Current Affairs India - 25 April 2016

1. The Central government has approved an interest rate of 8.7% on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for 2015-16 compared to 8.75% in 2014-15, as per announced by the Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today. Finance Minister has also approved the proposal.


2. Bhupendra Kainthola, an Indian Information Service (IIS) officer of 1989 batch, has been appointed as the new Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), based in Pune. He is currently working as Director of  Doordarshan and will replace replace Prashant Pathrabe.


3. Cadbury India, part of Mondelez International, has inaugurated its USD 190 million factory in Sri City SEZ, on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh which is the largest plant of the company in Asia Pacific region. This plant will have an initial capacity of about 60,000 tonnes per year, which will be increased to 250,000 tonnes by 2020.


4. Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the movie Aligarh. The actor will receive the award in the best actor category of Critics Choice. In the movie 'Aligarh' directed by Hansal Mehta, Manoj Bajpayee has played a role of Professor 'Ramchandra Siras'. 


5. Bollywood actress Radhika Apte won the best actress in an international narrative feature honour at this year-s Tribeca Film Festival for her performance in anthology film -Madly-. The 30-year-old actress starred in -Clean Shaven-, which is a segment of -Madly-. Madly is a mixture of six short stories, directed by different directors.


6. Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan won the silver medal in the Men-s Skeet event of the ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Rio De Janerio. With this, Mairaj gave India its first skeet medal at a World Cup.Earlier in the year, he became India's first ever skeet shooter to win an Olympic quota place after finishing at sixth place in last year's ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Italy.


7. India will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships in Jaipur, as announced by the Judo Federation of India in a press release in New Delhi today. With this, it will be the first time that Commonwealth Judo Championships will be held in India. India will also play host to the 10th Asian Cadet Judo Championships & 17th Asian Junior Judo Championships from September 6th to 12th in Kerala.