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Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 April 2019

The voting for the Third Phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is underway for 117 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 13 States and 2 Union Territories.

Apr 23, 2019 17:34 IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 3, Current Affairs Key Takeaways

The voting for the Third Phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is underway for 117 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 13 States and 2 Union Territories.

The third phase of polling is being held in Parliamentary constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Tripura and Daman & Diu.

The single phase polling is being held for 26 parliamentary constituencies of Gujarat and 20 constituencies of Kerala.

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir to contest from East Delhi: Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir was fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party as its candidate from the East Delhi constituency on April 22, 2019.

Gambhir would be replacing Maheish Girri, BJP's sitting Member of Parliament from the constituency. He would be pitted against former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Arvinder Singh Lovely and Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi Marlena.

The ruling party has so far announced its candidates for six of the seven seats in the national capital.

Amartya Sen Chair announced by London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced the creation of the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies, named in honour of the India-born economist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, who was Professor of Economics at LSE from 1971-82.

The public announcement of the chair was made during LSE’s biannual Amartya Sen Lecture. The lecture, 'Foundations of State Effectiveness', was delivered by Professor Sir Tim Besley with Professor Sen serving as discussant and LSE Director Minouche Shafik chairing.

Supreme Court issues contempt notice against Rahul Gandhi

The Supreme Court on April 23, 2019 issued a contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the Rafale judgment, which the apex court had said were "incorrectly attributed" to it.

The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi stated that it will hear the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Gandhi on April 30 along with the pending review petition against the December 14 verdict in the Rafale jet deal case.

The Supreme Court had issued notice in the contempt petition filed against Rahul Gandhi for attributing "chowkidar chor hai" remarks to the Supreme Court.

World Book and Copyright Day 2019 observed

The World Book and Copyright Day was observed across the world on April 23, 2019 to highlight the power of books and to promote UNESCO’s vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.

The 24th edition of World Book Day will celebrate literature and reading while laying emphasis on the importance of enhancing and protecting Indigenous languages. The Day pays tribute to books and authors by encouraging everyone to discover the pleasure of reading.