Current Affairs 23rd April 2019
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- India’s First Foreign Interactive Bird Park Launched In Mumbai.
-India’s first exotic Bird Park ‘Essel World Bird Park’ was launched by Essel World Leisure Pvt. Ltd, the entertainment arm of the $6-billion Essel Group in Mumbai.
- Rongali Bihu Festival Celebrated In Assam.
-Assam’s most awaited festival – the Rongali Bihu, also known as ‘Bohaag Bihu’ which marks the beginning of the new Assamese calendar year started.
- Home Expo India 2019 Begins in Greater Noida.
-The 8th edition of Home Expo India 2019 opened at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. The three-day exhibition has been organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicraft (EPCH).
- China Develops World’s First Armed Amphibious Drone Boat.
-The world’s first armed amphibious drone boat named ‘Marine Lizard’ and guided by China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, has been successfully tested by China.
- IDRBT Sets Up 5G Lab For Banking, Financial Sector.
-The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, and arm of Reserve Bank of India, has launched a 5G Use Cases Lab for banking and financial sector.
- Banks’ Credit Growth Up 13.24% in FY2019: RBI Data.
-The financial year 2019 has ended on a relatively robust note for banks. They clocked a 13.23% year-on-year credit growth against 9.85% in FY2018.
- NY Times, Wall Street Journal Win Pulitzers For Trump Probes.
-The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family.
- 2019 Pulitzer Prize Announced: Complete List of Winners.
-The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievement in newspaper, magazine and online journalism,literature, and musical composition in the United States.
- Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo To Receive 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize.
-Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo, and Wa Lone have been selected for UNESCO/Guillerno Cano Press Freedom Prize 2019. Currently, they are serving 7-year prison sentences in Myanmar.