CURRENT AFFAIRS APRIL 2016

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Current
Affairs April 2016
1st April
2016
·   Name of Asia’s largest optical telescope
unveiled by PM Narendra Modi in Nainital – ARIES
· First indigenously developed sonar dome
of India was flagged off by – Defence Minister Manohar
  Parrikar
·  Who
has been appointed as PAC Chairperson of Telangana – J Geetha Reddy
·Which Minister has launched Phase I of
Green Delhi initiative – Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
·  Which
state assembly cleared amendments in Land Acquisition Act – Gujarat Assembly
· Which two countries signed MoU to
provide 150 boats & fishing equipment to Mullaithivu fishermen – India
& Sri Lanka
2nd April
2016
·        
Autism
Awareness Day was observed across the globe on – 2nd April 2016
·        
Babu
Bharadwaj passed away, he was a – Well-known writer and journalist
·        
What is the name of the Egyptian
author-journalist who is going to receive PEN Award – Ahmed Naji
·        
Union Government notifies which new
rules in 2016 – Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules
3rd April
2016
·        
Which
organization signed MoU to strengthen business ties with FICCI – AIBC
·        
Who
has won Silver at Asian/Oceania Qualifying event in China – Shiva Thapa
·        
Which
organization acquired UPI-based payments start-up PhonePe – Flipkart
4th April
2016
·        
PM Narendra Modi returns after visit of
which three Nation tour – Belgium, United States and Saudi Arabia
·        
Who
has won 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix – Nico Rosberg
·        
Which Two UN Agencies have released
Global Report on Urban Health – WHO & UN-Habitat
·        
Who
took oath as first woman Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir – Mehbooba Mufti
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5th April
2016
·        
Who
presented National Geoscience Awards 2014 – President Pranab Mukherjee
·        
Who says keeping a criminal caspending
is violation of Article 21 of Constitution – Delhi HC
·        
Which
fastest train of India flagged off – Gatimaan Express
·        
World
T20 men and women teams of the tournament announced by – ICC
·        
Who
is elevated as a new Managing Director of GoAir – Wolfgang Prock-Schauer
·        
India’s
first Aadhar enabled ATM launched by which bank – DCB Bank
6th April
2016
·        
First
Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 released by – RBI
·        
Using
a DNA Molecule who made the smallest diode – Researchers
·        
Eco-friendly
nanotechnology for water purification developed by – Indian scientists
·        
Which
country launched SJ-10 retrievable space science probe – China
·        
Myanmar
Parliament approved Bill to grant PM-like role to whom – Aung San Suu Kyi
·        
Which
state of India imposed complete ban on alcohol sales –  Bihar
7th April
2016
·        
Which
project Union Cabinet approved to implement – National Hydrology Project
·        
WHO
released Global Report on – Diabetes
·        
Who
is appointed as Chairman for NASSCOM for 2016-2017 – CP Gurnani
·        
Who
is named as Iceland Prime Minister – Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson
·        
Odisha
Government has launched which project – Adarsh Vidyalaya Project


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8th April
2016
·        
Which
day is celebrated on 8th April – International Roma Day
·        
In
which country 400-year-old Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ has been found –
Scotland
·        
Who took over as Chairman of Central
Administrative Tribunal – Justice (retd) Permod Kohli
·        
Asia’s
50 Power Businesswomen 2016 list released by – Forbes
·        
Who
has been approved by Vietnam Parliament as Prime Minister – Nguyen Xuan Phuc
·        
Which
actor of bollywood launched a book “The Kiss of Life” – Emraan Hashmi
9th April
2016
·        
Mother
Teresa conferred with which award posthumously in UK – Founders Award
·        
Which company successfully landed its
rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time – SpaceX
·        
In
which state North East-ASEAN Business Summit concluded – Imphal
·        
Which
two countries agreed to build a bridge across Red Sea – Saudi Arabia &
Egypt
·        
Coca-Cola
World Rankings 2016 released by – FIFA
10th April
2016
·        
Which state government appointed
two-member inquiry panel to probe into Jat quota stir – Haryana Government
·        
Sajibu
Cheiraoba celebrated with religious fervor in which state – Manipur
·        
Which
state became the first state to bring and pass a land title bill – Rajasthan
·        
Union
Government approved which project for Gurgaon – Metrino Pod Taxi
11 th April
2016
·        
Which Government announced to reserve 2
percent employment for meritorious sportspersons – Jharkhand Government
·        
In which country UN-backed ceasefire
came into force – Yemen
·        
Who
won 2016 US Masters golf championship – Danny Willett
·        
Lamborghini
appointed whom as Head of India Operations – Sharad Agarwal
·        
In
which place of Kerala fire accident took place – Puttingal Temple


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12 th April
2016
·        
According to Wildlife Groups which
animal population has gone up worldwide: Tiger Population
·        
Union Government signed which player to
endorse ‘I Support Skill India’ campaign – Sachin Tendulkar
·        
Scientists
discovered way to forecast what – Earthquakes
·        
Chinese
researchers introduced what to develop all-weather solar cell – Graphene
·        
India
celebrates which day on 10 April 2016 – World Homoeopathy Day
·        
Indus
Towers appoints whom as CFO – Hemant Kumar Ruia
13 th April
2016
·        
Which company in India became first to
implement 85% pictorial health warnings – Golden Tobacco Ltd
·        
Who approved India to sign MoU with UAE
to prevent and combat of Human Trafficking – Union Cabinet
·        
Which
poet is selected for Saraswati Samman 2015 – Padma Sachdev
·        
Who
won Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March – Shiv Chawrasia
·        
Which
bank gave in-principle approval to Airtel payments bank – RBI
·        
Haryana
government renames Gurgaon as – Gurugram
14 th April
2016
·        
PM
Modi launched which campaign on Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary – Gram Uday
Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
·        
Who
took over Tapti gas field infrastructure to boost Daman gas Production – ONGC
·        
Which undersea ballistic missile
successfully test fired from INS Arihant – Nuclear-capable K-4
·        
Which
mission is launched by Maharashtra CM Fadnavis – Mission Drinking Water


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15 th April
2016
·        
Maritime
India Summit 2016 was inaugurated by – PM Narendra Modi
·        
Who
was appointed as new President of IGNCA Trust – Ram Bahadur Rai
·        
Who
was appointed as chairperson of National Monument Authority – Susmita Pande
·        
National
Agriculture Market portal eNAM was launched by – PM Narendra Modi
·        
India signed MoU with which country for
cooperation and mutual assistance in development of Ports – South Korea
16 th April
2016
·        
G20
Countries seek to crackdown on – Tax Havens & Terror
·        
Which
state ranked 44th among world’s 50 Future-ready Cities – Delhi
·        
Which state government launched Bhimrao
Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows – Jharkhand Government
·        
Panagarh
airbase renamed after which former IAF chief – Arjan Singh
·        
What
is the name of the Malian photographer who died recently – Malick Sidibe
17 th April
2016
·        
Who
launched free WiFi service at Bhubaneswar Railway station – Google, RailTel
·        
Delhi
Government launches Phase 2 of which scheme – Odd-Even
·        
Who
revoked accreditation of Moscow Antidoping Center – WADA
·        
In
which state Indian Army conducted Shatrujeet battle exercise – Rajasthan
18 th April
2016
·        
Who
became first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics – Dipa Karmakar
·        
Which three countries finalize draft of
Chabahar Trilateral Agreement on Transport and Transit Corridors – India,
Afghanistan and Iran
·        
Which
country won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament – Australia
·        
Which New Development Bank approves
first loans for renewable energy projects – The BRICS
·        
Who
won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix – Nico Rosberg


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19 th April
2016
·        
Name of two players who won Laureus
World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year award – Novak Djokovic, Serena
Williams
·        
Which bank group is going to Invest 2.5
Billion US Dollars in Education Projects benefiting Adolescent Girls – World
Bank Group
·        
Union
Government released Commemorative Coin and Circulation Coin on – Tatya Tope
·        
In
which country the 13th Islamic Summit Conference concluded – Istanbul
·        
Who
is appointed as Pakistan chief selector – Inzamam-ul-Haq
·        
Maharashtra
to use which to check spurious liquor – Hologram Technique
20 th April
2016
·        
Author of “The Making of India: The
Untold Story of British Enterprises” – Kartar Lalvani
·        
Name of Chinese professor who was
honoured with George Grierson prize for promoting Hindi – Ge Fuping
·        
Rank
of India in World Press Freedom Index is – 133rd
·        
Which two companies signed agreement to
install energy storage project in Haryana – Panasonic and US-based AES
·        
From India who was promoted as
International Umpire by International Hockey Federation – Durga Thakur
21 st April
2016
·        
Union Government merged which Abhiyan
with Khelo India – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyaan
·        
UN,
IMF, World Bank and OECD formed Platform for Collaboration on – Tax
·        
Which bank became first private sector
bank to open dedicated branch for Start-ups in India – RBL Bank
·        
Between which two countries Union
Cabinet approved MoU on Technical Cooperation – India and Bhutan


22nd April
2016
·        
Who
inaugurated 10th Civil Services Day – PM Narendra Modi
·        
On 22 April 2016 which day is observed
across the world – International Mother Earth Day
·        
According
to WHO which country has became world’s first region to end malaria –
Europe
·        
Union
Commerce Ministry launches what for Start-Ups – Twitter Seva
·        
ISRO
Scientists made what to keep soldiers warm in Siachen – Silica Aerogel
·        
BCCI
appointed whom as its CEO – Rahul Johri
23rd April
2016
·        
Who
nominated 6 eminent members to Rajya Sabha – President Pranab Mukherjee
·        
175
nations sign which historic agreement on Earth Day – Paris Climate Agreement
·        
Who
is appointed as FTII Director – Bhupendra Kainthola
·        
Which
company became first Indian company to join EP100 campaign – Mahindra
·        
India
ratified Trade Facilitation Agreement of – WTO
·        
Who
released list of 100 most influential people in the world – Time Magazine
·        
Which
Hollywood movie director died – Guy Hamilton
·        
Uttarakhand
High Court quashed imposition of which rule in the State – President’ Rule
·        
Who
is elected as Chadian President for the fifth time – Idriss Deby
·        
Which
anti-slavery activist become first African-American to appear on US paper
currency – Harriet Tubman India’s which first online interactive heritage
portal has been launched – Sahapedia
·        
Union
Government notifies new rules to revamp which act – SC/ST Act
24 th April
2016
·        
By
which year Union Government constituted panel to double farmers’ income – 2022
·        
Which
country successfully tested its first stealth fighter X-2 jet – Japan
·        
Which bollywood actress won best actress
award for ‘Madly’ at Tribeca Film Fest 2016 – Radhika Apte
·        
Which two countries launch $1 Trillion
Potential Solar Programme under ISA – India, France
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25th April
2016
·        
World
Malaria Day 2016 observed with what theme – End Malaria For Good
·        
Which
tennis player won 2016 Barcelona Open – Rafael Nadal
·        
Andhra
Pradesh CM inaugurated interim Secretariat complex in – Amaravat
·        
Full
Pink Moon seen across the skies of which country – North America
·        
World Immunization Week 2016 organised
which campaign – Close the immunization gap
26 th April
2016
·        
Union
Government to provide 1 lakh Rupees per month to – Rio-bound Athletes
·        
On
26 April 2016 which day is observed globally – World Intellectual Property Day
·        
Union Government constitutes which
committee for doubling farmers’ income by 2022 – Ashok Dalwai Committee
·        
Which
two player named FPAI Player of the Year – Mohun Bagan, Jeje Lalpekhlua
·        
Which
country will host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships – India
·        
Banharn Silpa-archa who died recently
was the former Prime Minister of which country – Thailand
·        
In which state BPCL got environmental
clearance for 694 crore rupees LPG project – West Bengal
27 th April
2016
·        
Who
is re-elected as PM of Tibetan Government-in-exile – Lobsang Sangey
·        
Union
Government makes what compulsory in all mobiles – Panic Button, GPS
·        
Fire
destroyed Delhi’s National Museum of – Natural History
·        
Who
suggests fine/jail for Celebrities of Misleading Ads – Parliament Pane
·        
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According to Nomura, which country may surpass China in attracting FDI –India
·        
In
which state of India Heart of Asia conference begins – New Delhi
·        
Who became first non-cricketer to become
a member of CCI’s Legend Club – Nandu Natekar
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         28 th April
2016
·        
ISRO’s
which seventh navigational satellite has been launched – IRNSS 1G
·        
Which player equals world record in
recurve event at Archery World Cup – Deepika Kumari
·        
On 28 April 2016 which day is observed
globally – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
·        
Union Cabinet approved Investment
enhancement by BPCL in – Bharat Oman Refineries Limited
·        
Who
recalled as Sri Lanka’s cricket chief selector – Sanath Jayasurya
·        
Which
country has successfully launched Kunpeng-1B Sounding Rocket – China
·        
Which Aayog launched urban management
programme for capacity building of states and urban local bodies – NITI Aayog
·        
What
is the name of the Kerala cartoonist who passed away recently – V T Thomas
29 th April
2016
·        
Which senior IPS officer has been
appointed as DG of Railways Protection Force – Surender Kumar Bhagat
·        
Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order
(Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by – Rajya Sabha
·        
Mobile
app e-voter for Kerala assembly polls was launched by – Election Commission
·        
Which
two Indian Naval Ships decommissioned – Veer, Nipat
·        
Who passed the Industries (Development
and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 – Rajya Sabha
·        
Which
player is confirmed as New Zealand test cricket captain – Kane Williamson
·        
Which
Chief Minister inaugurated 100 rural drinking water projects – Naveen Patnaik
30th April
2016
·        
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal
launched which scheme in Madhya Pradesh – UJALA Scheme
·        
World’s
first graphene electronic paper is developed by – China
·        
Which state government announced 10
percent reservation for EBCs in general category – Gujarat government
·        
Who
partners with Germany for food security initiative – NABARD


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