Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kilometres of their offices without permission from May 1.
The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) was on April 16, 2018 inducted to the Ayush Ministry's empowered committee with an objective to control misleading advertisements and exaggerated claims of its drugs.
The Supreme Court has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old Kathua gangrape and murder victim. The apex court also directed the state police to provide adequate security at the observation home where a juvenile accused has been kept.
The Supreme Court ruled on April 11 that the Chief Justice of India is the ‘first among equals’ and has the constitutional authority to decide allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them. The judgment came while dismissing a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for rational and transparent allocation of cases and constitution of benches to hear them.
An all-encompassing war exercise named Gagan-shakti was launched by the Indian Air Force on April 8. The two-week exercise would conclude on April 22. The main aim of the exercise is real time coordination, deployment and employment of air power in a short and intense battle scenario.
Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom has assured herself a medal on her debut appearance at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The 35-year-old Olympic bronze-medalist entered the semi-finals in Gold Coast with a 5-0 win over Scotland's Megan Gordon.
The Jodhpur court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to a five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while other actors including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and former wife of South African icon Nelson Mandela, passed away on April 2 at the age of 81. Winnie was jailed, banished several times for her part in the fight against white-minority rule.
The BCCI on April 2, 2018 approved South African wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen as the replacement for former Australian skipper Steve Smith in the Rajasthan Royals team for the 2018 Indian Premier League.
The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on March 27.
The Railway Ministry has announced that it would be recruiting 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier. The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on March 29, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago for advocating education for girls. Yousafzai is widely respected internationally for her bravery and activism.
The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in a media briefing.
‘We Are Sikhs’ campaign, a campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the United States and fight prejudice has won a top US award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes.
India Post has paid tribute to theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking by issuing a special cover on him. The postal department released the special cover in all of its 22 circles. Hawking died at the age of 76 on March 14.