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  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 1 Dr. Nasim Zaidi appointed as 20th Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush missile from ship [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 nuclea

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  • 3 Seoul won the Earth global Hour City Challenge (EHCC) of World Wildlife Fund [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 Tha

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  • 4 EPFO suspended 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 Un

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  • 5 India elected to four United Nations agencies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 6 Legendary Tamil writer Jayakanthan died [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 7 Australian Cricket legend and former Captain Richie Benaud passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 8 Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated first Songs and Dances of the North East [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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

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  • Apr 13, 2015
  • 1 Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 Asteroid 316201 named after Malala Yousafzai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 t

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  • 3 NGT India to chair 9th International Renewable Energy Agency council [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Greenpeace India Society (GIS) registration suspended by Union Ministry of Home Affairs for 180 days [ Important Days ]

    Greenpeace India Society (GIS) registration suspended by Union Ministry of Home Affairs for 180 days for acting against public and economic interests of the country. Greenpeace India Society (GIS) has seven bank accounts in IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank and it has been froze

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  • Apr 9, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat cricket team won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 Mayilsamy Annadurai appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 3 PM launched MUDRA Bank under PMJDY to fund small entrepreneurs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 cro

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  • 4 Grey Hypocolius sighted at the Narara Marine National Park in Gujarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1  Delhi International Airport Limited bags Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) bags the prestigious Golden Peacock National Quality Award for the year 2015. Golden Peacock presented by the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at a ceremony to be held in Dubai on 20 Apr

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  • 2 Miami Open Tennis 2015 winner list [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 3 DGCEI slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against Cadbury India Limited [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 4 Pedro Cateriano Bellido appointed as 7th Prime Minister of Peru [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 Union Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced National Geoscience Awards-2013 [ Awards ]

    Union Steel and Mines Minister of Narendra Singh Tomar announced National Geoscience Awards (NGA) -2013 in New Delhi and the annual awards are presented to honour individuals and team of scientists for their outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geoscie

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  • 6 CII and European Bank signed MoU to deepen partnership [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 7 Divorced Muslim women entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 Su

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  • 8 Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 C

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1 World Health Day 2015 observed on 7 April 2015 [ Important Days ]

    World Health Day 2015 was observed globally on 7 April 2015 and the theme for the year is from farm to plate, make food safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted various programmes across the world in close cooperation with governm

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  • 2 Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed Six Agreements [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Apr 6, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat leads in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) during 2014-15 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Urban Development’s assessment of Swachh Bharat Mission implementation released placed Gujarat as the top performing state/Union Territory (UT) for 2014 - 15 financial year.

    • Gujarat is the first sate which constructed 60 percent of the household toilets built

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  • 2 Union Sports Ministry signed MoU with IIFCL to support TOP Scheme for Badminton [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 sh

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  • 3 3rd International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria announced 3.8 billion US dollar aid [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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