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Current Affairs 1 April 2019

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Current Affairs 1 April 2019

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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs 1 April 2019 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Banking, Sports, Appointments, Science and Obituary importance of 1 April 2019.


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Japan reveals name of new imperial era will be ‘Reiwa’


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Key Highlights

  • Japan has announced that the name of its new imperial era, set to begin on \(1^{st}\) May, will be “Reiwa” – signifying order and harmony.

  • The country’s current era, Heisei, will end in a month with Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication.

  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the highly-anticipated name by holding up a board with the characters handwritten on it.

Setback for Erdogan as his party loses capital

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Key Highlights

  • Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a blow in local elections, with his party losing control of the capital Ankara and an opposition party also claiming victory in Istanbul.

  • “If there are any shortcomings, it is our duty to correct them,” he said.

  • “Starting tomorrow morning, we will begin our work to identify our shortcomings and make up for them.”

Comedian leads presidential contest

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Key Highlights

  • A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, according to exit polls.

  • They say Volodymyr Zelenskiy – who plays the president on TV – got 30.4%, with current leader Petro Poroshenko on 17.8%. Early results confirm this.

  • The two – who have expressed largely pro-EU opinions – are set to take part in a run-off election next month.

The government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would “inevitably” have to accept a softer Brexit, the Tory chief whip has said.

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Key Highlights

  • Julian Smith is also strongly critical of the cabinet’s behaviour and lack of discipline.

  • It is unprecedented for a chief whip to publicly attack his own government and comes as the cabinet is deeply split over whether to move to a softer deal.

  • MPs hold further indicative votes later on options to resolve the deadlock.


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The government announced that the deadline for the linking of Aadhaar with PAN has been extended to September \(30^{th}\) 2019.

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Key Highlights

  • Those looking to file their income tax returns on or after April \(1^{st}\), 2019 will still have to quote their PAN while doing so.

  • “It has been reported in some sections of the media that those PANs which are not linked with Aadhaar number by March \(31^{st}\), 2019 may be invalidated,”

  • The government said in a statement. “The matter has been considered by the Central government and now the cut-off date for intimating the Aadhaar number and linking PAN with Aadhaar is September \(30^{th}\), 2019 unless specifically exempted.”

Allahabad Museum to soon exhibit letters, documents of freedom fighters

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Key Highlights

  • The Allahabad Museum is requesting individuals and organisations to donate to it the letters, documents written by freedom fighters.

  • “Allahabad Museum is in the process of getting these documents from individuals, organisations and institutes from different parts of the country.

  • The museum took the initiative after an appeal made by UP governor that people who possess some valuable documents, letters etc related to India’s freedom movement and freedom fighters should come forward to donate them to the Allahabad Museum,” said director of the museum Sunil Gupta.

Nine earthquakes hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands in a span of two hours

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Key Highlights

  • The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.

  • Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

India currently has 13 cultural traditions under the UNESCO list.

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Key Highlights

  • Kolkata’s Durga Puja is India’s official nomination for UNESCO’s 2020 list of cultural institutions from around the world that require protection and preservation, according to Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous body under the Union ministry of culture that is the nodal agency for this purpose.

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation adds to its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Durga Puja, a ‘conglomeration of different cultures’ is India’s choice for its 2020 update, according to the Akademi website.


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Sensex touches record high of 39,000 points, Nifty crosses 1,700 mark on day 1 of financial year

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Key Highlights

  • The BSE benchmark Sensex jumped 300 points to a fresh record high of over 39,000 points on day one of the new financial year in early trade driven by sustained buying mainly in metal, auto and financial stocks amid positive global cues.

  • Earlier the all-time high of 38, 989 was in August last year.

  • On the Sensex chart, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra and ICICI Bank led the rally.

From today, convert shares to demat before transferring

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Key Highlights

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), apart from transmission or transposition of securities, requests for effecting transfer of securities will not be processed unless the securities are held in dematerialised or demat form with a depository effective April \(1^{st}\).

  • If your grandmother or your mother has physical shares, she needs to know that if she wants to transfer her shares to anyone it will first have to be converted into a demat form starting today.


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MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK edge out Rajasthan to register 3rd consecutive win

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Key Highlights

  • An undefeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) faced off an win-less Rajasthan Royals (RR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai for the match 12 of IPL 2019.

  • RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and chose to bowl first. Rajasthan went into the contest with an unchanged XI from its match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow guides SRH to emphatic win against RCB

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Key Highlights

  • Jonny Bairstow and David Warner smashed sensational centuries to guide SunRisers Hyderabad to a comprehensive 118-run win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match.

  • England’s Bairstow struck 114 from just 56 balls while Warner carried his bat for a 55-ball 100 in a record 185-run first-wicket partnership to post a mammoth 231 for two after being put into bat.


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Executive Director of ICICI, Vijay Chandok appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities

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Key Highlights

  • Executive Director of ICICI Bank, Vijay Chandok has been appointed as MD and CEO of ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI bank. He will succeed Shilpa Naval Kumar.

  • At present, he is on the boards of ICICI Bank UK PLC and ICICI Bank Canada and is the Chairman of ICICI Investment Management Company.

  • Under his leadership, ICICI Bank has won several awards including ‘India’s Best Bank in SME Financing’ (private sector) in 2008 by Dun & Bradstreet and ‘Excellence in SME Banking in Asia Pacific, Central Asia and Gulf Region’ in 2009 by the Asian Banker Award.


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India puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites in orbit (2nd Lead)

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Key Highlights

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) put the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

  • 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copy book style.

  • With launch, India has successfully put into orbit 297 foreign satellites till date.


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Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot dead outside his clothing shop

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Key Highlights

  • The 33-year-old was shot a number of times, and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported.

  • Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles.

  • Nipsey Hussle’s album Victory Lap received a nomination for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards.