Current Affairs - April, 2014

Indian Alphonso Mangoes banned in European Union

The 28-nation bloc European Union (EU) has imposed a temporary ban on the import of Alphonso mangoes, the king of fruits, and 4 vegetables from India effective from May 1, 2014. The move by EU has led to protests from the Indian community, legislators and traders. The temporary ban includes Alphonso mangoes, eggplant, taro plant, bitter ..

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Interceptor Missile test fired successfully by DRDO

India’s premier defence equipment manufacturer Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired a new Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile capable of neutralizing any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude. [icon name=”icon-question-sign”]How this test was conducted by DRDO? Firstly, the target which was a dummy incoming enemy missile was test fired from a naval ..

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President approves dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly

President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent for dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh assembly and a fresh proclamation for central rule in Andhra Pradesh. [icon name=”icon-question-sign”]Why President’s rule was imposed in AP? President’s rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh on March 1, 2014 after CM of the state N. Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned following the clearance of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill by the ..

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Rajeev Suri: Nokia’s new CEO

Rajeev Suri (46) has been announced the new CEO of Finnish telecommunications gadget manufacturer Nokia. Previously, Suri was the head of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), the smaller network equipment unit of Nokia when the company still made mobile phones. Suri one of those rare top corporate executives who have attained heights without pursuing any MBA/PG degree. ..

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Ramesh Agrawal honored with Goldman Prize 2014

The Goldman Environmental Foundation awarded six environmental activists from India, Peru, Russia and three other countries Goldman Prize for year 2014. India’s Ramesh Agrawal has been given the prize for helping villagers to battle coal mining in Chhattisgarh. Other Awardees: Awardees                      Country Significant Roles Ruth Buendia Peru Helped to prevent two dams in the Peruvian Amazon ..

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