DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 26-27 APRIL 2015
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1. WORLD MALARIA DAY OBSERVED ON 25TH APRIL:
i. World Malaria Day was observed globally on 25th April, 2015.
ii. World Malaria Day 2015 was observed with the theme, “Invest in the future, defeat Malaria”.
iii. World Malaria Day was instituted by World Health Organization (WHO) and is among the eight official global public Health Campaigns marked by WHO.
Note: 8 Global Public Health Campaigns marked by WHO are:
a. World Health Day
b. World Blood Donor Day
c. World Immunization Week
d. World Tuberculosis Day
e. World No Tobacco Day
f. World Aids Day
g. World Hepatitis Day
h. World Malaria Day
2. INDIA’S HEALTH CARE PORTAL INAUGURATED:
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Health Care Portal.
ii. India’s Healthcare portal was inaugurated at the SAARC trade mart in the global exhibition on services.
iii. The Healthcare portal can be seen at www.indiahealthcaretourism.com
3. RUSSIA AND ARGENTINA SIGNED CO-OPERTION AGREEMENTS:
i. Russia and Argentina have singed co-operation agreements on economic and energy co-operation.
ii. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed the agreement with his counterpart Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Capital – Moscow
Currency – Ruble
Capital – Buenos Aires
Currency - Peso
4. INDIA DELIEVERS 3 HELICOPTERS TO AFGHANISTAN:
i. India has delivered 3 Cheetal Helicopters to Afghanistan.
ii. The news that India has delivered 3 unarmed helicopters to Afghanistan was confirmed by the Minister of State for Defense Rao Inderjit Singh.
iii. India will also provide training to Afghan pilots to use these helicopters.
5. EARTHQUAKE STRUCKED IN INDIA AND NEPAL:
i. An Earthquake of Magnitude 7.9 was strucked in Nepal and North India.
ii. The Epicenter of the Earthquake was in Nepal which experienced the major destruction claiming almost 2000 lives.
iii. The tremors of the Quake were felt in Bihar, Jharkhand, U.P. Rajasthan, M.P., West Bengal, Haryana, Assam and Punjab.
Note: (a)This earthquake was the worst in Himalayan Nation in over 80 years.
(b) Bihar Government has announced Rs. 4 lakh compensation amount for any life lost due to this earthquake.