Current Affairs 27 April 2016 Updates

current affairs 27 april 2016

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The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 Observed

The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was on 26 April 2016 observed across the world with the theme Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

 

Heart of Asia (HoA) conference begins today in New Delhi.

Heart of Asia (HoA) conference begins today in New Delhi. The conference is with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan and speeding up its reconstruction with a focus on enhancing investment and connectivity to the country.

 

Army Commanders Conference begins in New Delhi

The emerging strategic and security scenario and the operational preparedness of the Indian Army will be among the key issues to be discussed in the Army Commanders Conference beginning from today.

 

India lays foundation for final phase of Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka

Apr 24, Nuwara Eliya: India today initiated the third and final phase of the Indian Housing Project laying foundation stone to construct 4,000 houses in the Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka.

 

Lok Sabha passes Sikh Gurdwara Amendment Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Sikh Gurdwara (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on Monday. With this, the Bill — already having been passed by Rajya Sabha — has been approved by Parliament and now awaits the President’s sanction.

 

Lok Sabha passed Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016

The Regional centre will provide masters and doctoral degrees, and post-graduate diplomas in biotechnology and related subjects.

 

Saudi Arabia unveiled Vision 2030 cutting reliance on oil

Vision 2030 envisages forming public investment fund, boosting affordable housing and giving expats long-term residence among others.

 

Union Government to provide 1 lakh Rupees per month to Rio-bound athletes

Union Sports Ministry on 25 April 2016 announced to provide one lakh rupees per month as out of pocket allowance to the sports persons under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

 

Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died

The former prime minister of Thailand, Banharn Silpa-archa was died on 23 April 2016 in Bangkok. He was 83.

His scandal-ridden tenure a Prime Minister preceded the Thailand’s economic collapse in the 1990s.

Madhya Pradesh, ICMR and Sun Pharma joined hands for research in preventive health

Government of Madhya Pradesh, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Sun Pharma on 25 April 2016 entered into an agreement for research and innovation in preventive health.

Mohun Bagan and Jeje Lalpekhlua named FPAI Player of the Year

Professional football club Mohun Bagan and India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua on 25 April 2016 won the Football Players’ Association of India (FPAI) Indian Player of the Year award at its annual awards function held in Mumbai.

India to host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships

The Judo Federation of India (JFI) on 25 April 2016 announced that India has been allotted the Commonwealth Judo Championships 2018.

 

INS Karmuk Corvette participated in Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

Indian Missile Corvette, INS Karmuk along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft participated in the 22nd Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) on 25 April 2016 in the Andaman Sea.

 

US launches its first cyberattacks against ISIS

The US no longer thinks that it’s enough to hurt ISIS through airstrikes and cutting off propaganda channels — it’s starting a full-on digital warfare campaign. Cyber Command is launching its first attacks against ISIS’ digital infrastructure in a bid to disrupt its communications and other basic functions. According to New York Times sources, this includes everything from imitating commanders to interrupting payments to fighters. This, in turn, could slow down ISIS as it second-guesses its moves for fear of being led into an American trap.

Subramanian Swamy takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy and Olympics medal-winning boxer Mary Kom on Tuesday took oath as the members of Rajya Sabha. Former MP and cricket commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu, journalist Swapan Dasgupta, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi and economist Narendra Jadhav have also been nominated by the Prime Minister’s Office for the Rajya Sabha membership.

 

Punjab based Capital Local Area Bank – First small finance bank starts operations

Punjab headquartered CAPITAL LOCAL AREA BANK introduced the nation’s first Small Finance bank “Capital Small Finance Bank Limited” and after getting the approval from Reserve bank of India.

 

Motorola announces Virat Kohli-themed smartphone

Motorola has announced a special Virat Kohli-themed variant of its Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone. The smartphone, to be available from May first week, features a ‘V’ signifying the cricketer and is bundled as part of the Virat FanBox. The FanBox, priced at ₹16,999, is a one-year fanclub membership concept and also includes a miniature bat autographed by Kohli.

 

Murray’s Cromlix most luxurious Scottish hotel

Tennis player Andy Murray’s Cromlix hotel in Perthshire, Scotland was awarded the most luxurious hotel of the year for the second consecutive time at the Scottish Hotel Awards on Sunday. Murray bought the 15th-century Victorian mansion in 2013 for £1.8 million (around $2.61 million). The hotel has won prizes at the Scottish Hotel Awards every year since it opened 2014.

 

China unveils 1st security robot

China’s first robot security guard on Friday made its debut, an electrical anti-riot device that can be activated through remote control in case of a threat.

NASA launches new X-plane program to create cleaner, more efficient planes

NASA has announced the launch of the “New Aviation Horizons” initiative, which will lead to a new generation of X-planes that are fueled by greener energy, use half the fuel, and are half as loud as commercial aircraft in use today.

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