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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 April 2016

Apr 18, 2016 18:16 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.

 • International Day for Monuments and Sites traditionally called World Heritage Day was observed across the world on 18 April 2016 with theme - ‘The Heritage of Sport’

• Indian Railway used drones for the first time to inspect the ongoing work on the project on 17 April 2016 - Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project.

• Name of the major exercise carried on by Mathura-based Strike 1 corps is in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the Army to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle environment – Shatrujeet

• The first Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of 52.698 points is - Dipa Karmakar

• The tennis player who won the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters title is - Rafael Nadal

• The country that won the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held in Ipoh, Malaysia is – Australia

• He was appointed as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on 17 Aril 2016 - PC Thakur

• The veteran Sri Lankan spinner, who retired from T20 and One Day International cricket on 17 April 2016 but continue to play in Test matches - Rangana Herath

• The 1982-batch IPS officer who was appointed as the first female Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat - Geeta Johri

• The driver of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who opened a bank account at the age of 116 years and is considered to be the oldest human alive is - Colonel Nizamuddin

• World's largest wooden Charkha or spinning wheel is proposed to be installed at - Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

• The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, on 16 April 2016 approved its first set of loans valued at 811 million US dollars for four BRICS countries namely Brazil, India, China and South Africa to create - 2370 MW of renewable energy capacity

• The theme of the 2016 World Haemophilia Day that was observed globally on 17 April 2016 is - Treatment for all is the vision of all

• He won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai International Circuit on 17 April 2016 - Nico Rosberg

• He was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mozambique 0n 15 April 2016 - Rudra Gaurav Shresth

• The name of the supercomputer unveiled by Sikkim Governor on 17 April 2016 at the National Institute of Technology, Sikkim - Param Kanchenjunga

• The Delhi government on 14 April 2016 issued a ban of one year over the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including - "gutkha, pan masala, khaini and zarda", in the national capital

• The co-founder of Hero Cycles group who passed away on 14 April 2016 is - Satyanand Munjal

• The traces of Isotopes of Supernova that were discovered on Moon as per publication in Physics Review Letters journal on 13 April 2016 - 60Fe Iron Isotope

• India, Afghanistan and Iran on 11 April 2016 finalized draft of the Chabahar Trilateral Agreement on - Transport and Transit Corridors


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