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Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Exams 14th April 2019
First-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated in Gurugram
· India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ was inaugurated in Gurugram aimed at increasing voter awareness and educating people about the electoral process.
· At the park, voters will get information about the polling process and the history of elections in the country.
India, ASEAN vow to boost ties in the maritime sector, strengthen connectivity
· India and ASEAN have resolved to strengthen ties by deepening cooperation in the maritime sector and boosting connectivity.
· The two sides made the affirmations at the 21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) held in New Delhi.
Najma Akhtar takes over as Jamia Millia V-C
· Najma Akhtar, who has spent nearly four decades in academic planning and administration, took over as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia as it heads towards marking its centenary year in 2020.
UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit
· UAE is set to host the world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence, AI Summit to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society. The inaugural ‘AI Everything’, AIE will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, between 30th of this month and 1st of next month.
Sudan’s military council removes defence minister Awad Ibn Auf from his role and appoints new intelligence chief
· Sudan’s military council removed defence minister Awad Ibn Auf from his role and appointed a new intelligence chief. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan is currently serving as de facto Head of State of Sudan after former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control.
· Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa will replace Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, as chief of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service.
Business & Economy:
Paisalo Digital signs first co-origination loan agreement with SBI
· Paisalo Digital signed the first co-origination loan agreement with State Bank of India, the first agreement of its kind in the country that State Bank of India has signed. Introducing a platform for the last mile customer, the loan ticket is designed at Rs. 10,000 to 2 lakh. The company expects to disburse 200,000 loan applications in FY20.
Science & technology:
A new sensor can detect dangerous chemicals
· Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US have developed a novel sensor that can be used in smartphone-sized devices to detect dangerous chemicals based on a unique fingerprint of absorbed and emitted light.
· Devices called spectrometers are light-splitting instruments that have long been both bulky and expensive, preventing their use outside the lab.
CMFRI, ISRO ink MoU to protect smaller wetlands
· In a bid to build resilience against the impact of climate change, premier fisheries research institute CMFRI and the ISRO have joined hands to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands by restoring them through coastal livelihood programmes.
· They would develop a mobile app and a centralised web portal with a complete database of wetlands that are smaller than 2.25 hectares in the country.
Cricketing icons Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mark Boucher inducted into MCC as Honorary Life Members
· Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mark Boucher were inducted as the Honorary Life Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
· According to the MCC website, Pakistan’s Inzamam and South African Boucher have been included in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the game of cricket.
Paris Marathon: Ethiopian runners Gelete Burka and Abrha Milaw win 2019 race
· Ethiopian athletes Gelete Burka (women’s race) and Abrha Milaw (men’s race) won the 43rd edition of the Paris Marathon.
· They led a record 60,000 participants to the finish line through the French capital.
Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary
· Indians across the country paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on 13 April 1919.
Image of crying toddler on US border wins World Press Photo
· The haunting image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.