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April 27, 2019

27th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th 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 27th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness is being held at Kathmandu (Nepal).
    • Nepal’s Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota inaugurated the summit.
    • Aim of the summit : To address the issue of fully utilizing media’s potential of accelerating climate action and disaster preparedness and connect stakeholders to media professionals for collaboration and joint practical projects
    • Over 200 participants including political leaders, representatives of UN agencies and NGOs, climate change and disaster management experts, scientists and media persons are attending the summit.
    • Theme of the summit : “Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced it is going to issue new ₹20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series
    • Major Highlights of the Note :
      • Motif : Ellora Caves on the reverse
      • Base colour : Greenish Yellow
      • Dimension : 63 mm x 129 mm
      • Front Side :
        • See through register with denominational numeral 20
        • Denominational numeral २० in Devnagari
        • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
        • Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत ‘, ‘INDIA’ and ’20’
        • Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI
        • Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
        • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
        • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks
        • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
      • Back Side :
        • Year of printing of the note on the left
        • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
        • Language panel
        • Motif of Ellora Caves
        • Denominational numeral २० in Devnagari.
 Awards & Honors
  • Derek C Lalchhanhima, a 6-year-old Mizoram boy who rushed a chicken to hospital after he accidentally ran over it with his cycle, has received 'Compassionate Kid' award by PETA India
    • The organisation acknowledged his action for being an inspiration to other children. 
    • PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Science & Technology
  • Harvard University scientists have successfully transmitted radio frequency using semiconductor laser for the 1st time, resulting in the "1st step towards ultra-high-speed WiFi". 
    • The researchers' development can use lasers to emit microwaves, modulate them and receive external radio frequency signals. 
    • Note : The 1st sound data transmitted was American actor-singer Dean Martin's song 'Volare'.
New Appointments
  • Romania's Doru Isac has replaced Savio Medeira as the new technical director of the Indian Football Team
    • Savio Medeira had been serving as the technical director since Scott O'Donnell resigned from the post
Sports Current Affairs
  • In shooting  Abhishek Verma secured India's 5th Olympic quota place by winning the 10m air pistol Gold medal at the ISSF World Cup at Beijing, China today. 
    • He clinched the top spot with a total score of 242.7.
    • This is India's fifth 2020 Tokyo Olympic quota after Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle women), Saurabh Choudhary (10m Air Pistol men) and Divyansh had secured berths in the earlier World Cups and last year's World Championship.
  • The BCCI has recommended Indian men's cricket team all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, and Indian women's cricket team spinner Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award
    • Bumrah is currently the world number one ODI bowler, while Jadeja is the world number three Test all-rounder. 
    • Poonam Yadav is ranked second in women's T20I rankings for bowlers.
  • Australia's 31-year-old umpire Claire Polosak has become the 1st ever woman to officiate in a men's ODI. 
    • Polosak achieved the feat after taking the field in the final of the World Cricket League Division 2 between Oman and Namibia today. 
  • India bagged a Gold and two Silver medals at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok today.
    • With this, India has won 13 medals, including two gold, four silver and seven bronze.

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