DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. FORBES RELEASED ASIA’S 50 POWER BUSINESSWOMEN 2016 LIST
i. Forbes magazine released Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2016 list.
ii. The list includes name of eight Indian women business leaders.
iii. The is topped by Reliance Industries Director Nita Ambani followed by State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya in Forbes’ Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016 list.
2. GOVT. INAUGURATES 'NAMMA TOILET' IN DELHI UNDER SWACHH BHARAT MISSION
i. To promote the Swachh Bharat Mission Union Urban development Minister Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 'Namma Toilet' in Delhi.
ii. It is started to achieve central government's target to establish over 2.5 lakh public toilets by 2nd October 2017.
iii. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is contributing in a major way to ensure hygiene and cleanliness to all in the country, public toilets are being built across the country.
3. UNION GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTES B B TANDON COMMITTEE TO MONITOR GOVERNMENT ADVERTISEMENTS
i. The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a Committee to set guidelines for government advertisements.
ii. The committee will be headed by the former Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon.
iii. Senior TV journalist Rajat Sharma and ad-man Piyush Pandey will be the other two members of the committee.
iv. Supreme Court had barred publication of photos of leaders in government advertisements except those of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.
v. SC had also directed the Union Government to constitute a three-member committee to regulate the issue of public advertisements.
4. HP LAUNCHED WORLD'S THINNEST LAPTOP
i. American multinational information technology company HP Inc has launched world thinnest laptop.
ii. The laptop is having 10.4 mm thickness.
iii. It is the world’s thinnest laptop and has a battery life of up to nine and a half hours.
5. SNAPDEAL LAUNCHES DONATION PROGRAM ‘SUNSHINE’
i. Snapdeal has partnered with 9 non governmental organisations to start Snapdeal Sunshine, a programme.
ii. The programme is started where users can make donations to causes under education, health, sports, women empowerment, disaster relief and old age care.
iii. These organisations include Magic Bus, Teach For India and HelpAge India, Akshaya Patra, Care India, which will provide required products for ongoing projects.
iv. The products will be sent to the partner after the donation is accepted, and donors will be able to track the progress on Snapdeal.
6. FIFA RELEASED COCA-COLA WORLD RANKINGS 2016
i. Federation Internationale de Football Association released the April 2016 edition of the FIFA or Coca-Cola World Ranking.
ii. Argentina team ranked number one replacing the Belgium team to second position.
iii. India ranked at 162nd in FIFA rankings.
7. BOOK LAUNCHED BY ARVIND KEJRIWAL CO-AUTHORED BY IMRAN HASHMI
i. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched the book "The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer" in New Delhi.
ii. The book is written by Bilal Siddiqi and Emraan Hashmi.
iii. The book is about the story of Emraan’s life about his family’s horrific struggle as his 6 year-old son Ayaan battled his way through cancer.
v. The book is about hope to all cancer patients who loses hope, his or her body starts to give up.