World 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
  • FICCI, AIBC signed MoU to strengthen business ties
  • India signed agreement with Germany’s KfW for 500 million Euro loan to Nagpur Metro
  • Nuclear Security Summit 2016 concluded in Washington DC
2 April
  • World Autism Awareness Day 2016 celebrated across the world
  • Grammy Winner jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri died
  • Vietnam Police Chief Tran Dai Quang sworn in as President
3 April
  • India, Saudi Arabia signed five agreements to boost bilateral co-operation
  • Former AC Milan player Cesare Maldini died
  • PM Modi conferred highest civilian award of Saudi Arabia
  • Germany’s Nico Rosberg won 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
  • West Indies won Women's title of ICC World T20 2016
  • Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka won 2016 Miami Open titles
  • West Indies defeated England to win ICC World T20 Men’s title
4 April 2016
• Scientists discovered way to forecast earthquakes
• Researchers developed world’s smallest diode
• ICC announced World T20 men and women teams of the tournament
• Waqar Younis resigned as Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket team
• ICC released Test, ODI, and T20I Rankings
• World’s first mass dengue vaccination programme launched in Philippines
• International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed
• Planet KELT-4Ab with triple-star system found
• International Conference on Zero held in Paris
• UNESCO adopted two new recommendations on Education and Training
• Myanmar Parliament approved Bill to grant PM-like role to Aung San Suu Kyi
• US Senate unanimously approves Defend Trade Secrets Bill
5 April 2016
• SIPRI released Trends in world military expenditure, 2015 report
• Hollywood actress and screenwriter Barbara Turner died
• Iceland PM Gunnlaugsson resigned after Panama papers leak revelations
6 April 2016
• French lawmakers passed a bill banning paying for sex
• International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016 observed
• China launched SJ-10 retrievable space science probe
• WHO released Global Report on Diabetes
• Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson named as Iceland Prime Minister
• Pfizer announced termination of proposed combination with Allergan
• Vietnam Parliament approved Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Prime Minister
• American country music legend Merle Haggard died
• NASA astronomers discovered Supermassive Black Hole weighing 17 billion Suns
• Forbes released Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2016 list
• Scott Kelly to write memoir titled Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars
7 April 2016
• World Health Day 2016 observed globally with the theme Halt the Rise: Beat Diabetes
• Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue to be installed in France
• FIFA released Coca-Cola World Rankings 2016
• World Bank Group adopted Climate Change Action Plan
8 April 2016
• International Roma Day celebrated on April 8
• 400-year-old Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ found in Scotland
• Saudi Arabia, Egypt to build bridge across Red Sea
• Khadija Ismayilova to receive UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016
9 April 2016
• Mother Teresa conferred with Founders Award posthumously in UK
• SpaceX successfully landed its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time
• Anthony Joshua won International Boxing Federation title
• Japan's shuttler Kento Momota axed from Rio Olympics over illegal gambling
10 April 2016
• Global Tiger population grew by 22% in a Century: WWF and GTF
• World Homoeopathy Day observed
• Danny Willett won 2016 US Masters golf championship
• Lee Chong Wei defeated Chen Long to win Malaysian Open 2016
• UN-backed Yemen ceasefire came into force
• IMF warned of risk from Brexit amidst gloomy global growth forecast
11 April 2016
• G7 Foreign Ministers' meet concluded with adoption of Hiroshima Declaration
• India, Maldives signed six agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation
• Chinese researchers introduced Graphene to develop all-weather solar cell
12 April 2016
• Royal Mail of British issued set of stamps to mark 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare
• Ex-Army Chief General JJ Singh conferred highest French civilian
13 April 2016
• Kalash, Pakistan's smallest minority, fears existential threat
• Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to four-fold return: UN
• Kane Williamson named Wisden Almanack's Cricketer of the Year
• India, South Korea signed MoU for cooperation and mutual assistance in development of Ports
• Pepsi-Cola sign got historic landmark designation in New York
• Scientists discovered traces of Iron Isotopes of Supernova on Moon
14 April 2016
• Fairness for Children report released by UNICEF
• British playwright Arnold Wesker died
• Malian photographer Malick Sidibe died
• EU Parliament cleared joint system for sharing air passenger data to fight terror
15 April 2016
• Dell released list of Future Ready Economies Model; Delhi ranked 44th
16 April 2016
• WADA revoked accreditation of Moscow Anti-doping Center
• Australia won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
• BRICS New Development Bank approved first set of loans for renewable energy
17 April 2016
• World Haemophilia Day 2016 observed globally with theme Treatment for all is the vision of all
• Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix
• Sri Lanka’s veteran spinner Rangana Herath announced retirement
• Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils to win Monte Carlo Masters title
18 April 2016
• International Day for Monuments and Sites observed with theme The Heritage of Sport
• Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners announced
• ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material ‘Silica Aerogel’ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen
• FIH announced new structure of International hockey events from 2019
• William Bill Campbell, Silicon Valley coach and mentor, died
• 14th meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China held in Moscow
• Laureus World Sports Awards 2016: Djokovic and Serena won Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
• Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector
• India and Mauritius signed MoU to cooperate in Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy
• First-ever Investment Framework for Nutrition and Call for Immediate Action launched by global leaders
19 April 2016
• UN, IMF, World Bank and OECD formed Platform for Collaboration on Tax
• Chinese professor Ge Fuping honoured with George Grierson prize for promoting Hindi
• Indian-American Geeta Pasi nominated as US envoy to Chad by Obama
• ICC and Emirates Airline renewed deal for additional seven years
20 April 2016
• Europe became world’s first region to end malaria: WHO
• Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman to become first African-American to appear on US paper currency
• Pakistan, China signed agreement to launch a special satellite to monitor CPEC
• Hollywood movie director Guy Hamilton died
• Comedian Victoria Wood passed away
• Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed suspended for two and a half years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
• India ranked 133rd in 2016 World Press Freedom Index
21 April 2016
• Music legend Prince Rogers Nelson died
• Time Magazine released list of 100 most influential people in the world
• WADA suspended accreditation of National Anti-Doping Laboratory of Beijing
• Idriss Deby elected as Chadian President for the fifth time
22 April 2016
• International Mother Earth Day observed across the world
• Full Pink Moon seen across the skies of North America
• International Solar Alliance Cell and UNDP declared Cooperation for Promoting Solar Energy
• Radhika Apte won best actress award for 'Madly' at Tribeca Film Fest 2016
• Japan successfully tested its first stealth fighter X-2 jet
23 April 2016
• Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died
• World Book and Copyright Day 2016 observed across the world
• Russia defeated China to win gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
24 April 2016
• Riyad Mahrez became first African footballer to win PFA Player of the Year
• World Immunization Week 2016 organised with campaign Close the immunization gap
• Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open Men's singles title
• Bryan Brothers won Barcelona Open Men's Doubles title
• Garcia-Mladenovic defeated Sania-Hingis to win Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament in Germany
• Former Finance Minister Clement Mouamba appointed as Prime Minister of Congo
25 April 2016
• 11th Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise, titled ‘Nomadic Elephant - 2016’ commenced
• Bangladesh Cabinet approved draft of Supreme Court Judge (Investigation Act) 2016
• Saudi Arabia unveiled Vision 2030 cutting reliance on oil
• World Malaria Day 2016 observed with theme End Malaria For Good
• INS Karmuk Corvette participated in Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)
• New Zealand's $5 bill won IBNS Banknote of the Year Award
• Japan unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics emblems
• South Africa Government banned four federations to host International tournaments
26 April 2016
• World Intellectual Property Day 2016 observed globally
• Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won 2016 Nelson Mandela Award
• China developed world's first graphene electronic paper
• Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died
• Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez retired
• ICC suspended Cricket Association of Nepal
27 April 2016
• South Korean Olympians to wear mosquito repellent uniform at Rio Olympics
• WADA released 2014 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report; India ranked third
• Jayasurya recalled as Sri Lanka's cricket chief selector
• China successfully launched Kunpeng-1B Sounding Rocket
• Lobsang Sangay re-elected PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile
28 April 2016
• Kane Williamson confirmed as New Zealand test cricket captain
• India extended 1-billion dollar Line of Credit to Mongolia
• 28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April 2016
• Endangered asiatic wild dogs spotted in China nature reserve
• Reliance Defence signed agreements with 3 Ukranian companies
30 April 2016
• International Jazz Day 2016 observed globally
• WWF released report titled Protecting People through Nature

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