Current Affairs - April, 2019

AIFF recommends names of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua for Arjuna award 2019

All India Football Federation (AIFF) recommended names of National team footballers Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua for the prestigious Arjuna Award 2019. AIFF has been pushing Sandhu and Jeje cases since 2017 but Arjuna Award committee didn’t approve their claims in past two years. In 2017 AIFF recommended Sandhu and Jeje names along with Read More…

India finishes Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 with 16 medals

India finished Asian Wrestling Championships tournament held in Xian, China with a total of 16 medals which included eight (one gold, three silver and four bronze) won by men’s freestyle wrestlers, four bronze by women and three silver and one bronze by Greco-Roman wrestlers. Key Highlights India bagged two silver medals in Asian Wrestling Championships Read More…

Facebook announces ban on Personality Quiz Apps on its platform

Facebook announced ban on personality quiz apps on its platform. The decision is taken after last years Cambridge Analytica Scandal, which helped researcher’s to access personal information of about 87 million facebooks users by using quiz app “thisisyourdigitallife”. Such move is part of broader crackdown by Facebook on dubious developers. Key Highlights Facebook is updating Read More…

Tracking Progress of ‘Safe City Programme’

According to recent media reports, not much progress has been made in making cities safer for women even one year after launch of Safe City programme. It highlights poor guidelines and improper utilization of funds and focus on general elections as main reasons for it. About Safe City programme It was launched with objective of Read More…

Global Warming Impacts Marine Ecosystem Most: Study

According to research study conducted by Rutgers University in US and published in Journal of Nature, marine ecosystem and sea creatures are most affected by global warming. It is first research which compares cold-blooded marine and land species sensitivity to global warming and their ability of finding refuge from heat even while staying in their Read More…