Current Affairs - 8 April 2016

World Health Day – 7th April 2016

  • The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1950.

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Nita Ambani most powerful businesswoman in Asia: Forbes

  • Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani has been named the most powerful businesswoman in Asia by Forbes, leading a list of 50 women leaders from the region that includes eight from India.

Kamla Advani passes away

  • KamlaAdvani (83-years),wife of senior BJP leader L.K. Advani died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to cardiac arrest.

3rd phase of Mission Indradhanush begin

  • Third phase of Union Health Ministry’s universal vaccination programme Mission Indradhanush began.

IITs to hike fees from Rs. 90k to Rs. 2 lakh for UG courses

  • The annual fees for undergraduate courses (UG) in IITs will be hiked from existing Rs. 90,000 to Rs. two lakh from upcoming academic session.

SigurdurIngi Johannsson names as new PM of Iceland

  • Iceland ruling coalition Government has named SigurdurIngi Johannsson (53- years) as the new Prime Minister after igmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down .

North East-ASEAN Business Summit begins in Imphal

  • A three-day North East-ASEAN Business Summit begins this afternoon at the City Convention Centre in Imphal, Manipur.

Indian men win Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament

  • Indian men have won the Asian Nations Cup Chess 2016 tournament with a 3-1 victory over Vietnam in the final round played in Abu Dhabi.

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