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The World’s Best Airports in 2019 are announced - 01 Apr 19

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EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics - 01 Apr 19

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Wipro and IIT Kharagpur partner for advanced research in 5G and AI - 01 Apr 19

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2019 UNDP human development report to focus on inequality - 02 Apr 19

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India Open Badminton Championship-2019 - 02 Apr 19

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Branches of Vijaya, Dena Bank to operate as outlets of Bank of Baroda from April 1: RBI - 02 Apr 19

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GRSE becomes 'first' Indian shipyard to deliver 100 warships - 02 Apr 19

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Utkal Divas observed on 1 April by govt.of Odisha - 03 Apr 19

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Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric) gets Geographical Indications (GI) tag - 03 Apr 19

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India and Bolivia sign 8 MoUs - 03 Apr 19

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International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member: Bolivia - 04 Apr 19

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RBI sets WMA Limit for Government at Rs 75000 crore for H1 of 2019-20 - 04 Apr 19

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WhatsApp launches tip line to curb fake news ahead of Lok Sabha elections - 04 Apr 19

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"Reiwa": The new Japanese imperial era set to begin on 1 May 2019 - 04 Apr 19

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Manu Sawhney takes charge as the new Chief Executive of the ICC - 05 Apr 19

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RBI reduced its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of year 2019-20 - 05 Apr 19

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India to purchase MH-60 'Romeo' Seahawk’ naval helicopter from US - 05 Apr 19

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Lakshmi Vilas Bank is merging in Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. - 06 Apr 19

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TATA Steel to emerge as India’s largest steel producer for year 2018-19 - 06 Apr 19

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Saudi Aramco emerged as world’s most profitable company - 06 Apr 19

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World’s first nationwide 5G mobile network was launched in South Korea - 07 Apr 19

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India signs agreement to set agriculture institute in Malawi - 07 Apr 19

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Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia Presidential Election - 07 Apr 19

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UAE awards PM Narendra Modi with highest civilian honour for boosting ties - 08 Apr 19

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David Malpass elected as World Bank President - 08 Apr 19

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Malaysia Open Badminton-2019 - 08 Apr 19

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US designated Iranian armed corps as a foreign "terrorist organisation" - 08 Apr 19

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  • The United States Government  designated the Iranian armed corps as a foreign "terrorist organisation".
  • It was announced by President Donald Trump on 8 April 2019.
  • Iran’s elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign "terrorist organisation". 
  • IRGC is Iran's most powerful security organisation and was set up to protect the country's Shia clerical ruling system after its 1979 Islamic Revolution. 
  • This is the first time the US has formally labelled another country's military a "terrorist group".

SBI bifurcated Mumbai Metropolitan Business region as a separate circle - 09 Apr 19

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Graham Reid appointed the new chief coach of Indian men’s Hockey team - 09 Apr 19

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RBI issues norms for banks to set up currency chests - 09 Apr 19

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Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) takes first-ever picture of a black hole - 10 Apr 19

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India highest recipient of remittances at USD 79 billion in 2018: World Bank - 10 Apr 19

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IMF cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 7.3% for F.Y-2020 - 10 Apr 19

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Veer Parivar App Launched - 11 Apr 19

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What is Veer Parivar App?

Government Meets Fiscal Deficit Target Of 3.4% For 2018-19 - 11 Apr 19

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Hong Kong's stock market overtakes Japan to be world's third largest - 11 Apr 19

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Alice G. Vaidyan, GIC India chief awarded Freedom of the City of London - 12 Apr 19

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Paralympian Deepa Malik receives NZ PM's Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship - 12 Apr 19

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Jamia Gets Its First Woman Vice-Chancellor - 12 Apr 19

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Cologne Boxing World Cup: Meena Kumari clinches gold as Indian boxers finish with 5 medals - 13 Apr 19

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Most Polluted city: Kanpur ranked 1 as the most polluted city - 13 Apr 19

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India and the Netherlands agreed to improve the bilateral cooperation in various fields - 13 Apr 19

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Mohammed Ishtaye sworn in as new Palestinian PM - 14 Apr 19

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Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mark Boucher induct to MCC as honorary life members - 14 Apr 19

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India cuts trade deficit with China by $10 billion in F.Y-2019 as imports go down - 14 Apr 19

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Bibhu Kalyan Nayak becomes the first Indian FIH health & safety committee head - 14 Apr 19

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  • Odisha's Col (Dr) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak became the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee by the world governing body. 
  • He will serve a two-year cycle lasting until 2020.
  • Dr. Nayak first Indian to have been nominated by FIH as the Medical Officer for a World Cup.
  • From National Institute of Sports Medicine at Havana, Cuba & National Sports Centre at Madrid, Spain, he has tutored in Sports Traumatology and Sports & Exercise Physiology.
  • He had worked as the Medical Officer for the 2018 Men’s World Cup and chief team physician of Indian Contingent in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
  • In 1995, he was appointed in the Army Medical Corps of Indian Army and worked for the Army Sports Institute, Pune.
  • In 2009, he joined the Indian hockey team and has co-occurred with the team in the events such as Men’s Hockey World Cup (all in 2010),Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (2009, 2010),  Asian Games, CWG, and Asian Champions Trophy (2012).
  • At present, Dr Nayak is with the Sports Injury Centre, as specialist on deputation (Sports Medicine), Safdarjung Hospital.
  • About  International Hockey Federation (FIH):
  • President:  Narinder Batra
  • Headquarters:  Lausanne, Switzerland
  • CEO:  Kelly Fairweather
  • Founded:  7 January 1924
  • Affiliation:  International Olympic Committee

China builds world's first armed amphibious drone boat that can lead land assault - 15 Apr 19

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China builds world's first armed amphibious drone boat that can lead land assault - 15 Apr 19

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India’s First Foreign Interactive Bird Park launched by Essel World in Mumbai - 15 Apr 19

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India join hands with Japan and UAE to set up two projects in Africa - 15 Apr 19

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A unique proposition to pay electricity bill on EMIs launched by Bajaj Finserv - 16 Apr 19

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to receive 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2019 - 16 Apr 19

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World’s largest plane makes first test flight in Mojave Desert - 16 Apr 19

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ADB committed highest-ever $3 billion in sovereign loans to India in 2018 - 16 Apr 19

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Renowned Space scientist SK Shivakumar passed away - 17 Apr 19

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India’s top 500 debt-heavy companies to save up to Rs 7,000 crore - 17 Apr 19

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UN owes India $38 mn for peacekeeping operations: Antonio Guterres - 17 Apr 19

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FIFA ban former Brazilian football president Jose Maria Marin for life - 17 Apr 19

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Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Veera’ commissioned by General Bipin Rawat - 17 Apr 19

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World Hemophilia Day observed on 17th April - 18 Apr 19

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NASA selected Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Keshav Raghvan to lead the team CubeSat - 18 Apr 19

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Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) launched 5G Lab for Banking - 18 Apr 19

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What is Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?

2019 Pulitzer Prize Announced - 18 Apr 19

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JOURNALISM

BOOKS, DRAMA, AND MUSIC

Mithali Raj named as Goodwill Ambassador of Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 - 18 Apr 19

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Canara Bank: India’s First Public Sector Bank To Meet RBI’s EMV Mandate - 19 Apr 19

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ETMONEY becomes India’s first comprehensive financial services app to integrate with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) - 19 Apr 19

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US appoints the 1st Indian, Sanjay Kumar, Geospatial Media and Communications CEO and WGIC Secretary General to its geospatial advisory committee member - 19 Apr 19

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni named as the brand ambassador of redBus - 19 Apr 19

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India to host informal ministerial of WTO on May 13-14 - 19 Apr 19

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World Heritage Day 2019: 10 stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites in India - 20 Apr 19

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A quasi-cryptocurrency called as “Learning Coin,” launched by The World Bank and IMF - 20 Apr 19

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Narendra Modi to get Russia’s highest civilian award - 20 Apr 19

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India shifts to net steel importer in 2018-19 fiscal - 20 Apr 19

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Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space - 20 Apr 19

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London School of Economics announces Amartya Sen Chairman - 21 Apr 19

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Netanyahu formally named next Israeli PM - 21 Apr 19

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Services lift Santosh Trophy Football; beat Punjab 1-nil in final - 21 Apr 19

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Indian Navy’s advanced guided missile destroyer,"Imphal"launched in Mumbai - 22 Apr 19

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Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded - 22 Apr 19

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Earth Day 2019 observes on 22 April - 22 Apr 19

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Pakistan and Iran to form rapid reaction force along border area - 22 Apr 19

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Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia claims gold with tough win in final - 23 Apr 19

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India ranks 19th in Index of Cancer Preparedness - 23 Apr 19

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Ukraine elects a TV star and political neophyte Volodymyr Zelenskya as its president - 23 Apr 19

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US Likely To End Sanctions Waiver For India with 7 Others nations on Iran Oil - 23 Apr 19

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World Book and Copyright Day observed on April 23 - 23 Apr 19

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  • World Book and Copyright Day, also known as World Book Day, is celebrated every year on April 23. 
  • This annual event is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the aim is to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.
  • On the memory of prominent Shakespeare who died on April 23, 1616, UNESCO has been celebrated this day as World Book Day. 
  • In 1995, UNESCO’s General Conference was held in Paris where April 23 was regarded as the World Book and Copyright Day to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors.
  • Each year UNESCO and other international organisations select World Book Capital for a period of one year. 
  • This year Sharjah, UAE has been selected as a World Book Capital for 2019.
  • This year World Book and Copyright Day event focuses on six broad themes: inclusivity, reading, heritage, outreach, publishing and children with a slogan “Read – you are in Sharjah”.

RBI sells entire stake in NHB, NABARD to govt for Rs 1,470 cr - 24 Apr 19

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India to be Guest of Honour country at 29th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair - 24 Apr 19

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Canada, Thailand seek to join WTO consultations over India tariff issue - 24 Apr 19

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IndusInd Bank receives NCLT approval for merger with Bharat Financial Inclusion - 24 Apr 19

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CJ Justice heading this committee issue: Just.S.A. Bobde heading the committee - 25 Apr 19

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World's first-ever malaria vaccine launched in Africa's Malawi - 25 Apr 19

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IT company TCS deployed an integrated solution for 1.5 lakh India Post - 25 Apr 19

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Author Rana Dasgupta awarded Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 - 25 Apr 19

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Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark for the first time - 26 Apr 19

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Britain to fund anti-slavery projects - 26 Apr 19

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Swedish Academy names literature professor Mats Malm as new head - 26 Apr 19

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