Daily Current Affairs 19 April 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 April 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 April 2019. 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 19 April 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Voter Turnout’ App

  • Election Commission of India has launched ‘Voter Turnout’ App.
  • It shows the state-wise and constituency-wise voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
  • The Chief Election Commissioner heads the Election Commission of India, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct free and fair elections to the national and state legislatures and of President and Vice-President.
  • Sunil Arora assumed charge as 23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He succeeded OP Rawat who retired on 1 December 2018.

2. TIME magazine’s 2019 List of the 100 most influential people

  • Three Indians have been named by TIME magazine in its prestigious 2019 List of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Chairman), Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy (for a historic legal battle for LGBTQ rights in India)
  • Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce.

3. The words ‘Chemists and Druggists’ to be replace as ‘Pharmacy’

  • The signboards of medical shops in India will be replaced with the word ‘Pharmacy instead ‘Chemists and Druggists’.
  • It was came under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization.
  • Drug Controller General of India under the gamut of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization is responsible for approval of licences of specified categories of drugs such as blood and blood products, IV fluids, vaccines and sera in India.
  • Drugs Controller General of India :- SE Reddy

International News

1. World Press Freedom Index 2019

  • India has ranked at 140th out of 180 countries in World Press Freedom Index 2019.
  • Norway has topped the charts.
  • 2. Finland
  • 3. Sweden
  • It was launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

2. World Liver Day

  • World Liver Day is observed on 19th April to spread awareness about liver related disease.
  • Theme of World Liver Day 2019 : Love Your Liver

3. Law for Whistle-blowers

  • European Parliament has approved a law which aims to give greater protection to Whistle-blowers across the European Union.
  • The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
  • European Union :- Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium || Founded: 1 November 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands || Capital: Brussels (de facto) || Founders: Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • A whistle-blower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.

4. NepaliSat-1

  • Nepal’s first satellite ‘NepaliSat-1’ has been launched into space at NASA Space Station.
  • It was developed by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Business News

1. New Chief People Officer of PwC

  • PwC has named Padmaja Alaganandan as its New Chief People Officer.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
  • PwC ranks as the largest professional services firm in the world after Deloitte, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom || Revenue: 4,130 crores USD (2018) || Founded: 1998 || General counsel: Caroline Cheng

2. World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall

  • The World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall (131-foot) is installed at Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore.
  • Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population.
  • Currency: Singapore dollar

3. Longest single spaceflight by a woman

  • The record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman will be accomplished by NASA astronaut Christina Koch.
  • Christina Koch has been scheduled to stay on the International Space Station for over 300 days.
  • Earlier the record was held by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson at 288 days.
  • Christina Hammock Koch is an engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

4. Pakistan with IMF

  • Pakistan has reached an agreement in principle with International Monetary Fund over a bailout program which of $6-$8 billion.
  • The International Monetary Fund is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of “189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability.
  • Managing Director (MD): Christine Lagarde || Headquarters: Washington DC || CEO: Christine Lagarde || Membership: 189 countries || Location: Headquartered in Washington DC || Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White
  • A bailout is the act of a business, an individual or a government providing money and resources to a failing company. These actions help to prevent the consequences of that business’s potential downfall which may include bankruptcy and default on its financial obligations.

Sports News

1. Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • US President Donald Trump will award golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States. The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the highest civilian awards of the United States.
  • Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, ranking second in both major championships and PGA Tour wins, as well as holding numerous records in golf.

2. US Masters Golf

  • Golfer Tiger Woods clinched his 5th US Masters title at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia.
  • US Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf.
  • The tournament has a number of traditions. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory, although it remains his personal property and is stored with other champions’ jackets in a specially designated cloakroom.

3. Asian Billiards Snooker Championships

  • Chandigarh will host the following Competition.
  • The 18th Asian Billiards Championships.
  • The 20th Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship.
  • The 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championship.
  • Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the later half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth, or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side.
  • Billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions. Historically, the umbrella term was billiards.

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