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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 APRIL 2016

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. 

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. INDIA EXTENDED 1 BILLION DOLLAR LINE OF CREDIT TO MONGOLIA
i. India extended a Line of Credit of 1 billion US dollars to Mongolia.
ii. The LoC is the part of announcement made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Mongolia in May 2015.
iii. The fund will be used for economic expansion and infrastructure development.

2. DBS BANK LAUNCHES 'MOBILE-ONLY BANK' IN INDIA.
i. The Singapore's largest bank, DBS has unveiled the 'mobile only bank’ in India.
ii. The ‘digibank’ uses technologies, such as bio metrics & artificial intelligence, signature less and branch less bank.
iii. This is the India's 1st mobile only bank which targeting 5 million retail customers.
 iv. The bank will leverage bio metrics-enabled ID and Aadhaar card to ensure that that there is no paperwork.

3. SUDARSAN PATTNAIK GRABBED GOLD MEDAL AT SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP IN MOSCOW
i. Famous artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the gold medal at Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship in Russia.
ii. The award is given for his 15 feet high art work Mahatma Gandhi's sculpture for non-violence and peace.

4. INDIAN ACADEMICIAN RADHA KUMAR APPOINTED TO UNITED NATIONS' UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
i. Indian academician Radha Kumar was appointed to the United Nations' University Council.
ii. He is appointed to formulate its principles and policies, consider and approve  work programme.
iii. Radha Kumar is the Director General of New Delhi-based think tank Delhi Policy Group.
iv. She is known for peacemaking and peace-building policies.
v. The main function of the UN University Council is to formulate the principles and policies of the University and govern its operations.

5. EC LAUNCHES MOBILE APP E-VOTER FOR KERALA ASSEMBLY POLLS
i. The Election Commission of India has launched an innovative mobile application known as e-voter.
ii. It is started to provide details about the forthcoming 2016 Assembly polls in Kerala.
iii. The app will provide information regarding candidates, location of polling station, affidavit filed by them, filing of complaint and so on.
iv. It aims at ensuring great transparency and conduct of free and fair elections.

6. PM NARENDRA MODI TO ADDRESS US CONGRESS ON JUNE 8
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress on June 8, 2016.
ii. He was invited by President Barack Obama for a bilateral visit during the fourth nuclear summit.
iii. PM Narendra Modi will be the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress, and the first since 2005.
iv. Earlier, Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh had addressed the joint meeting of the US Congress.

7. BLOOD ON MY HANDS: CONFESSIONS OF STAGED ENCOUNTERS A BOOK AUTHORED BY KISHALAY BHATTACHARJEE RELEASED
i. The book titled Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounter authored by Kishlay Bhattacharjee was released.

ii. The book is about India’s north-eastern region.

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