16th April 2017 Current Affairs
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Income Tax department launches ‘Operation Clean Money-II’
The Income Tax department has launched the second phase of the ‘Operation Clean Money’ on April 15th to investigate over 60,000 individuals with an aim to detect black money generation post demonetisation.
PM launches GNFC’s cashless/less cash township model across 12 States
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in Nagpur a cashless/less cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC), across 81 townships in 12 States.
Punjab CM bans names of ministers, MLAs on inaugural stones
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday prohibited the inscription of names of any government functionaries, including ministers and MLAs, on foundation stones and inaugural plaques.
Terrorism one of gravest threats to religious freedom: President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has said that terrorism is one of the gravest threats to religious freedom around the world and hoped for a “better tomorrow” when people of all faiths, including Hindus, can worship according to their conscience.
North Korea starts celebrating birthday of country’s founder
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim II Sung.
Canada’s Liberal government goes ‘bold’ and ‘risky’ by legalization of marijuana
The Liberal government of Canada is moving ahead with legalizing recreational marijuana use for those 18 and older. It’s being called a “bold and risky social experiment” by many and would include tough laws against illicit dealers and those who break them.
U.S. unleashes ‘mother of all bombs’ for the first time in Afghanistan
The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan.
Business and Economic News Today
World Bank approves $375-mn loan for India’s first waterway project
The World Bank has approved a $375 million loan to India’s first waterway project. The National Waterway 1 project is to create a water transport fairway on a 1,360-km stretch of the Ganga river between Varanasi and Haldia.
South Cental Railway shakes off-market blues
The South Central Railway has loaded 9.44 million tons (MTs) of freight traffic in the month of March, around 8.36% more compared to the same month last year, according to a release here on Friday.
16th April 2017 Current Affairs – Today GK
- Infosys appoints Ravi Venkatesan co-chairman
- IBM appoints a chief digital officer for India
- Jharkhand Police initiate Tare Zameen Par program for underprivileged kids
- Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya takes charge as Whole Time Member, IBBI
- Alia Bhatt makes it to the Forbes Under 30 Asia list
- Eight coaches of Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur, 2 injured – Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu