News Digest

News Digest: April 28 – May 4, 2019

of Top 10 Important News Events

April 28

  • Sri Lanka bans burqas after Easter Sunday bombings, with the country’s president saying the move will help the armed forces to easily identify the identity of any wanted perpetrators.
  • Srinagar-Leh Highway reopens for traffic after five months of closure.

April 29

  • Fourth phase of polling held for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voters in 72 parliamentary constituencies, spread over nine states, cast their votes.

April 30

  • Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in as Israel’s PM.

May 1

  • Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by United Nations.
  • Fifteen police personnel martyred in a land-mine blast by naxals in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.
  • Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching bail conditions by entering Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

May 2

  • CBSE declares class 12th result.

May 3

  • Cyclonic storm Fani makes landfall near Puri in Odisha; Triggers heavy rainfall with high velocity winds.

May 4

  • Thailand crowns its new King Maha Vajiralongkorn marking the first ascension of a new monarch in seven decades.

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