Current Affairs : 29 April 2016

Govt plans to keep 1% of highways project cost for road safety

  • Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said government plans to make it mandatory to set aside one per cent of total cost of any highway project for road safety.

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J&K Cabinet approves 5% interest subsidy for flood-hit traders

  • Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) govt. has approved 5% interest subvention to flood-hit traders with effect from 1st April this year.

Kerala cartoonist VT Thomas passes away

  • Renowned Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away in Kottayam, Kerala.
  • He was popularly known as Toms and had created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

    India successfully launches seventh navigation satellite

    • India has successfully put into orbit its seventh and final navigation satellite( IRNSS-1G) with its own rocket PSLV C 33.

    Sudarsan Pattnaik bags gold medal at Sculpture Championship in Moscow 

    •   Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik (39-year) has won the gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship at Russia

    Allan Donald appointed Australia’s bowling coach

    • South Africa's great bowler Allan Donald has been appointed as bowling coach of Australia cricket team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, while Stuart Law will mentor the batsmen.

    Kane Williamson named New Zealand’s captain in all three formats

    • New Zealand have appointed Kane Williamson as their captain in all three formats of the game.

    Sanath Jayasuriya Returns as Sri Lanka Cricket’s Chief Selector

    • Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been reappointed as the country’s chief selector, a little more than a year after he stepped down from the position.

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