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Daily Current Affairs 18th-19th April April 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18th-19th April April 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18th-19th April April 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 18th-19th April April 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Cghaat’ Portal

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has recently ‘Cghaat’ Portal to provide home delivery.
  • Governor of Chhattisgarh: AnusuiyaUikey.

International News

1. Top Countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • 1. Italy and China with 55 each
  • 2. Spain with 48 sites
  • 3. Germany with 46 sites
  • 4. France with 45 sites
  • 5. India with 38 sites

Business News

1. New Acquisition of TVS Motor Company

  • The United Kingdom’s iconic sporting motorcycle brand ‘Norton’ has been acquired by TVS Motor Company.
  • It has been acquired by overseas subsidiary TVS Motor Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Founded by James Lansdowne Norton, in Birmingham, in 1898, Norton Motorcycles is among the most popular British motorcycle brands of all time.
  • TVS Motor Company is an Indian multinational motorcycle company headquartered at Chennai, India. It is the third largest motorcycle company in India with a revenue of over ₹20,000 crore in 2018–19.
  • Headquarters: Chennai || CEO: K. N. Radhakrishnan

Book Launch

1. Book ‘Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu’

  • Book ‘Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu’ is authored by Krishnaswamy V was published by HarperCollins.
  • Krishnaswamy V is a sports journalist who has covered seven Olympic Games and numerous international championships in badminton.

Science and Technology News

1. ‘KisanRath’ App

  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched a mobile application ‘KisanRath’, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  • Aim: To facilitate transportation of foodgrains and perishables during lockdown.

2. ‘Assess Koro Na’ App

  • Delhi Government has launched ‘Assess Koro Na’ Mobile App to do door-to-door survey in COVID-19 containment zones.
  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

Important Days

1. World Heritage Day 2020

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  • The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April
  • Each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles.
  • Theme: ‘Shared Culture, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’.

2. World liver day

  • World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease.
  • The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system.


1. Willie Davis passes away

  • Former American football player Willie Davis passed away.
  • William Delford Davis was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League. Davis played college football for the Grambling State Tigers before being drafted 181st in the 1956 NFL Draft.

Agreements and MoUs


  • National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund to train community leaders online to combat COVID-19.
  • UNICEF: Headquarters– New York City || Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore.
  • The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development, is a premier national centre of excellence in rural development and Panchayati Raj.

Sports News

1. 2022 Asian Para Games

  • Mascot for Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games was unveiled.
  • The ‘Divine Bird’ named Feifei is a messenger of joy and cultural distinction
  • The 2022 Asian Para Games, also known as the 4th Asian Para Games is a multi-sport event that parallels the 2022 Asian Games which will held for Asian athletes with disability in Hangzhou, China from 9 to 15 October 2022.

2. The highest-ranked Indian table tennis player

  • Achanta Sharath Kamal at 31st position surpassed compatriot Gnanasekaran Sathiyan to become the highest-ranked Indian men table tennis player.
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF): Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland || President: Thomas Weikert || CEO: Steve Dainton

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