29 April 2016 – Daily Current Affairs Capsule PDF Download

///29 April 2016 – Daily Current Affairs Capsule PDF Download

National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 29 April 2016

ExamPariksha publishes day to day current affairs covering relevant fact based daily news to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section. Usually examiners ask GA or current GK questions in personal interviews and exams focussing on recent events to check how informed you are. Here is a sincere attempt to cover all important topics for such scenarios from today’s current news.

>> The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the last and 7th navigation satellite IRNSS-1G successfully from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota station.

  • With this, India’s Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be known to the world as NAVIC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the occasion.
  • Now India is among the only five nations that have their own navigation system. Others are : China(Beidou), USA(GPS), Russia(GLONASS), EU(Galileo).
  • NAVIC will offer services like terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management, navigation aide for hikers and travellers, visual and voice navigation for drivers.

>>  The Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide 400 hectares of barren land at Central State Farm (CSF), Jaitsar in Rajasthan for setting up of more than 200 mw solar power plant.

>> The Parliament passed two bills to repeal 1,053 obsolete laws. The Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill 2015 that seeks to repeal 758 old appropriation acts and The Repealing and Amending (Third) Bill 2015 to repeal 295 enactments and amend certain others.

>> The government has banned the import of dogs for breeding or any other commercial activity. The import of dogs is however allowed for defence and police forces, research by R&D organisations, and people getting pet dogs with relevant documents in the importer’s name.

>> The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in the field of Healthcare and Medical Science. It will strengthen bilateral ties between India and Papua New Guinea.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 29 April 2016

Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked from current affairs in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.

>> Laser walls have been made operational along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab to check the porous riverine and treacherous terrain and to keep an effective vigilance against intruders and terrorists crossing over.

>> Mongolia conferred its highest civilian honour “North Star” on two Indian scholars, Lokesh Chandra and Mansura Haider, for contribution to Mongolian studies. While Lokesh Chandra is the President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mansura Haider is a former Dean at AMU’s history department.

>> Renowned Indian Padma Shri awardee, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won a Gold medal in International sand art championship held in Russia. He made “Mahatma Gandhi sculpture for non-violence and peace” in the contest.

>> Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft, orbiting Saturn and its moons since 2004, has confirmed presence of a huge sea on Saturn’s moon Titan composed mostly of pure liquid methane.

Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Updates – 29 April 2016

The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy.

>> The Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the Insurance Authority of United Arab Emirates. It provides for enhanced cooperation in insurance supervision by providing a framework for channels of communication.

>> The US Federal Reserve left their key interest rate unchanged at 0.25-0.50%. The central bank’s said the labor market had improved further despite a recent economic slowdown and that it was keeping a close eye on inflation.

>> The Union Cabinet approved state-owned Bharat Petroleum’s (BPCL) plan to invest ₹3,000 crore in its joint venture Bharat Oman Refineries (BORL) for capacity expansion in the BORL’s refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

>> The Bank of Japan has kept the negative interest rates on the current accounts held by financial institutions at the central bank unchanged at (-)0.1%. Further, the bank also postponed the time frame for reaching a 2% inflation target to the next fiscal.

29 April 2016 – Current Affairs Updates Sports News Today

The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.

>> Garima Chaudhary won the Gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championship in the 63 kg weight category at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.  

Obituaries

>> Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas, popularly known as “Toms” has passed away at age of 86 years.He was famous for his legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

>> Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu has passed away at 79. He fought forced labor in China for 35 years.

We hope this compilation was useful for going through today’s important current events. Please share your comments with us. Have a Good Day!

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