29th April 2017 – Current Affairs Today

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National Current Affairs

Kempegowda festival in Delhi

  • The festival is organized by the Ndaprabhu Kempegowda foundation.
  • This foundation is working towards popularizing the legendary King and his works.

Asia’s largest church inaugurated in Nagaland 

  • It is the largest church building in Asia, the Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto.
  • It stands tall at 1864.9 m above the sea level and measures 23, 73,476 Sq.ft.
  • Its length is 203 feet breadth is 153 feet and height is 166 feet.

Australia to Import Indian Mangoes for first time

  • Indian mangoes will be imported to Australia for the first time after protocols were revised to allow the Asian-grown fruit into the local economy.
  • The fruit would be allowed into Australia as long as they were treated with irradiation before leaving India.

Haryana Ballabgarh is now Balramgarh

  • The name Ballabgarh is a corruption of Balramgarh (the fort of Balram).
  • Ballabhgarh is a town and a sub-district in Faridabad District of Haryana and is part of the National Capital Region (NCR).

India to host 18th World Road Meeting

  • The theme of World Road Meeting is ‘Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth’.
  • It will be held after every 4 years. The 17th World Road Meeting (WRM 2013) was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joint operational doctrine for army, navy, air force unveiled

  • A “joint doctrine” envisaging deeper operational synergies among the army, navy and air force was unveiled
  • The three defense services will now follow a unified approach to deal with all possible security challenges including conventional and proxy wars.

People in News

Shah Rukh Khan honored at San Francisco Film Festival

  • Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was honored with a tribute at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival(SFIFF) in USA

Mridul Gehlot elected as president of kabaddi federation

  • Mridul Gehlot and Dinesh Patel elected unanimously president and general secretary of Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) in Jaipur.

Awards

Kasinathuni Viswanath conferred prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award

  • Renowned film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award – India’s highest award in cinema.

Science & Technology

Portal and mobile app of RUSA

  • Total 17 RUSA projects were launched digitally in April 2017.

 

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