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Major News and Events of 28 April 2016

What Happened on 28 April 2016

ISRO successfully launches seventh navigation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully developed India’s own navigation system with the launch of IRNSS-1G, the last satellite in the series of seven navigation satellites. Carried by PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C33, IRNSS-1G lifted off from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 12:50 p.m. With a mission life of 12 years, IRNSS-1G was successfully placed in orbit by PSLV-C33, 20 minutes after the lift-off.  

Major fire at a commercial building in South Mumbai; no casualty reported so far

A major fire broke out at a commercial building in south Mumbai on Thursday morning. The fire was reported at around 10 AM from the second floor of Harish Chambers, located near the Naval dockyard in Fort area of south Mumbai.

Eight fire engines have been pressed into service and the entire building has been evacuated. A medical insurance firm has its office on the floor where the fire occurred. No one is trapped inside the building and no causalities have been reported so far.

No 'havans or pujas' in Bihar between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The rising count of fire incidents in different parts of Bihar has prompted the state’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to order officials to issue an advisory to people not to perform a havan or puja between 9:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. rather observe the same before 9:00 a.m. The CM has also instructed the Power Secretary to change loose electricity wire from different areas as an attempt to avoid fire accidents.

SC hearing on Joint pre-medical exam for 2016-17 session today

Today, Supreme Court will be hearing a petition that was filed yesterday, seeking a direction to put the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on hold, this year. On 11 April 2016, Supreme Court had recalled its 2013 judgment of quashing NEET and making it feasible for the Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct a common entrance examination for all dental, undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

Phase 2 of Bihar Panchayat Polls begins from today

Out of a ten-phase panchayat elections in Bihar, the second one starts from today. The polls are being conducted to elect 27,514 posts of the three-tier rural administrative structure. Unlike the first phase of polls, the second phase hasn’t encountered any reports of violence during the initial hour. Around 12,719 polling stations have been set up with deployment of 3,742 patrolling magistrates. 

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