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April 06, 2019

6th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th 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 6th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (6th April) is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
    • This day was initiated by the United Nations (UN), to recognize the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide.
    • This day promotes healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) focus on giving as many people as possible access to sport.
  • The UK government has started issuing British passports without the words "European Union", despite the delay in Brexit. 
    • The decision to remove "European Union" was made in the expectation that the UK would be leaving the bloc on March 29.
    • Note : British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30.
  • More than 1,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the outbreak was reported in August last year, including nearly 630 deaths. 
    • This past week saw 58 new cases, the highest number in a week in 2019, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
National Current Affairs
  • Traditional new year festivities are being celebrated in several parts of India today. 
    • Andhra Pradesh & Telangana : People are celebrating Ugaadi across these two Telugu states to mark the beginning of the Hindu Lunar calendar. 
    • Maharashtra : Gudi Padwa signifies the welcoming of spring. This day marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri, that lead up to Ram Navami.
    • Manipur : Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba marking the beginning of the new Manipuri calendar was celebrated today.   
  • The 1st vote of 2019 Lok Sabha elections was cast in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohitpur by service voters on Friday. 
    • The first vote was cast by DIG Sudhakar Natarajan, who is the head of Animal Training School (ATS) of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP). 
  • The government is planning to link Social Media accounts with Mobile Numbers or official identities like Aadhaar or Passport in a bid to control trolls and spread of fake news.
    • Aim of this move : To balance the need to uphold privacy while ensuring accountability wherein data will be stored with platforms and accessed when needed.
New Appointments
  • Senior US Treasury official David Malpass has been selected as President of the World Bank. 
    • The World Bank's executive board unanimously selected 63-year-old Malpass as the bank's 13th President for a 5-year term last night.
    • The World Bank President is Chair of Boards of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association.
Sports Current Affairs
  • All India Football Federation president Praful Patel has become the 1st Indian to be elected as a Member of the FIFA Executive Council
    • He was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th Asian Football Confederations Congress in Kuala Lumpur. 
    • Note : The membership in the council will be for four years, from 2019 to 2023.
  • India's campaign at the Malaysia Open 2019 ended after shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after losing in the quarter-final. 
    • He lost to Olympic champion and world number five China's Chen Long
    • This was Srikanth's fourth quarter-final defeat of the season.
  • The Indian Men's Football Team gained two places to rise to 101 in recently released FIFA rankings
    • With 1219 total ranking points, the Indian team lies 18th among the Asian countries. 
    • Iran continued to top the Asian rankings at 21, followed by Japan (26), South Korea (37), Australia (41) and Qatar (55). 
    • Belgium holds on to the top spot, with France in the second spot and Brazil in third place.

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