TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS 5 April 2019- Prelims 2019

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5th April 2019

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International Mine Awareness Day and Assistance in Mine Action 2019

International Mine Awareness Day

International Mine Awareness Day and Assistance in Mine Action 2019 was observed on 4th April,2019.

Theme in 2019United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home’

The theme stresses that “All people have the right to live in security & all the people should not fear in taking their next step”.

Also United Nations launched a new strategy and campaign called “Safe Ground” so that none of the state or war zones be left behind.

Declared on 8th december 2005 at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that 4 April of every year will be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

This day is meant for creating awareness and establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in those countries where mines and explosives is serious threat for the safety and health of civilian population.

Today’s Current Affairs 5th April 2019

Reiwa – The new Imperial Era

Japan names the new imperial era as Reiwa which consists of two words ‘Rei’ meaning ‘order’ & ‘auspicious’ and ‘Wa’ which usually meant as ‘peace’ & ‘harmony’.

Chrysanthemum Throne current affairs
Pic Credit: Wikipedia      Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan revealed the name of era that will define the new emperor’s reign when he takes over the Chrysanthemum Throne next month.

The Chrysanthemum Throne is the oldest continuing monarchy in the world.

Imperial calendars are still in use in Japan for private and public documents as well as computer records.

The name for the new imperial era, Reiwa was taken for the first time from an ancient Japanese book.

2019 was known as Heisei 31, or the 31st year of current Emperor Akihito’s rule.

“Reiwa” begins on May 1, 2019

Today’s Current Affairs  5th April 2019

United Arab Emirates (UAE) awarded PM Narendra Modi

Zayed award to PM Modi

United Arab Emirates (UAE) awarded PM Narendra Modi with the Highest Civilian Honour named “Zayed medal” for boosting bilateral ties between the two countries, India & UAE.

The prestigious Zayed medal has been conferred to PM Narendra Modi by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Zayed Medal The ‘Order of Zayed’ is the highest civil award given by UAE.

Zayed Medal consists of a collar cantered by a medallion bearing the name ‘Zayed’ who is the founding father of the United Arab Emirates.

The Order of Zayed is awarded to Heads of Government / Head of State for their international relations with UAE.



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