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www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 04, 2019

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 04, 2019 (04/04/2019)

 

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Topic: International diary of Events

South Korea to launch world’s first 5G networks

South Korea will launch world’s first 5G mobile networks on April 5, 2019. South Korea will be the first country to launch 5G networks.

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Topic: International diary of Events, India’s Foreign Policies

President Ram Nath Kovind Visit To Chile

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reached Santiago, Chile in the evening of 30th March, 2019. This was the final leg of his visit to three nations – Croatia, Bolivia and Chile.

Both the countries have emphasized the need for stronger international partnership in countering terrorism and extremism.

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Topic: International diary of Events, Awards and Honours

UAE honours PM Modi with the highest civilian honour, Zayed Medal

UAE honoured PM Narendra Modi with its highest civilian award, the Zayed Medal for boosting the bilateral ties between both of the nations.

Zayed Medal:

United Arab Emirates’s highest civilian decoration, the Order of Zayed, awarded to those who contribute to international leadership in strengthening relations with the country.

Past recipients of this award were Russian president Vladimir Putin, former US president George W Bush, French leader Nicolas Sarkozy and German politician Angela Merkel.

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Topic: New inventions on Science and Technology, Latest Diary of Events

A new enzyme “Murein EndopeptidiaseK” to break the bacteria cell wall

The Center for Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB) scientists have discovered a new enzyme called “Murein EndopeptidiaseK” while studying the cell growth in bacteria. This new discovery has paved the way for a new drug treatment that prevents anti-bacterial resistance by existing antibiotics.

Key facts:

It would act on the protein of cell wall in Escherichia coli (E. coli), a bacterium found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms.

Pavan Kumar Chodisetti, research student and his mentor Dr. Manjula Reddy were the backbone of this discovery. The finding has been published in the latest issue of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA.

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Topic: Books and Authors, Eminent Persons in News

Afridi’s autobiography – “Game Changer”

Shahid Khan Afridi popularly known as Boom Boom, is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. As a successful all-rounder, Afridi was respected for his consistent bowling that relies on change of pace rather than spin, but drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style.

Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

His upcoming biography “Game Changer”, will be released on April 30.

The biography written by well-known TV anchor and broadcaster, Wajahat S. Khan tracks the career of Afridi and narrates all the scandals and controversies in the all-rounder’s career.

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Topic: Sports and Games, Latest Diary of Events

2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was the 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. It was held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 23 until 30 March.

South Korea won the tournament for the third time after defeating India in the final.

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