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European Space Telescope Herschel completed its Journey in Space

Apr 30, 2013
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

Apr 30, 2013
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

Apr 30, 2013
Bharti Airtel on 29 April 2013 Introduced Flat Roaming Rates for its African Customers in order to strengthen its One Airtel, service.

Sarabjit Singh attacked by other Inmates in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail

Apr 30, 2013
Indian death-row prisoner Sarabjit Singh sustained serious head injuries when he was attacked by other inmates in Pakistan

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka emerged Volleyball Champions

Apr 30, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 29, 2013
German duo Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel won the women’s doubles title at the WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart

Kerala Government approved proposal to start International School of Music in State

Apr 29, 2013
Kerala Government on 27 April 2013 gave an approval to a proposal to start an International School of Music in the State.

Union Government set up Committee to Enhance MSME Exports

Apr 29, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 28, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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

Apr 27, 2013
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.

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