Current Affairs April 2016 for Ssc Upsc Ibps bank Railway

Current Affairs April 2016 for Ssc Upsc Ibps bank Railway

1. The income tax department has introduced ‘e-filing vault’ for taxpayers to secure their online filings against any fraud.

2. Indian Air Force will take part in Red Flag exercise in US with NATO members. The 12 aircraft- four each of Sukhoi and deep penetration Jaguars, two C17 transport plans and two mid air refuellers IL 78 will travel through Bahrain, Egypt, France, Portugal and Canada before finally reaching Alaska.

3. Expanding its nuclear power generation in a big way, China has developed the country’s first 300-megawatt nuclear reactor cooling pump, a critical component.

4. World no. 1 Serbian player Novak Djokovic defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the final match to win Miami Open for the sixth time.

5. West Indies player Marlon Samuels became the second batsman in the world to score second half century in T20 World Cup final. With this Samuels has equaled the record of Srilankan player Kumar Sangakara.

6. After improving its manufacturing economy in the domestic market, India has now considerably risen to 6th position in the global rankings after China, US, Japan, Germany and Republic of Korea, according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2016.

7. Vietnam’s National Assembly elected Tran Dai Quang as the country’s new president.

8. German Government’s Development Bank KfW will provide a loan assistance of EUR 500 million (about Rs.3, 750 cr) for the modern and sustainable metro system for Nagpur city being executed by Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL).

9. Four authors and a translator from India are in the running for the ‘2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize’, which has shortlisted 26 “fresh and unexpected” stories by writers from 11 countries.

10. Former German foreign minister Hans Deterish Genscher died. He was 89.

11. Flipkart has acquired of PhonePe, a mobile payments company. PhonePe is building a product where payments can be made by just using just mobile number. This is based on Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a new process in electronic funds transfer being launched by National Payments Corporation of India.

12. New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott announces retirement from one day internationals. However, he will continue to play T20 cricket.

13. Chandigarh becomes first kerosene-free city. For the first time, a city has been declared kerosene free with sale of subsidized cooking and lighting fuel being stopped in Chandigarh completely.

14. Government has allowed investors to redeem the medium and long term deposits in gold to make the gold monetization scheme more attractive.