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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 19 April 2017

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19 April 2017

Mongolia launched its first satellite on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy.The 1,227-megahertz satellite, called Mongol Sat-1, will help landlocked Mongolia expand its television, telecoms and broadband services, according to a video posted on the official website of... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 April 2017

India is hopeful that Nepal will be able to forge consensus through dialogue in its quest for peace, stability and multi-party democracy taking all the sections of its society on board, President Pranab Mukherjee said at New Delhi.In his banquet speech in the honour of visiting Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Mukherjee said India... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 April 2017

Benchmark Sensex snapped its four- session long streak to end marginally higher today on selective buying by investors.The 30-share index opened higher at 29,369.90 buoyed by forecast of a normal monsoon and advanced to a high of 29,388.25 but succumbed to profit—booking and slipped to 29,241.48, before concluding 17.47 points, or 0.06 per... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

19 April 2017

As part of its attempts to encourage entrepreneurship in the financial market space, Japanese financial major Nomura has launched its 'Voyager -Nomura FinTech Partnership' in India.The global financial major is inviting entrepreneurs to participate in the program to build innovative solutions for capital markets and investment banking that... Read More

category: Obituary

19 April 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed an immediate and complete shutdown of all industries around Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake where a mound of garbage was set on fire in February this year. Slamming the local civic bodies for inaction, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also banned dumping of any kind of... Read More


19 April 2017

The Central government has decided to abolish the use of red beacons on any vehicle other than ambulances, police vehicles and fire brigade vehicles.This will cover all dignitaries including the Prime Minister.This was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The decision was conveyed... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 April 2017

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Wednesday suggested that Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath must reinstate 'sati pratha', where widows were burned with their husband's pyre, before banning triple talaq. "Who is stopping him to legislate laws on triple talaq? But first, tell me which Muslim opposed 'sati pratha''Sati... Read More

category: Persons

19 April 2017

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) will start functioning in Madhya Pradesh from August this year. VIT University Trustee and Vice Chancellor G Vishwanathan met MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday and informed him about certain developments, an official of the Public Relation Department said.“The academic session of the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 April 2017

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday is said to have cleared purchase of VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines as requested by the Election Commission.Recently, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi had requested the Union Law Ministry for urgent release of funds, given the “prevailing environment,” to facilitate... Read More


19 April 2017

Mobile subscribers cannot pay more than Rs 20,000 in one tranche to buy a service or download content by using their pre-paid account balance or through post-paid bills, the Department of Telecom said today.“The subscribers can download all paid digital contents through their mobile phones and the payments for such contents can be made using... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

19 April 2017

The United Nations will issue special stamps commemorating the International Yoga Day on June 21 this year.“Releasing soon. @unstamps Special Event sheet to commemorate International Day of Yoga,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.The UN postal agency, UN Postal Administration (UNPA)... Read More

category: Persons

19 April 2017

The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and 13 others in the 25-year-old Babri Masjid demolition cases.The Supreme Court in its ruling said the case should be tried in a time-bound, day-to-day basis, without any adjournments or transfer of trial judge.Union Minister Uma Bharti is also... Read More

category: Defence

19 April 2017

An Air India flight with around 300 pssengers on-board was grounded here today before its departure for New York due to hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines.All the passengers have been accommodated in a nearby hotel and the flight has been rescheduled for 5p.m. today, an Air India spokesperson said.The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft had... Read More

category: International

19 April 2017

Deadline for the construction of phase III approaching, Delhi Metro has reportedly negotiated with house owners in southwest Delhi’s Hasanpur area and paid around Rs 5.91 crore to have the top floors of two buildings demolished, the Times of India has reported. The area is a 714 square-metre plot which is the first time the Delhi Metro... Read More

category: Sports

19 April 2017

The United States has singled out North Korea and Syria over human rights violations and warned at the United Nations that new conflicts could be triggered by abuses in Iran, Cuba and North Korea. US ambassador Nikki Haley made the case at the Security Council yesterday that more attention should be focused on rights abuses to prevent conflict, a... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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