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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 27 April 2016

Apr 27, 2016 19:11 IST

The Recap of the Day covers the important current affairs of today like Mobile and Phone Handset Rules 2016, Inauguration of NAVDET and International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award among others.

• The research scholar from IIT Kharagpur (KGP) who won the prestigious International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award is - K Ashok Kumar

• Indian cricketer who became the sixth cricketer to be inducted into the Legends Club founded by the late Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur – Kapil Dev

• The 7-year old Kashmiri girl who will, for the first time, represent India at the World Kickboxing Championship in Andria, Italy is - Tajamul Islam

• One of the 17 zones of Indian Railways that launched a missed call service for train updates is - Western Railway

• The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in the last week of April 2016 sanctioned a loan of 1000 crore rupees to Haryana State Warehousing Corporation for - Wheat procurement

• The Japanese financial services firm that announced that India may surpass China in attracting Foreign Direct Investment in 2016 is – Nomura

• Facility notified by the Department of Telecommunications on 22 April 2016 in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016- Panic Button and Global Positioning System

• A Naval Detachment (NAVDET) was on 26 April 2016 inaugurated at- Androth Island of Lakshadweep

• Person appointed as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry on 26 April 2016- Ashok Lavasa

• The country that imposed the sanctions on four sports federations including cricket, which disallow them to host or bid for any major international tournaments - South Africa

• The Cricket board that was suspended in view of government interference in the board by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 26 April 2016- Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN)

• The design of the speed breakers which will be introduced on a few highways to act as virtual speed breakers by the Union Road & transport Ministry - Three-dimensional (3D) design

• The bench of Bombay High Court that directed the State government to authorise a 50 percent water cut for breweries and distilleries in the area with immediate effect and a further 10 per cent cut from 10 May 2016 - Aurangabad Bench

• He was appointed as amicus curiae by the Supreme Court to explore how the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee could be implemented - Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium 

• The country that ordered a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis – Venezuela

• This many crore rupees has been sought by Railway Ministry from the Finance Ministry for creation of a safety fund to strengthen safety measures on the rail network to prevent accidents - 1 lakh crore rupees

• 1982 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh Cadre, appointed as the Information and Broadcasting Secretary on 26 April 2016 - Ajay Mittal

• The committee that that was constituted to revamp Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and submitted its report on 26 April 2016 was headed by - Shyam Benegal

• Headed of the Parliamentary Standing Committee whose report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 was tabled in Parliament on 26 April 2016 - JC Divakar Reddy


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