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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HEART OF ASIA CONFERENCE STARTED IN NEW DELHI
i. The Heart of Asia  conferenc in New Delhi.
ii. The main objective is to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.
iii. The conference was attended by officials of a number of countries and is likely to deliberate on a host of issues like combating challenge of extremism and terrorism.
iv. Heart of Asia is a Conference part to discuss an agenda of regional cooperation with Afghanistan at its centre.

2. GOVT HIKES MINIMUM WAGE FOR CONTRACT WORKERS TO RS 10,000
i. The government has stated the minimum wage for contract workers has been increased to Rs. 10,000 per month.
ii. The changes are made by central government to make reforms in labour laws and to proceed from minimum wage to universal wage.
iii. The decision has been taken to make changes to rule 25 of the Contract Labour Central Rules.
iv. Now every contract worker will be entitled to get Rs. 10,000 per month.

3. GOVT TO PROVIDE RS 1 LAKH PER MONTH TO RIO-BOUND ATHLETES
i. Union Sports Ministry has decided to provide one lakh rupees per month as out of pocket allowance to the sports persons under the Target Olympic Podium  scheme .
ii. The fund is provided for their preparation for the Olympics and Paralympics Games at Rio de Janeiro.
iii. 77 Indian athletes in eight disciplines have qualified for the Olympics till date.
iv. Target Olympic Podium scheme is a sports ministry initiative under which Olympic medal prospects are funded by the government for top class training as part of their preparations for the Games.

4. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES ASHOK DALWAI COMMITTEE FOR DOUBLING FARMERS’ INCOME BY 2022
i. The Union Government has recently constituted inter-ministerial committee to prepare a blueprint for doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
ii. The committee will be headed by Ashok Dalwai, Additional secretary at the Union Agriculture Ministry.
iii. Its members will include officials from Agriculture and Food Ministries, experts from the Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research and National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research.
Union Agricultre minister: Radha mohan singh

5. INDO MONGOLIA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE NAMED NOMADIC ELEPHANT – 2016 CONDUCTED
i. The 11th Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise named ‘Nomadic Elephant - 2016’ started in Mongolia.
ii. The exercise aims at promoting military associations between India and Mongolia.
iii. The aim of this exercise is to develop synergy and inter operability between the two armies to fight in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism environment under the United Nation mandate.

6. KERALA CARTOONIST V T THOMAS PASSED AWAY
i. Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas popularly known as Toms passed away due to a brief illness.
ii. Toms created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).
iii. He also named his son and daughter as Boban and Molly.

7. PARLIAMENTARY PANEL HEADED DIVAKAR REDDY SUGGESTED FINE AND JAIL FOR CELEBRITIES OF MISLEADING ADS
i. Parliamentary Standing Committee’s report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 was presented in Parliament on 26 April 2016.
ii. The committee will be headed by Telugu Desam Party MP J C Divakar Reddy.

iii. He recommended to hold celebrities accountable for misleading advertisements and stringent provisions including jail term up to five years and penalty up to 50 lakh rupees.

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