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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. WORLD HEALTH DAY OBSERVED ON 7TH APRIL
i. World Health Day is observed on 7TH April across the world.
ii. The day is observed to promote knowledge and awareness about human health.
iii. The theme of the day is “Beat Diabetes”

2. INDIA WINS 2016 ASIAN NATIONS CUP CHESS TOURNAMENT
i. Indian men have won the 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament by defeating Vietnam by 3-1 in Abu Dhabi.
ii. Indian men won it for the 3rd time earlier they had won it in Iran (2005) and in Kolkata (2009)
iii. In the women’s category it was won by China.

3. FOUNDATION STONE LAID FOR FIRST HORTICULTURE UNIVERSITY IN HARYANA
i. Union Agriculture and farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of Haryana State University of Horticultural Sciences at Karnal in Haryana.
ii. The horticultural university will help to support the gap between teaching, research and extension activities in the state.
iii. The university will also act as a skill development centre to manage the larger demand for trained manpower in the production, post harvest and processing industries.

4. UNION CABINET GAVE EX-FACTO APPROVAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION
i. The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension.
ii. It will increase the pension for the pensioners/family pensioners of Defence Forces.
iii. The benefit will be given with effect from 1 July 2014.

5. MADHUKAR GUPTA COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED TO SUGGEST WAYS TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY ALONG INDO-PAK BORDER
i. The Union Government constituted a high-level committee to suggest ways to strengthen the border protection along the border with Pakistan.
ii. It will also address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan border.

6. MEMORIAL FOR ABDUL KALAM TO BE OPENED AT DILLI HAAT
i. Delhi government is going to build a memorial for late President APJ Abdul Kalam at Dilli Haat in south Delhi.
ii. This memorial will include the notes, books, clothes and other personal items of the former president.
iii. It will be opened to the public on July 27  on the  death anniversary of A.P.J  Abdul kalam.
iii. . Bharat Ratna Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, generally known as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
iv. He  was the 11th President of India.

7. AADHAAR ENROLLMENTS CROSSED THE MARK OF 100 CR.
i. Over 100 crore people now have an Aadhaar number.
ii. According to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad it will give boost to government’s initiative of bringing a systematic change in the way services.
iii. Through the aadhaar card government is giving direct subsidies and benefits to the public.
iii. The Unique Identification Authority of India  had generated 100 crore Aadhaar numbers in five-and half years since the first Aadhaar was issued in 2010.

8. WORLD’S FIRST PUBLIC DENGUE VACCINATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN PHILIPPINES
i. The world’s first public dengue vaccination programme was launched in the Philippines.
ii. The vaccine is named as  Dengvaxia.
iii Philippines had the highest dengue incidence from 2013 to 2015 .
iv. Dengvaxia is developed by the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi .


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