Hi Aspirants, here are the important Daily Current Affairs Updates for 26 April 2016 useful for all competitive exams.
1. Countdown for launch of IRNSS-1G begins:
--> The countdown for the launch of seventh and final navigation satellite IRNSS-1G began on 26 April 2016 at 9:20 AM at Sriharikota.
--> The navigation satellite will be launched on 28 April 2016 on board India's versatile launch vehicle PSLV C33.
--> The IRNSS 1G will complete the number of fleets in space for India to establish its own reliable navigation satellite system.
--> As part of the navigation system, other six satellites have already begun functioning.
2. Five MPs takes oath as Rajya Sabha members:
--> New Rajya Sabha members including Mary Kom, Subramanian Swamy, Swapan Dasgupta, Narendra Jadhav and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa took oath on 26 April 2016 as the nominated member of the upper house.
--> Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari administered the oath of office to the members.
--> Former MP and cricket commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu, journalist Swapan Dasgupta, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi and economist Narendra Jadhav have also been nominated by the Prime Minister's Office for the Rajya Sabha membership.
3. Panic button must in mobile phones by next year:
--> From January 1 next year, all mobile phones sold in India will come with a panic button enabling users, especially women, to send out distress signals in case of an emergency.
--> No mobile handset will be sold in India without the facility of identifying the location through Satellite based GPS from January 2018.
4. Mairaj bags India's first silver at ISSF World Cup:
--> Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan made a successful start to his campaign at the ISSF World Cup by winning a silver medal in men's skeet event in Rio de Janeiro.
5. World Intellectual Property Day observed on 26 April 2016:
--> Every year World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is being observed on 26 April to highlight importance of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity.
-->The theme for 2016 is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined“.
6. India to host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships:
--> India is going to host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
--> It was announced by the Judo Federation of India (JFI).
7. Mohun Bagan and Jeje Lalpekhlua named FPAI Player of the Year:
--> Professional football club Mohun Bagan and India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua on 25 April 2016 won the Football Players’ Association of India (FPAI) Indian Player of the Year award at its annual awards function held in Mumbai.