Daily Current Affairs – April 7 & 8, 2019
April 7 – World Health Day
- World Health Day is used to celebrate on the 7th April in the year 1950 for making the people aware of the Health activities to fulfil their tasks accurately without any Health problem. The theme of World Health Day 2019 is Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere. The slogan is “Health for All”.
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma moves Armed Forces Tribunal
- Vice Admiral Bimal Verma moved the Armed Forces Tribunal against his supersession and appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Chief of Indian Navy.
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh will take over as the new Navy Chief after Admiral Sunil Lanba will complete his three-year term on May 31 this year.
IIT Bombay’s bacteria preferentially degrade aromatic compounds
- Using a unique strain of bacterium isolated from soil contaminated with petroleum products, IIT Bombay researchers can selectively remove from the environment toxic, aromatic pollutants such as benzoate (sodium benzoate is used as a food preservative), benzyl alcohol and naphthalene.
Record 17 foot long python captured in Florida
- Scientists have caught a female python in the US state of Florida that was more than 17-feet-long, weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs, and the snake is the largest python ever removed from Big Cypress National Preserve.
Indian Army to test AK – 203
- The Indian Army is planning to use a modified version of the AK-203 assault rifle in carbine role for its troops deployed during counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The AK-203 assault rifle would be manufactured at uttar Pradesh’s amethi facility in a joint venture between the Ordnance Factory Board and Russia.
Range of Brahmos missiles may be increased from 400km to 500 km
- The range of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, produced jointly by Russia and India, is planned to be increased to 500 km (311 miles) from 400 Km.
Tata Steel reports highest ever output in FY 2019, after acquisition of Bhushan steel
- The production grew up by 46 percent year-on-year to 4.47 million tonnes, which on an annualized basis works out to 17. 88 million tones.
Summits and Conference:
International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day
- A two day convention is being organised on 9-10th April 2019 by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), on the occasion of the World Homoeopathy Day at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.
- The World Homoeopathy Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann.
Platinum Jubilee Commemoration of Battle of Kangla Tongb
- The Platinum Jubilee of the Battle of Kangla Tongbi War was commemorated on 07 Apr 2019 by Army Ordnance Corps at Kangla Tongbi War Memorial near Imphal honouring the valiant brave hearts of Ordnance Personnel of 221 Advance Ordnance Depot who made their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty during the battle of World War-II on the night of 6/ 7 April 1944.
First Motorcycle Expedition to Karakoram Pass Flagged Off
- 14 days, 11 bikes and 1 dream expedition, the Himalayan Heights winter bike expedition from Leh to Karakoram Pass will cover over 1,000 km and is likely to qualify for inclusion in the record books and it was flagged off by Maj Gen Sanjiv Rai, SM, VSM from Karu Military Station.
- In this 20th Anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, such adventure activities undertaken by brave Army personnel including women officers serve to renew and rekindle the spirit of fortitude, courage and adventure synonymous with the Indian Army.
Chhattisgarh to go to polls in the first three phases of Lok Sabha Elections 2019
- Polling for Lok Sabha elections in the State of Chhattisgarh will take place in the first three phases of the seven phased General Election-2019. Chhattisgarh is divided into 11 parliamentary constituencies. Polling will take place in the State on 11th, 18th and 23rd April, 2019.
- In the State of Chhattisgarh, only one parliamentary constituency (PC) namely Bastar will be going to polls on 11th April, 2019.
Mumbai’s Joint CP Bharti transferred
- Mumbai’s Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order) Deven Bharti was transferred Mr. Bharti became the city’s Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order) in April 2015 and was the longest serving officer on the post.
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