Current Affairs (Archive) April 2010

April 22, 2010
Earth Day 2010
Columbia University: B R Ambedkar Chair & Jagdish Bhagwati Fellowships
Changing norms for companies going public:
Dhanlaxmi Bank -UTI MF Tie Up:
Kerala: Native Trails
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April 21, 2010
Rajasthan: Dish TV in Luxury Trains:
Uttar Pradesh: Asia’s Biggest Sewage treatment Plant:
Orissa : On reconstitution of Jagannath temple managing committee
Gujarat: India’s first degree course in Films & TV
Bharti Airtel: Live Aarti
IMF : Latest Predictions on India’s Growth:
First indigenously-built stealth ship- INS Shivalik
Kurmanbek Bakiyev
Forbes’s Richest Fictional Character: Carlisle Cullen
Obituary: Dorothy Irene Height
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April 20, 2010
Meghalaya: 21st Chief Minister – Dr Mukul Manda Sangma
Home Minister in Dantewada Tragedy:
On Henderson Brooks Report
1999 Jessica Lall murder Case:
Automated Finger Print Identification Systems (AFIS)
USB Pratirodh & NAYAN
Chhattisgarh – Foreign Travel Ban
Assam: Chief Justice of the Gawahati High Court
Uttar Pradesh: New Tiger Reserve – Pilibhit
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Zone Management
Justice (Retd.) Madan Mohan Punchhi Commission:
Assam: Bamboo Technology Park at Mymlhat
RBI : Annual Monetary Policy 2010-11
On Mobile Banking Facility
Expert Group on Energy Drinks:
Credit Guarantee Scheme for MSEs
Relaxations to BC Model:
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April 18, 2010
Master Deenanath Vishesh award – Kajol
Bihar: Nitish Kumar on National Commission to identify BPL families
Haryana: First Grameen Nyayalaya
Gujarat: Mobile Directory
On Justice Soumitra Sen Impeachment Issue:
Independence Day in Zimbabwe:
2010 Badminton Asia Championships – Results
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April 17, 2010
Amendment in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009
Andhra Pradesh: Prajapatham
On Cartosat-2B & STUDSAT
Andhra Pradesh: Hazmat
Gujarat : Governor Returns the Bill
Recommended: Next Chief Justice of India – Justice S H Kapadia
Volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajokull
Obituary : C K Prahalad
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April 16, 2010
Dr. N.C.Saxena Committee:
Prime Minister’s Awards for excellence in Governance for 2008-09
Failure of GSLV-D3
Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan
Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P)
Fact Box: Some Schemes in Budget 2010-11 for Agriculture Development
Carriers Data of Domestic Airlines:
Medical Technology Park
2010 Bloomberg BusinessWeek annual rankings of Most Innovative Companies
Youtube Record: Lady Gaga
On Findings of Heraldo Munoz Commission
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April 15, 2010
4th IBSA Summit:
Uttarakhand: Century’s First Mahakumbha
Kerala: Vishu
West Bengal: Poila Baisakh
Assam: Rongali Bihu
Bangladesh: Pahela Baisakh
Cannes Film Festival jury – Shekhar Kapur
Wynn Telecom brand ambassador – Saif Ali Khan
34th Matrishree Media Awards
Meghalaya: Mobile mammography van
Budget Session Resumes:
Chetna Yatras
International Affairs:
Pakistan: Heraldo Munoz Report
Volcanic Eruptions in Europe:
Qinghai -Earthquake:
Asian Junior Snooker
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April 14, 2010
Wisden Cricketer of the Year – Virender Sehwag
Know Your Army
Wild Life: Anti Poaching System
India’s First 3D Digital Animation Film:
Madhya Pradesh: India’s First Buddhist University:
Haryana: Energy Conservation Fund
Gujarat: Top state in Marine Fish output:
Index watch: Confidence in Leadership Index
ICC Global Partner: Hero Honda:
All Sports Magazine : Top 10 Indian sporting achievements of all time
Saudi Arabia: Fatwa against terrorism
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April 13, 2010
SSB Jharkhand Chairman: A K Chug
Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court: Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia
Ambedkar awards 2009
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Latest projections about India’s Growth
What is Developing Asia?
On Green India Mission
Quick Facts: 8 Missions of Prime Minister’s Action Plan on Climate Change:
State Bank of India: Assam Rifles salary package
India’s Disclosure pacts with 9 Tax Heavens:
BSE – NYSE Technologies Agreement
China ‘s Second Lunar Probe
Ads by Twitter:
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April 12, 2010
Hyderabad: International Congress of Mathematics
TechED 2010
MasterCard CEO – Ajay Banga
Pulitzer Prize 2010
Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2010
NRHM Awards 2010
North East : Biometric Ration Cards
Kerala : Annual Plan:
New Delhi: Delhi Urban Mass Transit Authority (DUMTA),
Cayman Trough : World’s deepest undersea volcanic vents
Greece Debt Crisis: 30 Billion Euro Package
India Wins Kabaddi World Cup:
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April 10, 2010
Karnataka: New Chief Justice – JS Khehar
First Public Sector Day
SCOPE Awards 2008-09 & 2007-08
National Aeronautics Award – P S Subramanyam
FactBox: Tejas
Jammu & Kashmir: Inter-District Recruitment Bill
On India Australia Education Council
India’s Forex Reserves:
Latest Automobile Market growth Data:
Poland: President & 131 others die in Russia Jet Crash
Iran: advanced centrifuge machines
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April 9, 2010
London Symphony Orchestra returns to India after 45 years
Aryabhata Intl Award – Mahantesh G Kivadasanavar
Mother Teresa International Award
Rajasthan: Highest Annual Plan Outlay of Rs 24,000 Cr
Gujarat: General Motors to grow Jatropa
Jatropa Bio fuel: Jatropha oil, produced from the seeds of the Jatropha curcas is one of the best candidates for future biodiesel production.
Kerala: Disaster Risk Reduction Programme 2009-10
National Marine Fisheries Census
Fact Box: National Marine Fisheries Census -2005
Dantewada Massacre:
India’s First 3D TV range – Samsung
Bharti foundation: 25 senior secondary schools for the underprivileged children
Reliance Industries: Investment of $ 1.7 Billion in US
World Economy: Zinc Production:
China: Maglev Train
16th ASEAN summit
Mount Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative
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April 8, 2010
Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) : 235th Anniversary
New CMD of ITI: K L Dhingra
Working groups on Price Rise:
Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010
Gujarat: Kamdhenu University
Tamilnadu: JATROPT Project
Punjab: Rs 592 crore for development of 19 towns
Delhi: HC allows lawyer to argue in Hindi.
Indian Maritime University
On Digitalization of All India radio & Doordarshan
India Australia Education Deal:
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre – solar heat and light based Desalination System
Asian Cricket Council – Nimbus Deal:
Fact Box: Asian Cricket Council
No FDI in manufacturing of Cigarettes:
SAIL Disinvestment Proposal:
India’s Highest Individual Taxpayer:
Solar Impulse:
World Production of Manganese
World Nickel Production
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April 7, 2010
World Health Day, 2010
90th Birth Day of Pandit Ravi Shankar:
Festival of India in China
Sony digicam brand ambassador- Deepika Padukone
Member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars – Srinija Srinivasan
2010 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award – Ratan Tata
BPO Excellence Awards 2009-10
Kerala: CERT-Kerala
Green Gas Corridor
Fact Box CNG:
On Tamil Nadu Legislative Council
Fact Box : Tamil Nadu Legislative Council
Andhra Pradesh: INFO-AGE Government
Low Carbon Jobs in an Interconnected World
USL becomes world’s No 2 spirit co
SEBI : Technical Advisory Committee
On Glonass:
Caves on Moon
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April 6, 2010
National Security Adviser – Shiv Shankar Menon
Functions of a National Security Advisor:
Air India chief operating officer – Gustav Baldauf
National Aviation Company India Ltd (NACIL) – Committees on Turnaround
Amit Mitra is secretary general of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Anand Mahindra is vice-chairman and managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra
CMD Religare Enterprises Ltd : Sunil Godhwani
Maoist attack in Dantewada
Assam: Package for Majuli
New Delhi: India’s first online Community College
What is the Turnaround Plan for Air India?
Notes on Working Capital of Air India:
Jairam Ramesh on Tiger Conservation:
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April 5, 2010
Haryana : Government Literary Awards:
Karnataka: Film Awards in the name of Vishnuvardhan, K.S. Aswath
“Yodha Shakti” & “Azm-e-Nau”
Gujarat : 50 Years of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project
Assam : Baideu & Nabou Schemes:
Delhi : e-waste disposal system
e-Office of Finance Ministry:
Rajasthan: New Air field in Phalodi
ONGC : First Public Sector Company to receive Emission Reduction Certificates from UNFCC
Highest paid CEO in United States: Larry Ellison
Red Dot Product Design Award – BPL Studylite
Delhi : First green grid in North India – Commonwealth Games village
Bankers meet RBI:
Ashok Leyland’s Sales:
NABARD: Business Growth at a Glance
Jumbo: Mascot for 2011 World Cup?
Seventh National Rafting Championship
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April 3, 2010
Chief Justice of Madras High Court – Justice M Y Eqbal
Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapon for None
Srimanta Sankardeva Award
Public Relations Council of India – Chanakya Awards
India’s first Standard Guage line Opens
Asian Rugby Sevens Invitational Tournament
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April 2, 2010
New Members of Jawahar Bhavan Trust
New Maharashtra BJP chief: Sudhir Mungantivar
Update on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
Haryana : Senior Citizen Samman Scheme
Fact Box: Apni Beti Apna Dhan Yojna of Haryana: LAADLI
Kerala : First Multiplex
Who is Nikesh Arora?
India’s External Debt:
RBI : Normal Ways and Means Advances Limits
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April 1, 2010
Reserve Bank of India: Platinum Jubilee Celebration Finale
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
Decennial Census Operation begins:
India’s first AC double-decker train
Punjab: Pearls World Cup Kabaddi Punjab-2010
Rajasthan: India’s First Homeopathic University
Himachal Pradesh: What are Sirmouri, Kulluvi, Kangri and Mahajavi?
FactBox: Languages in the Indian Constitution:
Antarnaad in Guinness Book of World Records:
London 2012 Olympics : tier-two sponsor – ArcelorMittal
Fact Box : London 2012 Olympics:
State Bank of India: 15,000 business correspondents
Ireland’s Richest person: Pallonji Mistry
World’s most visited place: Louvre Museum, Paris
First-ever Afghanistan Cannabis Survey
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