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Ministry of I&B Reconstituted the Central Press Accreditation Committee

Apr 6, 2013
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting reconstituted the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC) on 4 April 2013.

Website launched on Babu Jagjivan Ram on his 106th Birth Anniversary

Apr 6, 2013
A website on Babu Jagjibvan Ram was launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment on 5 April 2013, his 106th Birth Anniversary.

Union Government of India Sanctioned 4065.81 Crore Rupees for Water Pollution Control

Apr 6, 2013
For exercising pollution abatement schemes of rivers and lakes in different states, the Union Government of India sanctioned 4065.81 crore rupees.

ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance for 2012 Presented

Apr 6, 2013
ICSI with former CJI, Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah on 5 April 2013 presented the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance -2012.

S Gopalakrishnan elected as new President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Apr 5, 2013
S Gopalakrishnan, the co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, on 5 April 2013 was elected as the President of the industry body (CII) for the year 2013-14.

Union Government achieved FY13 Revised Tax Collection Target

Apr 5, 2013
Union government in the Month of March 2013 announced that it has met its revised tax collection target for 2012-13.

CGHS enhanced its Facilities for PIB Accredited Media Persons

Apr 5, 2013
The facilities provided to the PIB accredited journalists under CGHS was liberalized by the Government of India. More benefits are added to the scheme.

India and Singapore Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Air Services

Apr 5, 2013
India and Singapore on 2 April 2013 signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral air services arrangement.

SAIL signed MoU with KSIDC and KMML for setting up a Titanium Project

Apr 5, 2013
SAIL on 4 April 2013 signed a MoU with KSIDC and KMML for setting up of a Titanium Project as Joint Venture. This will enhance the economy of Kerala.

Renowned Historian Professor Bratindra Nath Mukherjee Died

Apr 5, 2013
Historian Bratindra Nath Mukherjee died at his residence in Kolkata on 4 April 2013. He was a Padma Shree Awardee, a renowned epigraphist and numismatist.

SOI filed compliant of violating the Indian Policy Guidelines of Mapping against Google

Apr 5, 2013
Survey of India launched a complaint against Google against its contest Mapathon 2013 conducted between 12 February to 25 March 2013.

Connecticut signed Gun Control Legislation after Newtown Massacre

Apr 5, 2013
Connecticut's state legislature passed the measures on 4 April 2013, which include America's first registry of gun offenders.

US Scientists identified Genetic Markers of Alzheimer’s Risk

Apr 5, 2013
US Scientists in the first week of April 2013 identified Genetic markers that could help in detecting Alzheimer’s disease.

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Critic for Chicago Sun-Times Died

Apr 5, 2013
Roger Ebert of Sun-Times and the film critic, died at the age of 70 years on 4 April 2013 at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Odisha Legislative Assembly adopted a Resolution for Special Category Status

Apr 5, 2013
The Odisha Legislative Assembly on 4 April 2013 unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to award special category status to the state.

China Mobile and Vodafone Formed Consortium to Bid for Mobile Licences in Burma

Apr 5, 2013
China Mobile and Vodafone on 4 April 2013 announced that they formed a consortium in order to bid for the mobile licences in Burma.

Exhaled Breath can be as Unique as a Fingerprint: Study

Apr 5, 2013
Study conducted by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich found out that metabolites in exhaled breath can be unique as the fingerprints.

NIA filed a Charge Sheet against 26/11 Mastermind Abu Jundal

Apr 5, 2013
NIA filed a chargesheet against Abu Jundal in the Patiala House Court of New Delhi and accused him for recruiting people to join LeT, the terror outfit.

Facebook Released New Software Called Home for Android Phones

Apr 5, 2013
Facebook on 4 April 2013 released the software called Home, which puts the feeds from Facebook on Android phones’ home screen.

SC ordered Centre and States to make Punishment for Traffic Rules Violation Harsher

Apr 5, 2013
SC ordered Central and State Governments to restrict use of red beacons by VIPs and to make harsh laws by amendments to punish the violators of traffic rules.
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