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Arun Kumar Jha appointed as CEO of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

Apr 11, 2015
As the CEO of KVIC, he will oversee the day-to-day functioning of the commission and report about its activities to the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

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

Apr 10, 2015
The bill that was passed by the legislature without a single dissenting vote allows use of nitrogen-induced hypoxia as a method of execution.

Union Government rejected Odisha government proposal to grant mining license to Posco

Apr 10, 2015
Union Government rejected the proposal in accordance to the Amendment to MMDR Act, 1957 that says all leases shall be granted through auction by competitive bidding, including e-auction.

India elected to four United Nations agencies

Apr 10, 2015
India was elected to UNICEF, WFP, CCPCJ and UN-Habitat whose activities are coordinated by the UNECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council).

Thane named as National Earth Hour Capital 2015 by WWF

Apr 10, 2015
Pune received a special mention from the jury for its city mobility plan and solar and waste-to-energy initiatives while Rajkot was felicitated for the city’s performance in the field of renewable energy.

India successfully test-fired Dhanush ballistic missile

Apr 10, 2015
Strategic Force Command (SFC) of India's Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) test-fired the nuclear capable missile from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.

Social Progress Index 2015 released by Social Progress Imperative

Apr 10, 2015
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

Seoul won WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge to become the Global Earth Hour Capital 2015

Apr 10, 2015
As part of the Earth Hour City Challenge 2015, the city of Balikpapan, Indonesia was recognized as the Most Loveable City for 2015.

Scientists detected rapid accumulation of anesthetic gases in atmosphere causing global warming

Apr 10, 2015
The study revealed that concentrations of potent global warmers Desflurane, Isoflurane and Sevoflurane reached an alarming level in the global atmosphere starting from crowed urban areas to pristine Antarctic environment.

EPFO suspended 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme

Apr 10, 2015
Government notification issued on 19 August 2014 said that the benefit of minimum pension was made effective from 1 September 2014 to 31 March 2015.

Former Air Chief Marshal of IAF Hrushikesh Moolgavkar died

Apr 10, 2015
His biography, Leading from the Cockpit: A Fighter pilot's story was published in 2009.

Book titled Suleiman Charitra written by Kalyana Malla translated from Sanskrit to English

Apr 16, 2015
The book is a work of translation from Sanskrit to English by diplomat-writer A.N.D. Haskar. The original book Suleiman Charitra was written by a 16th century poet Kalyan Malla.

Former Australia Cricket Captain Richie Benaud died

Apr 10, 2015
In his test career, Benaud played 63 Tests, 28 as captain and never lost a series as captain. He was the first player to score 2000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets.

Snapdeal acquired mobile recharge service FreeCharge

Apr 9, 2015
As per the deal, Freecharge will continue to work as an independent platform and will offer many more digital goods in future. Also, most of Freecharge’s institutional investor would get Snapdeal stock.

Spiders belonging to Thomisidae family named after Telangana state

Apr 9, 2015
These crabs were discovered by two researchers from the Zoology Department of Osmania University, namely, G.B. Pravalikha and Chelmala Srinivasulu during their expedition at Nagnur in Karimnagar district.
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