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  • Apr 14, 2015
  • 1 Lewis Hamilton won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1 [ None ]

    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain) won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula 1 2015 title in the race held in Shanghai, China. Hamilton led from start to finish with Rosberg finishing second. Hamilton who has beaten Rosberg in the nine of their last 10 races, played down the

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  • 2 India and France signed 20 MoUs and Agreements [ None ]

    India and France signed 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations. These agreements are Defence and Nuclear Energy, Space, Economic relations, Railways, Energy, Tourism, Science and Technology, Skil

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  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 1 Bharat Hari Singhania became the president of JK Organization [ None ]

    Bharat Hari Singhania appoint as the presidency of JK Organization by the issued company formal statement in this regard. Bharat Hari Singhania is the famous industrialist who replaced Gaur Hari Singhania who died on 4 April 2015.

    The JK Group organisatoin is 125-year-old and has

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  • 2 India’s first IFSC becomes operational at GIFT City in Gujarat [ None ]

    First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) of India opened to operate at Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. First International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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  • 3 Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela wins Bronze in ISSF [ None ]

    Indian shooter or ace Apurvi Chandela won Bronze medal in the 10-metre air rifle event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Apurvi Chandela won the bronze after she shot score of 185.6 in the qualifying fifth

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  • 4 NGT India to chair 9th International Renewable Energy Agency council [ None ]

    India is going to chair the 9th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) council meeting to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The ninth IRENA council is started from 10 June 2015 and will be a two day event and in this meeting 21 member nations of IRENA counc

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  • 5 Asteroid 316201 named after Malala Yousafzai [ None ]

    Malala Yousafzai is selected for an asteroid 316201 after the youngest Nobel laureate and girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, United States under the International Astronomical Union rules.

    1. Mr. Mainzer had discovered the

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  • 6 Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup [ None ]

    Indian ace shooter Jitu Rai won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Jitu Rai scored 181.1 points in the final and he had missed out for the gold medal shoot-out by 0.4 points in 10 m

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  • 7 Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated first Songs and Dances of the North East [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated first Songs and Dances of the North East in New Delhi. It is a cultural festival and it was organized by Government of Meghalaya and sponsored by the North Eastern Council (NEC).

    • The motive of festival is to showcase the culture of In

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  • 8 Australian Cricket legend and former Captain Richie Benaud passed away [ None ]

    Legendary cricket commentator former Australia captain and Richie Benaud passed away at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the age of 84 years. Richie Benaud was an Australian Test cricket all-rounder and a pioneering leg-spin bowler and he had played 63 matches in his Test cr

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  • 9 Legendary Tamil writer Jayakanthan died [ None ]

    Legendary Tamil writer Jayakanthan was the Tamil novelist, short story writer and literary critic passed way in Chennai on 8 April 2015 in the age of 81 years and he is survived now by wife, two daughters and a son. Jayakanthan was born on 24 April, 1934 in Cuddalore district of

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  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 1 India elected to four United Nations agencies [ None ]

    India was elected to four important United Nations (UN) agencies and they include agencies are United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the Governing Council of UN-Habitat. India was elected

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  • 2 EPFO suspended 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme [ None ]

    Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is retirement fund body but it suspended the 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme from April 2015. The end of the minimum monthly pension provided under Employee Pension Scheme (EPS)-95 will suffer from 32 lakh pensioners by Uni

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  • 3 Seoul won the Earth global Hour City Challenge (EHCC) of World Wildlife Fund [ None ]

    South Korea’s capital Seoul city won the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and winning the challenge among 16 countries and 163 cities at Seoul, South Korea.

    The city of Balikpapan of Indonesia was recognized as the Most Loveable City for 2015 and Than

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  • 4 India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush missile from ship [ None ]

    India successfully test fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast. Dhanush missile is the ship-based missile which was launched from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV), deep inside the Bay of Bengal to test its full range.

    Feature of nuclear-

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  • 5 Dr. Nasim Zaidi appointed as 20th Chief Election Commissioner of India [ None ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dr. Nasim Zaidi as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and he is the 20th CEC of India. Zaidi will assume the charge of office of the CEC with effect from 19 April 2015 and he will replace Harishankar Brahma who will join his office o

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  • Apr 9, 2015
  • 1 Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship [ None ]

    Indian Ace Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won Bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling in the World Women’s chess championships held at Sochi, Russia. Harika lost to Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine n the semi-final and she received only 20000 US dollars for the Bronze m

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  • 2 Grey Hypocolius sighted at the Narara Marine National Park in Gujarat [ None ]

    Hypocolius ampelinus is a rare bird and Grey Hypocolius was sighted by two Mumbai-based professionals and keen amateur birders. The ampelinus bird was photographed by Kunal Munsiff and Nosherwan Sethna at the Narara Marine National Park near Jamnagar in Gujarat. Hypocolius is a s

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  • 3 PM launched MUDRA Bank under PMJDY to fund small entrepreneurs [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd.) Bank dedicated regulator and refinance for small entrepreneurs. MUDRA bank was launched under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The bank stared with 20,000 cror

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  • 4 Mayilsamy Annadurai appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) [ None ]

    Eminient Mayilsamy Annadurai was appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bengaluru. He succeeded the Dr SK Shivakumar superannuated on 31 March 2015. Annadurai will oversee development of satellite technology and implementation of satellite systems for scientific,

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  • 5 Gujarat cricket team won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy [ None ]

    Gujarat won “Syed Mushtaq Ali T20” Trophy 2014-15 and Gujarat defeated Punjab by two wickets in the final match at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar. Smit Patel is wicketkeeper and opening batsman who unbeaten 50 helped Gujarat to win their second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1 Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed Six Agreements [ None ]

    Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and Pakistan Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif signed six agreements at the PM House in Islamabad. Both countries signed six agreements. These are disaster management, sports, shipping, socio-economic development, education and narcotics control

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  • 2 Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council [ None ]

    Rajeev Shukla was re-appointed as the chairman of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and his appointment came just a day before the opening ceremony of the IPL-8 in Kolkata.

    In 2013, Former Union Minister and Co

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  • 3 Divorced Muslim women entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC [ None ]

    The Supreme Court of India said that divorced Muslim women are entitled to seek maintenance from their ex-husbands and they are entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which provides the same relief to wives, children and parents.

    • The Supr

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  • 4 CII and European Bank signed MoU to deepen partnership [ None ]

    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee and EBRD Vice-President Phil Bennett singed to deepen partnership at a session on Inclusive

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  • 5 Pedro Cateriano Bellido appointed as 7th Prime Minister of Peru [ None ]

    Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as the 7th Prime Minister of Peru on and he was appointed by the President Ollanta Humala in a ceremony held at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Pedro Cateriano Bellido succeeds Ana Jara, who was resigned on 30 March 2015 after losing the

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  • 6 DGCEI slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against Cadbury India Limited [ None ]

    The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against confectionery giant Cadbury India Limited. The fine was slapped for allegedly evading excise duty by fraudulently taking exemption for one of its unopened production u

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  • 7 Miami Open Tennis 2015 winner list [ None ]

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Serena Williams of United State won the 2015 Miami Open Men’s and women’s singles titles of the respectively at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami, Florida. At present, both Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are placed at the top spots in men’s and

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  • Apr 6, 2015
  • 1 3rd International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria announced 3.8 billion US dollar aid [ None ]

    The global community pledged financial support of 3.8 billion US dollars to crisis hit Syria at the third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria held in Kuwait city. The United Nations (UN) organizations and partners to meet urgent needs of victims of Syria’s ci

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  • 2 Union Sports Ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) to support Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) Scheme for Badminton sport.

    According to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), IIFCL sha

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