DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. NAURU BECOMES 189TH MEMBER OF IMF AND WORLD BANK
i. South Pacific island nation Nauru has become the 189th member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
ii. Nauru applied for membership in April 2014, after joining the United Nations in 1996 as the world’s smallest independent republic.
iii. Now it becomes the smallest member of the World Bank
iv. World bank and IMF also known as Bretton-Woods institutions
2. CABINET NOD TO ADOPT STATUTE OF SAWEN TO CHECK WILDLIFE CRIMES
i. Union Cabinet has given its approval for India adopting the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network known as SAWEN.
ii. SAWEN is formed with an objective of taking initiatives for bringing harmonization and standardization in laws and policies of member countries concerning conservation of wild fauna and flora
iii. It will also strengthen ties with the member countries in controlling the trans-boundary wildlife crime through communication, coordination, collaboration, capacity building and cooperation in the region.
3. SUSHILA KARKI BECAME THE FIRST FEMALE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NEPAL’S SUPREME COURT
i. Nepal has selected Justice Sushila Karki for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
ii. She will become 26th chief justice of the apex court and the first female CJ in Nepal’s history.
4. PM MODI LAUNCHED GRAM UDAY SE BHARAT UDAY ABHIYAN
i. PM Narendra Modi launched 'Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh.
ii. The Abhiyan is launched on the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar at his birthplace to strengthen Panchayati Raj in villages and ensure social harmony in villages.
iii. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan launched to promote rural development and foster farmers’ welfare and livelihoods to poor.
iv. National Panchayati Raj Day observed on 24th April 2016.
5. MARY KOM NAMED AIBA AMBASSADOR FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom has been as the named one of the eight ambassadors for the upcoming World Championships by the International Boxing Association.
ii. Mary Kom has won five World Championship gold medals.
iii. The will be Hosted by Canada on 28th March–4th April
6. PANAGARH AIRBASE RENAMED AFTER FORMER IAF CHIEF ARJAN SINGH
i. Panagarh Air Force Base of West Bengal was renamed as Air Force Station Arjan Singh.
ii. It is a rare honour to the nation’s oldest soldier Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh.
iii. Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh had led the Indian Air Force in the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
iv. He was the first Indian Air Chief to be elevated to the rank of Air Chief Marshal on 16 January 1966.
7. SUSMITA PANDE APPOINTED AS CHAIRPERSON OF NATIONAL MONUMENT AUTHORITY
i. Union Government appointed Susmita Pande as the chairperson of the National Monument Authority.
ii. She will replace Himanshu Prabha Ray.
iii. National Monuments Authority is responsible for the protection and preservation of monuments and sites.