the UAE as a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2031 and to develop an integrated system that employs artificial intelligence in vital areas in the country. The strategy includes eight objectives and a number of initiatives, aimed at employing artificial intelligence in vital areas such as education, government services and the community wellbeing.

Apr 22,2019

Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles have started emerging from the pits at Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district. This Sanctuary is known as the World’s largest nesting ground for these endangered species. Around 4.50 lakh turtles had congregated at the beach for nesting in March. Every year, the female Olive Ridley turtles come ashore, dig a nest and lay about 100 eggs. After this, they conceal the nests before returning to the sea. The eggs incubate in the warm sand and after 40 to 45 days, two-inch baby turtles hatch.


National Current Affairs
Apr 22,2019

Budget carrier Spicejet announced the signing of an initial pact for codeshare partnership with Gulf carrier Emirates. The reciprocal partnership will allow the opening of new routes and destinations for passengers of the two airlines. SpiceJet passengers from 51 domestic destinations will be able to access Emirates' network across the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence. Points to remember Spice Jet Headquarters: Gurugram CEO: Ajay Singh


Appointments
Apr 22,2019

Twitter has appointed Manish Maheshwari as the Managing Director of its India operations. Last year, Taranjeet Singh had stepped down as the India Country Director and Balaji Krish was given charge of leading the country's operations in the interim period. Maheshwari, who previously served as the CEO of Network18 Digital, takes over the new role from April 29. Points to remember Twitter CEO: Jack Dorsey Founded: 21 March 2006 Headquarters: San Francisco, United States


Sports Current Affairs
Apr 22,2019

In Football, the Services lifted the Santosh Trophy, beating Punjab 1-0l in the final at Ludhiana. In the first half, both the teams were goal-less. In the second half, Services scored the lone goal and held on till the final whistle. The only goal in the match was scored by Bikash Thapa in the 61st-minute. Points to remember Santosh Trophy Most successful team: West Bengal (32 titles)

Apr 22,2019

India opened their account at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar on when Annu Rani won the silver medal in women’s javelin throw. Parul Chaudhary bagged a bronze medal in women’s 5000m race. Avinash Sable won a silver medal in men’s 3000m steeplechase. MR Poovamma finished third in women’s 400m with bronze and Gavit Murali Kumar bagged another bronze medal for India in the 10,000m event.

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