Current Affairs India - 22 April 2016

1. The Department of Disinvestment has been renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management or 'Dipam'. The division, working under Finance Ministry, will advise the government in the matters of financial restructuring of central public sector enterprises.


2. TIME magazine released the list of 100 most influential people this week which featured six Indians. The six Indians are RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, actress Priyanka Chopra, Tennis Player Sania Mirza, environmentalist Sunita Narain and Flipkart Co-founders Sachin and Binny Bansal. The list also featured Indian-origin Google CEO Sundar Pichai.


3. The Goa government appointed Justice PK Mishra as the Lokayukta. He succeeds Justice (retd) Sudarshan Reddy, who resigned within seven months of his appointment as Lokayukta of Goa. Mishra is a former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, who had also served as the chairman of Goa State Human Rights Commission.


4. Senior IAS officer A Ajith Kumar has been appointed as Kerala-based Rubber Board's chairman which was lying vacant for over a year and a half. He has been appointed for a period up to 31st May 31, 2018, till his retirement.


5. Global IT consulting firm Accenture opened a cyber centre in Bangalore to expand its global security presence and help organisations tackle complex security challenges. The new centre will be a hub for continuous, collaborative innovation, melding the combined brainpower of the clients.


The cyber centre is the largest cybersecurity facility in the Accenture Global Delivery Network, which includes more than 50 facilities," it said, adding Accenture has grown its security presence in India for nearly five years and it is now one of the company's largest geographies globally.


6. India has replaced China as the top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination, as per the report published by the FDI Intelligence division of media company the Financial Times Limited. India received USD 63 billion worth of FDI followed by USA with USD 59.6 billion and China with USD 56.6 billion. State wise, Gujarat secured the No 1 place with USD 12.4 billion FDI for previous year.


7. India-s leading tyre manufactures JK Tyre has acquire tyre, tube and flap maker Cavendish Industries for Rs.2,200 crore.The Cavendish industries is located in Laksar near to Haridwar in Uttarakhand which is also a unit of Kesoram Industries Ltd. This deal will help JK Tyre to enter into the fast-growing two-wheeler and three-wheeler tyre market.