30 April 2016 Current Affairs & 2016 April Daily G.K. Updates

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30 April 2016 Current Affairs & 2016 April G.K. Updates

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 observed

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 was observed on 29 April 2016 by the United Nations (UN).This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons.

China developed world’s first graphene electronic paper

China developed a new electronic paper, which has been heralded as “the world’s first graphene electronic paper. It was in news in the last of April 2016. It will be a huge breakthrough that will catapult the material to a new level. It was developed by The Guangzhou OED Technologies in partnership with a company in Chongqing.

Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat appointed as DG of Railways Protection Force [Important For RRB]

Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat was on 28 April 2016 appointed as the Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force (RPF). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

Gujarat government announced 10 percent reservation for EBCs in general category

Gujarat government on 28 April 2016 announced 10 percent reservation for economically backward classes (EBCs) in general category.

Iraq Thomas made fastest ever century in cricket history

Tobago batsman Iraq Thomas on 24 April 2016 created a record by scoring 21-ball century in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D’or.

Charles Borromeo resigned from Tata Steel Sports Department

Asian Games gold medalist Charles Borromeo on 28 April 2016 resigned from the post of head of the Tata Steel sports department.

Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states.

Rajya Sabha passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

The Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015. The bill seeks to amend the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951.

Kane Williamson confirmed as New Zealand test cricket captain

New Zealand ace batsman Kane Williamson on 28 April 2016 was confirmed as 29th test cricket captain of New Zealand cricket Team. He will succeed Brendon McCullum as captain in all three formats. McCullum retired from test cricket in February 2016.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 100 rural drinking water projects

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 28 April 2016 inaugurated 100 piped water supply projects for rural areas. The CM also pledged to make piped water provision in all gram panchayats by 2017.

Union Government banned import of dogs for commercial breeding

Union government on 27 April 2016 issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial breeding. The imports are allowed only for research or defence purposes.

Experian India launched fraud detection mechanism named Hunter Fraud Score

Experian, the global information services company, in the last week of April 2016 launched a fraud detection mechanism named the Hunter Fraud Score.
The new scoring mechanism measures the probability of fraud in a credit application across banking and insurance industries.

India extended 1-billion dollar Line of Credit to Mongolia

India on 28 April 2016 extended a Line of Credit (LoC) of 1 billion US dollars to Mongolia. The LoC was extended after delegation-level bilateral talks between the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh and Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren in New Delhi.

Indian academician Radha Kumar appointed to United Nations’ University Council

Indian academician Radha Kumar was on 28 April 2016 appointed to the United Nations’ University Council to formulate its principles and policies, consider and approve biennial budget and work programme.

South Korean Olympians to wear mosquito repellent uniform at Rio Olympics

South Korea on 27 April 2016 announced that its Olympic athletes will wear uniforms that have been infused with insect repellent to keep mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus at bay.

New Zealand’s $5 bill won IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) on 25 April 2016 announced that New Zealand’s five-dollar note won the Banknote of the Year Award for 2015. The bill came out as a clear winner among nearly 40 eligible designs from a record 20 countries.

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