Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 29 April 2019

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29 April 2019

Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a 13 member committee under IRDAI Executive Director Suresh Mathur to review the regulatory framework on microinsurance & recommend measures to increase the demand for such products. The committee has been formed in the backdrop of a less-than-desired offtake of microinsurance products despite their inherent benefits. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI): Headquarter:... Read More

29 April 2019

Former Indian footballer Pungam Kannan passed away due to prolonged illness. He was 80 years old. Kannan is survived by his wife Antoinette and two daughters.  Kannan played 14 matches for India & was the former Mohun Bagan & East Bengal forward. He won Santosh Trophy for Bengal twice in a row (1971-73) and was the top-scorer. He was known as the ‘Pele of Asia’.

category: Obituary

29 April 2019

Researchers from Rutgers University, the US found that the marine ecosystem and sea creatures are most affected by global warming. The first research compared the cold-blooded marine and land species sensitivity to global warming and their ability to find refuge from heat even while staying in their normal habitats. It studied worldwide research on nearly 400 species from lizards and fish to spiders. Researchers calculated safe conditions for 88 marine and 294 land species and coolest... Read More

category: Environment

29 April 2019

Japan partnered with India for polishing technicians in the manufacturing sector Japan’s Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu inaugurated the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), a residential skill training centre at Andhra Pradesh. JIM is part of a Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme initiated by the Government of Japan in India under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two countries in 2016 to impart training to 30,000 Indian youth in manufacturing soft... Read More

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29 April 2019

India topped the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2019. India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with a total of four medals, three golds, and a silver. China was on the second position with 5 medals including 2 gold. The event was held in Beijing, China. Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal for India at the Beijing ISSF World Cup after clinching gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed event. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won the gold... Read More


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29 April 2019

India’s decision to skip the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) may have led to the exclusion of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor from the list of projects covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) umbrella. In an annex tagged with the Joint Communique of the Leaders’ Roundtable of the BRF the Chinese Foreign Ministry website has not listed the BCIM as a project covered by the BRI. BRI is the giant connectivity initiative speared by China to revive the... Read More

category: International

29 April 2019

Microsoft reached a valuation of one trillion dollars for the first time after posting an increase in profits. It makes the software giant only the third publicly-traded company in history to reach the threshold after Apple and Amazon passed it in 2018. Microsoft’s current valuation also means that it has again taken over Apple as the world’s most valuable company. About Microsoft Founded: April 4, 1975; 44 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Founders: Bill Gates Paul... Read More

category: Business & Economy

29 April 2019

India has raised its import duty on wheat to 40% from 30% to support local farmers. India is the world’s No. 2 producer of the grain. Local wheat prices have fallen over 11% in 2019 due to ample supply from last year’s crop and forecasts of record output. The hike in duty is likely to make imports of wheat unviable for flour mills even after recent declines in global prices, potentially dragging further on global grain markets. According to the estimates from the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

29 April 2019

The 2019 Asian Athletics Championships was the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. The 4-day event was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. It was held from 21st April to 24th April 2019. Bahrain topped the medal tally with 11 Golds and a total of 22 medals followed by China with a total of 29 medals (9 Gold) and Japan with a total of 18 medals (5 Gold). India clinched the 4th spot with 3 golds. India bagged 3 gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze with a total of 17... Read More

category: Sports

29 April 2019

Both Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) earlier this month cut their 2019-20 growth projection for India to 7.2 per cent from 7.4 per cent earlier, blaming rising risks to global economic growth as well as weakening domestic investment activity. In India, growth is projected to pick up to 7.3 per cent in 2019 (2019-20) and 7.5 per cent in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook report which is a downward revision in its India... Read More

29 April 2019

International Dance Day is observed globally on 29th of April. In 1982. The Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language dance.

category: Important Days

29 April 2019

Dominic Thiem clinched the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2019 title held at Barcelona, Spain which was held from April 22 through April 28, 2019. He secured 6-4, 6-0. The Austrian became just the fourth player in the past 15 years to lift the title in Barcelona, joining Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, and Fernando Verdasco. He’s also the first Austrian winner at this event since Thomas Muster in 1996.  Thiem now has 13 ATP Tour titles, nine of which have come on clay. About... Read More

category: Sports

29 April 2019

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge clinched his fourth London Marathon 2019 crown on 28th April at London, UK. Kipchoge strode clear of the field to win with the second fastest-ever time of 2:02:37. He set the world record time of 2:01.39s at Berlin in 2018. In the women’s section, Brigid Kosgei won the title. She finished the course in 2:18:20. She defeated Vivian Cheruiyot and Roza Dereje.  The results: Men:  1. Eliud Kipchoge (Ken) 2:02.37s 2. Mosinet Geremew (Eth) 2:02:55 3.... Read More

category: Sports

29 April 2019

Gagandeep Kang becomes first Indian woman scientist to be awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), United Kingdom. Gagandeep Kang is a clinician-scientist. She is well known for her key role in the development of Rotavac. She is currently appointed as executive director of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad. Rotavac Rotavac is India's first indigenously developed vaccine for rotavirus infections, which is responsible for childhood... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

29 April 2019

Canara Bank and its life insurance partner Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance launched ’Webassurance’ to enable its customers to purchase life insurance in a convenient and hassle-free way. Total Four life insurance products of Canara HSBC OBC Life would be made available to its customers with various facilities like covering the key needs of child future, savings and investments, retirement planning and protection. Through this Webassurance, the bank will be... Read More

29 April 2019

The second edition of Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing, China from April 25th to April 27th, 2019. The theme of this event was “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”. Around 37 heads-of-state and 159 countries participated along with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and International Monetary Chief (IMF) Christine Lagarde. The Belt and Road Forum is a part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  The idea of BRI was first... Read More

category: International

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