Dear Great Reader, here are today’s Important Current Affairs updates stay update with May 2019

current affairs 4th may 2019:-

Banking, Business & Economic Affairs:-

  1. The Defence Ministry has approved the Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 Kamov-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control choppers from Russia at a cost of about ₹3,600 crore to strengthen it’s capability against aerial threats to aircraft carriers and warships.
  2. India has delayed implementation of its June 2018 order to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products, including almonds, apples and phosphoric acid, till May 16.
  • The extension comes amid the US’ decision to withdraw duty-free benefits to Indian exporters.

International Current Affairs:-

current affairs 4th may 2019,
current affairs 4th may 2019,
  1. Today (4th May 2018) is International Firefighters’ Day.
  • International Firefighters’ Day, across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire in Australia.
  • 4 May used to be a traditional Firefighters’ Day in many European countries, because it is the day of Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters.
  1. US President Donald Trump said that he discussed a 3-way nuclear deal involving Russia and China during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
  • Trump also discussed with Putin the issue of getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.The United States and Russia recently withdrew from the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty.
  1. China is planning to build military bases around the world to protect its investments under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Pentagon has said in its annual report to the Congress.
  • Other locations where China could build the military bases include the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the western Pacific.

National Current Affairs:-

  1. The United Nation {UN} agency for disaster reduction has commended India Meteorological Department’s “almost pinpoint accuracy” of Cyclone Fani’s early warnings that helped authorities conduct a welltargeted evacuation plan and minimise loss of life.
  • More than 10 lakh people were evacuated ahead of the cyclone, which had hit Odisha’s Puri yesterday.

Science & Technology:-

current affairs 4th may 2019,
current affairs 4th may 2019,
  1. ISRO its plans to launch its latest radar imaging reconnaissance satellite ‘RISAT 2BR1’ towards the end of May 2019.
  •  Its launch was earlier scheduled in 2020 after RISAT-2A but is now preponed (postpone).

New Appointments:-

current affairs 4th may 2019,
current affairs 4th may 2019,
  1. The Chief Economic Advisor to Central government, Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian has been included as the member of the Advisory Council of the 15th Finance Commission.
  • The council now has 12 members, including NIPFP Professor Pinaki Chakraborty, noted economists Surjit Bhalla, Arvind Virmani, Indira Rajaraman and M Govinda Rao.
  • The Advisory Council was set up in April 2018 to advise the commission on any issue or subject related to the terms of reference of the commission.

Awards & Honors:-

current affairs 4th may 2019,
current affairs 4th may 2019
  1. Former Indian Space Research Organisation {ISRO} chairman A S Kiran Kumar was conferred with France’s highest civilian award ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.
  • The Padma Shri award lead ISRO from 2015-2018 and has contributed to projects like India’s first experimental remote sensing satellite, Bhaskara-1, launched in 1979 and even Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan.
  1. An article titled ‘Coalgate 2.0’, authored by Indian author Nileena M. S. and published in March 2018 issue of ‘The Caravan’ magazine, has won the Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018.
  1. 2 journalists working for Reuters who are under arrest in Myanmar have been awarded the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • The World Press Freedom Prize is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May.
  • The award for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were detained for exposing attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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