Current Affairs – April 2016

Current Affairs 2016 with Latest Current Affairs for preparation of IAS, UPSC, Banking, IBPS, Railways and other exams. Current Events April 2016 news summary on current events of national and international importance.

NABARD partners with Germany for food security initiative

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has entered into collaboration with German Government for a special programme on ‘Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security‘. The programme is part of the German government’s recently introduced special initiative ‘One World, No Hunger’ initiative. As part of the collaboration NABARD is anchoring two programmes Read More…

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China develops world’s first Graphene electronic paper

Chinese researchers have developed world’s first graphene electronic paper that will catapult the material to a new level. It was developed by The Guangzhou OED Technologies in partnership with a company in Chongqing Province of China. Key facts Graphene e-paper is more pliable and has more intensity as compared to traditional e-papers. It has high-light Read More…

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Gujarat Government to provide 10 % reservation to economically backward of higher castes

Gujarat Government has decided to provide 10 percent reservation for economically backward classes (EBCs) in general category. In this regard, state government is going to promulgate ordinance and will be applicable in government jobs as well as admission to the educational institutions from next academic year. This 10 percent reservation for EBCs in general category Read More…

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Former bureaucrat NK Singh selected for Japan’s highest civilian award

Former bureaucrat and parliamentarian Nand Kishore Singh has been selected for prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver’, Japan’s highest civilian award. He was chosen for this prestigious award for promoting economic, educational and cultural ties between India and Japan. He is among 91 foreign recipients to be honoured during the 2016 Spring Read More…

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Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority

IT major Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi has been appointed as head of the Odisha Skill Development Authority. He would report directly to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and has been given the rank of cabinet minister with a token monthly salary of Re 1. Bagchi was born in Patnagarh block of backward Bolangir district of Read More…

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Reliance Defence inks strategic partnership pact with 3 Ukrainian state firms

Reliance Infra-led Reliance Defence Ltd has signed a strategic partnership agreement with 3 Ukrainian state firms to collaborate on a range of military products. These three Ukrainian state-owned firms are Ukroboronprom, Spetstechno Exports and Antonov. Key facts The strategic collaboration will be for range of military products including transport aircraft, armoured vehicles, maritime gas turbines Read More…

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