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Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Exams 12th April 2019
Nizamabad Lok Sabha Seat May Enter Guinness Book with Record EVMs
· The Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling was underway along with 16 other constituencies in Telangana, may make it the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used.
· Nizamabad not only created the record for the highest number of candidates but also became the first constituency in the country to witness polling with EVMs for such a large number of candidates.
Namami Gange gets global recognition at the world summit
· The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit in London on April 9, according to a release issued by the NMCG.
· The Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.
· The awards recognise excellence across the international water industry and reward those initiatives in the water, waste water, and desalination sectors, which bring remarkable improvements in the lives of people, according to NMCG, which is under the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
India to be Guest of Honour country at ADIBF 2019
· UAE has announced that India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, to be held from 24th to 30th of this month.
· The fair aims to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.
Raksha mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Air force commanders’ conference
· The first bi-annual Commanders’ Conference of IAF for the year 2019 began at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan).
Sudan’s army ousts president Omar al-Bashir
· Sudan’s army ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir.
· The President has been removed from power and detained by the army. He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.
· The army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.
EU, U.K. agree to delay Brexit till Oct. 31
· Britain won’t be leaving the EU on April 12, after Britain and the EU agreed to an extension till the end of October — with the option of Britain leaving earlier if a deal were agreed to in Parliament.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
· The British police dragged Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy after Ecuador abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum, paving the way for his extradition to the U.S. for involvement in one of the biggest-ever leaks of classified information.
Business & Economy:
Google launches a new cloud platform, Anthos
· Google launched Anthos, a new open platform from Google Cloud, that lets users run applications from anywhere.
· Anthos allows users to run applications, unmodified, on existing on-premise hardware or on the public cloud and is based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced last year.
Rail Vikas Nigam makes tepid debut
· Rail Vikas Nigam made a tepid debut on the bourses, with the equity shares closing almost flat compared with the issue price.
Science & Technology:
Human family tree gets a new member: Homo luzonensis
· The human family tree has got a new branch with the unearthing of an unknown human species that lived on an island in the Philippines some 50,000 years ago.
· The species, dubbed Homo luzonensis after the island of Luzon where its remains were found is not a direct ancestor of modern day humans, but rather a distant ancient relative.
Deepa Malik wins New Zealand PM’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship
· Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik named as the recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 in recognition of her “inspiring achievements“.
· The 48-year-old Deepa, who won the silver medal in shot put F53 event in Rio in 2016, will work to promote sporting, cultural as a well people-to-people relationship between India and New Zealand.
India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize
· India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 tech prize along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt.
· The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019, run by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognises the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.
· Dost was awarded for its ability to empower parents to take charge of their child’s early education by creating short, friendly audio content that is sent to them via their mobile phones.
Two Bengal govt. schemes win UN awards
· Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bicycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society awards of the United Nations.