19 / 04 / 16

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  1. Dipa Karmakar today created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics. Karmakar, the 22-year-old gymnast from Tripura, exhibited a strong show as she completed her performance at the final qualifier and Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janiero.
  2. German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai International Circuit.
  3. Rafael Nadal defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils to grab the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters title.
  4. According to agency Carat, India’s 2016 advertising growth rate will be the fastest at 12%, which is ahead of global average of 4.5%.
  5. India and Mauritius have signed an MoU on cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and Homoeopathy. 
  6. India is likely to buy 145 M777 Howitzers for $750 million to equip its Mountain Strike Corps. 
  7. The decision to buy ultra-light Howitzers produced by BAE Systems under the ‘Make In India’ program was discussed at a meeting on April 12 between Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and his US counterpart Ashton Carter.
  8. FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) has planed to set up two Mahila Huts in Gujarat. 
  9. These centres will help in the upliftment of women belonging to all sections of the society through education and training
  10. The Mumbai Press Club on Friday selected T N Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard, for this year’s ‘RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism’.

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