Latest Current Affairs of 19th April 2018

CBSE to compensate class X students for error in English paper:The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to provide compensation of two marks to Class X students for a typing error in the English question paper.

All 13 candidates for UP Legislative Council seats elected unopposed:All 13 candidates, including two State ministers, who had filed their nominations for biennial polls of the vacant 13 Legislative Council seats, have been elected unopposed, in Uttar Pradesh.

EAM Sushma Swaraj to embark on 2-day visit to Mongolia from 25th April:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be on a two day visit to Mongolia from 25th of this month. This will be the first visit of Swaraj to Mongolia.  The last visit of Indian External Affairs Minister to Mongolia was 42 years ago.

BJP slams Congress over Judge Loya death case:Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad tears into Congress over Judge Loya death case; says, case backed by the Congress was motivated by politics and self-interest and not in public interest; Other party leaders and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demand apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

SC dismisses pleas seeking probe into death of judge Loya:The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya.

Government will not tolerate atrocities against women, asserts PM Modi at Westminster:Sending a strong message to its neighbour that India will never bow down to terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country knows how to teach a lesson to those who ran the industry of exporting terror and kill innocents.

In a rare case, hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon:Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

Now Showing! Saudi Arabia opens first cinema hall, screenings start Friday:Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre on Wednesday (April 18), ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Trump and Abe agree to intensify trade consultations:U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that they had agreed to intensify trade consultations between the two longtime allies

Global debt has reached record high, warns IMF:With public debt currently at historic highs in advanced and emerging market economies, the IMF has advised countries to avoid policies that increase economic fluctuations.

IPL 2018: CSK, RR look to get back to winning ways:Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the two franchises that returned to the IPL after serving bans in the aftermath of the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, will come face to face for the first time in the ongoing edition, keen to regain lost momentum on Friday.

Monte Carlo Masters: Djokovic needs 10 match points, Nadal has ‘positive’ start:Novak Djokovic said it was “great” to deal with the emotions of a “real battle” again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters, while Rafael Nadal made a “positive” return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.

Karan Johar to get his wax statue at Madame Tussauds:Hindi filmmaker Karan Johar said becoming the first director from India to have his wax statue featured at the legendary Madame Tussauds was a great honour for him.

Deep Italian cave provides clues to detecting life on Mars:Scientists have identified signs of the presence of life about 1,300 feet below ground in a massive cave in Italy, an advance that may help detect life on other planets.

SpaceX blasts off NASA’s new planet-hunter, TESS:NASA has blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

Health Minister JP Nadda gives away Kayakalp awards:Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda gave away the Kayakalp awards in New Delhi on Thursday.

World Liver Day being observed today: Here’s why it is important:World Liver day is observed on the 19 April every year to spread awareness about the second largest organ in the body.

Google creates cancer detecting AR-powered microscope:A team of Google researchers has developed a Machine Learning (ML) and Augmented Reality (AR)-powered microscope that can help in real-time detection of cancer and save millions of lives.

“If emissions continue, Great Barrier Reef won’t survive: Researchers find ‘catastrophic’ coral die-off:Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered a “catastrophic die-off” of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed.

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