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Pakistan successfully tested short range ballistic missile-Ghazanvi

Published on: 23-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Pakistan successfully test-fired short range ballistic missile Hatf-III named Ghazanvi.

Asia-Pacific navies of 22 countries including India signed Maritime Communication Agreement

Published on: 23-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

India and 21-member WPNS agreed aiming to ensure that miscommunication between naval vessels does not develop into conflict in Pacific Ocean.

India and Bhutan signed agreement on development of hydropower projects

Published on: 23-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

India and Bhutan signed an agreement on development of hydropower projects in Thimphu, Bhutan.

USA Government approved Palcohol - powdered alcohol

Published on: 21-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

US Government on 20 April 2014 approved powdered alcohol brand Palcohol

China announced to host Western Pacific Naval Symposium

Published on: 21-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

China on 19 April 2014 announced to host the bi-annual Western Pacific Naval Symposium at Qingdao – Eastern port of China.

Russia, Ukraine and West signed Deal to ease Ukrainian crisis

Published on: 19-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

Russia, Ukraine and West (US and European Union) signed a surprise deal to ease Ukrainian Crisis

Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the Presidential election for the Fourth consecutive time

Published on: 19-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the Presidency for the fourth time consecutively in Algeria.

European Parliament approved the Banking Union reforms

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The European Parliament on 15 April 2014 approved banking union reforms to minimise the risk of EU taxpayer-funded bailout.

PGCIL & PGCB to conduct joint feasibility study to export 100 MW power to Bangladesh

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

PCIL and PGCB will conduct a joint feasibility study for exporting 100 MW power to Bangladesh from gas-fired Palatana power plant in Tripura.

Palestinians rejected the economic sanctions by Israel

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Palestinians rejected the economic sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and threatened to halt security coordination

Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions released by IMF

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

A report released by IMF has called for bold economic policy reforms to achieve economic stability in the Arab world.

International aid organisations launched series of emergency measures in West Africa against Ebola

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

International aid organisations launched a series of emergency measures against Ebola across West Africa.

EU Court struck down the EU Data Retention Directive

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

ECJ struck down the EU Data Retention Directive that forced telecom operators to store private phone and email data for up to two years.

20th anniversary of Rwanda genocide marked at the Kigali genocide memorial centre

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Rwanda on 7 April 2014 marked the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of devastating 100-day genocide.

Spanish Parliament rejected referendum on Catalonian independence

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Spain’s lawmakers voted to reject the request of Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November 2014.

Obama issued executive orders to erase gender disparity among US government workforce

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The US President has issued two executive orders aimed at erasing gender disparities in pay among the government workforce.

UK legalised sale of self-testing kits for HIV

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

A new law came into force in UK on 6 April 2014 that will permit the sale of home tests for HIV in Britain.

Pro-Russian activists of Donetsk proclaimed their independence from Ukraine

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Pro-Russian activists of Donetsk on 7 April 2014 proclaimed their independence from Ukraine.

China dug the 7 km deep borehole over Tibetan Plateau

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Chinese exploration teams on 7 April 2014 drilled a seven-kilometre-deep borehole in the resource-rich Himalayan region of Tibet.

Japan announced to cancel next Antarctic Whaling Programme after UN ICJ decision

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Japan on 4 April 2014 announced to cancel its next Antarctic whaling programme after the ICJ of UN ordered an end to Whaling Programme of Japan.

Iran and Japan signed a MoU to cooperate in environmental issues

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Iran and Japan signed a MoU for bilateral cooperation on environmental issues.

South Korea developed ballistic Missile to counter North Korea

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

South Korea on 4 April 2014 developed a ballistic missile capable of striking most of North Korea.

North Korea allowed runner-tourists for first time in Pyongyang Marathon

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

North Korea for the first time allowed runner-tourists from the world in annual Pyongyang marathon.

Bangladesh to provide transit facility for Indian power transmission line

Published on: 04-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Bangladesh agreed to provide transit facility for a 6000 megawatt Indian power transmission line.

NASA suspended ties with Russia except on International Space Station

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

NASA has announced suspension of majority of its ongoing engagement and ties with Russia except for the cooperation aboard on ISS.

Myanmar started its first official census in 30 years

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

First official census started in Myanmar after 30 years. The last census was conducted in 1983.

NATO suspended all co-operations with Russia over Ukraine crisis

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

NATO condemning the annexation as illegal on 1 April 2014 suspended all cooperation with Russia over the Crimea crisis.

Kerry at EU, US talks: Don’t use energy as a weapon

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

John Kerry has urged the EU and US to help Ukraine to overcome its energy shortages, claiming that the energy must not be used as weapon.

World Bank to double lending to India, China, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

World Bank would nearly double its lending capacity to boost support for middle countries like India, Brazil, China, Mexico and Indonesia.

Singapore enacted new law to maintain public order in Little India

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

A new law Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Act was approved by Singapore Government on 1 April 2014.

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