Category: Current Affairs

April 19 is observed as World Liver Day

April 19 is observed as World Liver Day The World Liver Day (WLD) is observed every year on April 19 to build awareness and understanding importance of liver in human body and how liver ailments are treated.As per World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are 10th most common cause of death in India.Liver:The liver, which measures about 1,00 grams in weight and 15 […]

Mukesh Ambani, 2 Indian women lawyers in Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2019 list

Mukesh Ambani, 2 Indian women lawyers in Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2019 list Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and two Indian women lawyers Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju — who fought the legal battle for LGBTQ rights and were instrumental in the overturning of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — are among the 100 named in TIME magazine’s list of most […]

Norway topped and India ranked 140th in World Press Freedom Index 2019

Norway topped and India ranked 140th in World Press Freedom Index 2019 Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2019 for the third year running while Finland (up two places) has taken second place from the Netherlands (down one at 4th).India dropped two places to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the global press freedom index analysis.Violence against journalists – including police […]

Saudi Arabia to host G20 Summit in 2020, first in Arab world

Saudi Arabia to host G20 Summit in 2020, first in Arab world Saudi Arabia will host the annual G20 leaders’ summit on November 21-22, 2020, in its capital Riyadh.This will be the first G20 Summit to be hosted in the Arab world.Japan will host this year’s G20 summit in Osaka, which will be held June 28-29, as well as ministerial meetings in eight cities.In 2018, […]

Sri Lanka launched its first Satellite

Sri Lanka launched its first Satellite Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana l was launched into space from NASA’s Flight Facility on Virginia’s east shore. The satellite was designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. It will be shuttled to the International Space Station. The “Raavana 1” was launched […]

International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on 18th April

International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on 18th April The International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on 18th April every year. In 1982, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. UNESCO approved it the following year during its 22nd General […]

NASAs TESS found first Earth sized world

NASAs TESS found first Earth sized world The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission of NASA has discovered HD 21749c, first Earth-sized world.About HD 21749c: The planet, HD 21749c, is about 89% of Earth’s diameter. The planet orbits HD 21749, a K-type star with about 70% of the Sun’s mass located 53 light years away in the southern […]

Canara Bank became the first PSB to meet RBIs EMV Mandate

Canara Bank became the first PSB to meet RBIs EMV Mandate ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced that Canara Bank has successfully rolled out major new functionality to support EMV card acquiring across its ATM network and Aadhaar Authentication, leveraging ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution to achieve market firsts.Canara Bank, with […]

Peru’s ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest

Peru’s ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America’s largest graft scandal.Alan Garcia served two terms as Peru’s president, from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 […]

CRISIL board cleared transfer of rating business to subsidiary

CRISIL board cleared transfer of rating business to subsidiary CRISIL Ltd, a diversified global analytics company, will transfer its rating business to its proposed new wholly-owned subsidiary.The board of CRISIL gave the nod for the transfer, which is being done to comply with SEBI norms of 2018.Earlier, SEBI had modified its regulations for credit rating […]