Daily Current Affairs | 21st April 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • Union Government renamed the Department of Disinvestment as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management or DIPAM
  • Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee is a granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and was conferred Order of Arts and Letters honour of France
  • India and China agreed to abide for peaceful negotiations to settle the problematic border issue and reach a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution
  • Shaktiman, Uttarakhand Police horse, died after being injured during a protest in Dehradun
  • Hamilton book won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama category
  • The Sympathizer novel won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction category
  • Associated Press news agency won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
  • The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing the Paris Agreement adopted at Conference of Parties-21
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored sports scheme merged with the Khelo India programme for development of sports
  • Irfan Ahmed, All-rounder cricketer of Hong Kong, suspended from Cricket for two-and-a-half years by ICC for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code
  • 468 villages of Saurashtra and Kutch region declared as partially scarcity-hit by the Gujarat government
  • Signalling a major social change, women were permitted entry to the ‘garbha griha’ of Trimbakeshwar temple temple in Maharashtra
  • Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram indigenously manufactured the world’s lightest synthetic material called ‘silica aerogel’ or ‘blue air’ or ‘frozen smoke’
  • RBL Bank became the first private sector bank in India to open dedicated branch for start-ups
  • Justice PK Mishra, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, was on 20 April 2016 appointed as the Lokayukta of Goa State