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Thursday, April 21, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1.      UN, IMF, WORLD BANK AND OECD FORMED PLATFORM FOR COLLABORATION ON TAX
i. Four international organization joined hands to form the Platform for collaboration in Tax Matters.
ii. The Platform has been set up to boost global cooperation in tax matters.
iii. It is announced after the release of the "Panama Papers"   leakage.
iv. The organizations are:
a.       The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
b.      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
c.       The United Nations (UN)
d.      The World Bank Group (WBG)
e.       V.It is formed to develop the measures relating to international tax issues.

2. UNION GOVERNMENT MERGED RAJIV GANDHI KHEL ABHIYAAN WITH KHELO INDIA
i. The Union Government has merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan with the Khelo India programme for development of sports.
ii. The other two sport projects such as Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme and National Sports Talent Search have also been absorbed under Khelo India.
iii. Khelo India is based on Gujarat's model of Khel Mahakumbh, in which schools and colleges from different parts of the country participate.

3. UNION GOVERNMENT RENAMED DEPARTMENT OF DISINVESTMENT AS DIPAM
i. Union Government has renamed the Department of Disinvestment as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.
ii. The decision is taken for proper management of Union government’s investments in equity including its disinvestment in central public sector undertakings
iii. The new scheme will advise government in the matters of financial restructuring of central public sector enterprises and for attracting investment through capital markets.

4. RBL BANK BECAME FIRST PRIVATE SECTOR BANK TO OPEN DEDICATED BRANCH FOR START-UPS IN INDIA
i. The RBL Bank became the first private sector bank in India to open dedicated branch for start-ups.
ii. The dedicated branch was inaugurated at Koramangala, Bengaluru.
iii. Earlier SBI become first bank to started specific branches to serve the needs of start-ups in Bengaluru.

5. EUROPE BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST REGION TO END MALARIA A REPORT BY WHO
i. Europe has become the world’s first region to completely wipe out Malaria.
ii. A Particular region is declared Malaria free by WHO after it has zero locally acquired malaria cases for at least three consecutive years.

6. BCCI APPOINTED RAHUL JOHRI AS ITS CEO
i. Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed Rahul Johri as its Chief Executive Officer
ii. The creation of the post of the CEO was a change recommended by the three-member Lodha panel in its report in January 2016.

iii. The panel had stressed the need for the BCCI to separate its governance and management duties, with the CEO taking charge of the management side.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 APRIL 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 APRIL 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MANEKA GHANDHI LAUNCHED BETI BACHAO, BETI PADHAO SCHEME IN 61 MORE DISTRICTS
i. The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme extended to additional 61 districts across 11 States and UTs with low Child Sex Ratio.
ii. Last Year The scheme  was  launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
 iii. The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme is started to control the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio and issues related to disempowerment of women.

2. INDIA INKED MOU WITH MAURITIUS FOR COOPERATION IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND HOMOEOPATHY
i. India and Mauritius have inked an MoU on cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and Homoeopathy.
ii. It aims to promote and popularize the various Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH.
iv. The MoU will help to promote cooperation in the field of traditional system of health and medicine between the countries.

3. CULTURE & TOURISM MINISTER RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE AND CIRCULATION COIN ON TATYA TOPE
i. A memorial Coin of Rs. 200 and a Coin of Rs. 10 on Tatya Tope released by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma.
ii. The day is observed on the occasion   of his Martyr Day in New Delhi.
iii. He is one of the most outstanding leaders of India’s War of Independence.
iv. The coins are issued on the 200th Birth Anniversary of Tatya Tope.

4. FICCI LADIES ORGANISATION GOING TO SET UP CENTRES IN GUJARAT
i. FICCI Ladies Organization is going to set up two Mahila Huts in Gujarat.
ii. These centres will help in the upliftment of women belonging to all sections of the society by providing them education and training.
iii. FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
iv. It aims to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents,experiences, skills and energies across sectors.
iv. Two 'Mahila Hut' at Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat are planned to be opened.
Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organization: Roopa Patel

5 . 14TH MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF RUSSIA, INDIA AND CHINA HELD IN MOSCOW
i. The 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and of China was held in Moscow, Russian.
ii. The meeting is attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi.
iii. The Meeting aimed at the progress in strengthening the international legal framework underlying the modern world order and the neutralisation of common challenges.

6. NOVAK AND SERENA WILLIAMS BAGGED TOP HONOURS AT LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS
i. Tennis players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have grabbed 'Sportsman and sportswoman of the Year' Laureus World Sports Awards.
ii. American golf star Jordan Spieth, won the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ award.

iii. Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias of Brazil honoured with disabled sportsperson of the year award. 

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