9 April 2019

◆International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day
~to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann(a German physician)
•There is a need to ensure the production and availability of high quality homeopathic drugs in the market
◆NIRF 2019 rankings
•Top  Engineering Institutions
1)IIT Madras ,2)IIT Delhi ,3) IIT Bombay
• Top Universities
1)IISc, Bengaluru ,2)JNU, Delhi ,3)BHU, Varanasi
•Top Colleges: 1)Miranda House, Delhi
◆UK(United Kingdom) govt released ‘Online Harms White Paper’ to regulate online
•to block access to websites if necessary, and to make individual executives legally liable for harmful content spread on their platforms.
•As the impact of harmful content and activity can be particularly damaging for children and young people, and there are growing concerns about the potential impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
◆US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group
•The measure would criminalise contact with the Guards and enable the prosecutors to bring charges to those that bring material support to the IRGC
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
~was formed after the 1979 Islamic revolution with a mission to defend the clerical regime. It is a military unit originally set up as security for Iran’s clerical rulers.
◆The Periyar River in Kerala has turned black near the Pathalam Regulator cum Bridge 【Kerala walo kya kar rahe ho! Oh sorry 😯, i am from UP】
•Decrease in dissolved oxygen level has caused several fish-kills in the past few years.
•Environmental activists have been protesting against the pollution of the river and demanding steps for its protection
•Huge quantities of organic load in the form of sewage from nearby townships are regularly reaching the river system
Small finance banks
~The small finance bank will primarily undertake basic banking activities of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections including small business units, small and marginal farmers,
•they cannot do Lend to big corporates and groups.
•Cannot open branches with prior RBI approval for first five years etc.
◆Dhanush artillery guns 

~The Indian Army has received its first batch of Dhanush artillery guns
•The gun, which has a calibre of 155x45mm, is the first ever indigenous artillery gun of this calibre, is classified as ‘medium artillery

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