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  1. Union Government on 20 April 2016 notified that the Department of Disinvestment is renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management or DIPAM.The new department has been mandated to advise the government in the matters of financial restructuring of central public sector enterprises and for attracting investment through capital markets.
  2. Justice PK Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Goa
  3. Jaspal Bindra, former Asia Pacific chief executive at Standard Chartered Bank, will lead Indian financial services group Centrum Capital as Executive Chairman.
  4. The Union Government in the third week of April 2016 has merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), launched by the UPA government, with the Khelo India programme for development of sports.Khelo India is based on Gujarat’s model of Khel Mahakumbh, in which schools and colleges from different parts of the country participate in about 27 disciplines. Similarly, the Sports Authority of Gujarat (SAG) organises summer camps under this project every year.
  5. Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed suspended for two and a half years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
  6. China has suspended an international anti-corruption task force earlier this year after taking over the G-20 presidency.
  7. Europe has become the world’s first region to wipe out Malaria, a mosquitoborne vetor disease with zero cases reported in the year 2015.
  8. The second edition of ‘Global Exhibition on Services’ was inaugurated in UP’s Greater Noida at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
  9. The first meeting of the recently constituted All India Handloom Board was held in New Delhi.
  10. National level event for celebration of International Yoga Day this year proposed to be held at Chandigarh.
  11. Ajith Kumar appointed as Kerala-based Rubber Board’s chairman, a post lying vacant for over a year and a half.
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