Current Affairs International - 28 April 2016

1. The World Intellectual Property Day was observed on 26th April across the world to increase our understanding of the role intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) have in promoting creativity. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated 26 April as the annual World Intellectual Property Day in 2000. The theme of 2016 was -Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined-.


2. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed on 28th April across the world by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to promote occupational safety, health and decent work. The theme of 2016 was 'Workplace Stress: a collective challenge".


3. The Tibetan government-in-exile has re-elected Lobsang Sangey as the Prime Minister for a second consecutive term today. He defeated his only rival - Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament Pempa Tsering by 9,012 votes.


4. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) due to excessive government interference which means it has violated Article 2.9 of the ICC's Articles of Association, which prohibits government interference and requires free and fair elections.


5. Leicester City club footballer Riyad Mahrez became the first-ever African to bag the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award after scoring 17 goals and making 11 assists in 34 games which positioned his club in the top of the English Premier League. Sunderland striker Beth Mead won 'Women's Young Player of the Year' and Dele Alli of MK Dons won 'Young Player of the Year' award.


6. Former PM of Thailand Banharn Silpa-archa passed away this week. He was 83. He served as Thailand's prime minister in 1995-96 during which he made made his home province of Suphanburi, one of the nation's most developed regions.


7. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Amanullah Khan passed away at a Rawalpindi hospital. He was 82. He was also the co-founder of the Kashmir Independent Committee in 1963. He was elected secretary general of the JK Plebiscite Front (PF) in 1965 and co-founded the JK National Liberation Front (NLF) with Maqbool Bhat.