Daily current Affairs in english..।। today current affairs 3/4/2019
Saurav Ghosal Becomes 1st Indian Man To Enter Top-10 In Squash
Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings. Ghosal made it to the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago, USA for the first time in his career.
He was also a quarter-finalist at the prestigious Grasshopper Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. Egypt's world champion Ali Farag, meanwhile, maintains his position at the top of the ladder. Indian women squash players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikalhad earlier reached top 10 in the world rankings.
Source- India Today
UN Appoints Nicholas Koumjian As Investigation Head For Myanmar
The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Nicholas Koumjian of the United States as the head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.
International criminal justice lawyer Nicholas Koumjian will serve as the first head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism (IIM) for Myanmar, which was established by the Human Rights Council in September 2018 and welcomed by the UN General Assembly in December 2018.
Source: Business Standard
South Korea Launches World's First National 5G Networks
South Korea launches the world's first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks. The system will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity 20 times faster than the existing 4G allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second.
It is crucial for the future development of devices ranging from self-driving vehicles that send data traffic to one another in real time, industrial robots, drones and other elements of the Internet of Things.
Source: News on AIR
ADB Cuts India's Growth Rate To 7.2%
The Asian Development Bank downgraded economic growth forecasts for India and Southeast Asia for 2019 as global risks from trade tensions to Brexit mount.
According to the ADB’s latest Asian Development Outlook report, gross domestic product in India will probably increase by 7.2 % in 2019, down from a December forecast of 7.6%.Southeast Asia’s growth estimate was lowered by 0.2 percentage point to 4.9%.
Indian Army Builds Longest Suspension Bridge Over River Indus In Leh-Ladakh
The Indian Army has successfully built the longest suspension bridge ‘Matiri Bridge’ over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakhregion. Built in a record time of 40 days 'Maitri Bridge' is longest Suspension Bridge over Indus River.
The 260-feet long suspension bridge was built by the combat engineers belonging to the Sahas aur Yogyata regiment of Indian Army’s Fire & Fury Corps.
Source: Financial Express
Eminent Dramatist Kartik Chandra Rath Passes Away
Kartik Chandra Rath, a veteran dramatist, theatre organiser, and Economics teacher passed away at the age of 70 in Cuttack, Odisha due to the heart attack. In 1963, he wrote the first play titled ‘Ei Desha, Ei Maati’.
Source: Business Standard
Garuda Prakashan Launches ‘Saffron Swords’
The Indian Publishing company, Garuda Prakashan Private Limited, launched its book 'Saffron Swords- Centuries of Indic Resistance to Invaders'. Written by Manoshi Sinha Rawal, it is a book on 52 unsung warriors of India from the last 1300 years.
Source: ANI News