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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 12 April 2016

Apr 12, 2016 19:14 IST

Jagranosh.com brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the day covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

•    India will take part in a special meeting of the OECD in Paris on 13 April 2016 to firm up cooperation between countries in the wake of - 'Panama Papers' leak

•    3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on the Tiger Conservation was inaugurated on 12 April 2016 in - New Delhi

•    US President Barack Obama on 12 April 2016 designated a new national monument in Washington to honour the women's equality movement in America and across the globe is - Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

•    The time given by the Supreme Court on 12 April 2016 to the Union Finance Ministry and Indian Banks Association's to give response on the defaulted loans issue- Two weeks

•    BCCI on 12 April 2016 informed the Bombay High Court that only this type of water will be used to prepare the venues for cricket matches for domestic IPL tournament - Treated sewage water

•    The Taliban on 12 April 2016 said that it has launched its annual spring military offensive in Afghanistan, titled - Omari Operation

•    The Supreme Court on 11 April 2016 said that gender justice is endangered by ban on entry of women of menstrual age group in - Sabarimala temple in Kerala

•    The 16-year-old Indian-American boy who invented a low-cost hearing aid to help those who cannot afford the expensive devices is - Mukund Venkatakrishnan

•    World Homoeopathy Day was observed on 10 April 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of - Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician

•    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) on 10 April 2016 announced that after a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations have increased by – 22 percent

•    The first Water Express train carrying five lakh liters of water reached this district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra hit by drought - Latur

•    Gujarat government on 12 April 2016 set up control rooms at headquarters in districts that are facing - Water scarcity

•    Tausif Monif was appointed the Global Operations President of - Lambda Therapeutic Research

•    The committee constituted to check violations of the Supreme Court guidelines with regard to content in government advertising is - B B Tandon Committee

•    Indus Towers, the country's largest telecom tower firm, appointed Hemant Kumar Ruia as its - Chief Financial Officer

•    The famous cricketer signed by the Union Government to endorse the I Support Skill India campaign is - Sachin Tendulkar

•    He was former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (retd) who was conferred the highest French civilian honour, Legion d Honneur on 12 April 2016- Joginder Jaswant Singh

•    He is an eminent south Indian filmstar who received Padma Vibhushan award on 12 April 2016 –Rajanikanth

•    India's top woman biker and the Lady of the Harley who died on 11 April 2016 in a road accident- Veenu Paliwal  

•    The Mail that issued a set of special postage stamps to mark the 400th death anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare on 12 April 2016- Royal Mail of British


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