26 April 2016 – Current Affairs Updates

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India Pride Project (IPP): An Initiative to bring back India’s lost artefacts

The term India Pride Project (IPP) was in news in the fourth week of April 2016. It is an initiative by two NRIs who seek to bring back the lost artefacts to India.
Through the initiative, they seek to answer that India was looted of more artefacts in the post-colonial era than under the British or Mughals. [National Current Affairs]

P.M. Modi lays foundation stone for India’s biggest power plant in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a power plant of Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL), a joint venture company of National Thermal Power Corporation and Jharkhand government, on April 24. The PM will be laying the foundation stone for a 4000MW unit, the first phase of the 8000MW project, PVUNL General Manager B Narayan told PTI in Ramgarh. [National Current Affairs]

Second part of Budget session begins today
(The government’s focus will be on the GST Bill and the Bankruptcy Bill.)

With the second part of the Budget session kicking off, the government’s focus will be on the GST Bill, along with the Bankruptcy Bill, and amendments to the Factories Act. There is a significant legislative backlog and lots of questions about scrutiny of ministerial accounts. [National Current Affairs]

UDAY bonds fetch Rs.99,000 crore

The Power Ministry had unveiled UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) on November 20, 2015.
Eight states have issued bonds worth over Rs.98,959.96 crore under UDAY Bonds scheme in 2015-16, which is aimed at improving operational and financial efficiency of state power distribution companies.

As part of the scheme, Reserve Bank had issued the special bonds (non-SLR special securities) on behalf of eight state governments in the last fiscal, according to a Reserve Bank of India statement. [National Business Current Affairs]

Shri J P Nadda inaugurates first of its kind Central Government CGMP compliant facility in Himachal Pradesh

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the first of its kind Current Good Manufacturing Practise (CGMP) compliant facility within the Central Government for manufacture of DPT and TT vaccine at the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh today. [National Current Affairs]

Army completes amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar’

Aiming to validate and fine-tune its strategy to take over enemy land via sea, the Indian military has just completed a mammoth amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar’ that saw participation of all three wings of the armed forces in the strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands. [National Current Affairs]

A District Collector’s Mind Blowing Initiative to Feed the Hungry in Kozhikode

The people of Kozhikode are silently funding an initiative that feeds anyone who is hungry for free, with utmost dignity. [National Current Affairs]

Import of milk products & some mobiles from China banned

India has banned import of milk and milk products, mobile phones and some other items from China after finding them of poor quality. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha that India had banned import of milk and milk products from China as their quality was unacceptable and poor. [International Current Affairs]

China’s share in world exports at 49-yr high

China’s proportion of global exports rose to 13.8% in 2015 from 12.3% in 2014, the highest share by a country since the US’s quota in 1968, data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment showed. Further, China’s imports for the period fell by 14%. Meanwhile, China’s steel production in March this year was its second-highest ever. [International Current Affairs]

Gopal Roy appointed as new Congress Legislative Party (CLP)for Tripura

Gopal Roy has been nominated by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to be the next leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Tripura Assembly, TPCC chief said today. [National Govt Current Affairs]

Government approves 8.7% interest on Employees Provident Fund for 2015-16

The finance ministry has approved 8.7 per cent interest on PF deposits for over 5 crore subscribers of retirement body EPFO, lower than 8.8 per cent decided by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT). [Business Current Affairs]

Reliance buys Iranian oil after six-year hiatus

Reliance IndustriesBSE -2.18 % has bought crude oil from Iran after a 6-year break and is looking to strike a long-term fixed quantity deal, post lifting of sanctions. [Business Current Affairs]

Tata Trusts signs pact with Odisha for Malaria elimination

Tata Trusts today said it has signed a pact with the Odisha government to achieve elimination of Malaria from the state by 2030.
As per the MoU, Tata Trusts will be taking mass screenings twice a year in 557 villages in five selected blocks including Bissamcuttack and Muniguda blocks of Rayagada district, Lanjigarh, Thuamulrampur blocks of Kalahandi district and Kotgarh block of Kandhamal district in southern Odisha. [Business Current Affairs]

IMF expects $500 billion revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters

Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of more than $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said today.[Business]

Jeetendra, Ranveer win Dinanath Mangeshkar Award

Veteran actor Jeetendra, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Ranveer Singh were honoured with the 74th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards on Sunday. While Jeetendra received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Bhansali and Ranveer were given special awards for direction and acting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Pandit Ajay Chakravorty and Marathi actor Prashant Damle were among the other awardees. [Awards Current Affairs]

Roger Federer has a street in Switzerland named after him which leads to the tennis centre where he played as a junior

Roger Federer has had a street named after him in Switzerland which leads to the national centre of Swiss tennis in Biel, where the current world No 3 trained as junior. [Awards Current Affairs]
The 17-time Major winner was humbled by the gesture, appearing before 1500 people to open ‘Allee Roger Federer’.

India-born Reuben brothers top UK rich list, Hindujas at No.2

Mumbai-born tycoons David and Simon Reuben have topped ‘The Sunday Times’ Rich List 2016 with a fortune of 13.1 billion pounds, followed by the Hinduja brothers at 13 billion pounds. [International Business Current Affairs]

Facebook launches Hindi transliteration on Android

Facebook on Monday updated its Android app to add a new Hindi transliteration feature. Users can now type in Hindi using an English keyboard, through a new button on the typing bar, and Facebook will automatically transliterate the Roman script to Devanagari. Further, Facebook also provides a visual keyboard with Devanagari characters for users to correct any mistakes. [Technology & Science Current Affairs]

Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal on Monday qualified for the Rio Olympics after winning a silver in the finals of men’s single sculls at the 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju in South Korea. [Sports Current Affairs]

Mairaj wins India’s first skeet medal at a shooting World Cup

Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan made a successful start to his campaign at the ISSF World Cup by winning a silver medal in men’s skeet event in Rio de Janeiro. [Sports Current Affairs]

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