Current Affairs Current Affairs April 2019

  Wipro Consumer Care announced that it is acquiring personal care company ‘Splash’, which is based in the Philippines. The transaction strengthens the Bengaluru-based company’s consumer care portfolio in personal care and completes its South-East Asian footprint. Splash, the largest personal care player in the Philippines, recorded revenues worth $80 million in 2018.
Source- Business Standard

  The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract of worth Rs 6,311 crore to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy. As per the agreement, the first ship is to be delivered within 42 months from the date of signing of the contract and subsequently, two ships are required to be delivered per year. The project completion time is 84 months.
Source: ANI News

  The former Ethiopian president, Dr Negasso Gidada had passed away in Germany where he was undergoing medical treatment. Negasso was 75 years old. He was the president of Ethiopia between 1995 and 2001.
Source- The Quint

 John Singleton, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker has passed away following complications from a stroke. He was best known for directing “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,”. Singleton became the first black filmmaker nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his debut feature from 1991, “Boys N The Hood.” He was only 24 at the time.
Source: NYTimes

  John Singleton, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker has passed away following complications from a stroke. He was best known for directing “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,”. Singleton became the first black filmmaker nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his debut feature from 1991, “Boys N The Hood.” He was only 24 at the time.
Source: NYTimes

  India was the world’s fourth biggest military spender in 2018 behind the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia, according to new data think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India was the fifth largest military spender in 2017. France also figures on the list of top five spenders that together accounted for 60% of the global military spending in 2018. According to the SIPRI data, China was the second-largest military spender in 2018. India accounts for 3.7% of the global defence spending. In contrast, India’s military spending went up by 3.1% to $66.5 billion.
Source- Hindustan Times

  Arjuna awardee and star Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won the outstanding achievement as a player award at the fourth edition of the annual India Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards at the Delhi Golf Club. The GIA awards were held along with the 8th India Golf & Turf Expo (IGTE), South Asia’s largest golf trade show. Bhullar won the 2018 Fiji International, a European Tour event, and also holds the rare distinction of becoming the youngest golfer on the Asian Tour to achieve nine career victories on tour.
Source-India Today

 Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Arsenal Women Football Club’s Vivianne Miedema were named Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
Van Dijk is the first defender to take the award since Chelsea centre-back John Terry in 2004-05. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Georgia Stanway were named as the Young Players of the Year.
PFA Player’s Player of the Year:
  • Virgil van Dyjk, Liverpool.
  • Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal
PFA Young Player of the Year:
  • Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
  • Georgia Stanway, Manchester City
PFA Special Achievement Award:
  • Steph Houhgton: Former England and WBA.
Source- PFA

  Bajrang Punia is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York. The 25-year-old has recently won the gold medal in the 65-kg category at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships. He is the first Indian wrestler to be invited by the American governing body. Punia will take part in the “Grapple at the Garden – Beat the Streets” fight night. He is currently the World No.1 in the 65-kg weight category.
Source- NDTV News

 India wrapped up their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships on a resounding note with 16 medals (1 Gold, 3 Silver & 4 Bronze) after Harpreet Singh settled for a silver in 82kg on the final day of competitions. Only Bajrang Punia won the gold medal after defeating Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov by 12-7 in 65kg men’s freestyle. Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 was held at Xi’an, China.
Here is the List of Top 3 Countries in The Medal Tally: 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iran 11 0 6 17
2 China 5 5 6 16
3 Japan 4 7 6 17
8 India 1 6 9 16
 Source- The Hindu


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