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April 2013 Current Affairs

European Space Telescope Herschel completed its Journey in Space

Published on: 30-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant

Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicated in Favour of Son Willem Alexander

Published on: 30-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the throne in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander.

Bharti Airtel Introduced Flat Roaming Rates for African Customers

Published on: 30-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Bharti Airtel on 29 April 2013 Introduced Flat Roaming Rates for its African Customers in order to strengthen its One Airtel, service.

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka emerged Volleyball Champions

Published on: 30-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka emerged volleyball champions at the 18th National Games for the Deaf on 28 April 2013.

The 3rd Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process was held in Almaty

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

The 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in Almaty on 26 April 2013.

Haryana Government Raised cooking cost of Mid Day Meal Scheme

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Haryana government  raised the cooking cost given under Mid Day Meal Scheme to all primary and upper primary schools in Haryana by 7.5 per cent.

Government of Goa launched Digital Krishi Card for Farmers

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 112 people agreed

Goa Government launched a digital Krishi Card to help farmers in making use of benefits such as subsidies and loans given by the State Government.

Sailendra Nath Roy, Indian Guinness World Record Holder Died

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 110 people agreed

Sailendra Nath Roy, an Indian Guinness World Record holder on 28 April 2013 died during the stunt.

Mary Thom, the prominent Journalist and Feminist died in Motorcycle Accident

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

68 Years old American Journalist and feminist Mary Thom, was died on 29 April 2013 in a motorcycle accident in Yonkers.

Maharashtra Government was directed to release Water into the Jayakwadi Dam

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Maharashtra government was directed by the Bombay High Court on 24 April 2013 to release water into the Jayakwadi dam

India and Saudi Arabia decided to set up a Joint Working Group to address Nitaqat Law

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 111 people agreed

India and Saudi Arabia decided to set up a joint working group to address the concerns of expatriate Indian workers in Saudi Arabia on the Nitaqat law.

Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel won Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2013

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

German duo Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel won the women’s doubles title at the WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart

Union Government set up Committee to Enhance MSME Exports

Published on: 29-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 124 people agreed

The Union government had set up a six-member inter-ministerial committee to suggest measures for enhancing MSME exports.

Yash Chopra to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award 2013

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 147 people agreed

Yash Chopra and Rajesh Khanna selected for 13th Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Awards to be conferred on 30 April 2013.

Desertification affects over one-fourth Geographical Area of India: Report

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

The Environment Ministry report submitted to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification states desertification of one fourth of Indian Land.

Government approved Proposal to Start International School of Music in Kerala

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

A proposal of opening an International School of Music in the Kerela was approved by the state Government on 27 April 2013.

Takehiko Nakao elected as the President Asian Development Bank Board

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 136 people agreed

Asian Development Bank on 27 April 2013 appointed Takehiko Nakao, former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs of Japan as its President.

NABARD started Farmer’s Club Scheme in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

Farmer’s Club Scheme was inaugurated in Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir on 27 April 2013 by NABARD.

Italy got a New Coalition Government with Enrico Letta as its Prime Minister

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Enrico Letta reached a coalition agreement with the opposition party to form a new Government in Italy. He will be the new Prime Minister of Italy.

President Conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

Published on: 28-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards conferred by the President of India to Armed Forces of India at Rastrapati Bhawan on 27 April 2013.

Vice President Released a Book titled A Leaf Turns Yellow: the Sufis of Awadh

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 178 people agreed

Book entitled Leaf Turns Yellow: the Sufis of Awadh was released by the Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari at New Delhi.

Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals to be Hosted in Delhi in May 2014

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 109 people agreed

Delhi will host the final of Thomas and Uber Cup 2014. The BAI and BWF signed the dates and venue of the finals at Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.

Tikamgarh of Madhya Pradesh connected with Rail Services

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district was connected with rail on 26 April 2013 under Lalitpur-Singrauli Rail Project announced in 2012-13 Rail Budget.

Jai Chandiram Felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

IAWRT conferred lifetime achievement award on Jai Chandiram, the first Asian President of Association and former deputy director of Doordarshan.

52-year-long Indebter Turkey to End its Debt to IMF on 14 May

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Turkey Treasury Undersecretariat would close debt to IMF with refund of 422.1 million USD of capital as part of the 19th stand-by after 52 years.

Sarabjit Singh under Coma: He was attacked in Lahore Jail

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Sarabjit Singh assaulted and brutally beaten up in Kot Lakhpat Jail of Pakistan. He went under Coma and is put on Ventilator support.

Turkey signed MoU with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO as its Dialogue Partner

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Turkey joined Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as its dialogue partner 0n 26 April 2013. The partnership will strengthen the ties member nations.

Anil Goswami, J&K Cadre IAS Officer appointed as New Union Home Secretary

Published on: 27-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Anil Goswami appointed as Union Home Secretary of India. He is the first IS officer from J&K cadre to be appointed as Home Secretary of India.

Foreign Investment in services sector dips 3.5% in Apr-Jan 2012-13

Published on: 26-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

FDI inflows into the services sector declined by 3.5 per cent to 4.66 billion US Dollars during the April-January period of fiscal year 2012-13.

India Cut down Oil Import from Iran by 26.5% in Financial Year 2012-13

Published on: 26-APR-2013
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

India has cut down the import of crude oil from Iran by over 26.5 per cent in the financial year ended March 31 2013.

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