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April 25, 2019

25th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th April) is World Malaria Day.
    • This day recognizes global efforts to control malaria.
    • Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
    • Theme for World Malaria Day 2019 : “Zero malaria starts with me
    • Important Note :
      • Wolrd Malaria Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
      • Remaining days are,
        • World Health Day,
        • World Blood Donor Day,
        • World Immunization Week,
        • World Tuberculosis Day,
        • World No Tobacco Day,
        • World Hepatitis Day and
        • World AIDS Day
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un  began their 1st-ever talks in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok today. 
    • Mr. Putin said he supports ongoing efforts to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and wants to boost bilateral economic ties. 
    • He said the North Korean leader's visit  to Russia  will help the two countries  to better understand how  to resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula.
  • The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution on sexual violence in conflicts that condemns the use of rape as a weapon of war.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • US tech giant Microsoft has briefly topped $1 trillion in market capitalisation for the 1st time after beating its quarterly earnings estimates.  
    • With this, Microsoft became world's 3rd trillion dollar company.
    • Note : Apple and Amazon are the only companies to have previously cracked the trillion-dollar milestone.
  • In the backdrop of the US refusal to extend the sanctions waiver for India to import crude from Iran, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken steps necessary steps to end the imports from Iran.
    • Even though India has urged the US to restore the sanction waivers it has decided to not to proceed with the purchase as the oil trade cannot happen in anticipation.
Recent Committees in News
  • The Economic Capital Framework committee tasked with framing guidelines for the transfer of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s surplus reserves is going to submit its report by June end.
    • The panel was formed in December 2018. 
    • Head of this panel :  Bimal Jalan (ex-RBI Governor)
    • The six-member panel includes RBI Deputy Governor NS Vishwanathan and Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The United Nations and the European Union (EU) have signed a joint framework aimed at strengthening partnership in counter-terrorism efforts
    • The framework was enacted on the occasion of the second EU-UN high-level political dialogue on Counter-Terrorism that was held in New York.
Awards & Honors
  • The Information and Broadcasting Ministry announced that the 66th National Film Awards will be declared after the general elections in compliance with the Model Code of Conduct. 
    • The ministry said in a statement that the power of media must not affect the level playing field during elections. 
    • Note : The National Film Awards are generally declared in April and presented in May every year.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Asian Games bronze medal winning Indian middle-distance runner P U Chitra won Gold medal in women’s 1500m at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha. 
    • With this victory Chitra also qualified for the World Championships, which will be held later this year.
    • Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand clinched the bronze medal in 200-metre sprint.

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