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TNPSC English Current Affairs 05-04-2018


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India emerged as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam and ransomware, in 2017, moving up one place over previous year, according to a report by security solutions provider Symantec. The U.S. remains most vulnerable to such attacks, followed by China, according to the recently released ‘Internet Security Threat Report’.

 DMK working president M.K. Stalin protested near the EVR statue in Anna Salai, Chennai. The Opposition-sponsored bandh today in Tamil Nadu to protest against the Union government’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board has begun.

 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is in Russia to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. This is her first visit to Russia in her capacity as the Defence Minister.

 Mumbai, also known as the financial capital of India, has added another feather to its cap, becoming the first city of the country to have as many as eight women police station in-charges.

International news

 India will be the partner country for International Frankfurt Trade Fair, Ambiente 2019 to be held during February 8-12, 2019 in Germany. India will take over the partner country globe from the Netherlands.

 Keeping with the tradition in India-Nepal ties, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli will visit India first after taking charge.

 An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which hit at a depth of 61 km (38 miles), about 128 km (80 miles) east of the island’s key city of Davao.

 Mr. Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, sought another chance for himself to lead the social media giant despite acknowledging mistakes that his company made in sharing its users’ information with a third-party.

Business

 MakeMyTrip Limited, and Flipkart, announced a strategic partnership to drive online bookings in the travel segment. Initially, one can book domestic flights starting a couple of weeks and a person can also book hotels and bus tickets later.

 Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja group, will be entering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Russia and Ukraine with left-hand driven vehicles soon to pep up exports revenue.

Sports

 In the first day of competitions at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, in Australia, India began their campaign with a Silver Medal in Weightlifting. In the 56 kilogram category, P Gururaja lifted a total weight of 249 kg to finish second in the event.

Important Days

 April 5 is celebrated as the National Maritime Day in India every year. In 2018, the theme of the occasion is ‘Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity’. An award called Varuna is conferred to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Indian maritime sector on this day.
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