16 April 2016 Current Affairs

Australia Won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Australia on 16 April defeated India 4-0 in the final to win the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held in Ipoh, Malaysia. With this India settled at the second position and was followed by New Zealand (defending champion) at the third position. This was the 9th title for the Aussies at this tournament having last won it in 2014. Earlier, Australia had won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in 1983, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014. They also holds record of most titles win of this tournament.

WADA Revoked Accreditation of Moscow Antidoping Center

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 16 April revoked the accreditation of the Moscow Antidoping Center of Russia. The laboratory was suspended on 10 November 2015 amid allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics.

Indian Army Conducts Battle Exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ In Rajasthan

The Indian Army conducted major battle exercise named as ‘Shatrujeet’ in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan near to the border with Pakistan. The sole purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the capability of the Indian Army and fine tune its proactive war strategy to respond swiftly to any threat to nation’s security. The 2016 Shatrujeet battle exercise was steered by the Mathura based 1 Corps, one of the three principle strike corps of the Indian Army. It aimed to evaluate the capability of the Indian Army to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle environment. It was an operation-oriented exercise that focused on validating integrated battle theatre fighting concept.

Supernova Iron Found On Moon

“Scientists at Technical University of Munich (TUM) discovered the traces of isotopes of 60Fe (Iron) in samples from the moon which are similar to those were found on Earth’s ocean floor. This led them to believe that these isotopes are also from the same supernova explosion. Earlier, a unique iron isotope, 60Fe, was found in deep-sea crusts and ocean sediments from the Pacific Ocean. At present, the scientists detected the same kind of isotope 60Fe, with high concentrations on the moon as well. The scientists of TUM also made use of the samples of lunar material that was brought to Earth for the further study during the Apollo lunar missions 12, 15 and 16 between 1969 and 1972. These samples were studied using a high-sensitivity accelerator mass spectrometer in the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory.This study supports that the same supernova explosion sent the same stellar particles to Earth and our moon.”

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