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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY 2016 OBSERVED ON 26 APRIL
i. The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was observed on 26 April across the world.
ii. The theme of the day is Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.
iii. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

2. INDIA BANNED MILK AND MOBILE PHONES IMPORT FROM CHINA
i. India has banned import of milk and milk products and certain mobile phones from China after finding them sub-standard or not following security codes.
ii. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that India banned import of milk and milk products from China as their quality was unacceptable.
iii. Complete ban of import from any country is not possible now due to WTO rules even if we have problems diplomatically, territorially or militarily.

3. MANOJ BAJPAYEE TO RECEIVE DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD FOR 'ALIGARH'
i. Renowned actor Manoj Bajpayee will be going to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the movie Aligarh.
ii. The actor will receive the award in the best actor category of Critics Choice.
iii. The award will be presented on 1st of May, 2016.
iv. The movie 'Aligarh' is a biographical drama directed by Hansal Mehta and the actor Manoj Bajpayee has played a role of Professor 'Ramchandra Siras' in it.

4. INDIA TO HOST 2018 COMMONWEALTH JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. India will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships in Jaipur.
ii. This was announced by the Judo Federation of India in a press release in New Delhi today.
iii. The Commonwealth Judo Congress had allotted the Championships to India at its meeting held at Port Elizabeth in South Africa on Saturday.

5. OPERATION SULAIMANI TO ERADICATE POVERTY IN KOZHIKODE DISTRICT
i. The Operation Sulaimani was started in Kozhikode district to set implement this project to ensure food for the needy in its jurisdiction.
ii. The main objective is to avoid food wastage in the district.
iii. The project is named after Sulaimani as the Kozhikode is famous for food and ‘Sulaimani’ is one of such iconic items of the district.

6. INDIAN ROWER DATTU BHOKANAL QUALIFIES FOR RIO OLYMPICS
i. Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
ii. He qualified Rio Olympics after winning a silver medal in the FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta held at Chung-ju in South Korea.

iii. South Korea’s Dongyong Kim won the gold medal in the event.

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