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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 13 April 2016

Apr 13, 2016 19:08 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.

•    The Maharashtra cadre IPS officer appointed as the Director General (DG) of Bureau of Police Research and Development is - Meeran C Borwankar

•    The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principal approval to the first payments bank license to - Airtel M Commerce Services

•    The Indian golfer honoured as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March 2016 is - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia

•    The poet selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 for her autobiography titled ‘Chitt-Chete’, written in Dogri language, is - Padma Sachdev

•    He announced retirement to International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health on 12 April 2016 - James Taylor

•    He was conferred with the Hridaynath Award 2016 by the Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai on 12 April 2016 - Viswanathan Anand

•    Under this Programme India and Germany signed an Implementation agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation on 13 April 2016 - Namami Gange Programme

•    Union Cabinet approved India to become a formal member of the network to strengthen ties with the member countries to safeguard the trans-boundary wildlife on 13 April 2016 - South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

•    Union Cabinet on 13 April 2016 approved India to sign a MoU India and UAE on cooperation to prevent and combat - Human Trafficking

•    Haryana Government on 12 April 2016 decided to rename Gurgaon and Mewat as - Gurugram and Nuh respectively

•    First company in India to implement the Union Health Ministry’s Cigarettes Packaging Amendment Rules, 2014, that calls for display of health warnings in 85 percent of the area on tobacco products is - Golden Tobacco Ltd.

•    International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on 12 April 2016 to commemorate Soviet Cosmonaut’s journey into outer space - Yuri Gagarin

•    To enable both militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies, India and the US on 12 April 2016 agreed in principle to conclude - Logistics Exchange Agreement

•    Delhi Government on 11 April 2016 approved the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015 that focuses on - In-situ development for city’s urban poor

•    Election Commission on 12 April 2016 removed Rajeev Kumar from the post of Kolkata Police Commissioner and placed a person in his place - Soumen Mitra, ADG & IGP of the State CID

•    NRDC and Rainbow Agrilife India signed an agreement for commercializing plant based Formulation for Management of Mulberry Root Knot Disease called - NEMHARI


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