Current Affairs : 11 April 2016

Centre to Issue Universal ID-Cards for Differently-Abled People

  • Union government is set to issue universal identity cards to the physically challenged with the objective of providing them easy access to various benefits being extended by the government.

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Lays Foundation Stone for IPDS Work

  • Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal laid the foundation stone for underground cabling work under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) in Varanasi. The Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 432 crores for the project.

‘Green UP – Clean UP’ Programme: Five crore trees to be planted in UP

  • Akilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh government has directed all the district magistrates for plantation of 5 crore trees at 6,500 sites in 24 hours on a date fixed in month of July under the ‘Green UP – Clean UP initiative .

All UP homes will get power by 2019: PiyushGoyal

  • The government will provide electricity to all villages in Uttar Pradesh located in remote locations and aims to provide electricity 24/7 to every household in India by 2019.

Prime Minister visits Puttingal Devi Temple following fire mishap

  • Prime Minister visited the Puttingal Devi temple at Kollam, following fire mishap. The mishap happened due to the display of fireworks occurred on the last day of the seven-day ‘MeenaBharani’ festivities.

Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

  • Dubai plans to build a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest skyscraper, will be built by property developer Emaar. The total cost will be USD 1 billion.

US Navy leads largest maritime exercise in Middle East

  • The US Navy is leading 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle East Waters. The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) started with a conference in Bahrain.

India offers $20 billion investment in Iran

  • India has offered to invest up to $20 billion in Iran announced by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradha during his two day visit to Iran. This was the first visit by an Indian minister since the US and other western powers lifted sanctions against Iran in January.

Indian-South African judge Navaneetham Pillay bags top French honour

  • Tamil descendent Judge Navanetham Pillay, South Africa’s first non-white woman judge who is of Indian origin, has been convened upon the highest French civilian the Legion of Honour.

Delhi girl Priyadarshini Chatterjee crowned Miss India World 2016

  • Delhi girl, Priyadarshini Chatterjee was announced as the winner of FBB Femina Miss India World by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan during a star-studded ceremony.

Anthony Joshua claims American’s world International Boxing Federation title

  • Britain’s Anthony Joshua won the International Boxing Federation heavyweight title in London with a second-round knockout of Charles Martin.
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