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The Ministry Of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Proposed Launching NULM

Apr 26, 2013
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation proposed to launch the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

SC asked to File Compliance Report on Police Reforms to Chief Secretaries of Six States

Apr 26, 2013
Supreme Court demanded affidavits on police reforms from the Chief Secretaries of six states and constitution of State Security Commissions.

Seljuk Minaret in the Historic Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo Destroyed by the Protestors

Apr 25, 2013
Seljuk minaret in The Great Mosque of Aleppo, which was constructed in 1090, was destroyed in Syrian protests on 24 April 2013.

Researchers Developed New Keyboard Called KALQ to Beat QWERTY

Apr 25, 2013
Researchers at St Andrews, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany and Montana Tech in the US created a keyboard layout.

Unemployment Rate in Spain Reached Record High

Apr 25, 2013
The unemployment rate in Spain reached new record of 27.2 percent of workforce in first quarter of 2013.

SSTL Announced Appointment of New CEO; Dmitry Shukov to Take Over From 1 June

Apr 25, 2013
Sistema Shyam TeleServices on 24 April 2013 announced that Dmitry Shukov will take over as its CEO. Dmitry Shukov will resume the office from 1 June 2013.

Union Finance Minister Launched Medi Claim Facility for the Farmers Holding KCC

Apr 25, 2013
P.Chidambaram on 24 April 2013 launched medi claim facility for the farmers holding Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) issued by Dena Bank.

Google Inc Acquired Wavii, the News Summarization App for 30 Million US Dollar

Apr 25, 2013
Google Inc acquired Wavii, the news summarization app based in Seattle, for around 30 million US dollar cash.

Etihad Airways took over 24 pc Stake in Jet Airways for 379 Million Dollars

Apr 25, 2013
Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways on 24 April 2013 confirmed taking over of 24 per cent minority stake in Jet Airways for 379 million dollars.

Largest Biogas Plant of the World Inaugurated in Finland

Apr 25, 2013
The largest biogas plant of the world was inaugurated on 12 March 2013 in Finland. The biogas plant was inaugurated on the western coast of Finland.

India and UAE signed an MoU on Air Services to Enhance Weekly Seat Capacity

Apr 25, 2013
India and UAE on 24 April 2013 signed an agreement to increase the number of weekly airlines seat by four times during a bilateral meet at Abu Dhabi.

West Bengal Government set up Commission to look into Deposits Scam

Apr 24, 2013
The West Bengal Government cleared the setting up of an inquiry commission to look into money collecting schemes and organisations in the State.

The Woodstock Singer, Richie Havens Died at 72 Due to Cardiac Arrest

Apr 24, 2013
Richie Havens, the folk musician who commenced the 1969 Woodstock musical festival died because of cardiac arrest on 22 April 2013 in Jersey City.

High Seas Conference Concluded with Paris Appeal

Apr 24, 2013
High Seas, Our Future Conference concluded with Paris Appeal for High Seas in Paris France on 11 April 2013.

Goa Tourism Department Banned Drinking on the Beaches to Prevent Littering and Eve Teasing

Apr 24, 2013
The Goa tourism department in April 2013 directed the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to ban people from carrying glass bottles or alcohol on the beaches.

Narasimhan Ravi Elected As the President of Editors Guild of India

Apr 24, 2013
Narasimhan Ravi, the former Editor of The Hindu was unanimously elected as the president of Editors Guild of India on 23 April 2013 in New Delhi.

Legendary Singer Shamshad Begum Died at 94

Apr 24, 2013
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum died on 23 April 2013 in Mumbai due to illness. She was 94 years of age.

Chris Gayle Hit Fastest-Ever Century in the History of Cricket during IPL

Apr 24, 2013
Chris Gayle hit the fastest ever century in the history of cricket by reaching 100 in merely 30 balls during RCB vs. Pune Warriors match on 23 April 2013.

The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Launched 21 New Textile Parks

Apr 24, 2013
The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma on 23 April 2013, launched 21 New Textile Parks approved under SITP.

PMEAC Presented Economic Review 2012-13: Highlights

Apr 23, 2013
The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) under the Chairmanship of C Rangarajan on 23 April 2013 presented the Economic review 2012-13.

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