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• Under the first Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17, the repo rate was reduced by 25 basis points to – 6.5 percent

• The Union Ministry of Environment Forests And Climate Change on 5 April 2016 notified Solid Management Rules, 2016, which will replace - Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000

• India’s expenditure on military in 2015 was 51.3 billion dollars, as per a study of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). This was - 3.1% of global spending

• With 596 billion US dollars spending, this country stood as the biggest military spender in 2015 – The USA

• The researchers of this university successfully managed to 3D print chemically active structures that could help in mitigating pollution – American University

• The cricketer, who was part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Mumbai team of 1983-84 under Sunil Gavaskar, died on 4 April 2016 is - Ranjan Baindoor

• The former Executive Director of the Nuclear Power Board who died on 5 April 2016 is - Myneni Hari Prasad Rao

• The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016 was observed across the world on - 6 April 2016

• The state that imposed a total ban on alcohol is - Bihar

• Researchers from the University of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev developed - The world's smallest diode

• He was named as the captain of the men’s ICC World Twenty20 team of the tournament on 4 April 2016 - Virat Kohli

• In a first, this Indian was appointed to Panasonic’s global executive council - Manish Sharma

• Indian scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology which is basically a biopolymer, which uses a naturally occurring substance for water purification - Chitosan

• The fastest train of India that flagged off on 5 April 2016 from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station is - Gatimaan Express

• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review for the 2016-17 fiscal on 5 April 2016 cut key interest rates by - 25 basis points

• He was presented with the Award for Excellence as part of National Geoscience Awards 2014 by the President Pranab Mukherjee - Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi

• He was elevated as the managing director of Go Airlines (India) Ltd. - Wolfgang Prock-Schauer

• On 1 April 2016, this city became the first in the country to operationalise special purpose vehicle to execute its smart city initiative - Bhubaneswar

• This US-based firm agreed to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s majority shareholding in Mphasis Ltd. for over 7000 crore rupees - The Blackstone Group

• The cricket team that topped the women team rankings in the recently released International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test, ODIs and T20 – Australia

• The former cricketer on 4 April 2016 resigned from the position of head coach of Pakistan Cricket team - Waqar Younis

• Delhi High Court in Joginder Singh vs State (NCT of Delhi) on 4 April 2016 held that keeping a criminal case pending for indefinite period amounts to violation of constitutional rights of the accused under this article - Article 21 (right to life)

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