Current Affairs This Week (14-04-2019)

  • Maitri Bridge: Longest Suspension Bridge

 

The longest suspension bridge built over the Indus River at Choglamsar village in Leh was inaugurated by War Veterans on 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The cable suspension bridge, named Maitri, was built by the combat engineers of the Indian Army in a record time of 40 days.

 

  • Japan names new imperial era as Reiwa

 

Japan announced “Reiwa,” two characters that symbolize auspiciousness and harmony, as the name for a new era under a new emperor. The name, carefully selected by a panel of experts and the government under strict secrecy, will be used as the basis for Japan’s unique Imperial calendar system.

 

  • India to set up agriculture institute in Malawi

 

India signed an agreement with a development bank for setting up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi. The agreement was signed as a part of India’s efforts to enhance capacity in the areas of agro and entrepreneurship development for African countries.

 

  • South Korea launches world’s first national 5G networks

 

South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks on 11 pm April 3, 2019. Three top telecom providers SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus launched the 5G services. South Korea launched the 5G services two days ahead of the schedule.

 

  • UAE awards PM Narendra Modi with Highest Civilian Honour

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the prestigious Zayed medal by President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. UAE on Thursday honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the highest civilian award for giving “a big boost” to bilateral relations between both the countries.

 

  • April 5 : National Maritime Day 2019

 

The theme of the National Maritime Day 2019 was “Indian Ocean – An Ocean of opportunity”. NMD 1st observed on April 5, 1964, aims to spread awareness in supporting safe and environmentally sound commerce between the continents across the world.

 

  • April 10 : World Homeopathy Day 2019

Every year World Homeopathy Day is observed on April 10, the birthday of Dr Samuel Hahnemann who discovered Homeopathy in 1796. World Homeopathy Day aims to create better awareness about homoeopathy, improve its accessibility and to modernise the system of healing.

 

  • Scientists Have Just Discovered a New State of Matter

 

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland using powerful computer simulations have discovered the existence of the state known as the chain-melted state. At the chain-melted state, atoms are both solid and liquid at the same time.

 

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