Are you preparing for any competitive exams like PSC, SSC, RRB or Banking? Then it is important to stay updated and aware of the daily news happening around the world. Current affair is an important topic coming on all competitive exams like Kerala PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking etc. Aspirants should learn current affairs on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. In this article, you will find current affairs happened from April 28 to May 4,2019.
Green number plates are now mandatory for all-electric vehicles
The Indian government had earlier proposed a special green-coloured number plate for all-electric vehicles in the country.
- The Central government has now asked the state transport departments to make it mandatory for all EVs to use the green number plates.
- The special number plate is supposed to have the vehicle number spelt out in white colour on a green background.
- The new mandate is supposed to help provide preferential treatment to the vehicles with no carbon emissions.
Bombay Stock Exchange appoints first independent woman Director
BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange has appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas.
- She is a qualified chartered accountant.
- She was working as Managing Director of Shree Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Ahmedabad, since 1986.
- She played a pivotal role in the launching of the first financial literacy programme in Sewa Bank in 2001.
The UK becomes the first parliament to declare a climate emergency
The UK is the first national government to declare an environmental and climate emergency.
- The decision marks a renewed sense of urgency in tackling climate change.
- Eleven days of protests by the Extinction Rebellion activist group caused major disruptions in central London in recent weeks.
- There is no single definition of what that means climate emergency but many local areas say they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030.
VP Venkaiah Naidu releases postage stamp to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a postage stamp to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan in New Delhi.
- Mr Naidu said the textbooks must throw light on the lives of great saints and spiritual icons such as Sri Vedanta Desikan.
- Sri Vedanta Desikan was a Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher and one of the most brilliant stalwarts of Sri Vaishnavism in the post-Ramanuja period.
- He was a poet, devotee, philosopher and master-teacher (desikan).
Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in July
India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on a day between 9 and 16 July 2019.
- The Indian Space Research Organisation said that the Chandrayaan-2’s lander will touch down near the Moon’s south pole on 6th September.
- Chandrayaan-2 will have three modules in it, an orbiter, a lander named Vikram and a rover known as Pragyan.
- Chandrayaan-2 will be launched using India’s most powerful rocket GSLV-Mark-3.
UN designates Masood Azhar as a global terrorist
The United Nations designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”.
- The decision came after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him.
- A “global terrorist” designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.
- France, US and UK had moved a fresh proposal to declare Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
- Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack. China had put a technical hold on the proposal, blocking it for the fourth time to designate Azhar.
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends the throne
Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito.
- Emperor Akihito abdicated thanking the people for their support over the last three decades and expressing hope for a peaceful future.
- In a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan.
- The emperor in Japan holds no political power but serves as a national symbol.
Labour Day: 1 May
May Day is also called Workers’ Day or International Workers’ Day is observed every year on 1 May.
- The day celebrates the struggle, dedication and commitment of the working class.
- Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement in the United States in the 19th century when the industrialists used to exploit the labour class and made them work up to 15 hours a day.
- The theme of Labour Day 2019 is “Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners”
Raheem Sterling named 2019 FWA footballer of the year
Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
- He was more than 100 votes ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
- The FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year award for 2019 was awarded to Manchester City’s England forward player Nikita Parris.
Isac Doru appointed as AIFF technical director
All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed Isac Doru as its new technical director.
- Doru was selected from a list of over 60 candidates who had applied for the post.
- The 56-year-old comes with a rich experience of almost 29 years in international football across several countries including France, Japan, USA, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Qatar amongst others.
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