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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 6 April 2016

Apr 6, 2016 19:08 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 great Indian Mathematician & Astronomer whose statue was unveiled at UNESCO headquarters on 6 Aril 2016 - Aryabhatta

•    China on 6 April 2016 successfully launched a bullet-shaped retrievable scientific research satellite - SJ-10 (Shijian-10)

•    The Hollywood actress and screenwriter who died on 6 April 2016 - Barbara Turner

•    He will head the high-level committee constituted by the Union Government on 5 April 2016 to suggest ways to strengthen the border protection along the Indo-Pak border – Madhukar Gupta

•    He resigned as the Prime Minister of Iceland on 5 April 2016 after his name was revealed in the Panama Papers leak - Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson

•    Legislation that was approved by US Senate to provide for greater legal protection to companies for their commercial secrets - Defend Trade Secrets Bill

•    Myanmar's (Burmese) Parliament in Naypyidaw on 5 April 2016 passed a bill that gives Aung San Suu Kyi the post of state counselor, which is similar to that of - Prime Minister

•    These three countries are greatest emergencies area wherein 125 million people are living in crisis according to a World Health Organization report - Syria, Yemen and Iraq

•    This tropical cyclone forced Fiji authorities to issue orders asking peoples to stay inside their homes - Cyclone Zena

•    In UK, Britain's Royal Mail launched a set of special postage stamps on 5 April 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the playwright - William Shakespeare

•    The Cabinet sub-committee on scarcity of this state declared 623 villages as scarcity affected - Gujarat

•    The electricity regulatory commission of this state approved an average hike of eight percent in power tariff – Madhya Pradesh

•    Union Minister of State for Textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the Apparel and Garment making Centre at District Industries Centre Complex in - Dimapur, Nagaland

•    Under the first Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17, the repo rate was reduced by 25 basis points to – 6.5 percent

•    The Union Ministry of Environment Forests And Climate Change on 5 April 2016 notified Solid Management Rules, 2016, which will replace - Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000

•    India’s expenditure on military in 2015 was 51.3 billion dollars, as per a study of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). This was - 3.1% of global spending

•    With 596 billion US dollars spending, this country stood as the biggest military spender in 2015 – The USA

•    The researchers of this university successfully managed to 3D print chemically active structures that could help in mitigating pollution – American University

•    The cricketer, who was part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Mumbai team of 1983-84 under Sunil Gavaskar, died on 4 April 2016 is - Ranjan Baindoor

•    The former Executive Director of the Nuclear Power Board who died on 5 April 2016 is - Myneni Hari Prasad Rao

•    The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016 was observed across the world on - 6 April 2016

•    The state that imposed a total ban on alcohol is - Bihar

•    Researchers from the University of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev developed - World's smallest diode

•    He was named as the captain of the men’s ICC World Twenty20 team of the tournament on 4 April 2016 -Virat Kohli

•    In a first, this Indian was appointed to Panasonic’s global executive council - Manish Sharma

•    Indian scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology which is basically a biopolymer, which uses a naturally occurring substance for water purification - Chitosan


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