Hi Aspirants, here is the important Current Affairs updates for 25 April 2016.
1) India, Mongolia hold joint exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant’ to boost military cooperation:
--> The eleventh edition of India-Mongolia joint military training Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’ has commenced at Mongolia.
--> It seeks to promote military associations between India and Mongolia.
--> The first joint exercise was held in 2004 and since then it is annually held.
2) Mairaj Ahmed Khan wins silver medal at ISSF World Cup of shooting:
--> India’s Mairaj Ahmed Khan has won the silver medal in the men’s skeet event at ISSF World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
--> In the final, Mairaj lost gold medal to Sweden’s Marcus Svensson and the bronze medal was won by Tamarro Casandro of Italy.
3) World Malaria Day observed on 25 April:
--> World Malaria Day (WMD) is being observed annually on 25 April across the world to recognise the global efforts to control preventable vector borne disease malaria.
--> It also seeks to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for elimination and control of malaria.
--> The Theme of the day for 2016 is “End Malaria For Good”.
4) Rafael Nadal wins 2016 Barcelona Open:
--> Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal (World No 5) from Spain has won the 2016 Barcelona Open title of Tennis.
--> In the final match played at in Barcelona, Spain he defeated Kei Nishikori (World No 6) of Japan in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.
5) National Panchayati Raj Diwas observed on 24 April:
--> Every year April 24 is being observed as National Panchayati Raj (PR) Diwas across India.
--> It marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.
6) India’s first online interactive heritage portal Sahapedia launched:
--> The Union Government has launched India’s first online interactive heritage portal named Sahapedia was in New Delhi.
--> The web portal is a collaborative knowledge resource on the arts, culture and heritage of India.
7) World Book and Copyright Day 2016 observed across the world:
--> The World Book and Copyright Day was celebrated on 23 April 2016 across the world.
--> The events on this day are organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.