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Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat appointed as DG of Railways Protection Force

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He will serve the Railway Board till the date of his superannuation that is on 30 June 2017.

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 observed

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare.

Indian academician Radha Kumar appointed to United Nations' University Council

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Radha Kumar is the Director General of New Delhi-based think tank Delhi Policy Group.

New Zealand's $5 bill won IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The runner’s up in the voting were Sweden’s 20 Kronor note depicting children's author Astrid Lindgren, Russia’s 100 Ruble note illustrating Crimean landmarks, Kazakhstan’s 20,000 Tenge note and Scotland’s (Clydesdale Bank) 5 Pound polymer note.

Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The book contains the author’s conversations with an anonymous army officer. It  narrates the staged encounters in India's northeast and explains how awards and citations are linked to a body count.

Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Wu, the son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family from Shanghai, was arrested in 1960 when he was only 23 years old. He was given a life sentence in a forced labour prison camp after he criticised the Soviet Union, then an ally of China.

Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Toms created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016 observed globally

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The theme for the 2016 World Day for Safety and Health at Work is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge.

Naval Detachment Inaugurated at Androth Island of Lakshadweep

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Officer-In-Charge of the Detachment is Lt Cdr Angom B Singh who will function under the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island).

Shyam Benegal panel submitted report on Censor Board functioning

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The committee sought some time to clear issues related to clearances to be obtained from the Animal Welfare Board under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which was granted.

Gopal Subramanium appointed as amicus curiae to implement Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He will also assist the court in establishing the legal validity of certain recommendations of the Lodha committee, if the same were to be implemented by the court on the BCCI.

Parliamentary panel headed Divakar Reddy suggested fine, jail for celebrities of misleading ads

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Divakar_ReddyThe Union Government introduced the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 in the Lok Sabha in August 2015 to repeal the 30-year old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Heart of Asia conference began in New Delhi

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The objective of the conference is to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and to speed up its reconstruction with a focus on enhancing investment and connectivity to the country.

IIT scholar, K Ashok Kumar, won International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Ashok is pursuing his PhD on 'Comparative Assessment of Direct and Residual Effects of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Management on Rice-Chickpea Production System in Lateritic Soil.'

Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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His tenure as 21st Prime Minister of Thailand was lasted from 13 July 1995 to 24 November 1996 for about 16 months with Thai Nation Party.

World Intellectual Property Day 2016 observed globally

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.

Indo-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise, Nomadic Elephant – 2016, commenced

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A platoon of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army along with a team of two observers will be taking part in the event.

INS Karmuk Corvette participated in Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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It would include participation of one warship and one Maritime Patrol Aircraft of India and Thailand with the closing ceremony being held at Port Blair.

Full Pink Moon seen across the skies of North America

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Pink Moon appeared to be smaller than usual because it was at its furthest point from the Earth, or apogee. This full moon comes less than one day after reaching lunar apogee, the moon’s farthest point in its monthly orbit.

Operation Sulaimani to eradicate Poverty in Kozhikode District

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The project is named after Sulaimani as the Kozhikode is famous for food and ‘Sulaimani’ is one of such iconic items of the district.

World Immunization Week 2016 organised with campaign Close the immunization gap

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The 2016 campaign additionally stresses the need for immunization among adolescents and adults - throughout life.

India Pride Project (IPP): An Initiative to bring back India's lost artefacts

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

IPP have successfully identified popular loots such as Shiva Nataraja, Bronze (originally from Bragadeeshwara Temple, Tamil Nadu) on display in National Gallery of Australia.

World Malaria Day 2016 observed with theme End Malaria For Good

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The World Malaria Day is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

World Book and Copyright Day 2016 observed across the world

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

This year the city of Wroclaw was chosen as the World Book Capital 2016 for its commitment to spread the message of the power of books to nurture creativity.

Radhika Apte won best actress award for 'Madly' at Tribeca Film Fest 2016

Published on: 24-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Radhika starred in Clean Shaven, which is a segment of Madly.

Hollywood movie director Guy Hamilton died

Published on: 23-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He directed four iconic Bond movies including Goldfinger in 1964, Diamonds are Forever in 1971, Live and Let Die in 1973 and The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.

Comedian Victoria Wood passed away

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. She was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched Twitter Seva

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

For this, an institutionalised mechanism with a special Twitter cell has been created in the ministry manned by a set of dedicated officers of the ministry.

Music legend Prince Rogers Nelson died

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Some of his hits were Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.

International Mother Earth Day observed across the world

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

This year's theme ‘Trees for the Earth’ sets the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next five years.

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