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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA TO GROW AT 7.5 % GROWTH RATE IN 2016–17 REPORT BY IMF
i. International Monetary Fund  has forecasted the India's growth at  7.5% in 2016-17. 
ii. It also forecasted India will overtake the China's GDP by more than 1%.
iii. The growth in India is increasing due to increased industrial activity.

2. INDIA, AND US 'AGREE IN PRINCIPLE' GREEMENT ON SHARING MILITARY LOGISTICS
i. India and the United States inked an in-principle logistics exchange agreement.
ii. The agreement is inked to enable the militarizes of both the countries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.
iii.US is going  to provide technology for making seaborne aircraft carriers and shared two new projects for making fighter jets in India to promote  ‘Make in India’ programme in defence.

3. INDIA RANKS 44TH IN 2016 GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY INDEX
i. The Global Connectivity Index report  is  released  in Shenzhen China.
ii. The list is topped by United States followed by Singapore, sweden etc while  Indis is ranked  at 44th  place.
iii. The report is based on the progress of 50 nations in investment and deployment of Information and Communications Technology.

4. INDIA AND GERMANY SIGNED AGREEMENT ON NAMAMI GANGE PROGRAMME
i. Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and German International Cooperation inked  an agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation under the Namami Gange Programme in New Delhi.
ii. The project will Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy and Sustainable Environment-friendly Industrial Production.
iii. The country will help to clean Ganga.

6. HARYANA GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO RENAME GURGAON AND MEWAT
i. Haryana Government has decided to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.
ii. The decision to change the name of Gurgaon was taken as Gurgaon had been a centre of learning where the princes used to get education and known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya.
iv. Mewat is not a town,it is a geographical and cultural unit spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
v. The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town so they had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh.

7.  AISHWARYA RAI WON GLOBAL INDIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
i. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has won the ‘Global Indian of the Year’ award.
ii. She was honoured at NRI of the Year award function held in Mumbai.
iii. The NRI of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements of the Indian diaspora globally.
iv. Apart from her tennis player Sania Mirza has also honoured at the NRI of the year award 2016.

8. FORMER ARMY CHIEF GENERAL JJ SINGH CONFERRED HIGHEST FRENCH CIVILIAN HONOUR
i. Former Army Chief General Joginder Jaswant Singh has been conferred with the highest French civilian honour 'Officier de l Ordre national de la Legion d Honneur'.
ii. He is chosen for modernizing the Indian Army and initiating robust exchanges between the Indian and French armies.
iii. The Officier de l Ordre national de la Legion d Honneur' is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipients.

9. WOMAN BIKER VEENU PALIWAL DIED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT
i. Former Indian woman biker Veenu Paliwal has died in a road accident in Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh.
ii. The accident took place when she was on a national wide tour on her Harley Davidson.
iii. At the time of accident she was undertaking the trip from Kashmir to Kanyakumari with her fellow biker and companion Dipesh Tanwar.
v. Veenu Paliwal had recently been named as the Lady of the Harley 2016.

10. PADMA SACHDEV SELECTED FOR SARASWATI SAMMAN 2015
i. Author and poet Padma Sachdev has been selected for the Saraswati Samman for 2015
ii. She will be honoured for her autobiography titled Chitt-Chete, written in Dogri language.

ii. The book explains the personal trials and tribulations of the author with issues concerning society, nation and the world at large.

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