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  9. April 2013 Current Affairs

Two-Day International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India Concluded

Apr 8, 2013
Two-day International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India finished in New Delhi on 6 April 2013.

CBI given the Charge to Probe into Rhino Killing in Assam

Apr 8, 2013
CBI has taken up charge of probe into the poaching incidences of Rhinos in Assam. The no. of cases to be probed and timeframe of investigation is not known.

Rajasthan Government launched Free Essential Diagnostic Tests Scheme

Apr 8, 2013
On the occasion of World Health Day, State Government of Rajasthan introduced a scheme of free essential diagnostic tests in government hospitals.

Nuclear Capable Agni-II Missile was Successfully Test-Fired

Apr 7, 2013
The medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile was on 7 April 2013 successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island.

SAIL signed MoU with KSIDC and KMML for Setting Up Titanium Project in Kerala

Apr 7, 2013
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Kerala PSEs for setting up a Titanium Project in Kerala.

India Strengthened Ties in Steel and Mining with Tanzania

Apr 7, 2013
Government of India and the Government of Tanzania signed a Letter of Intent(LoI) on 6 April 2013 to promote steel industry

International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India Concluded in New Delhi

Apr 7, 2013
A 2 day International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India Concluded in New Delhi on 6 April 2013.

World Health Day was Celebrated: Focus on High Blood Pressure

Apr 7, 2013
World health day was celebrated on 7 April 2013. The theme for 2013 was high blood pressure.

The Latest Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Programme Ended without Agreement

Apr 7, 2013
The latest talks on Iran's nuclear programme ended without agreement on 6 April 2013 after a two-day meeting in Kazakhstan.

Visa on Arrival facility for Senior Citizens of Pakistan initiated at Attari/Wagah Check-Post

Apr 6, 2013
Indian on 1 April 2013 started Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for the Senior Citizens of Pakistan...

UN Human Rights Chief asked US to close Guantanamo Prison Camp with Immediate Effect

Apr 6, 2013
The UN Human Rights Chief called on US to close down its Guantanamo prison camp with immediate effect that it started during bush administration in 2002.

Raninder Singh re-elected as the President of National Rifle Association of India

Apr 6, 2013
National Rifle Association of India elected Raninder Singh as President and D.V.S. Rao as the new Secretary General on 6 April 2013.

Climate Change and Industrial Fishing Benefiting Beaufort Island Adélie Penguin: Study

Apr 6, 2013
Scientists from the University of Minnesota unveiled that climate change and industrial fishing can be a cause of benefit for the penguins.

Laser powered Camera System that can Capture Objects at Long Distances Developed

Apr 6, 2013
Camera based on time-of-flight technology of imaging was developed by the researchers in April 2013. The Camera can take image from a distance of a kilometer.

Indian Women's Cricket Team Won the Twenty20 International Series against Bangladesh

Apr 6, 2013
The Indian women's cricket team clean-sweeped the T20 International series against Bangladesh with 3-0 in Vadodara in the final match on 5 April 2013.

SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded in Nepal

Apr 6, 2013
SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded on 5 April 2013 in Nepal. The member nations decided on formulation of the Common Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Nomination Papers for General Elections of Former Pakistani President Musharraf Rejected

Apr 6, 2013
Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers from one of the 4 parliamentary seats-Karachi, Islamabad, Chitral and Kasur were rejected by Pakistani Election Commission.

Rahi Sarnobat Clinched Gold at ISSF World Cup in 25-M Pistol Event

Apr 6, 2013
Rahi Sarnobat clinched the first gold for India in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Korea on 5 April 2013.

DBT Scheme to be expanded to 78 more Districts from July 2013

Apr 6, 2013
Expansion of the Direct Benefits Transfers (DBT) to 78 more districts was approved by the National Committee on DBT that is chaired by Manmohan Singh.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Programme for Elderly

Apr 6, 2013
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly for addressing health-related issues of elderly.
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