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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1.      UN, IMF, WORLD BANK AND OECD FORMED PLATFORM FOR COLLABORATION ON TAX
i. Four international organization joined hands to form the Platform for collaboration in Tax Matters.
ii. The Platform has been set up to boost global cooperation in tax matters.
iii. It is announced after the release of the "Panama Papers"   leakage.
iv. The organizations are:
a.       The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
b.      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
c.       The United Nations (UN)
d.      The World Bank Group (WBG)
e.       V.It is formed to develop the measures relating to international tax issues.

2. UNION GOVERNMENT MERGED RAJIV GANDHI KHEL ABHIYAAN WITH KHELO INDIA
i. The Union Government has merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan with the Khelo India programme for development of sports.
ii. The other two sport projects such as Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme and National Sports Talent Search have also been absorbed under Khelo India.
iii. Khelo India is based on Gujarat's model of Khel Mahakumbh, in which schools and colleges from different parts of the country participate.

3. UNION GOVERNMENT RENAMED DEPARTMENT OF DISINVESTMENT AS DIPAM
i. Union Government has renamed the Department of Disinvestment as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.
ii. The decision is taken for proper management of Union government’s investments in equity including its disinvestment in central public sector undertakings
iii. The new scheme will advise government in the matters of financial restructuring of central public sector enterprises and for attracting investment through capital markets.

4. RBL BANK BECAME FIRST PRIVATE SECTOR BANK TO OPEN DEDICATED BRANCH FOR START-UPS IN INDIA
i. The RBL Bank became the first private sector bank in India to open dedicated branch for start-ups.
ii. The dedicated branch was inaugurated at Koramangala, Bengaluru.
iii. Earlier SBI become first bank to started specific branches to serve the needs of start-ups in Bengaluru.

5. EUROPE BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST REGION TO END MALARIA A REPORT BY WHO
i. Europe has become the world’s first region to completely wipe out Malaria.
ii. A Particular region is declared Malaria free by WHO after it has zero locally acquired malaria cases for at least three consecutive years.

6. BCCI APPOINTED RAHUL JOHRI AS ITS CEO
i. Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed Rahul Johri as its Chief Executive Officer
ii. The creation of the post of the CEO was a change recommended by the three-member Lodha panel in its report in January 2016.

iii. The panel had stressed the need for the BCCI to separate its governance and management duties, with the CEO taking charge of the management side.

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