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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 2016 OBSERVED ON 28TH APRIL
i. 28 April is observed as World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
ii. The Theme of the day is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge.
iii. The International Labour Organisation celebrates World Day for Safety and Health to raise awareness of safety in the workplace.

2. JAPAN UNVEILED TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPICS EMBLEMS
i. Japan's Olympic organisers released the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ii. The emblems are designed by Asao Tokolo, feature an indigo-coloured check in the design.
iii. The Olympic logo features a circular Japanese traditional checkered pattern.
iv. Below the design are the words Tokyo 2020 and under them the five interlocking Olympic rings.
v. The design is meant to express a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
vi. 2020 Summer Olympics games are planned to be held from 24 July 2020 to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

3. ALL NEW MOBILES TO HAVE PANIC BUTTON FROM 2017
i. The Department of Telecommunications has stated that from next year, all mobile phone sold in India will come with a dedicated 'panic button'.
ii. It will also have the Global Positioning System facility in it.
iii. These facility can be used to send out a signal in case of distress.
iv. It aims to improve the safety of women and ensuring a quick response from security agencies.

4. NANDU NATEKAR BECAME FIRST NON-CRICKETER TO BECOME A MEMBER OF CCI'S LEGEND CLUB
i. Badminton player Nandu Natekar became the first non-Cricketer to be inducted into the Legends Cricket Club of India.
ii. The two Indian players Nandu and Kapil were inducted into the Club’s legend group after consultation with the Cricket Club of Indi.
      President of CCI: Kekoo Nicholson.

5. UNION CABINET APPROVES MOU BETWEEN INDIA AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA IN HEALTH AREA AND MEDICAL SCIENCE
i. The Union Government has decided to allow States to impose and enforce stock limits on sugar in order to check the the price rise of sweetener in the market.
ii. The decision to bring sugar under the purview of stock holding limits on dealers of sugar was taken in Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
iii. It will empower State and Central Government agencies to impose stock limits and regulate supply, storage, distribution and trade of sugar in order to bring down sugar prices at reasonable level.

 6. GOPAL SUBRAMANIUM APPOINTED AS AMICUS CURIAE TO IMPLEMENT JUSTICE RM LODHA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
i. Supreme Court appointed Gopal Subramanium as ‘amicus curiae’ to assist to explore how the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee could be implemented. 
ii. He will also assist the court in establishing the legal validity of recommendations of the R M Lodha committee.

iii. Gopla Subramanium is a high-profile senior advocate who also served as the solicitor general of India from.

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