Current Affairs - 19 April 2016

Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics

  • Dipa Karmakar today created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics. Karmakar, the 22-year-old gymnast from Tripura, exhibited a strong show as she completed her performance at the final qualifier and Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janiero.

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World Heritage Day being observed across globe

  • World Heritage Day (WHD) is being observed across the globe to create awareness about the shared wealth of humankind and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community.

Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix

  • German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai International Circuit.

Rafael Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters title

  • Rafael Nadal defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils to grab the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters title.

Rangana Herath announces limited-overs retirement

  • Sri Lanka’s veteran spinner, announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket, with a view to extend his Test career.

New Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) announced the formal launch of Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (CGRBMS) in New Delhi.

Banks To Share All Transaction Details In Standard Format

  • From now onward all the Banks have to share the transaction details in a standard format. Because,the revenue intelligence and central security agencies are looking seriously into money laundering and financial fraud cases. 

T N Ninan gets Mumbai Press Club’s lifetime achievement award

  • The Mumbai Press Club on Friday selected T N Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard, for this year's 'RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism'.

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