Daily current affairs in English..।। Today current Affairs 02/4/2019
Today current Affairs 02/4/2019For RRB NTPC,GROUP-D
1. India Autism Awareness Day: 2 April 2019
🔵April 2 is celebrated all world over as World Autism Awareness Day and April, the month for autism awareness.
The theme for this year is Assistive Technologies, Active Participation.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which affects communication and socialisation.
They have difficulties with making eye contact with people, using gestures and actions for communication.
Currently, studies say one in 59 children have autism.
2. Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign before his mandate expires
🔵Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on 28 April.
A statement issued by the President's office said the president will take steps to ensure state institutions continue to function during the transition period.
Millions of Algerians have been holding weekly protests nationwide calling for the 82-year-old Bouteflika to step down after almost 20 years in office.
He has rarely been seen in public since he suffered a stroke in 2013.
Points to Remember
Currency: Algerian dinar
3. Kandhamal haldi gets GI tag
🔵Kandhamal haldi (turmeric) produced by the tribal farmers in Odisha's Kandhamal district received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Kandhamal turmeric, originally grown by tribal people in Kandhamal, is famous for its medicinal properties.
Kandhamal haldi is organic by default being cultivated by more than 60,000 families.
🔵The colour of Kandhamal haldi is golden yellow being well distinguished from other varieties.
4. India and Chile signed three MOUs
🔵India and Chile signed three MOU for cooperation in the fields of mining, culture and Empowerment of persons with disabilities.
The agreements would further enhance engagement in economic, social and cultural fields between the two countries.
Chile is the sixth largest trading partner of India in the Latin American region.
They also agreed to work together to strengthen the global response to defeat and destroy terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Points to Remember
Currency: Chilean peso
5. Supply of ultra-clean Euro-VI grade fuels begins in cities adjoining NCR
🔵Supply of ultra-clean Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel has begun in cities adjoining the national capital.
Delhi in April 2018 became the first city in the country to leapfrog from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI fuels.
Cities in the 12 contiguous districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as the city of Agra, switched over to the cleaner fuel.
Rest of the country will follow suit from April 2020.
In 2015 India had decided to leapfrog to Euro-VI emission norm compliant petrol and diesel from April 2020, from the Euro-IV grade at present.
Euro-VI grade fuel contains 10 ppm of sulphur as against 50 ppm in Euro-IV fuels.
6. Reserve Bank to inject USD 5 billion more liquidity into the banking system
🔵The Reserve Bank of India will inject long-term liquidity worth 5 billion US Dollars into the banking system.
It will inject through a dollar-rupee buy-sell swap for a tenure of three years on April 23.
The move intends to meet the durable liquidity needs of the system.
It is the second such auction within a month.
Earlier, on March 26, the central bank had bought USD 5 billion through similar swap auction in a bid to ease liquidity ahead of elections.
7. Sawhney takes over as Chief Executive of ICC
🔵The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that Manu Sawhney will assume the position of Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Sawhney has been working alongside the outgoing Chief Executive David Richardson for the last six weeks.
Richardson will remain with the ICC until July as originally planned to oversee the delivery of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.
Points to Remember
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 Hosts: England, Wales
8. Eicher Motors appoints Vinod Dasari as Royal Enfield CEO
🔵Eicher Motors Ltd. has appointed Vinod K. Dasari as the chief executive officer of Royal Enfield.
Dasari will also join the board of Eicher Motors as an executive director with immediate effect.
He stepped down as managing director and CEO of Ashok Leyland on March 31.
Mr Dasari takes over from Siddhartha Lal, who will continue as the MD of Eicher Motors Ltd.
9. India finish with 16 gold medals at Asian Airgun Championships
🔵Indian shooters signed off with a total of 25 medals at Asian Airgun Championships Taoyuan, Taipei.
India finished with 16 gold, five silver and four bronze.
On the last day of the competition, Yash Vardhan and Shreya Agrawal bagged three gold medals each.
Indian shooting's next assignment is scheduled at Al Ain, UAE where the ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage two commences on April 5.