Current Affairs : 21 April 2016

BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as CEO

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced Rahul Johri as its first-ever chief executive officer (CEO).

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Indian-American Geeta Pasi nominated as US envoy to Chad

  • US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Geeta Pasi as the country’s next envoy to central African nation Chad.

Communist Laos appoints new president, prime minister

  • Laos’s National Assembly appointed Communist Party chief Bounnhang Vorachit as the country’s new president and named foreign minister Thongloun Sisoulith as prime minister.

Goa appoints Justice P.K. Mishra as Lokayukta

  • The Goa govt. has appointed former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice P.K. Mishra, as Lokayukta of the State

China suspends G-20 anti-corruption task force

  • China has suspended an international anti-corruption task force earlier this year after taking over the G-20 presidency.

PM Modi inaugurates super specialty hospital in Katra

  • PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super speciality Hospital to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in Katra belt of Reasi district.  

Gujarat govt exempts small salt producers from VAT

  • Gujarat government has announced exemption to small salt producers from industrial salt VAT.

Government merges Rajiv Gandhi KhelAbhiyan with Khelo India

  • The govt. has merged Rajiv Gandhi KhelAbhiyan (RGKA) with the Khelo India programme for development of sports.

Inflation in negative zone for 17th month, at -0.85% in March

  • Wholesale price-based inflation remained in negative territory for the 17th month in a row, at minus 0.85 per cent in March this year.

Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passes away

  • Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts(90-years) passed away in Los Angeles in her sleep.
  • She was best known for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

India, Mauritius ink MoU to promote traditional medicine

  • India and Mauritius have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in traditional medicine and homeopathy.

India’s Durga Thakur promoted as FIH international umpire

  • India’s Durga Thakur has been promoted to international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

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