Current Affairs – April – 26 -India-Sri Lanka talks on Tricomalee port project:
PM to inaugurate longest bridge on May 24:
PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s longest Dhola-Sadiya Bridge which is 9.15 kilometre long bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam on May 24. The bridge will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
AIIMS Becomes India’s First Public Hospital For Eye Tumours:
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is India’s first public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumours.
The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time
India-Sri Lanka talks on Tricomalee port project:
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on negotiations over the development of the Trincomalee port.
Indian Oil Corporation depot has a large storage facility. New Delhi is also keen to develop the Kankesanthurai port as China is developing a port in Hambantota.
Banking & Business
Infosys opens center in Croatia:
IT services major Infosys announced its engineering footprint in Eastern Europe by opening its first delivery center (DC) in Karlovac, Croatia. The new facility will meet near-shoring requirements, support engineering clients worldwide as well as offer R&D services.
Appointments & Resigns
Ludhiana, Amritsar get new Commissioners:
Punjab government has ordered the transfer of 18 IPS officers and 11 PPS (Punjab Police Service) officers. The government appoints R. N. Dhoke as Ludhiana Commissioner. Sudhanshu S. Srivastava posted as Amritsar Commissioner.
Randolph Ailes – New Director of Secret Service:
The White House has named a retired Marine major general Randolph Ailes as the new Director of the Secret Service.
Ailes, who was in the Marine Corps for 35 years, has been the acting Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.
Usha Martin Ltd. removes chairman:
Prashant Jhawar has been removed as chairman of speciality steel wire-maker Usha Martin Ltd., with G.N. Bajpai, an independent director, being appointed as non-executive chairman.
Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping:
Russian Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her Beijing Olympic heptathlon bronze medal after failing a doping re-test after testing positive for steroids. Briton Kelly Sotherton, who finished fifth in the Beijing Games, to be awarded the bronze medal.
India wins 16 medals at US Open karate Championship:
India finished with a rich haul of 3 gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze medals at the US Open Karate Championship held in Las Vegas.
Shaifali Agarwal, Abhishek Sengupta won a gold medal, a silver medal in two different individual events. India also won a gold medal in the team event.
Historical Events of the Day
April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day:
World Intellectual Property Day is observed internationally on 26th April organised by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The aim is to learn about Intellectual Property Rights, encouraging innovation and creativity.
Theme of 2017: “Innovation – Improving Lives”.
Author of philosophical classic novel dies:
Robert M. Pirsig whose philosophical novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic and a cultural touchstone, has died at age 88. The best-selling book was published in 1974.