News Digest

News Digest: April 21 – 27, 2019

of Top 10 Important News Events

April 21

  • Over 250 people including 13 Indians killed in Sri Lanka in bomb explosions targeting churches and hotels during Easter services.

April 23

  • Polling held in 116 Parliamentary seats in over 13 States and two Union Territories under third phase of general elections.
  • Supreme Court constitutes a three-member committee to conduct an in-house inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

April 24

  • Madras high court lifts the ban on mobile video app TikTok while asking the firm that owns the app to ensure the platform didn’t allow pornography. While hearing a plea from Chinese firm Bytedance, which owns the app, the Madras high court reversed its April 3 decision pushing for the ban.

April 25

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 US presidential campaign.
  • Supreme Court constitutes a one-man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to hold inquiry into the allegations of larger conspiracy to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi and fixing of benches in the top court.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold their first-ever talks in Vladivostok.

April 26

  • Fire breaks out onboard INS Vikramaditya, India’s only aircraft carrier, while entering the harbor in Karnataka’s Karwar. A naval officer, Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan, bravely led the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment, before laying his life in the operation. 
  • Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Election Commission order stalling the release of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi until 19th of next month.

April 27

  • Air India operations affected across the world due to breakdown in its server system.

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