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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 April 2016

Apr 8, 2016 19:01 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.

•    He was a journalist and was the author of the book titled ‘A State in Denial Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusade’ – BG Verghese

•    25 Ministries/Departments of Union Government signed a MoU on this initiative that is aimed at technology development covering all engineering disciplines - IMPacting Research INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT)

•    The CIC directed the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee to make public the non-confidential bio-safety information on this GM mustard variety – DMH11

•    He took over as the Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal - Justice (retd) Permod Kohli

•    He was the founder of the Sikh Empire in India and whose statue will be stalled in France – Maharaja Ranjit Singh

•    The name of the 400-year-old book containing 36 plays written by William Shakespeare was found at the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, off the western coast of Scotland – First Folio

•    She is the founder of VLCC Healthcare Ltd and was named as one of the 50 businesswomen of Asia according to Forbes – Vandana Luthra

•    His name was approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam for the post of Prime Minister – Nguyen Xuan Phuc

•    He was an American country music legend who died on 6 April 2016 in California – Merle Haggard

•    ITC Limited renewed 40-years partnership with this American hotel group in April 2016 – Starwoods Hotels and Resorts

•    This bollywood actor authored a book titled The Kiss of Life which was launched by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in April 2016 – Emraan Hashmi

•    He was appointed by the logistics firm Gojavas as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 7 April 2016 – Amitabh Coomar

•    NASA astronomers discovered the supermassive black hole weighing 17 suns in this galaxy – NGC 1600

•    He is the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and was sworn-in as the President of Kosovo on 7 April 2016 – Hashim Thaci

•    Future Group in the first week of April 2016 acquired Rocket Internet’s online furniture platform for 20 crores rupees – FabFurnish


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