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What Happened on 13 April 2016


13 April 2016 Current Events Municipal bypolls to 13 wards scheduled on 15 May

The Byelections to 13 municipal wards are scheduled to take place on 15 May 2016 and the results for the same will be released on 17 May 2016. The polls will be notified on 18 April after the model code of conduct gets operational in all the 13 wards. Delhi has a total of 272 wards and around 2,500 officials will be deployed at 680 polling booths in the 13 wards. All this will cost the Delhi government a sum of Rs. 21 crore.


Ahead of Odd-Even Phase2, Delhi Govt. launches Carpool app

With the second phase of Odd-Even Car Rationing scheme set to begin from 15 April 2016, the Delhi government has launched the ‘PoochhO Carpool’ app that would allow Delhi citizens to explore various carpooling options during the 15-day exercise. Upon downloading the app, users will be expected to register themselves to detect carpooling options available within a radius of 1-5 Km.


Rupee gains to 66.31 against dollar

Rupee reaches a new high by advancing to 66.31 against dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange. Reason for this hike is the increased selling of the US currency by banks and exporters amid the positive economic data. While the rupee ended marginally higher by one paisa to close at 66.43 against dollar, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained by 1.48 per cent to close at 25,517.78 during early trade.


Municipal bypolls to 13 wards scheduled on 15 May

The Byelections to 13 municipal wards are scheduled to take place on 15 May 2016 and the results for the same will be released on 17 May 2016. The polls will be notified on 18 April after the model code of conduct gets operational in all the 13 wards. Delhi has a total of 272 wards and around 2,500 officials will be deployed at 680 polling booths in the 13 wards. All this will cost the Delhi government a sum of Rs. 21 crore.

Ahead of Odd-Even Phase2, Delhi Govt. launches Carpool app

With the second phase of Odd-Even Car Rationing scheme set to begin from 15 April 2016, the Delhi government has launched the ‘PoochhO Carpool’ app that would allow Delhi citizens to explore various carpooling options during the 15-day exercise. Upon downloading the app, users will be expected to register themselves to detect carpooling options available within a radius of 1-5 Km.

Rupee gains to 66.31 against dollar

Rupee reaches a new high by advancing to 66.31 against dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange. Reason for this hike is the increased selling of the US currency by banks and exporters amid the positive economic data. While the rupee ended marginally higher by one paisa to close at 66.43 against dollar, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained by 1.48 per cent to close at 25,517.78 during early trade.




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