April 14, 2016

Current Affairs – 14 April 2016

  • The Bombay High Court ordered shifting of all Indian Premier League (IPL) matches scheduled in Maharashtra after April 30 to another state in view of the serve drought in the state.
  • Strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar tremors of which shook the north east several parts of India including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and even Delhi and NCR.
  • India tests nuclear capable ballistic missle K4 from nuclear submarine Arihant f which have been indigenously developed.
  • National small saving Fund (NSSF) loan rate to the centre as well as states for FY 2016-17 has been lowered to 8.8% from 9.5% following a recent cut in small saving interest rates.
  • Realty firm M3M India Ltd. completes the deal to acquire 185 acre of land in Gurgaon for Rs.1211 cr with Sahara Group.
  • India's fuel demand jumped 11% in 2015-16 the fatest pace in two dacades as petrol and diesel sales soared on expanding economy and manufacturing activity.
  • Mumbai Indians register their first win beating Kolkata Kinght Riders by 6 wickets in their away game at the Eden Gardens.
  • India lose 1-2 to defending champions New Zealand in their penultimate round robin league match of the 25th Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament.
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi launching the e-market national agriculture market (NAM) for farmers, connecting 21 whole sale markets (mandis) from eight states on the occassion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
  • Sushila Karki became the first female chief justice of Nepal's Supreme Court ending the male domination of top posts in the judiciary.