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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 20 April 2016

Apr 20, 2016 19:13 IST

Jagranjosh.com Current Affairs Recap of 20 April 2016 provides the important current affairs like 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Election of President and Prime Minister of Laos and Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana among others in bulleted form.

•    The rank of India among 180 countries in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was released on 20 April 2016 – 133

•    The country that topped the 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was released on 20 April 2016 - Finland

•    The British boxer who announced his retirement from the sport on 18 April 2016 - Nick Blackwell

•    England’s snooker great, who announced his retirement from the game on 17 April 2016 after 38-year career - Steve Davis

•    The Haryana Government notified its Affordable Plotted Housing Policy 2016 on 1 April 2016 for low and medium potential towns is also known as - Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna

•    The country that unveiled S-300 missile system parts at army parade on 17 April 2016 - Iran

•    Himachal High Court issued notices to the Union and state governments on 19 April 2016 on the issue of declaring this animal as vermin - Monkey

•    Bimlendra Jha in April 2016 was appointed as the CEO of - Tata Steel UK

•    AES India Private Limited signed an agreement with Panasonic India to construct a 10 MW energy storage project in - Jhajjar, Haryana

•    The Making of India: The untold story of British Enterprises that discusses the British rule and its role in creating a unified India is authored by - Kartar Lalvani

•    The tyre, tube and flap maker company that was acquired by JK Tyre and Industries Ltd is - Cavendish Industries

•    US President Barack Obama on 19 April 2016 nominated an Indian-American as country's next envoy to Chad - Geeta Pasi

•    The 106-carat diamond also known as Mountain of Light in Persian that came into news due to a hearing in Supreme Court of India - Kohinoor

•    Union Government on 19 April 2016 extended the Beti Bachao Beti Padho (BBBP) Scheme in additional 61 districts across - 11 States and Union Territories

•    The country that suspended "Business 20" an anti-corruption taskforce in 2016 after taking over the G20 presidency - China

•    The country that has planned to extend the state of emergency in place since November terrorist attacks for a further period of two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament - France

•    Laos's National Assembly appointed Communist Party chief as the country's new President - Bounnhang Vorachit

•    Laos's National Assembly appointed Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith as - Prime Minister of the country

•    The country that declared two days of national mourning for 208 people killed in cross-border cattle raids - Ethiopia


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