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News in Short - 01-April-2019

Rita Moreno honoured with Career Achievement Award

Date: 01 April 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Rita Moreno, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awardee was honored with Career Achievement Award at 2019 Peabody Awards.
  • This achievement will give her the “PEGOT” status (winning a Peabody, two Emmys, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award).
  • It will be bestowed on 18th May 2019 at gala event in 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. It will be presented by Mercedes Benz and co-sponsored by Coca-Cola Co.
  • Other achievements: She is also honoured with Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama, and Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture.

Tesla installs largest power storage system in Asia  in Osaka

Date: 01 April 2019 Tags: Energy
  • US electric automotive company, Tesla developed its ‘largest power storage system in Asia’ at Osaka train station in Japan, in partnership with Kintetsu, a railway operator in Japan’s Osaka.
  • Tesla has installed 42 Powerpacks units at Osaka train station to provide enough amount of energy to safely move train and its passengers for up to 30 minutes to nearest station if any power failure occurs. It will reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to Japanese trains.
  • The megawatt-hours (MWh) system along with being largest energy storage project in Asia, is also 4th largest in greater Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

India-US meeting on Counter terrorism Joint Working Group

Date: 01 April 2019 Tags: India & World
  • The 16th edition of US-India Counter terrorism Joint Working Group and 2nd session of the US-India Designations Dialogue held at Washington, DC, USA.
  • Officials from both countries met and decided to lay efforts on world’s most pressing counter-terrorism challenges and countering operations and financing of terrorist organizations.
  • Both nations also underlined the need for Pakistan to take verifiable action against terrorists groups.

Dhanbad: No 1 city in highest 4G availability in India

Date: 01 April 2019 Tags: IT, Mobile & Computers
  • As per the report tilted ‘OpenSignal’s hottest city for 4G Availability’, Dhanbad (Jharkhand), the coal capital of India, topped.
  • It scored 95.3%, followed by Ranchi with 95% of 4G Availability, and Srinagar with 94.9%. Raipur and Patna ranked 4th and 5th with a score of 94.8% and 94.5% respectively.

India designated as chief guest at Livre Paris 2020

Date: 01 April 2019 Tags: Books & Authors
  • National Book Trust (NBT) has announced that India has been designated as Guest of Honour at Paris Livre (Paris Book Fair) in 2020, and France to be guest nation at New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) in 2022, the move is a bid to strengthen Indo-French ties.
  • It was declared during President Emmanuel Macron visit to India in March 2018 in a joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Livre Paris (Paris Book Fair) is scheduled from March 20 to 23, 2020.