DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. CHINA DEVELOPS WORLD’S FIRST GRAPHENE ELECTRONIC PAPER
i. Chinese researchers have developed world’s first graphene electronic paper.
ii. Graphene e-paper is more pliable and has more intensity as compared to traditional e-papers.
iii. Mass production cost is much lower compared to traditional e-papers
iv. Graphene is the world’s strongest and lightest known material derived from carbon.
v. Its single layer is of 0.335 nanometers thickness.
2. GUJARAT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED 10 PERCENT RESERVATION FOR EBCS IN GENERAL CATEGORY
i. Gujarat government announced 10 percent reservation for economically backward classes in general category.
ii. EBCs in the upper castes with a family income cap of 6 lakh rupees
iii. The BJP government has been facing violent protests from the Patel community seeking reservation in education and government jobs under the OBC category.
3. IRAQ THOMAS MADE FASTEST EVER CENTURY IN CRICKET HISTORY
i. Tobago batsman Iraq Thomas created a record by scoring 21-ball century in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D'or.
ii. The 23-year-old Thomas remained not out on 131 rums off just 31 balls.
iii. He slammed 15 sixes and five boundaries during his batting.
4. FORMER BUREAUCRAT NK SINGH SELECTED FOR JAPAN’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD
i. Former bureaucrat Nand Kishore Singh has been selected for prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver’, Japan’s highest civilian award.
ii. He was chosen for this award for promoting economic, educational and cultural ties between India and Japan.
iii. Order of the Rising Sun is a Japanese Government highest civilian established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji.
5. DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL WARFARE 2016 OBSERVED ON 29TH APRIL
i. The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 was observed on 29 April the United Nations.
ii. It is observed to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare and the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons.
6. SENIOR IPS OFFICER SURENDER KUMAR BHAGAT APPOINTED AS DG OF RAILWAYS PROTECTION FORCE
i. Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat was appointed as the Director General of Railways Protection Force .
ii. He is presently working as Special Director General in Central Reserve Police Force at Western Sector, Jammu & Kashmir.
7. WADA RELEASED 2014 ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS REPORT INDIA RANKED THIRD
i. The World Anti-Doping Agency released Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report.
ii. The report represents the global doping statistics in sport for 2014.
iii. The list is toppe by Russia followed by Italy then India.