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Friday, April 19, 2019

DAILY GK 19 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 19 APRIL 2019
1. SAUDI ARABIA IS GOING TO HOST G20 SUMMIT IN RIYADH IN NOVEMBER 2020
Saudi Arabia will host G20 summit in November 2020 in Riyadh. This will be the first G20 meeting in the Arab world and the 15th meeting of the G20.
The G20 Summit is formally known as the ‘Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy’. The group of these 20 countries account for 85% of the world’s GDP and two-thirds of the world population.

2. NORWAY TOPPED AND INDIA RANKED 140TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2019
World Press Freedom Index 2019 is topped by Norway ,followed by Finland and India drops down by two positions (138th rank in 2018) to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in 2019.
The reason for decrease in India’s rank is because of at least six Indian journalists being killed in last one year.

3. LGBTQ RIGHTS LAWYER ARUNDHATI KATJU, MENAKA GURUSWAMY AMONG TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE LIST
TIME Magazine has released 100’s most influential people list in which Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, public interest litigators Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy who fought the legal battle for LGBTQ rights are among Indians have been named.
Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy Lawyer Pioneers ranked at 9th place. Mukesh Ambani ranked at 13th rank.


4. NEPAL CARRIED OUT ITS FIRST SATELLITE “NEPALISAT-1” INTO SPACE
Nepal has launched its first satellite “NepaliSat-1″ into space by CygnusNG11 mission by NASA in Virginia, USA. This satellite will be carried to the International space station as a cargo.
The satellite is launched to gather detailed geographical information of the Himalayan nation.

5. SRI LANKA’S 1ST SATELLITE ‘RAAVANA-1’ LAUNCHED INTO SPACE
Sri Lanka launched its first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ weighing 1.05 kg into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East Shore.
The camera mission of Raavana 1 is to take pictures of Sri Lanka and its neighbouring countries.
Raavana 1’s Lora Demonstration Mission would be able to data download next satellites.
6. INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY FEDERATION IMPOSES FINE OF 1,70,000 EUROS ON PAKISTAN HOCKEY FEDERATION FOR DISRESPECTING PRO LEAGUE COMMITMENTS
The International Hockey Federation has imposed a fine of 170,000 Euros on Pakistan Hockey Federation for not honouring the Pro League commitments and has given PHF time-limit till 20th June, on failure of which PHF would have to pay double the penalty.
The PHF was fined because it did not send the national team for the Pro League matches in Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

7. PERU’S FORMER PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA KILLS HIMSELF TO AVOID ARREST
Alan garcia, who served two terms as Peru’s president, from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011 killed himself.
He shot himself in his bedroom at his home in Lima, as police waited outside his door to take him to jail over bribery allegations with Brazelian construction company odebrecht.


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