Daily Current Affairs | 1st April 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • The Upper House of Myanmar’s parliament approved a Bill to give more powerful role over the country’s parliament and government to Aung San Suu Kyi
  • President Pranab Mukherjee signed ordinance to authorise expenditure beyond April 1 in Uttarakhand which is under President’s rule
  • J Geetha Reddy is the first woman to be appointed as PAC chairperson
  • Union Government launched a Vidyut PRAVAH Mobile App to empower People to demand 24×7 Power for the states
  • The administration of Delhi launched the Phase I of ‘Green Initiative’ at an estimated cost of 2 crore rupees
  • The Legislative Assembly of Haryana passed a bill prescribing minimum educational qualifications to contest for urban local bodies
  • Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched the Startup India portal and mobile app in New Delhi
  • India and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in India
  • India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide 150 fishing boats and fishing equipment to 300 Tamil fishermen from Mullaithivu in North Sri Lanka
  • Union Government extended the safeguard duty on steel imports until March 2018 to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap Chinese imports
  • Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, the municipality that is recently viewed as a hotbed of Islamist extremism, is located in Belgium
  • Ronnie Corbett, British entertainer, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies was died
  • Kachhabali village became the first liquor-free village in Rajasthan
  • The Director Legal & Government Affairs at Avon Beauty Products Jitendra Jagota was named as the Chairman of Indian Direct Selling Association
  • The imprisoned Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji will be conferred the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award in May 2016