(World) Current Affairs 08-14 Apr, 2019

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UK PM Repeats ‘Deep Regret’ for Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated the UK government’s long-standing expression of ‘deep regret’ over the April 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, calling it a ‘shameful scar’ on British Indian history.
  • Since 2019 was the centenary of the horrendous act there was a growing demand from many quarters for the formal apology including Indian diaspora and Jeremy Corbyn (Opposition Leader of the Labour Party).
  • Earliar the government of Punjab has sought an apology from the British government for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

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Hong Kong becomes World’s 3rd Biggest Stock Market

  • Stock market of Hong Kong has surpassed Japan to become the world’s third most valuable market behind only the US and China.
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index has increased by 17 percent this year.
  • The Bombay Stock Exchange was the first stock exchange in Asia is the 10th biggest stock exchange.

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First Ever Image of a Black Hole Captured

  • Astronomers Captured the First Image of a Black Hole which was a halo of dust and gas, tracing the outline of a colossal black hole at the center of the galaxy M87 (Messier 87) with the help of The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observations.
  • Black holes were first predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity and these are the extreme cosmic objects, containing incredible amounts of mass within a tiny region.
  • The group headed by Luciano Rezzolla made fundamental contributions to the theoretical interpretation of the results throughout each stage of the observations.

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Lewis Hamilton Clinched Formula One’s 1000th Race

  • British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has achieved his 75th career victory in Formula One’s 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix.
  • He won beating teammate and pole sitter Valtteri Bottas with a quicker start from his No. 2 spot on the grid.

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