Current Affairs for Assam Competitive Exams – 7 April 2019

Current Affairs for Assam Competitive Exams – 7 April 2019

  1. Madras HC directs Centre to ban TikTok for inappropriate videos on app.
  2. Japan’s space agency has said its Hayabusa2 spacecraft released an explosive onto an
    asteroid to make a crater on its surface.
    It will also collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar
    system.
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that Hayabusa2 dropped a “small carry-on
    impactor” made of copper onto the asteroid and safely evacuated and remained intact.
  3. The theme of World Health Day 2019 is Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.
  4. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel was elected as a FIFA Council member
    on 6 April 2019.
    He is the first Indian to enter the prestigious council in a landmark development.
    He was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held
    during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederations) Congress in Malaysia.
  5. Surina Rajan is the Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  6. Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global
    Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019.
    The award was presented to Tata Steel for its innovative practices in the development of new applications for Steel by-products (Slag).
    The conference was held in Germany and was attended by major steelmakers, steel mill
    service providers & associated companies.
  7. The military training exercise of United States military forces from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) with the Indian National Security Guard in New Delhi concluded on 5th March.
  8. P V Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra were named as female and male
    sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards for their achievements in
    2018.
    Neeraj was picked for the top men’s award for his gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games
    and Asian Games.
    Saina Nehwal won the award for the ‘Comeback of the Year’ after bagging the bronze at
    9/18 the 2018 Asian Games.
  9. Indian Astrologer Dr Sohini Sastri has been honoured with ‘D. Litt in Astrology’ by National
    American University, USA. Dr Sohini Sastri is one of the most trusted names in Astrology and is known for her services over the years.
  10. World Health Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year as the World Health Day, with effect from 1950.

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