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29th April, 2016
Importants Days

28 April observed as World Day for Safety and
Health at Work
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed globally on
28 April 2016 with the theme Workplace Stress: a collective challenge.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrates World Day for
Safety and Health to raise awareness of safety in the workplace.
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention
of occupational accidents and diseases globally.
It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international
attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and
creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of
work-related deaths and injuries.

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The 28 April is also the International Commemoration Day for Dead
and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union
movement since 1996. Its purpose is to honour the memory of victims
of occupational accidents and diseases.

29th April, 2016
Books and Authors

Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged
Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee
The book titled Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounter authored
by Kishlay Bhattacharjee was in news in the last week of April 2016.
The book came into news as Biju Janata Dal leader Tathagata Satpathy on 26
April 2016 demanded revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special
Powers Act (AFSPA) in the north-eastern region. He stated that the book,
which is on India’s north-eastern region, serves as an eye-opener.
The book contains the author’s conversations with an anonymous army
officer. It narrates the staged encounters in India's northeast and explains how
awards and citations are linked to a body count.
The book mentions that the officers need a definite number of points to get a
citation and earn their ranks and awards. Under this pressure, the army units
bid to purchase a person to be killed from the mafia.

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Blood on my Hands also contains an essay by Bhattacharjee and a postscript
that analyses the hidden policy of extra-judicial killings and how it threatens
India's democracy.

29th April, 2016

Union Cabinet approved to enhance Investment
by BPCL in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited
On 27 April 2016 the Union Cabinet approved to enhance investment
by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Bharat Oman
Refineries Limited (BORL).
The investment amount could be enhanced upto a maximum of Rs
3,000 crore by way of subscription of convertible warrants and convert
it into equity shares issued by BORL.

BORL is planning for capacity expansion in BORL's refinery in Madhya

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It will enhance the availability of petroleum products in the Northern
and Central parts of the country, will help in industrial development of
Madhya Pradesh and substantial increase in employment and tax
earnings in the State.

29th April, 2016
Science & Tech.

ISRO launched seventh navigational satellite
On 28 April 2016 Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched India’s
seventh navigation satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
(IRNSS 1G) into a Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO) on-board
The satellite was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of the Satish
Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, which is situated 90 kms from Chennai.
With this launch, India successfully joined the elite group of countries that have
their own navigation system technology to cater to the mammoth navigational
The satellite with a design life span of 12 years has two payloads for
navigation and ranging.

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By using the IRNSS as a platform, the Government of India is planning to
launch its own Global Navigational Satellite Services, GINS (Global Indian
Navigation Satellite) system. It is similar to the Global Positioning System
(GPS) of the USA.

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