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Anil Kapoor conferred with Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Apart from Anil Kapoor, Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar was also bestowed with the prestigious Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015.

President Conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee conferred two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumously; eleven Shaurya Chakras (five posthumously) to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Bharatiya Mahila Bank was awarded for Technology Implementation in the category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank).

Dharahara Tower of Nepal collapsed after earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The nine-storey, 61.88-meter-tall tower was a part of the architecture of Kathmandu recognised by UNESC and was built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar (equivalent to Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa.

Gopinath Pillai awarded with the Outstanding Service Award for his services in Singapore

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Currently, Pillai is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

Sangeeta Bhatia, Indian-origin scientist at MIT, won the 2015 Heinz Award

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Bhatia who developed artificial human microlivers for drug testing was awarded for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.

India launched Operation Maitri in quake-hit Nepal

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The operation will involve two dozen military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route. India also pressed nearly 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) into service.

World Malaria Day observed with theme Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria

Published on: 25-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

World Malaria Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Happiness Report 2015 released

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The report was published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) an initiative under the United Nations.

National Panchayati Raj Day observed on 24 April 2015

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

On the day, the best performing Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas were honoured with Panchayat Sashaktikaran Award 2015 and Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Award 2015.

Indo-French Naval exercise VARUNA commenced at Goa

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Till date, thirteen such exercises have been conducted and the last exercise VARUNA 12 was conducted in the Mediterranean Sea from 19-22 July 2012 off Toulon.

UN observed World Book and Copyright Day across the world

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

For the year 2015, UNESCO designated Incheon, South Korea as the World Book Capital 2015.

Indian-American Vivek Murthy took oath as 19th US Surgeon General

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Vivek Muthy became the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health.

IOC President Thomas Bach named ambassador of HeForShe by UN Women

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality established by United Nations (UN) Women.

Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Actor Rajkummar Rao won the prestigious award for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Citylights, which was released in 2014.

President released Postage Stamp commemorating 200 years of Old Seminary in Kottayam

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The Orthodox Theological Seminary known as Old Seminary or Cottayam Syrian College is run by the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the St. Thomas Christians.

Pakistan conferred highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese president Xi Jinping

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The award was conferred for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries.

IT Department awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Prime Minister Award for excellence in public administration to the Income Tax Department demonstrates the commitment of the Department towards achieving Minimum Government and Maximum Governance in tax administration.

New York Times won prestigious Pulitzer prizes for West Africa Ebola coverage

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The Pulitzer Prize honours the extraordinary work in US journalism, literature, drama and other areas and brings welcome attention and recognition to newspapers and websites.

Scores of Indian pilgrims died after a bus accident in Kathmandu, Nepal

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

They were returning to Gorakhpur in India after a pilgrimage to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

International Mother Earth Day observed with theme It’s Our Turn to Lead

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The theme, It’s Our Turn to Lead seeks to inform the communities and leadership that we want action on climate.

Japanese Maglev train set the world speed record of 603 kmph

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Maglev, the name derived from magnetic levitation, is a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground.

Eminent Historian Christopher Alan Bayly died

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He was an historian specializing in British Imperial, Indian and global history and was knighted in 2007 for his contribution to historical scholarship.

Indian surgeons removed world's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The operation was done by the Surgeons of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRM), Delhi.

Ninth Civil Services Day observed across India on 21 April

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

To mark the Day, a two-day programme was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

Indian Navy’s new missile destroyer ship named Visakhapatnam launched

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

This 163-metre-long vessel warship is entirely made of Indian steel and weighs approximately 3000 tons. It is propelled by four gas turbines and is capable to achieve maximum speed of over 30 knots.

Virat Kohli announced to set up chain of gyms with the investment of 90 crore rupees

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The gyms will be launched under the brand name Chisel.

Former Bengal U-19 Cricket captain Ankit Keshri died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Keshri had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and was in the 30-member India U-19 probables list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Nasim Zaidi assumed charge as Chief Election Commissioner of India

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Zaidi who became India’s 20th CEC succeeded Hari Shankar Brahma, who had retired on 18 April 2015.

Former Chief Minister of Odisha Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Patnaik was a senior leader of Indian National Congress and served Odisha as its Chief Minister from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. He was also Governor of Assam from 2009 to 2014.

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