Current Affair For Year “2016”

Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan 2.0

Date: April 23, 2016

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti : National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. This programme has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

The objectives of 'e-Kranti' are as follows:

i. To redefine NeGP with transformational and outco...

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Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth

Date: April 22, 2016

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

The theme of Earth Day 2016 is "Trees for the Earth".

Why Trees?

Trees help combat climate change.
They absorb excess and harmf...

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World Press Freedom Index 2016:India ranked 133

Date: April 21, 2016

India ranks 133rd out of 180 countries listed in the World Press Freedom Index 2016, released by NGO Reporters Without Borders. India jumped three places compared with last year's ranking. The report published annually, the rankings are based on freedom allowed to journalists in countries around the world.

The 2016 ‘World Press Freedom Index’ released by Reporters Without Bo...

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India world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015: World Bank Report

Date: April 15, 2016

World Bank named India as the world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015 despite experiencing a $ 1 billion drop from the previous year, the first decline in its remittances since 2009.

India reserved its top spot in 2015, attracting about $69 billion in remittances, down from $70 billion in 2014, the World Bank in its annual report ‘Migration and Development Brief’....

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Gram Uday to Bharat Uday Abhiyan from 14th to 24th April, 2016

Date: April 14, 2016

Starting with Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary on 14th April 2016 and culminating in Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2016, in the period between 14th April to 24th April 2016, the Central Government, in collaboration with States and Panchayats, will organize a ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ (Village Self Governance Campaign). The campaign aims to generate na...

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Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Philosophy

Date: April 14, 2016

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, a revolutionary and one of the founding father of independent India. Overcoming numerous social and financial obstacles, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the principal Architect of India’s democratic constitution and builder of m...

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Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's visit to India

Date: April 12, 2016

During visit of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom India and Maldiv  signed 6 agreements in the fields of defence, tourism, taxation, space research, and conservation of mosques.

Major Agreements:-

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NITI Aayog Launches the ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’:For citizens inputs on the key developmental challenges

Date: April 09, 2016

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched today the first phase of the ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’ to seek citizens inputs on the key developmental challenges facing India. The ‘Grand Innovation Challenge’ is being launched on the MyGov portal, to involve citizens at the very first stage in innovating for India’s development. The idea i...

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World Bank initiated "Climate Change Action Plan", to mobilise $25 bn in pvt financing

Date: April 09, 2016

 The World Bank has unveiled an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan (CCP) to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change over the next five years i.e. by 2020. It seeks to help developing countries to deliver their targets set in the national climate plans submitted for the historic climate agreement reached at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

The Climate Change Action Plan, relea...

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World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

Date: April 07, 2016

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

World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events r...

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