Current Affairs 2019: April Set 2

  1. PM-KISAN is fully centrally funded scheme announced in the interim budget of 2019-20. Under the scheme country’s nearly 12 crore small and marginal landholder families having less than 5 acres of land will get Rs 6000 per annum in three equal installments in every 4 months. Provision of 75000 crore towards PM-Kisan.
  2. Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will be set up for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny as per budget 2019-20.
  3. The Government will inject 48,239 crore in 2018-19 into 12 public sector banks.
  4. India -France Naval Exercise: Varuna ; India-Australia Naval Exercise : AUSINDEX; India-US- Japan: Malabar .
  5. Pulwama terrorist attack on 14th Feb, 2019 leading to killing of 40 CRPF personnel followed by Balakot Airstrike across Pakistan border by IAF on 26th Feb.
  6. Present RBI Governor is Shashikant Das.
  7. Julian Assange Wikileaks founder arrested in London after Ecuador embassy revoked his asylum.
  8. Multiple blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter day in 2019 in which more than 200 people have been killed.
  9. Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC) rules: should be registered with RBI, maximum interest of 12.5% can be given, tenure between 1 year and 5 years it can be.
  10. Puranik Yogendra has become first Indian origin to win an assembly elections in Japan.
  11. A 15 year old Indian origin boy is the youngest Accountant of London: Ranveer Singh Sandhu
  12. Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, he is from Maldivian Democratic Party.
  13. United States has designated Iran’s elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps(IRGC), a terrorist organisation.
  14. Apple and Google have removed the TikTok app from their online stores in India following a ruling by the Madras High Court that asked the centre to ban it, citing obscene content and children being exposed to sexual predators. TikTok reportedly has more than 12 crore users in India.
  15. BrainEx is oxygenated synthetic blood.
  16. Sadhvi pragya Thakur is the LokSabha candidate from Bhopal. She is facing trial under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act(UAPA).
  17. Bharat Stage 6 emission standards will apply from April 2020. Maruti will stop making diesel cars from 2020.
  18. Supreme Court internal committee to probe allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi is headed by SC judge S A Bobde and other members are, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.
  19. Govt. has nominated former Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next High Commissioner of Seychelles where India has military relations. He was 26th Army Chief during the 2016 surgical strikes. India is hoping to develop a naval facility in Assumption Island in Seychelles.
  20. In June 2019, current Vice Admiral Karambir Singh will be next Navy Chief.
  21. On April 15, 2019 a fire broke out in 11th century church of France – The NotreDame Cathedral in Paris.
  22. China has withdrawn”technical hold” on a proposed UN listing of Masood Azhar in 1267 Sanctions Committee fourth time.
  23. UN designates JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist after China lifted the technical hold on UN Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
  24. Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose was appointed as the first Lokpal of India by a committee consisting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Loksabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Eminent Jurist Mukul Rohatgi on 17 march 2019.
  25. In the case: Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India.
  26. Vahan is Transport Mission Mode project for registration of vehicles

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