Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 April 2019
World Health Day 2019 observed
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on April 4, 2019 formed a Solidarity Human Chain as part of the ‘World Health Day 2019’ celebrations to reaffirm their commitment towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The theme of World Health Day 2019 is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’.
On the same occasion, the Government announced that so far, more than 17,000 Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) are operational across the country under the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
West Bengal treats only 49 percent wastewater before dumping it in Ganga: NGT
The National Green Tribunal has directed the West Bengal state government to submit a quarterly report on the issue of solid waste management. According to the green panel, the state only treats 49 percent of the wastewater before dumping it into the Ganga River.
The ruling was made by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel. The bench noted that about 90 percent of municipal solid waste generated in Bengal is being dumped in the open every day in violation of statutory pollution laws.
China deploys new missile destroyer
China has deployed its new guided missile destroyer and frigate in the fleet of naval ships participating in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somalian coast in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
The Chinese naval fleet includes the guided-missile destroyer Xi'an, the missile frigate Anyang and the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyanghu. It is the first time Xi'an and Anyang are participating in an escort mission.
China has been ramping up its naval and air power by reducing the size of army to expand its global influence. The nation is actively taking part in the anti-piracy operations in the Somali coast where it had also built its first overseas logistics base in Djibouti.
FIFA rankings: Belgium tops, India gets 101st rank
FIFA has released world football rankings on April, 04 2019. India rose two points and gets 101st rank while Belgium tops the list. FIFA said in its report, there were 150 games played across the globe during the international period, things remain tight at the top of the FIFA World Ranking as the top three remained unchanged.
Hayabusa-2 successfully drops explosive on asteroid
Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa-2 recently dropped an explosive on an asteroid to make a crater. It’s aim was to make a crater on asteroid. Also, this spacecraft will collect its underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.
Japanese space agency released the information that crater mission was the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it had to immediately get away so it won't get hit by flying shards from the blast.