Current Affairs International - 29-30 April 2016

1. The Day of Remembrance for Chemical Warfare Victims was observed on 29th April across the world in order to raise awareness about ill effect of chemical weapons. The day was first observed on 29th April 1997 when the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force.


2. The International Jazz Day 2016 was observed across the world on 30th April 2016 to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.


3. New Zealand's $5 note won the 2015 Bank Note of the Year award, awarded by the International Bank Note Society (IBNS), a group of currency enthusiasts. The note, with advanced security features, is in orange-brown colour with mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary on the front and a penguin on the back.


4. Trinidad batsman Iraq Thomas scored a century in 21 balls during a match organised by Tobago Cricket Association. With this, he surpassed West Indian batsman Chris Gayle's earlier record of a century in 30 balls.