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Russia, Argentina signed agreements on economic & energy co-operation

Published on: 25-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Under the agreement, Russia will finance the hydroelectric plant in Argentina’s Neuquen River, while Russia’s Rosatom nuclear corporation will build a new reactor at Argentina’s Atucha 3 nuclear power plant.

China, Pakistan signed an agreement on Economic Corridor plan worth 46 billion US dollars

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

As part of the agreement, China will provide up to 37 billion US dollar in investment for energy projects to generate 16400 MW of power.

World Bank established Pollution Management and Environmental Health program

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

The program was officially launched on Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day in Washington, D.C.

NRL & BPC signed MoU to export petroleum products to Bangladesh

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It seeks to provide cooperation in export of petroleum products from NRL’s marketing terminal in Siliguri, West Bengal to BPC’s depot at Parbatipur in Bangladesh.

Centre Party won the Parliamentary Elections of Finland

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Juha Sipila’s Centre Party was able to win 49 seats in the 200-member Parliament, which means that the party will have to go for coalition support from second-placed euroskeptic Finns party, formerly known as the True Finns.

India and South Korea held high level defence talks in Seoul

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The meeting was held with South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo at the Ministry of Defence of Korea in Seoul.

UN released a report titled Global E-Waste Monitor 2014

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

As per the report, in the year 2014 volume of e-waste is estimated around 41.8 million metric tonnes (Megatonnes – Mt) and it is expected to rise by 21 percent to 50 million Mt in 2018.

Time Magazine released list of 100 most influential people in the world

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

The list includes four Indians namely Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Vikram Patel, co-founder of the NGO Sangath.

Pakistan Supreme Court stayed executions by Military Courts

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The order of the court came on a petition filed by the country’s Supreme Court Bar Association seeking a stay in executions ordered by military courts.

India, Canada issued Joint Statement titled New Vigour, New Steps

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Modi’s visit to Canada is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years and the highlight of the visit was agreement on civil nuclear cooperation under which Cameco of Canada will supply uranium to India over the next five years to meet its energy needs.

 

Russia lifted ban on delivery of S-300 Missile System to Iran

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Russia lifted the 2010 ban in the back drop of an informal agreement reached on 2 April 2015 between P5+1, the EU and Iran to prepare the final draft of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by 30 June 2015.

Tennessee House voted to make Bible as official state book

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The lawmakers voted 55-38 in favor of Rep. Jerry Sexton's original Bill, despite questions of constitutionality of the Bill.

Pakistan and Russia agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercise

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The two nations also agreed to promote joint participation in military exercises and resolve conflicts through diplomatic means.

India and Canada signed nuclear agreement on supply of Uranium

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

PM Modi is on a three-day official visit to Canada, which is the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years.

India, Belarus agreed to enhance bilateral ties

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Belarusian Foreign Minister, Makei was accompanied by a 3-member business delegation representing prominent Belarusian state enterprises dealing in potash, fertilizers, dumper trucks and tractors.

IMF released World Economic Outlook April 2015 Update

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Global growth is forecasted at 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.8 percent in 2016 which is in line with forecasts made in the January 2015 WEO Update.

India-Germany released Joint Statement to strengthen Strategic Partnership

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The two countries agreed to utilize the momentum generated by India’s participation in the Hannover Messe to foster stronger ties between business and industry on both sides in order to support India’s Make in India initiative.

Delhi Declaration on Public Health Challenges adopted at 5th SAARC Health Ministers meet

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Earlier SAARC Health Ministers were held in Maldives in 2012, Dhaka in April 2006, Islamabad in 2005 and New Delhi in 2003.

China quashed bid of Taiwan to become full member of AIIB

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The Chinese Government said that it would welcome Taiwan in the future but under a different name.

World Bank released Migration and Development Brief

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

In 2014, India continued to be highest recipients of remittance

Parliament of Ukraine passed a law banning organisations that propagate Communism and Nazism

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Parliament of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, on 9 April 2015 passed a legislation that equates Communism with Nazism (nationalist-socialist) and banned both the regimes.

Normandy Four Group agreed to form working group to implement ceasefire deal on Ukraine conflict

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

They agreed to support international monitors and establish four working groups to address the most pressing issues faced by people in the embattled region, where Russian-backed separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.

India and France signed 20 MoUs and Agreements to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Prime Minister Modi during his visit to France gifted a painting titled Tree of Life, reflecting traditional societal respect for nature in India to the French President Francois Hollande.

State legislature of Oklahoma passed a bill that allow use of nitrogen gas for executions

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The bill that was passed by the legislature without a single dissenting vote allows use of nitrogen-induced hypoxia as a method of execution.

India elected to four United Nations agencies

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 64 people agreed

India was elected to UNICEF, WFP, CCPCJ and UN-Habitat whose activities are coordinated by the UNECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council).

Social Progress Index 2015 released by Social Progress Imperative

Published on: 10-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

India with a score of 53.06 is ranked 101st and is placed in the Low Social Progress Group. In 2014, India with a score of 50.24 was ranked 102 out of 132 countries

India and USA signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on transportation

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The MoC will enable India to make use of world’s latest technology available with the USA for projects like developments of waterways and multi-modal hub.

University of Cape Town voted for removal of the statue of British colonialist, Cecil Rhodes

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The controversial statue of Cecil John Rhodes will be removed from the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus after the Council, voted in favour of its removal.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed Six Agreements

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed


The six agreements pertained to advancing cooperation in disaster management, sports, shipping, socio-economic development, education and narcotics control.

Pakistan President promulgated the General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance 2015

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

According to the Ordinance, A judicial inquiry commission will be set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to inquire into the organization and conduct of the 2013 general elections to the lower house of the Parliament.

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