Current Affairs of 27 April 2016

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs of 27 April 2016

1. Benegal panel submitted report on Censor Board functioning
1. The Shyam Benegal-headed committee constituted to revamp Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) submitted its report to Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.
2. committee has recommended that CBFC should only be a film certification body whose scope should be restricted to categorizing the suitability of the film to audience groups on the basis of age and maturity.

2. Gopal Subramanium appointed as amicus curiae to implement Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations
1. Supreme Court appointed senior advocate Gopal Subramanium as ‘amicus curiae’ and requested his assistance to explore how the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee could be implemented. 
2. The recommendations pertain to large-scale structural reforms that the BCCI has been resisting.
Further, he will examine the main matter in which the state associations argued that the implementation of several recommendations of the RM Lodha committee would violate their fundamental right under Article 19 (i)(c) of the Indian Constitution to form an association.

3. ICC suspended Cricket Association of Nepal
1. International Cricket Council (ICC) in its board meeting suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in view of government interference in the board.
2. The suspension would stay in place until such time as the CAN becomes free of government interference and is properly structured to begin exploiting the tremendous cricket talent and opportunities that exist in Nepal.

4. Naval Detachment Inaugurated at Androth Island of Lakshadweep
1. A Naval Detachment (NAVDET) was inaugurated at the Androth Island of Lakshadweep Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.
2. The Officer-In-Charge of the Detachment is Lt Cdr Angom B Singh who will function under the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island). 

5. Fire destroyed Delhi's National Museum of Natural History
1. A massive fire destroyed the National Museum of Natural History located in New Delhi. The cause of fire is still unknown though the fire spread because of museum specimens and the wood work holding them.
2. The building was relatively empty because of an ongoing renovation, and was evacuated shortly before first responders arrived. However, many of the museum’s exhibits have suffered irreparable damage.

6. Lobsang Sangey re-elected as PM of Tibetan Government-in-exile
1. The Tibetan government-in-exile has re-elected Lobsang Sangey (48) as the Prime Minister for a second consecutive term. The election result was announced by the Tibetan election officials in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala which is the headquarters of the government-in-exile. 
2. Sangey secured about 58 percent of the 58,740 votes cast. He defeated his only rival Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament by 9,012 votes. The 2016 general election was the second election since the Dalai Lama had stepped down as head of the government-in-exile in 2011 to focus on his role as the Tibetans’ spiritual leader. Tibetans living in exile in 40 countries had casted their votes for this election.

7. Union Railway Ministry to set up Rs 1 lakh crore Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh
1. The Union Railway Ministry has decided to create a 1 lakh crore rupees safety fund named Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh to strengthen safety measures on the rail network to prevent accidents. 
2. It was announced by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on Demands for Grants for Railways for 2016-17. In this regard Union Railway Ministry has forwarded a proposal to the Union Finance Ministry for approval.

8. Heart of Asia conference begins in New Delhi
1. The Heart of Asia (HoA) conference began in New Delhi with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. 
2. The conference was attended by officials of a number of countries and is likely to deliberate on a host of issues like combating challenge of extremism and terrorism.

9. Riyad Mahrez becomes first African footballer to win PFA Player of the Year
1. Riyad Mahrez (Algerian origin) became the first African footballer to win the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) Player of the Year award. 
2. He was presented the award for the 2015–16 season at the Professional Footballers’ Association awards ceremony organised in London. 
3. With this, Mahrez also became the second non-European, after Luis Suarez (Uruguayan striker) to win this prestigious award in the sport of Football.