Current Affairs 7 April 2016 Updates

Current Affairs For 7 April 2016 & World Health Day 7 April 2016

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world health day 7 april 2016

World Health Day 2016 observed globally with the theme Halt the rise: beat diabetes

World Health Day (WHD) 2016 was observed globally on 7 April 2016. The theme for the year is Halt the rise: beat diabetes.

The goals of the World Health Day 2016 are:

  1. Scale up prevention
  2. Strengthen care
  3. Enhance surveillance

Indian men won Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament

Indian men won the 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament with a 3-1 victory over Vietnam in the final round played in Abu Dhabi on 6 April 2016.

SIPRI released Trends in world military expenditure, 2015 report

As per the report, while the USA remained as world’s biggest spender in 2015, India moved up one spot in the global rankings to reach the sixth position in terms of military expenditure.

Telangana ICT Policy Framework 2016 launched

The policy seeks to double the value of current 68232 crore rupees IT exports in Telangana in 5 years.

UNESCO adopted two new recommendations on Education and Training

The two recommendations are Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (ALE) and the Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

RBI cut Repo Rate by 0.25% in first Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17

The policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) was reduced by 25 basis points from 6.75 per cent to 6.5 per cent, the lowest in 5 years.

China launched SJ-10 retrievable space science probe

The satellite was launched with an aim to help scientists in their study of microgravity and space life science.

International Conference on Zero held in Paris

International Conference on Zero was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France from 4 April – 5 April 2016. It was hosted by the permanent delegation of India to UNESCO along with Pierre and Marie Curie University.

Hollywood actress and screenwriter Barbara Turner died

Renowned screenwriter and Hollywood actress Barbara Turner was died on 5 April 2016. She was 79.
She was a screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia, Pollock and may other features for film and television. Know More About This Actress

Indian scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology for water purification

The Scientists team from the Institute of Advance Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati in Assam developed an eco-friendly nanotechnology for water-softening applications.
The report was published online on 30 March 2016 in the joural Nanoscale and the authors are Upama Baruah and Achyut Konwar of IASST


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