25 /04 /16

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  1. (25th April) is World Malaria Day. This day recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. Theme for World Malaria Day 2016 : End Malaria For Good
  2. Serbian voters today chose incumbent Aleksandar Vučić as the country’s Prime Minister in a reported endorsement of his pro European Union policies.
  3. The 11th edition of India Mongolia joint military training Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2016’ has commenced at Mongolia. It seeks to promote military associations between India and Mongolia.
  4. The Government has increased minimum wage for contract workers to 10,000 per month, “taking into consideration the Consumer Price Index and Dearness Allowance.
  5. Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2015=16(April February period) has reached its highest ever level at $51 billion. In 201415,the FDI inflows were recorded
  7. at $44.29 billion.
  8. The government has approved an interest rate of 8.7% on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for 201516 From 8.75% in 201415.
  9. The Department of Health and Family Welfare today introduced a new polio vaccine, Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), in Chandigarh. It will replace the existing trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) which is being used for over three decades.
  10. Scientists at NASA have proposed to deploy a robotic system, called Icy moon Cryovolcano Explorer (ICE), to explore Saturn’s Europa and Enceladus moons for alien life. According to the scientists, the surface to subsurface robotic system will land on an icy moon, traverse to an ice volcano, descend into its
  11. opening and deploy underwater vehicles to explore a subsurface ocean for alien life.
  12. Mairaj Ahmad Khan has won the Silver medal in the skeet event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
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