Current Affairs April 2012 - General Knowledge Today

April 2012

China launches 2 more satellites

China successfully launched 2 more satellites for its proposed Beidou Global Navigation and Positioning Network being built to counter the US Global Position System (GPS). With these two satellites, China has so far launched 13 satellites to form part of the Beidou system. The Beidou-2 satellites, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the

Defence Ministry bars some firms for 10 years over irregularities

The Defence Ministry has barred 2 Indian and 4 foreign firms for 10 years from all business dealings due to their engagement in abnormalities in the recent past. The debarred foreign companies are from Singapore, Israel, Switzerland and Russia. The two Indian companies are located in New Delhi and Ludhiana. Minister of State for Defence

Manu Raju, Indo-American wins White House Journalism award

Manu Raju an Indian-American journalist was among the journalists, who have won the White House Correspondents Journalism award for 2012. Manu Raju was honoured with the Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage under pressure, in the print category, at the Association's traditional annual dinner with US President Barack Obama in Washington. Download article

Northern Railway launches ticket vending machines

The Northern Railway has introduced Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) for buying platform and second class journey tickets with smart card. The ATVMs will be unmanned and operated by the passengers themselves. Insert your smart card into an Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM) and wait for the ticket to be dispatched from the machine. The

India, Japan to launch dialogue mechanisms on cyber, maritime security

India and Japan have agreed to launch dialogue mechanisms on cyber and maritime security. The dialogue b/w the two nations will be held at the level of foreign Ministry officials. External Affairs Minister Mr S M Krishna expressed satisfaction over the strategic and global partnership b/w the two nations and held that during the 6th