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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 April 2016

Apr 21, 2016 19:26 IST

Jagranjosh.com Current Affairs Recap of 21 April 2016 provides the important current affairs like 2016 Pulitzer Prize, Renaming of Department of Disinvestment and World Malaria Report 2015 among others in bulleted form.

•    Union Government renamed the Department of Disinvestment on 20 April 2016 as -Department of Investment and Public Asset Management or DIPAM

•    She is a granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and was conferred Order of Arts and Letters honour of France on 20 April 2016 - Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee

•    The two countries that agreed to abide for peaceful negotiations to settle the problematic border issue and reach a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution on 20 April 2016- India and China

•    The Uttarakhand Police horse that died on 20 April 2016 after being injured during a protest in Dehradun- Shaktiman

•    The book that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama category is - Hamilton

•    The novel that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction category is - The Sympathizer

•    The news agency that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service is - Associated Press

•    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing the Paris Agreement adopted at - Conference of Parties-21

•    The centrally sponsored sports scheme merged with the Khelo India programme for development of sports is - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan

•    Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 20 April 2016 - Rahul Johri

•    All-rounder cricketer of Hong Kong who was suspended from Cricket for two-and-a-half years by ICC for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code - Irfan Ahmed

•    The Union Cabinet on 20 April 2016 gave its approval for signing a MoU with Bhutan on technical cooperation in the field of capacity building as furtherance of Article 2, 7 and 8 of - India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty, 2007

•    International organisations that on 19 April 2016 announced creation of platform for collaboration in Tax Matters to boost global cooperation in tax matters are - UN, IMF, World Bank and OECD

•    The number of villages of Saurashtra and Kutch region declared as partially scarcity-hit by the Gujarat government - 468

•    World Health Organization in its World Malaria Report 2015 said that a region has become the world’s first region to wipe out malaria with zero cases reported in 2015 - Europe

•    Signalling a major social change, women were permitted entry to the 'garbha griha' of this temple in Maharashtra - Trimbakeshwar temple

•    Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram indigenously manufactured the world's lightest synthetic material called - ‘silica aerogel’ or ‘blue air’ or ‘frozen smoke’

•    This bank on 19 April 2016 became the first private sector bank in India to open dedicated branch for start-ups - RBL Bank

•    Justice PK Mishra, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, was on 20 April 2016 appointed as the Lokayukta of this State - Goa


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