1 May 2016 Current Affairs & GK Updates 2016
Current Affairs may 1 2016 with affair of “The International Jazz Day 2016 was observed across the world on 30 April 2016. This year, UNESCO celebrated the day at Washington, DC.”, may affairs for banking, ibps, ssc, rrb competitive exams:
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- 1 International Jazz Day 2016 observed globally
- 2 Indian Navy decommissioned INS Veer and INS Nipat
- 3 Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched UJALA Scheme in Madhya Pradesh
- 4 Endangered asiatic wild dogs spotted in China nature reserve
- 5 NABARD partners Germany for food security initiative
- 6 Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won 2016 Nelson Mandela Award
International Jazz Day 2016 observed globally
The International Jazz Day 2016 was observed across the world on 30 April 2016. This year, UNESCO celebrated the day at Washington, DC.
Indian Navy on 28 April 2016 decommissioned Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat at a ceremony in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. They both are of VEER class corvettes.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched UJALA Scheme in Madhya Pradesh
Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 30 April 2016 launched National LED programme – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) in Madhya Pradesh. He launched the programme along with the state CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function in Bhopal.
Endangered asiatic wild dogs spotted in China nature reserve
Endangered asiatic wild dogs were in news in the last week of April 2016 as the nature reserve in northwest China’s Gansu Province has declared it had spotted Nine dholes, or Asiatic wild dogs. These animals are rarely seen in the inland province.
NABARD partners Germany for food security initiative
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in April 2016 entered into collaboration with German government for a special programme on ‘Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security’.
Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won 2016 Nelson Mandela Award
Tabassum Adnan, a women’s rights activist from Swat valley of Pakistan, on 28 April 2016 won the prestigious Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 in Bogota, Colombia.
She won the award for the individual activist category on the concluding day of the International Civil Society Week held from 25 April to 28 April 2016.