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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PRIYADARSHINI CHATTERJEE CROWNED FBB MISS INDIA WORLD 2016
i. Delhi’s Priyadarshini Chatterjee was announced the winner of the FBB Femina Miss India World 2016 at the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in Mumbai.
ii. She was crowned the title by Aditi Arya former Femina Miss India 2015.
iii. She will now represent India at the Miss World 2016 pageant.
iv. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Sanjay Dutt and Sania Mirza among others.

2. PRIYANKA CHOPRA TO BE HONOURED WITH DADASAHEB PHALKE FILM FOUNDATION AWARD 2016
i. Priyanka Chopra to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for 2016 in best actress of the year category.
ii. She bagged the award for her performance in the bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani.
iii. She will be honoured with the best actress award on the 147th birth Anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke.
iv. Priyanka Chopra has also been awarded with Padma Shri in 2016.  

3. MOTHER TERESA HONOURED WITH FOUNDERS AWARD POSTHUMOUSLY IN UK
i. The Nobel Peace Prize awardee Mother Teresa now has been honoured with the UK's prestigious Founders Award this year.
ii. The award is given to recognize and reward exemplary achievements of people within the global Asian community.
iii. The award is given to recognize and reward exemplary achievement within the global Asian community in categories that include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport.
4. HARYANA GOVERNMENT APPOINTED TWO MEMBER INQUIRY PANEL TO PROBE INTO JAT QUOTA STIR
i. Haryana government constituted a two member Commission of Inquiry  headed by former Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice S N Jha.
ii. The commission is formed to probe conspiracy behind violent incidents during Jat agitation in February 2016.
iii. The commission has to submit its report within six months.
iv. The commission will inquire into facts relating to violence leading to loss of lives, damage to properties during the agitation in Haryana.

5. FIRE ACCIDENT AT PUTTINGAL TEMPLE IN KERALA 110 PEOPLE DIED
i. At least 110 people were charred to death in a fire accident at Puttingal Devi temple during a festival at Paravur in Kollam district of Kerala.
ii. Nearly 380 persons got injured were admitted to various hospitals.
iii. The tragedy occurred around 3.30 am during display of fireworks at the temple complex.
     Chief Minister of kerala : Oommen Chandy.

6. KHADIJA ISMAYILOVA TO RECEIVE UNESCO/GUILLERMO CANO WORLD PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE 2016
i. Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan was chosen for the UNESCO or Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016.
ii. The Prize will be awarded during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2016 in Finland.

iii. UNESCO /Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize was started to honour a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and  promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA TOPED IN CREDIT SUISSE EMERGING CONSUMERS SCORECARD 2016
i. Indian consumers remain most optimistic about their current and future finances and relatively lower inflation expectations.
 ii. The report is released in Credit Suisse Emerging Consumer Scorecard 2016.
iii. India topped in the scoreboard followed by China and Saudi Arabia.
iv. The survey covered nine countries - Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico South Africa and Turkey.

2. CENTRE GOVERNMENT RELEASED RS.12, 230 CRORE TO STATES FOR MGNREGA
i. The Ministry of Rural Development has released a share of Rs. 12,230 crore to the states.
ii. The fund will be used for implementation of projects under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
ii. The will also be used to release pending wage liability of the States for the previous Financial Year 2015-16.
Union Minister for Rural Development: Birender Singh

3. UNION HRD MINISTER LAUNCHED ISBN PORTAL
i. The Union Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani has launched a portal for registration and allotment of International Standard Book Number at a function held in New Delhi.
ii. The portal has been created to enable publishers as well as the authors to register for ISBN online.
iii. ISBN gives an identity to a book and will enhance information abot authors and publishers.
iv. The ministry will also launched the mobile app to reach out to more publishers and authors across the country.

4. TEXTILES MINISTER INAUGURATES APPAREL AND GARMENT MAKING UNIT IN TRIPURA
i. The Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the Apparel and Garment Making unit in Bodhjungnagar  in Agartala .
ii. The Apparel Units in the North East are a significant step towards the Make in India Initiative of the Government.
Chief Minister of Tripura: Shri. Manik Sarkar.

5. UMA BHARTI INAUGURATES WATER FILMS FESTIVAL
i. The Union Minister for water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has inaugurated the Water Film Festival in New Delhi.
ii. xThe water film festival is launched  as a part of the India Water Week celebrations
iii. The film festival is organized by the Water and Power Consultancy Services.
v. The theme of the India Water week is “Water for all: Striving together.

7. AIRTEL BUYS AIRCEL’S 4G SPECTRUM FOR RS 3,500 CRORE
i. Bharti Airtel  acquired 20 MHz spectrum in eight circles from Aircel for Rs 3,500 crore.
ii. Aircel had won the spectrum in a government auction upto September 20, 2030.


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