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Daily Current Affairs, 15th April 2019

1) First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Voter Park’ Inaugurated In Gurugram
•India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ was inaugurated in Gurugram, Haryana, aimed at increasing voter awareness and educating people about the electoral process. Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan inaugurated the park. The objective of establishing Voter Park was also to motivate eligible people to vote in the Lok Sabha election so that they can contribute to the progress of the country.

2) Najma Akhtar Becomes Jamia Millia Islamia’s First Woman Vice Chancellor
•Professor Najma Akhtar was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

•Akhtar is the head of the Department of Training and Capacity Building in Education at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi. She has been appointed Jamia vice chancellor for five years.

3) Dr A K Singh Conferred With Lifetime Achievement Award
•Dr. A K Singh, director at Life Sciences, DRDO has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University, Mohali.

•He has made notable contributions in Internal Decorporation of Fission Produced Radionuclides and Infection Imaging. To detect the infectious lesion, he discovered a “Diagnobact” Kit and also introduced Pharmacosyntigraphy.

4) UAE To Host World’s Foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit
•UAE is set to host the world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society. The inaugural ‘AI Everything’, AIE will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

•It will be hosted by the UAE National Programme for Artificial Intelligence, with the support of International Telecommunication Union, ITU, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, and in strategic partnership with Smart Dubai.

4) CMFRI Signs Agreement With ISRO To Save Coastal Wetlands
•The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have joined hands to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in coastal regions. The programme is aimed at restoring them through coastal livelihood programmes.

•The MoU was signed between the CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre of ISRO to develop a mobile app and a centralised web portal that will have a comprehensive database of wetlands that are smaller than 2.25 hectares in the country.

5) Meena Kumari Maisnam Clinches Gold In Boxing World Cup 2019
•India bagged a Gold and two Silver medals at the Boxing World Cup at Cologne in Germany. Meena Kumari Maisnam (from Manipur) claimed the Gold medal in the 54 kg category. The 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist defeated Thailand’s Machai Bunyanut in the final.

•Sakshi in 57 kgs and Pwilao Basumatary in 64 kgs had to settle for Silver medals after they lost their final bouts. India finished the tournament with five medals as Pinki Rani in 51 kgs and Parveen in 60 kgs had earlier won Bronze medals.

6) John Moore Won The World Press Photo Award 2019
•An image of a little girl crying, as she and her mother have been taken into custody by US border officials in Texas won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year. Veteran Getty photographer John Moore took the picture in the Rio Grande Valley in June 2018.

•Dutch-Swedish photographer Pieter Ten Hoopen won the “World Press Photo Story of the Year Award” for the image of 2018 mass-migrant caravan to the US border.

7) Tiger Woods Wins 2019 Masters To Claim 15th Major in Golf
•Famous Golfer Tiger Woods completed one of the sport’s great all-time comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters by claiming a fifth Green Jacket. 

•A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Keopka and Xander Schauffele. It is Wood’s 15th major title. The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner’s circle at major without leading after 54 holes.