Current Affairs 13 April 2016

PM Modi inaugurates 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the “3rd Asia Ministerial Conference” on the Tiger Conservation in New Delhi.

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12 April: International Day of Human Space Flight

  • Every year 12th April is being observed as the International Day of Human Space Flight to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind.

Union Government appoints Meeran Borwankar as DG of BPR&D

  • Union Govt. has appointed senior IPS officer Ms. Meeran C. Borwankar as the Director General  in the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D).

President Presents Padma Awards To 56 Eminent Personalities

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Padma awards to the remaining 56 eminent personalities from various fields in a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

G7 Foreign Ministers' Meet Held In Hiroshima

  • The G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting is one of the ministerial meetings that held in advance of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima on 10th & 11th April, 2016. 

Fairfax India To Invest $300 million in Sanmar Chemicals

  • Sanmar Chemicals, India's private sector petrochemical firm, will receive Rs.1,996 crore equity investment from Fairfax India Holdings, reported Reuters. 

Bharti Airtel First Entity To Get Payments Bank Licence From RBI

  • India leading telecom company Bharti Airtel received its payment bank license that is had applied for in partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank, a move that will help the companies take Indian government's financial inclusion plans to the next level.

Virat Kohli Named As Brand Ambassador Of Premier Futsal Football League

  • Premier Futsal is the newer and shorter five-a-side variant of soccer ( football) named the Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador.

Indian Teams Clinch Asian Kho Kho Championship Title

  • India's men's and women's teams have won both the category’s championship titles at the third Asian Kho-Kho championship organised in Indore. 

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