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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 25 April – 30 April 2016

Apr 30, 2016 18:18 IST

Jagranosh.com brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the week covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

• National LED programme UJALA was launched by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on 30 April 2016 in -Madhya Pradesh 

• This is the first south Indian Metro Rail to inaugurate underground corridor on 30 April 2016- Namma Metro/Bangalore Metro

• These are the endangered asiatic species which were spotted in the nature reserve in northwest China's Gansu Province ant stood in news in the last week of April 2016 - Dholes, or Asiatic wild dogs.

• NABARD entered into collaboration with German government in April 2016 for a special programme -Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security

• Reliance Defence signed strategic partnership agreement with three state- owned firms of the Country on 29 April 2016-Ukranian

• She is a women’s rights activist who won the prestigious Mandela - Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 on 28 April 2016- Tabassum Adnan

• Indian Navy decommissioned two Indian Naval Ships in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 28 April 2016-Veer and Nipat   

• He was named as the India’s ambassador in Rio Olympics 2016 along with Salman Khan on 29 April 2016-Abhinav Bindra

• The Cricket ground that was decided by IPL team Mumbai Indians as their Home ground on 28 April 2016-Visakhapatnam

• She was born in Telangana and upon migration to UK in 1970, elected as Mayor of Lambeth city, South London on 27 April 2016-Dr Saleha Jaffer

• He was confirmed as 29th test cricket captain of New Zealand cricket Team on 28 April 2016- Kane Williamson

• The scientist of this country developed a new electronic paper that was in news in the last of April 2016 which has been heralded as world's first Graphene electronic paper – China

• He resigned from the post of head of the Tata Steel sports department on 28 April 2016 - Charles Borromeo

• Union government issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial breeding on 27 April 2016 with an exception to - Research or Defence purposes

• International Dance Day 2016 that is celebrated on 29 April 2016 was dedicated to maintaining an open doors policy in -Teaching Dance

• He smashed the fastest T20 century in just 21 deliveries in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D’or on 24 April 2016- Iraq Thomas

• New Zealand’s five-dollar note, featuring Sir Edmund Hillary and South Island’s Mount Cook, won the - IBNS Banknote of the Year Award for 2015

• The global information services company that launched a fraud detection mechanism named the Hunter Fraud Score is – Experian

• This state government on 28 April 2016 inaugurated 100 piped water supply projects for rural areas - Odisha

• Singapore’s DBS bank launched a mobile-only bank in India named – Digibank

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its second annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report, which was topped by – Russia

The rank of India in WADA’s second annual Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report released in April 2016 – 3rd

• The country that on 27 April 2016 announced that its Olympic athletes will wear uniforms that have been infused with insect repellent to keep mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus at bay - South Korea

• India on 28 April 2016 extended a Line of Credit (LoC) of 1 billion US dollars to this country during its Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren’s visit to New Delhi – Mongolia

• The Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 that bill seeks to amend - Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951

• Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from - Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala and West Bengal

• Former state minister and senior Congress leader who passed away after a prolonged illness, on 29 April 2016 - Satyendra Pathak

• A Joint Committee of Parliament observed that personal ornaments beyond a prescribed limit should not be treated as - Excluded Assets

• A women's rights activist from Swat valley of Pakistan, who became the recipient of the Nelson Mandela Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 in Bogota, Colombia - Tabassum Adnan

• The Parliament of this country approved Europe's strictest asylum laws permitting the government to declare a state of emergency if migrant numbers suddenly rise – Australia

• Indian academician who was on 28 April 2016 appointed to the United Nations' 12-member University Council- Radha Kumar

• Senior IPS officer appointed as the Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force on 28 April 2016- Surender Kumar Bhagat

• India’s seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System that was launched by ISRO on 28 April 2016 - IRNSS 1G

• The theme of the 2016 World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed across the world on 28 April 2016 is - Workplace Stress: a collective challenge

• Renowned artist who on 27 April 2016 won the Gold Medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship titled The magical world of sand 2016- Sudarsan Pattnaik

• Union Cabinet on 27 April 2016 approved to enhance investment by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in- Bharat Oman Refineries Limited

• Union Government decided to extend the ceasefire with NSCN (R) for a further period of one year on 27 April 2016 with effect from- 28 April 2016

• Kerala cartoonist who passed away on 27 April 2016 and was known for creating legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly- V T Thomas

• The athlete who, at the first stage of the World Cup in Shanghai, equalled Ki Bo-Bae's world record of 686/720 in the women's recurve event is - Deepika Kumari

• Japan's Olympic organisers unveiled the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The logos are designed by - Asao Tokolo

• The Chinese human rights activist and founder of Laogai Research Foundation who died on 26 April 2016 is – Harry Wu

• State that on 27 April 2016 approved five percent interest subvention to flood-hit traders with effect from 1 April 2016 - Jammu and Kashmir

• Person who was re-elected as the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile on 27 April 2016 for the second consecutive time - Lobsang Sangey

• State Government that on 27 April 2016 decided to increase the punishment for chain snatching up to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of 25000 rupees – Maharashtra

• Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist champion who announced his retirement on 26 April 2016 - Felix Sanchez

• Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on 27 April 2016 announced appointment of a former cricketer as chief selector of the Sri Lankan Cricket team - Sanath Jayasuriya

• Haryana’s political party that merged itself with Indian National Congress - Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal)

• Country which decided to close a detention centre used by Australia for asylum seekers - Papua New Guinea

• Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Papua New Guinea on 27 April 2016 on cooperation in the fields of -Healthcare and Medical Science

• The Union Cabinet approved to bring this agricultural product under the purview of imposing stock holding limits on dealers by the state governments on 27 April 2016- Sugar

• NITI Aayog launched Urban Management Programme with the help of this country to build capacities in State Governments and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)  - Singapore

• 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

• Theme of the World Intellectual Property Day 2016 that was on 26 April 2016 observed across the world- Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

• This badminton player became the first non-cricketer to be included in the Legends Club of Cricket Club of India founded by late Jagmohan Dalmiya –  Nandu Natekar

• The founder of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front who passed away on 26 April 2016 is - Amanullah Khan

• The Oil refining company that got green nod for its 694-crore rupees LPG project at Haldia Dock Complex in West Bengal on 25 April 2016- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)

• The former prime minister of Thailand who died on 23 April 2016 in Bangkok- Banharn Silpa-archa

• The Cabinet of this country approved a law with provision to impeach Supreme Court judges if allegation of misconduct or incapacity is proved on 25 April 2015- Bangladesh

• Indian origin wrestler who is set to represent Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016- Vinod Kumar Dahiya

• The Leicester City’s footballer who became the first African footballer to win the Professional Footballers Association’s Player of the Year award for the 2015–16 season is - Riyad Mahrez

• The footballer who won the Football Players’ Association of India (FPAI) Indian Player of the Year award is - Jeje Lalpekhlua

• The country that will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships is – India

• India's first online interactive portal on the cultural heritage of the country launched by the Union Government is – Sahapedia

• Bill passed by Lok Sabha on 25 April 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana- Region Biotechnology Authority Bill, 2016

• Renowned Freedom fighter who died on 25 April 2016 and was famously known as Didi of tribal Dang district- Poornima Arvind Pakvasa

• The Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Lok Sabha on 25 April 2016 seeks to amend - Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925

• Name of the 11th Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise that commenced on 25 April 2016 in Mongolia and will culminate on 8 May 2016 - Nomadic Elephant – 2016

• Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Madhya Pradesh and Sun Pharma on 25 April 2016 entered into an agreement for Research and innovation in -  Preventive health

• Union Sports Ministry on 25 April 2016 decided to provide one lakh rupees per month as out of pocket allowance to the sports persons under - Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme

• The western Odisha town that continued to remain the hottest place in the State – Titlagarh

• Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the State government is seeking a loan of 5000 crore rupees from the World Bank for implementing - Water conservation to changing crop patter

• The country that unveiled the Vision 2030 to diversify its economy with an aim to reduce its dependence on oil – Saudi Arabia

• The theme of the World Malaria Day 2016 that was observed on 25 April 2016 is - End Malaria For Good

• India’s first online interactive heritage portal that was launched in New Delhi by the Union government is named as - Sahapedia

• Indian shooter who on 25 April 2016 won the silver medal in the Men’s Skeet event of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio De Janerio - Mairaj Ahmed Khan

• India cancelled the visa given to a leading Chinese dissident leader to participate in a conference in Dharamsala, after China's objection over it - Dolkun Isa

• The 25-year-old Indian rower who on 25 April 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics after winning a silver in the finals of men's single sculls at the 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju in South Korea - Dattu Bhokanal

• Andhra Pradesh interim Secretariat complex that was inaugurated on 25 April 2016 at Velagapudi village in capital region Amaravati is named as - AP Government Transitional Headquarters

• Bollywood actor who was named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - Salman Khan

• The Sub Committee that was constituted to interact with the trade and industry on the imposition of Central Excise Duty on jewellery will be headed by - Former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri

• The Ecuadorian government declared eight days of national mourning as the death toll from the massive earthquake that hit the South American country a week ago raised to – 654

• The Six day Army Commanders Conference that will appraise current and emerging strategic security scenario and modernization among others began in – New Delhi

• World number five and top seed Spaniard who on 24 April 2016 defeated two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open of tennis - Rafael Nadal

• French pair who on 24 April 2016 won women’s doubles final of the Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament by defeating Indo-Swiss pair is - Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic

• The German tennis player who on 24 April 2016 won women’s singles title at the Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament - Angelique Kerber

• Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso named the former Finance Minister as the Prime Minister - Clement Mouamba

• World Immunization Week 2016 started across the globe between 24 April and 30 April 2016 with campaign - Close the immunization gap

• The Indian Wrestler who on 24 April 2016 secured an Olympic quota place for India in the men's 57kg freestyle category - Sandeep Tomar

• An initiative in which the people of Kozhikode, Kerala are silently funding to feed anyone who is hungry for free, with utmost dignity- Operation Sulaimani

• India’s indigenously built Missile Corvette along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, is participated in the 22nd Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) from 19-27 Apr 16 in the Andaman Sea- INS Karmuk

• The actor that won the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award for the year 2016 in the Best Actor category (Critic’s Choice) is - Manoj Bajpayee

• The doubles tennis players who won the 2015 Barcelona Open Men’s Doubles tennis title are - Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

• The country that defeated China to win the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is – Russia

• The American natives saw a full moon on 22 April 2016. The moon is also called as – the Pink Moon

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