India Current Affairs : April 2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month April 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 April
  • Shiva Thapa won Silver at Asian/Oceania Qualifying event in China
  • Flipkart acquired UPI-based payments start-up PhonePe
  • Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, India’s first SPV on smart city, started operations
2 April
  • GoAir elevated Wolfgang Prock-Schauer as Managing Director
3 April
  • India's first Aadhaar enabled ATM launched by DCB Bank
  • Union Government notified Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • World's first White Tiger Safari inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh
  • Trimbakeshwar Temple Trust barred entry for all men & women
4 April 2016
• Keeping a criminal case pending is violation of Article 21 of Constitution: Delhi HC
• Blackstone inked agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to acquire 60% stake in Mphasis Limited
• Indian Manish Sharma appointed to Panasonic’s Global Executive Council
• Union Government released India Rankings 2016 under National Institutional Ranking Framework
• PM Modi concluded three-nation visit to Belgium, United States and Saudi Arabia
• Mehbooba Mufti took oath as first woman Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir
• Telangana ICT Policy Framework 2016 launched
• Bihar imposed complete ban on alcohol sales
• BHEL commissioned tiltable canal top solar plant in Andhra Pradesh
5 April 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Stand Up India Scheme
• Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Transnational Skill Standards
• India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express flagged off
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Geoscience Awards 2014
• RBI cut Repo Rate by 0.25% in first Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17
• Madhukar Gupta committee constituted to suggest ways to strengthen security along Indo-Pak border
• Myneni Hari Prasad Rao, Architect of Madras Atomic Power Station, died
• Union Government notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
• National Summit on Family Planning 2016 concluded in New Delhi
• Low cost and environment-friendly solar lighting device, Solar Jyoti, launched
• Odisha Government launched Adarsh Vidyalaya project
• Future Group acquired online furniture store FabFurnish for 20 crore rupees
6 April 2016
• Indian Air Force to participate in Red Flag exercise
• Union Cabinet approved to implement National Hydrology Project
• Union Cabinet approved Funding of exports to Iran through Export Development Fund of Exim Bank
• Union Cabinet gave ex-facto approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension
• Union Cabinet approved recommendations of 14th Finance Commission on fiscal deficit targets
• CCEA approved Andrew Yule proposal to convert Bank of Baroda’s loan into equity
• Union Cabinet allowed Oil PSUs to have independent crude import policy
• Indian men won Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament
• NASSCOM appointed CP Gurnani as Chairman for 2016-2017
• Lamborghini appointed Sharad Agarwal as Head of India Operations
7 April 2016
• Schemes to Distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh launched
• Justice (retd) Permod Kohli took over as Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal
• Hashim Thaci sworn-in as Kosovo's President
• ITC Limited renewed 40-year partnership with Starwood Hotels
• GoJavas appointed Amitabh Coomar as CEO
• Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016 passed
8 April 2016
• The Kiss of Life authored by Emraan Hashmi launched
• Union Government approved country’s first Metrino Pod Taxi project for Gurgaon
• Sajibu Cheiraoba celebrated with religious fervor in Manipur
• Haryana Government appointed two-member inquiry panel to probe into Jat quota stir
9 April 2016
• North East-ASEAN Business Summit concluded in Imphal
• Priyadarshini Chatterjee crowned FBB Miss India World 2016
• C Silvera, former Member of Parliament, died
10 April 2016
• Fire accident at Puttingal temple in Kerala: At least 110 people died
• Jharkhand Government announced to reserve 2 percent employment for meritorious sportspersons
11 April 2016
• Union Government exempted housing finance companies from XBRL filings
• Sachin Tendulkar to endorse I Support Skill India campaign
• B B Tandon Committee constituted to monitor government advertisements in accordance with SC directions
• Hemant Kumar Ruia appointed CFO of Indus Towers
12 April 2016
• Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won Global Indian of the Year 2016 award
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Awards 2016
• Delhi government launched PoochhO Carpool app to help people during odd-even scheme
• Kerala High Court banned noise-making fireworks at night in all places of worship
13 April 2016
• Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launched Mission Drinking Water
• Maharashtra Legislative Assembly approved Social Boycott Bill 2016
14 April 2016
• PM Modi launched Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan on Dr. Ambedkar's birth anniversary
• ONGC took over Tapti gas field infrastructure to boost Daman gas Production
• Union Government reconstituted IGNCA Trust; Ram Bahadur Rai appointed President
• Susmita Pande appointed as chairperson of National Monument Authority
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Maritime India Summit 2016
• Union Government notified SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Rules, 2016
• PM Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market
• Jharkhand Government launched Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows
• Hero Group co-founder Satyanand Munjal passed away
15 April 2016
• Geeta Johri appointed as first woman DGP of Gujarat
• Delhi government rolled out Phase 2 of odd-even scheme
16 April 2016
• Panagarh airbase renamed after former IAF chief Arjan Singh
17 April 2016
• Google, RailTel launched free WiFi service at Bhubaneswar Railway station
• Indian Railway used drone for the first time to inspect Dedicated Freight Corridor project
• Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics
• Supercomputer 'Param Kanchenjunga' unveiled at Sikkim NIT
18 April 2016
• Union Government merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyaan with Khelo India
• The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprises authored by Kartar Lalvani
• Union Government released Commemorative Coin and Circulation Coin on Tatya Tope
• JK Tyres acquired Cavendish Industries for 2200 crore rupees
• Panasonic and US-based AES inked agreement to install energy storage project in Haryana
• Report of Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy released
• Maharashtra government banned digging of bore wells beyond 200 ft
• Maharashtra to use hologram technique to check spurious liquor
• Union Government released report of Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy
• Operation Sulaimani to eradicate Poverty in Kozhikode District
19 April 2016
• RBL Bank became first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for Start-ups in India
• Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme extended to 61 more districts with low Child Sex Ratio
• President presented Hindi Sevi Samman Awards
• India's Durga Thakur promoted as International Umpire by International Hockey Federation
• Himachal High Court issued notice to Union and State on declaring Monkeys as Vermin
20 April 2016
• Union Government renamed Department of Disinvestment as DIPAM
• BCCI appointed Rahul Johri as its CEO
• Union Cabinet approved MoU on Technical Cooperation between India and Bhutan
• Union Government approved signing of the Paris Agreement for dealing with climate change
• Justice PK Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Goa
21 April 2016
• Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched Twitter Seva
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 10th Civil Services Day
• Uttarakhand High Court quashed imposition of President' Rule in the State
22 April 2016
• President nominated 6 eminent personalities to Rajya Sabha
• India ratified Trade Facilitation Agreement of WTO
• India signed Paris climate agreement along with other 174 nations at UN
• Mahindra became first Indian company to join EP100 campaign
• Union Government constituted panel to double farmers’ income by 2022
23 April 2016
• Union Government launched Sahapedia, India's first online interactive portal
24 April 2016
• India Pride Project (IPP): An Initiative to bring back India's lost artefacts
• Wrestler Sandeep Tomar qualified for Rio Olympics in 57-kg freestyle category
25 April 2016
• Lok Sabha passed Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
• Lok Sabha passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Union Government to provide 1 lakh Rupees per month to Rio-bound athletes
• Mohun Bagan and Jeje Lalpekhlua named FPAI Player of the Year
• India to host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships
• BPCL got environmental clearance for 694 crore rupees LPG project in West Bengal
• Madhya Pradesh, ICMR and Sun Pharma joined hands for research in preventive health
• Mairaj Ahmed Khan won first silver medal for Inida at shooting World Cup
• Andhra Pradesh CM inaugurated interim Secretariat complex in Amaravati
• Gopal Subramanium appointed as amicus curiae to implement Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations
• NABARD lent 1000 crore rupees to HSWC for wheat procurement
26 April 2016
• NABARD partners Germany for food security initiative
• Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee
• Union Tourism Ministry launched NOAPS web portal of National Monuments Authority
• Naval Detachment Inaugurated at Androth Island of Lakshadweep
• India may surpass China in attracting FDI: Nomura
• Shyam Benegal panel submitted report on Censor Board functioning
• Parliamentary panel headed Divakar Reddy suggested fine, jail for celebrities of misleading ads
• Heart of Asia conference began in New Delhi
• IIT scholar, K Ashok Kumar, won International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award
• Fire destroyed Delhi's National Museum of Natural History
27 April 2016
• Union Government banned import of dogs for commercial breeding
• Union Cabinet approved Investment enhancement by BPCL in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited
• NITI Aayog launched urban management programme for capacity building of states and urban local bodies
• Union Government allowed states to control stock limits on sugar to check price rise
• Kerala cartoonist VT Thomas passed away
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in health and medical science
• Maharashtra Government rose jail term up to 5 yrs for chain snatchers
• J&K Cabinet approved 5% interest subsidy for flood-hit traders
28 April 2016
• Gujarat government announced 10 percent reservation for EBCs in general category
• ISRO’s seventh navigational satellite IRNSS 1G launched
• Indian Navy decommissioned Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat
• Rajya Sabha passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
• Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat appointed as DG of Railways Protection Force
• Indian academician Radha Kumar appointed to United Nations' University Council
• Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 100 rural drinking water projects
• Charles Borromeo resigned from Tata Steel Sports Department
29 April 2016
• Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 observed
• Experian India launched fraud detection mechanism named Hunter Fraud Score
• Nandu Natekar became first non-cricketer to become a member of CCI's Legend Club
30 April 2016
• Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched UJALA Scheme in Madhya Pradesh
• First in South India, underground corridor of Namma Metro inaugurated

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