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Latest Current Affairs 01st April 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Chile: President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Chile, on Monday received Guard of Honour in Santiago.

Pulwama encounter: Four terrorists killed; 3 Army jawans, 1 policeman injured: Four terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Pulwama. In the initial exchange of fire three army jawans and one policeman sustained injuries.

Jaitley slams National Conference President in FB blog: Union finance minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley today hit out at National Conference President for his statement demanding the revival of the post of Wazir-e-Azam and Sadar-e-Riyasat.

India should prosper in its entirety: Vice President: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday participated in a programme organized by the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust in Bhubaneswar.

VP Naidu addresses 10th foundation day at SAI International School, Bhubaneswar: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu who is on a day-long visit to Bhubaneswar, Odisha addressed the 10th foundation day at SAI International School.

J&K: Four terrorists killed in Encounter in Pulwama: Huge success for security forces as four terrorists killed in Lassipora in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir; Slain terrorists are reported to be affiliated with Lashkar-E-Toiba; Arms and ammunition recovered; Mobile internet services suspended in district.

PM Modi interacts in ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ Campaign: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with people, supporting “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign from 500 places across the country; Says, we are all Chowkidars, committed to a strong and prosperous India; Hits out at the Congress, saying, a family running the party for generations kept repeating the same promises, but did nothing to fulfill them.

President Kovind addresses Indian community in Chile: The Indian community in Chile and Friends of India held a  cultural programme in Santiago on Sunday evening in honour of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Talks to form alliance with SLFP depends on its stand during vote on budget: SLPP: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on Monday warned the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that talks to form an alliance might be at risk depending on the stand the SLFP takes during the final vote on this budget later this week.

Turkey: Opposition claims win in Ankara: Turkey’s main opposition party claims to have won Ankara in local elections, defeating President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party in the capital for the first time; Defeat in Ankara and a possible loss in Istanbul, would be a greater blow for Erdogan’s party.

Nepal: 27 killed in storm; Rescue and relief work underway: In Nepal, rescue and relief work in storm-affected Bara and Parsa districts is underway. At least 27 persons including one Indian national were killed and over 600 injured in a massive storm in various parts of Bara and Parsa district on Sunday evening.

Indian Envoy: Prosperity of India & Nepal beneficial for both Nations: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has said that development and prosperity of India and Nepal are beneficial for both the countries.

Bank of Baroda becomes 2nd largest PSU bank after SBI: Bank of Baroda became the second largest state-owned lender after merging Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank into itself as part of the first three-way amalgamation.

Sensex pares gains after breaching 39,000-level: Indian equity benchmark Sensex started off the new fiscal on a bullish note hitting an all-time high of 39,115 on Monday driven by hopes of an RBI rate cut and positive global sentiment following robust Chinese manufacturing activity and progress in US-China trade talks.

Markets start the new financial year on record high: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Monday, the first trading day of the financial year 2019-20, with the BSE Sensex trading around 270 points higher.

BOB is now 3rd largest Bank as Dena, Vijaya merger take effect: The amalgamation of  Vijaya  Bank and Dena  Bank into the Bank of Baroda (BoB) will come into effect April 1 and all branches of the former two will function as branches of BoB.

IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Superkings register win: Riding on brilliant centuries by Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Royal Challengers Bangalore by a whopping 118 runs at Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match; At Chennai, a masterful innings from MS Dhoni gets Chennai Superkings their third straight win with an eight-run victory over Rajasthan Royals.

Miami Open: Roger Federer lifts 101th career Title: Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeats USA’s John Isner 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets to lift his 101th career title at the Miami Open; Federer is now behind only America’s Jimmy Connors with 109 career singles titles.

Axelsen beats Srikanth to win India Open 2019: Viktor Axelsen dashed Indian hopes with a 21-7, 22-20 win over Kidambi Srikanth at the India Open 2019 final, in New Delhi on Sunday.

PSLV C-45 launched successfully with 28 Nano Satellites: Another quantum leap for Indian Space Research Organisation; launches EMISAT satellite along with 28 nano satellites of global customers on board PSLV C 45 from Sriharikota; EMISAT is India’s latest observatory satellite.

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