DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PRESIDENT NOMINATES 6 EMINENT MEMBERS TO RAJYA SABHA
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has nominated of six eminent members to Rajya Sabha .
ii. The members are nominated as per the provisions of Article 80 of the Constitution.
iii. The nominated members are
a. Mary Kom: Legendary boxer and Olympic bronze medallist.
b. Narendra Jadhav: He is renowned economist.
c. Suresh Gopi: He is Malayalam actor and had acted in over 200 films.
d. Swapan Dasgupta: He is journalist by profession.
e. Subramanian Swamy: He is BJP leader and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977, 1980 and 1988, and to the Rajya Sabha in 1974 and 1998.
f. Navjot Singh Sidhu: He is cricketer-turned-politician and former two time member of Lok Sabha.
2. 175 NATIONS INKED HISTORIC PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT ON EARTH DAY
i. 175 nations including India have inked the Paris Climate Agreement at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
ii. It is signed to curb global warming.
iii. The ceremony was hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of Earth Day on 22 April.
3. TIME MAGAZINE RELEASED LIST OF 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
i. Time Magazine released a list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
ii. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis player Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Flipkart, Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal have been named by Time magazine in its list.
iii. The most notable pioneers on the list are:
a. Aziz Ansari: He is an American actor and comedian.
b. Caitlyn Jenner: Caitlyn is an American television personality
c. Sunita Narain: She is an Indian environmentalist and political activist
The most notable titans on the list are:
a. Tim Cook: He is an American business executive and the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.
b. Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal: founders of Flipkart.
c. Sundar Pichai: He is an Indian American business executive. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc.
The most notable artists on the list are:
a. Kendrick Lamar: He is an American rapper from Compton, California.
b. Priyanka Chopra: She is an Indian actress, singer, producer and philanthropist.
The most notable leaders on the list are:
a. Kim Jong-un: He is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea.
b. Raghuram Rajan: 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
c. Hillary Clinton: She is an American politician
d. Barack Obama: He is an American 44th President of the United States
The most notable icons on the list are:
a. Nicki Minaj: She is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer and songwriter.
b. Sania Mirza: She is an Indian professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings.
c. Adele: She is an English singer and songwriter.
d. Leonardo DiCaprio: an American actor and film producer.
4. ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVIST HARRIET TUBMAN TO BECOME FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO APPEAR ON US PAPER CURRENCY
i. The U.S. Treasury Department announced that the image of an American abolitionist and anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman will appear on a new series of US $20 bills.
ii. Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American and the first woman in more than a century to appear on U.S. paper currency.
iii. Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.
5. UNION MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY LAUNCHED TWITTER SEVA
i. The Commerce and Industry Ministry launched a service named Twitter Seva.
ii. The service is launched to address issues and grievances of startups, exporters and importers, and other stakeholders.
iii. Queries on matters relating to Department of Commerce and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion will be answered through this service.