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Daily Current Affairs 28th and 29th April, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28th and 29th April, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28th and 29th April, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 28th-29th April, 2024 Current affairs test.

 

International News

Pakistan PM Appoints Ishaq Dar as Deputy Prime Minister

  • Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan has named Ishaq Dar, the current Foreign Minister, as the Deputy Prime Minister.
  • This appointment is effective immediately, as announced by Samaa TV.

Iran Unveils New Kamikaze Drone, Resembling Russia’s Lancet

  • The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has unveiled a kamikaze drone similar to Russia’s Lancet.
  • The drone, which has not yet been named, is designed for precise strikes like those seen in the conflict in Ukraine.

Iraq Introduces Severe Anti-LGBT Law

  • The Iraqi parliament has passed severe legislation that makes same-sex relationships illegal, with punishments up to 15 years in prison.
  • This law, known as the Law on Combating Prostitution and Homosexuality, marks a worrying increase in the persecution of LGBT individuals.

China’s Influence in India’s Industrial Goods Market Grows

  • Over the past 15 years, India’s dependence on Chinese industrial goods has increased significantly, with imports from China rising from 21% to 30%.
  • This shift raises important economic and security issues, calling for a strategic review to ensure a diverse and robust supply chain.

Appointments News

Sunil Kumar Yadav Named Director at Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

  • Sunil Kumar Yadav, from the Indian Revenue Service, has been appointed as the Director of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Banking News

RBI Outlines Transition for Small Finance Banks to Universal Banks

  • The Reserve Bank of India has released detailed guidelines for Small Finance Banks that wish to become Universal Banks.
  • These guidelines specify eligibility and procedural steps necessary to ensure financial stability and efficiency in operations.

Hitachi Payment Services Rolls Out Upgradable ATMs

  • Hitachi Payment Services has introduced adaptable ATMs in India, which can be upgraded to Cash Recycling Machines.
  • These ATMs are part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and provide banks with flexibility and improved efficiency.

Business News

IREDA Achieves Navratna Status

  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has been awarded Navratna status by the government, elevating it among the top public sector enterprises in India.

Awards News

Gina Justus Wins Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award for MENA Region

  • Gina Justus, a teacher at the English High School for Girls in Sharjah, UAE, has received the Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award for the Middle East and North Africa region, recognizing her exceptional mentorship and charitable efforts.

Sports News

Indian Athletes Excel at U-20 Asian Athletics Championships

  • At the 21st U-20 Asian Athletics Championships 2024, Indian athlete Harshit Kumar won a gold medal in the Hammer throw, with a throw of 66.7 meters, continuing India’s success in the event.

Books and Authors News

Shane Watson Releases “The Winner’s Mindset”

  • Former cricketer Shane Watson has authored a book titled “The Winner’s Mindset,” which provides insights and strategies for overcoming fears and achieving success.
  • The book is framed as a self-help guide rather than a traditional autobiography.

Important Days

International Jazz Day Celebrations

  • International Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30th each year, promoting peace and unity through jazz.
  • This year, Tangier, Morocco hosted the global celebration, marking the first time an African city has done so.

International Dance Day Festivities

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  • Celebrated on April 29th annually, International Dance Day honors the art of dance worldwide.
  • It was established by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, UNESCO’s performing arts partner, to celebrate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a pioneer of modern ballet.
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