Category Archives: Current Affairs – April, 2019

Latest Current Affairs April, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of April, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on 28 April – GK Dose

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on 28 April – GK Dose

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed by The International Labour Organization (ILO) on 28 April 2019. It is observed annually since 2003, as an international awareness-raising campaign to focus international attention on emerging trends in fields of occupational safety and health and on magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide. World…

Centre increases Wheat Import Duty by 40% – GK Dose

Centre increases Wheat Import Duty by 40% – GK Dose

With wheat production at record high, government has raised import duty on wheat from existing 30% to 40% to support local farmers interest. The higher duty will help offtake of domestically produced grain by discouraging milers to import wheat but to buy local produce and help protect farm prices. The oversupply in domestic market due…

Tracking Progress of ‘Safe City Programme’ – GK Dose

Tracking Progress of ‘Safe City Programme’ – GK Dose

According to recent media reports, not much progress has been made in making cities safer for women even one year after launch of Safe City programme. It highlights poor guidelines and improper utilization of funds and focus on general elections as main reasons for it. About Safe City programme It was launched with objective of…

Facebook announces ban on Personality Quiz Apps on its platform – GK Dose

Facebook announces ban on Personality Quiz Apps on its platform – GK Dose

Facebook announced ban on personality quiz apps on its platform. The decision is taken after last years Cambridge Analytica Scandal, which helped researcher’s to access personal information of about 87 million facebooks users by using quiz app “thisisyourdigitallife”. Such move is part of broader crackdown by Facebook on dubious developers. Key Highlights Facebook is updating…

‘Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook’, released – GK Dose

‘Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook’, released – GK Dose

The “Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook” new book authored by journalist Saba Naqvi examines possibility of coalition government after 2019 Lok Sabha polls. About Book It examines coalition government history in India to project possibility at the end of 2019 Lok Sabha election. It questions whether ‘coalitions’ are inevitable even when they have been proved unstable, or whether…

5th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness Held in Nepal – GK dose

5th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness Held in Nepal – GK dose

5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness began from 25- 26 April 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was attended by more than 200 participants including political leaders, UN agencies representatives, NGOs, Experts of climate change and disaster management, scientists and media persons. About Summit It objective was to address…

FSS Voice Commerce: Real Time Voice Banking Platform Launched – GK Dose

FSS Voice Commerce: Real Time Voice Banking Platform Launched – GK Dose

IT service management company Financial Software Services (FSS) has launched real time voice banking platform called FSS voice commerce. It uses machine-learning language processing techniques and offers meaningful, contextual, and personalized banking interactions to customers. Benefits of FSS Voice Commerce It provides secure financial transactions to prevent fraud and maintain integrity of transaction ecosystem it…

Global Warming Impacts Marine Ecosystem Most: Study – GK Dose

Global Warming Impacts Marine Ecosystem Most: Study – GK Dose

According to research study conducted by Rutgers University in US and published in Journal of Nature, marine ecosystem and sea creatures are most affected by global warming. It is first research which compares cold-blooded marine and land species sensitivity to global warming and their ability of finding refuge from heat even while staying in their normal…

‘Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook’, released – GK Dose

‘Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook’, released – GK Dose

The “Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook” new book authored by journalist Saba Naqvi examines possibility of coalition government after 2019 Lok Sabha polls. About Book It examines coalition government history in India to project possibility at the end of 2019 Lok Sabha election. It questions whether ‘coalitions’ are inevitable even when they have been proved unstable, or whether…

5th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness Held in Nepal – GK Dose

5th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness Held in Nepal – GK Dose

5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness began from 25- 26 April 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was attended by more than 200 participants including political leaders, UN agencies representatives, NGOs, Experts of climate change and disaster management, scientists and media persons. About Summit It objective was to address…