29 April 2017 Current Affairs

Kazakhstan Opens Honorary Consulate in Chennai

Kazakhstan has opened its honorary consulate in Chennai. The consulate will cover the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It will be headed by well known businessman Suraj Shantakumar. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kazakhstan. Chennai is the major industrial center of India, and is considered the automotive capital of the country.

Oscar Winning Director Jonathan Demme Died at 73

 The legendary film maker Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73. The Oscar Winning director passed away from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. He won the Best Director Oscar for 1991’s “Silence of the Lambs”. It is still the last film to win all  of the “Big 5” Academy Awards for Best Director, Best picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best screenplay. He followed that up with Best picture nominee Phila delphia in 1993.

 President conferred Jnanpith Award to poet Sankha Ghosh

 Sankha Ghosh, eminent Bengal Poet and literary critic was honoured with the 52nd Jnanpith Award on 27 April 2017 by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. The 85 year old poet was awarded with Sahitya Akademi in the year 1977. Ghosh was also honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011. Some of his famous works include Adim Lata Gul Momay, Murkho Baro, Samajik Noy.

 World Day for Safety and Health – April 28

 The World Day for Safety and Health at work was observed across the world on 28 April 2017. The Theme of the day “Optimize the collection and use of OSH data”. The World Day for Safety and Health is organised every year by International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safe, healthy and decent work. ILO has been observing the Day since 2003. Every day 6,300 people die at a result of occupational accidents or work related diseases which means that there are more than 2.3 million deaths per year.

 Union Government launches Test & Treat Policy for HIV patients

 Union Health Minister JP Nadda has launched the Test and Treat Policy for providing treatment to patients, who are suffering from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The government will provide Anti – Retro viral Therapy (ART) treatment to the patients free of cost. HIV destroys the CD4 T cells in the body that strengthen immunity in the human body.

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