Current Affairs- 01 April 2019

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ISRO launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT along with 28 other satellites of global customers.

 India’s PSLV-C45 launched EMISAT and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre  in Sriharikota.

This flight marked the first mission of PSLV-QL, a new variant of PSLV with four strap-on motors.

The 28 international customer satellites, together weighing about 220 kg, are from four countries, namely, Lithuania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and USA (24).

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Earth Hour 2019

It was witnessed on March 30 by turning off lights at 8:30 pm local time for an hour as a call for global action on climate change.

Started out as an event in Sydney in 2007

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Terror Monitoring Group in Jammu & Kashmir

The Union Home Ministry has announced setting up of a Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) to ensure synergised and concerted action against terror financing

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Manu Sawhney took charge as the new Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council.

Ex-MD of ESPN Star Sports

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Merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank

Bank of Baroda becomes second largest PSU bank after SBI with this merger

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Zuzana Caputova

First female President of Slovakia

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Indian Badminton Tournament 2019 was held at K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi

Men’s Singles: Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) Women’s Singles: Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) Men’s Doubles: Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin (Chinese )

Women Doubles:  Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia) Mixed Doubles: Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping (China)

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