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Current Affairs : 16-04-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Voice Day – 16 April.

Economy

  • India’s Inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) in March 2020 - 1 percent.
  • India’s Food inflation in March 2020 - 4.91 percent.
  • According to the latest edition of World Economy report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India's projected GDP growth in 2020 - 1.9 percent.
  • According to the latest edition of World Economy report, India expected to grow in 2021 at - 7.4 percent.
  • According to "South Asia Economic Focus report" of the World Bank, India's economy in the FY 2020-21 is expected to grow to - 2.8percent.

International

  • According to the IMF's World Economic Outlook, the global economy in the FY 2020-21 is expected to shrink to - 3percent.
  • On 14 April 2020, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) virtual summit organised to deliberate on a strategy to combat and overcome the COVID-19 crisis, under the chairmanship of - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

National

  • This ministry announced rolling out of a training programme on management of coronavirus pandemic for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries from April 17 under its prestigious Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme - External Affairs Ministry.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) with his novel "The Spartan Court" - Abdelouahab Aissaoui (Algerian author).
  • Officer on Special Duty of Canara Bank - Mrutyunjay Mahapatra.
  • New chairperson of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA) - Renuka Ramnath.

Sports

  • The sixth Asian Beach Games will be organised from November 28 to December 6, 2020 at - Sanya, China.

General Knowledge

  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a grouping comprising - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Founded: 08 December 1985; Headquarters: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Rajaji Tiger Reserve is situated in the foothills of the - Shivalik Range of Himalayas.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) - Founded: 1875; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) - Founded: 2006; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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