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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 5 April 2016

Apr 5, 2016 19:15 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The fastest train of India that flagged off on 5 April 2016 from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station is - Gatimaan Express

•    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review for the 2016-17 fiscal on 5 April 2016 cut key interest rates by - 25 basis points

•    He was presented with the Award for Excellence as part of National Geoscience Awards 2014 by the President Pranab Mukherjee - Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi

•    He was elevated as the managing director of Go Airlines (India) Ltd. - Wolfgang Prock-Schauer

•    On 1 April 2016, this city became the first in the country to operationalise special purpose vehicle to execute its smart city initiative - Bhubaneswar

•    This US-based firm agreed to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s majority shareholding in Mphasis Ltd. for over 7000 crore rupees - The Blackstone Group

•    The cricket team that topped the women team rankings in the recently released International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test, ODIs and T20 – Australia

•    The former cricketer on 4 April 2016 resigned from the position of head coach of Pakistan Cricket team - Waqar Younis

•    Delhi High Court in Joginder Singh vs State (NCT of Delhi) on 4 April 2016 held that keeping a criminal case pending for indefinite period amounts to violation of constitutional rights of the accused under this article - Article 21 (right to life)

•    The name of the air exercise into which Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate along with US, NATO and allied forces from 28 April to 13 May 2016 in Alaska – Red Flag Air exercise

•    The subsidiary of Vedanta Limited officially set the Guinness World Record for simultaneously planting 208751 saplings at a single location in less than an hour is - Talwandi Sabo Power Limited

•    The renowned jazz saxophonist who died on 2 April 2016 in New York, the USA is - Gato Barbieri

•    The country to launch world’s first mass dengue vaccination programme is - The Philippines

•    The private sector bank that launched an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN is - DCB Bank

•    Odisha government launched its first set of 100 English-medium schools in 14 districts under the aegis of - Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya

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