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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)
Daily Current Affairs of 15th April 2017
International Current Affairs
- India has cancelled the maritime talks with Pakistan, which were to be held during 16th to 19th April 2016 in New Delhi, over death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of spying.
- The talks were to be held to discuss issues related to fishermen and search and rescue operations.
- The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, which was dropped by the US in Afghanistan on Thursday, costs $16 million (₹103 crore) apiece.
- Only 20 MOABs, also known as 'Mother Of All Bombs', have been commissioned till date.
- The 21,600-pound bomb is 30 feet long and 40 inches in diameter and can only be dropped from specially modified cargo aircraft.
- Russia, Syria and Iran have called on the US to refrain from attacks similar to those in Syria, saying that such attacks have "serious effects not only for regional, but also global security".
- The countries said that US missile strike on Syria was an act of international aggression and that it violated principles of international law and the UN Charter.
- Nepal and China is all set to hold their 1st ever joint military exercise named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’.
- This 10 day long exercise will be held during 17th to 26th April 2017.
- This joint exercise will focus on combating terror and disaster management.
- Important Note : This is for the first time it is holding a joint exercise with China.
- Himachal Pradesh is celebrating 70th "Himachal Day" today.
- The hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948.
- Maharashtra is set to become the first state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters.
- The state branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI) will launch the drive on April 15, celebrated as Third Gender Day.
- Note : Maharashtra has over 10 lakh transgenders and only about 1,700 are registered voters.