DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. NORTH EAST-ASEAN BUSINESS SUMMIT KICKS OFF IN IMPHAL
i. The first-ever North East-ASEAN Business Summit started in Imphal, Manipur.
ii. The main focus was to promote road connectivity, trade and tourism.
iii. The Summit aims at attracting investment from both domestic and foreign firms to the North-Eastern states to increase productivity and generate employment in the region.
2. IRANI UNVEILS BRONZE BUST OF ARYABHATTA AT UNESCO HEADQUARTERS
i. A bronze bust of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta has been unveiled at the UNESCO Headquarters.
ii. The bust is sculpted by renowned Indian sculptor Ram Sutar.
iii. Sutar was recently awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contribution to the world of art.
3. GUJRAT CM ANANDIBEN PATEL LAUNCHES 'MAA ANNAPURNA YOJNA'
i. Gujarat chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched the state level National Food Security Act renamed as Maa Annapurna Yojna by the state government.
ii. Under the Maa Annapurna Yojna people will get rice at Rs 3 per Kg and wheat at Rs 2 per Kg.
iii. only 11 states had implemented the National Food Security Act.
4. CP GURNANI APPOINTED AS NASSCOM CHAIRMAN
i. CP Gurnan is appointed as the new Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies for 2016-17.
ii. He would focus on programmes aimed at making India a digital.
iii. The National Association of Software and Services Companies is a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry.
iv. It was Established in 1988 as a non-profit organization.
5. SIGURDUR INGI JOHANNSSON NAMED AS NEW PM OF ICELAND
i. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson has been named as the new Prime Minister.
ii. He will replace Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson former Pm of Iceland.
iii. Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down as PM in the wake of the leaked Panama Papers.
6. MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH'S STATUE TO BE INSTALLED IN FRANCE
i. A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh will be installed in France's Saint-Tropez town on 2016.
ii. The town is the birth place of Maharaja’s Army General Jean-Francois Allard.
iii. The Indian embassy in France will also hold an exhibition on the life of the king.
iv. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the founder of the Sikh Empire in 19th century.