Daily Current Affairs – 19th April 2017

  • Allan Holdsworth died. A British guitarist & composer he is the innovator of electronic guitar.

  • From May 14, petrol pumps of 8 states of nearly 20000 outlets will be closed on Sunday, T N, Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry, AP, Telangana, Maharashtra, Haryana.

  • India is planning to hold major combat exercise, with Australia this year this year. The exercise will be done in Australia, and will include assets, manpower from Army, IAF, & Navy, 1st time India will deploy three service together for an exercise with a country.

  • Hindi subject becomes compulsory for CBSE & KV, up to class X.

  • UP govt renames;

A-Gorakhpur Air station=Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport

B-Agra Airport= Pandit Deen Dayal upadhyay Airport

C-The dept. of disabled welfare = Divyang Jan Vikas Empowerment


  • SC directed to exempt disabled persons from standing, while playing of the national anthem in theatres.

  • Sagar Baheti becomes the 1st visually impaired Indian runner, to complete Boston Marathon.

  • India ranks 43rd in global connectivity index (GCI).

  • Cristiano ronaldo made history as 1st player to reach 100 champions leagues goal.

  •  Prof. A V Narasimha Murthy awarded Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Award 2017. The award presented person for outstanding contribution in the field of history, archaeology, sociology and other social science.

  • Phase Ι pipe line canal of the ambitious Saurshtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI),gujarat inaugurated by Pm Narendra Modi.

  • RBI opened two new banking ombudsman offices in Jammu and Chhattisgarh.

  • SBI crown ONGC (oil & Natural Gas Corporation) becomes most valued PSU stock, in terms of market capitalisation & intraday trade.

  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte won time’s 100 reader polls, as most influential people in the world.

  • Bank of Baroda agreement with EM3 Agri, for providing loans to farmers and rural entrepreneurs purchase of farm equipments and machinery.

  • Maharashtra govt announced ‘’ADVANCED FARMING- ENRICHED FARMERS SCHEME’’, with a vision to increase farmers income, by cutting cost of production.

  • BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) a public sector undertaking of govt, received ‘’HINDUSTAN PSU AWARD’’ under ‘’FASTEST GROWING ORGANISATION-Miniratna’’ category.

  • Mr. Hari Shankar Rout awarded 4th Shambhavi  Puraskar.

  • David Warner sets record batsman with the most fifties in IPL, captain of sunrises Hyderabad.

  • Chris Gayle becomes 1st player to score 10000 in T20.

  • 117 Year old Jamaican women Violet Brown becomes world’s oldest person.

  • ISRO sign agreement with BHEL, for developing low cost lithium ion batteries, for electric vehicles.

  • RBI inks with Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, on ‘’ Supervisory Corporation & Exchange of Supervisory Information’’, for information sharing.


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