Current Affairs - 1 April 2016

Virat Kohli rises to top in ICC T20I rankings

  • Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli has replaced Aaron Finch as the number one batsman in the latest ICC T20 rankings.

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Oscar Winning Actress Patty Duke Has Passed Away 

  • The Oscar winning US actress Patty Duke has passed away recently. She was 69 year old. She won Oscar for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963.  

Kachhabali Becomes 1st Liquor-free village in Rajasthan 

  • Kachhabali village in Bhim tehsil of Rajsamand district has become the 1st in the state to vote to close down its lone liquor shop. 

India-US to sign MoU for building LIGO project 

  • India will sign an MoU with the United States for building a state-of-the-art Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) project in the country.

European Investment Bank to loan €450 million for Lucknow Metro

  • European Union, through the European Investment Bank (EIB), will lend India €450 million (approximately Rs. 3,300 crore) towards constructing a 23-km long Lucknow Metro rail line and a purchasing a fleet of new trains.

Vijaya Bank to get Rs 220 crore capital infusion from government 

  • State-run Vijaya Bank said the government has approved a capital infusion of Rs 220 crore in lieu of preferential allotment of shares.

Nadda launches GIS-enabled HMIS application, self-printing of e-CGHS Card 

  • J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched two major Digital initiatives to provide easy access to health services to the public: GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of e-CGHS cards, in New Delhi.

Jitendra Jagota Has Appointed As The Chairman of IDSA 

  • Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) has announced Jitendra Jagota as the new Chairman in its new Executive Committee at the General Body Meeting held in New Delhi. 

PM Modi And Belgian PM Charles Michel Launch Asia's Biggest Telescope 

  • Asia's biggest telescope has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

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