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Current Affairs 22th April 2019

Apr 22, 2019   |   Current Affairs in English, Current Affairs 2019,

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1. World Earth Day observed on April 22-

On 22nd April 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the “International Mother Earth Day”.


2. UN agency listed Bhopal gas tragedy among the worlds major industrial accidents in the last century-

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has listed the Bhopal gas tragedy among the world’s major industrial accidents in the last century. About Bhopal gas tragedy: The gas leak in the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Madhya Pradesh capital, Bhopal on the night of December 2 and 3, 1984, killed over 3,500 people.


3. Reliance retail became 1st Indian retail company to cross Rs 1 lakh crore in annual revenues-

The retail venture of Reliance Industries reported an income of Rs 1,30,556 crore for 2018-19, 89% more than the previous year’s Rs 69,198 crore, the company. Notably, Reliance Retail is the only Indian retailer to be in the top 100 global retailers list and the 6th fastest growing retailer globally as per the Global powers of retailing 2019.


4. PAN-India Single Emergency Helpline Number 112 joined by 20 states-

So far the number of states and Union territories that have joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number ‘112’ amounts to 20. The 20 states and UTs include Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland.


5. Malayalam film Bhayanakam won best cinematography at 2019 Beijing International Film Festival-

Malayalam film Bhayanakam (Fear) directed by Jayaraj won the best cinematography award at the Beijing International Film Festival. The cinematography was done by Nikihil S Praveen. The film had also won the best cinematography award at the 65th National Film Awards.



6. Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential election-

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played president in a TV series, is set to become the new president of Ukraine. He received 73.19% of the votes, while his opponent, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko saw support of 24.48%.


7. Navy launched guided missile destroyer INS Imphal under project 15B-

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba launched the third ship of Project 15B, a guided missile destroyer Imphal, at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, Mumbai. The launch weighs 3,037 tonnes. Project 15B ships have been designed indigenously by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design. Each ship spans 163 metres in length and 17.4 metres at beam and displaces 7,300 tonnes.


8. Saudi Arabia increased India's Haj Quota to 2 lakh-

Saudi Arabia has issued a formal order increasing the Haj quota for India to two lakhs from one lakh seventy five-thousand.

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