29 April 2016 Current affairs for Competitive Exams 2016

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Union Cabinet approved Investment enhancement by BPCL in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited

The Union Cabinet on 27 April 2016 approved to enhance investment by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL).

 

Jayasurya recalled as Sri Lanka’s cricket chief selector

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on 27 April 2016 announced appointment of Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector of the Sri Lankan Cricket team.

 

China successfully launched Kunpeng-1B Sounding Rocket

China on 27 April 2016 successfully launched the Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket from a launch pad in Danzhou City in the southern Chinese Hainan Province. The rocket reached a maximum height of 316 kilometres (196 miles), with the total flight time coming to 10 minutes.

 

NITI Aayog launched urban management programme for capacity building of states and urban local bodies

NITI Aayog chaired by Vice Chairman Dr Arvind Panagariya launched the Urban Management Programme on 27 April 2016 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

 

Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee

The book titled Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounter authored by Kishlay Bhattacharjee was in news in the last week of April 2016.

 

Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died

Harry Wu, campaigner for human rights in China, passed away on 26 April 2016 in Honduras. He was 79.
Wu, the son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family from Shanghai, was arrested in 1960 when he was only 23 years old. He was given a life sentence in a forced labour prison camp after he criticised the Soviet Union, then an ally of China.

 

ISRO’s seventh navigational satellite IRNSS 1G launched

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 28 April 2016 launched India’s seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS 1G) into a Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO) on-board PSLV-C33.

 

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez retired

Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist champion Felix Sanchez announced his retirement on 26 April 2016. The announcement means that the 38-year-old will not defend his title at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Union Government allowed states to control stock limits on sugar to check price rise

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 April 2016 approved to bring sugar under the purview of imposing stock holding limits on dealers of sugar by the state governments. It was to check the price rise in sugar.

 

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in health and medical science

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 April 2016 approved for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in the fields of Healthcare and Medical Science.

 

Japan unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics emblems

Japan’s Olympic organisers on 25 April 2016 unveiled the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The emblems, designed by Asao Tokolo, feature an indigo-coloured check in the design.

 

Maharashtra Government rose jail term up to 5 yrs for chain snatchers

The Maharashtra government on 27 April 2016 decided to increase the punishment for chain snatching up to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of 25000 rupees.

 

Lobsang Sangay re-elected PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Lobsang Sangay was re-elected as the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile on 27 April 2016 for the second consecutive time. 48-year-old Sangay who has been the Prime Minister since 2011 defeated his only rival – Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament Pempa Tsering by 9012 votes.

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