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Daily Current Affairs | 27th to 29th April 2016 Current Affairs

27th April 2016:

  • The research scholar from IIT Kharagpur (KGP) K Ashok Kumar won the prestigious International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award
  • Kapil Dev became the sixth cricketer to be inducted into the Legends Club founded by the late Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur
  • Tajamul Islam is the 7-year old Kashmiri girl who will, for the first time, represent India at the World Kickboxing Championship in Andria, Italy
  • Western Railway is one of the 17 zones of Indian Railways that launched a missed call service for train updates
  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in the last week of April 2016 sanctioned a loan of 1000 crore rupees to Haryana State Warehousing Corporation for Wheat procurement
  • Nomura is Japanese financial services firm that announced that India may surpass China in attracting Foreign Direct Investment
  • Panic Button and Global Positioning System notified by the Department of Telecommunications on 22 April 2016 in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016
  • A Naval Detachment (NAVDET) was inaugurated at Androth Island of Lakshadweep
  • Ashok Lavasa appointed as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry
  • South Africa imposed the sanctions on four sports federations including cricket, which disallow them to host or bid for any major international tournaments
  • Venezuela ordered a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis
  • Ajay Mittal, 1982 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh Cadre, appointed as the Information and Broadcasting Secretary
  • The committee that that was constituted to revamp Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and submitted its report was headed by Shyam Benegal
  • Headed of the Parliamentary Standing Committee JC Divakar Reddy’s report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 was tabled in Parliament

28th April 2016:

  • 28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  • India’s seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System IRNSS 1G was launched by ISRO
  • Sudarsan Pattnaik won the Gold Medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship titled The magical world of sand 2016
  • Union Cabinet on 27 April 2016 approved to enhance investment by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited
  • Union Government decided to extend the ceasefire with NSCN (R) for a further period of one year with effect from 28 April 2016
  • Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away
  • Deepika Kumari, athlete, at the first stage of the World Cup in Shanghai, equalled Ki Bo-Bae’s world record of 686/720 in the women’s recurve event
  • logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games designed by Asao Tokolo
  • Harry Wu is the human rights activist and founder of Laogai Research Foundation was died
  • Jammu and Kashmir approved five percent interest subvention to flood-hit traders with effect from 1 April 2016
  • Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist champion Felix Sanchez announced his retirement

29th March 2016:

  • 29 April: International Dance Day
  • Kane Williamson was confirmed as 29th test cricket captain of New Zealand cricket Team
  • The scientist of China developed a new electronic paper which has been heralded as world’s first Graphene electronic paper
  • Charles Borromeo resigned from the post of head of the Tata Steel sports department
  • Union government issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial breeding on with an exception to Research or Defence purposes
  • Iraq Thomas smashed the fastest T20 century in just 21 deliveries in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D’or
  • New Zealand’s five-dollar note, featuring Sir Edmund Hillary and South Island’s Mount Cook, won the IBNS Banknote of the Year Award for 2015
  • The global information services company, Experian, launched a fraud detection mechanism named the Hunter Fraud Score
  • Odisha government inaugurated 100 piped water supply projects for rural areas
  • Singapore’s DBS bank launched a mobile-only bank in India is Digibank
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its second annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report, which was topped by Russia
  • Satyendra Pathak, Former state minister and senior Congress leader, passed away after a prolonged illness
  • Surender Kumar Bhagat, Senior IPS officer, appointed as the Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force

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