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Tourist Visa scheme extended to 31 more countries

Apr 30, 2015
With the latest addition, the total number of countries under the scheme will go up to 76. Earlier in November 2014, the e-Tourist Visa scheme was launched for 45 countries from nine designated Indian airports.

Mukesh Khanna appointed as Chairperson of Children's Film Society of India

Apr 30, 2015
Children's Film Society India (CFSI) was founded by, India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1955 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Venezuela announced to cut working hours to tackle energy crisis

Apr 29, 2015
State employees would now work from 07:30-13:00 to save on air conditioning as there will be surge in energy demand due to extremely hot weather.

RBI issued revised guidelines on Priority Sector Lending

Apr 29, 2015
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 23 April 2015 issued revised guidelines on Priority Sector Lending.

Nursultan A Nazarbayev re-elected as President of Kazakhstan

Apr 29, 2015
Nazarbayev won the elections with a whopping 97.7 percent of the total votes while the other two opponents Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazy Kusainov won a combined 2.3 percent of the total votes.

ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine CE-20 with four-tonne capacity

Apr 29, 2015
This engine will enable scientists to put satellites of up to the capacity of four tonnes in geostationary orbit.

Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo won 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia region

Apr 29, 2015
With this victory, Gigoo will compete with the other four regional winners for the 5000 pounds grand prize which will be announced in London on 8 September 2015.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud appointed Mohammed bin Nayef as Crown Prince

Apr 29, 2015
Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz was relieved from his duties.

Union Cabinet approved Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Apr 29, 2015
The proposed amendments will fill the gaps in the domestic anti-corruption law and will help in meeting the country's obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) more effectively.

Raja Rajeswari became the first India-born woman to be sworn in as Judge of New York City

Apr 29, 2015
She was sworn-in as a criminal court judge by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a ceremony in New York.

China won the World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor

Apr 29, 2015
China emerged champion, with 15 points. Ukraine finished runner-up with 12 points, while host Armenia was third with 11.

Georgia won Women’s World Team Chess Championship held at Chengdu

Apr 29, 2015
The championship was held at Chengdu, China from 18 April 2015 to 29 April 2015 under the aegis of FIDE.

Union Government reconstituted Nehru Memorial Museum Library Society

Apr 29, 2015
The decision to recast the NMMLS was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 41st AGM of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away

Apr 29, 2015
The Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away on 27 April 2015 following a fatal heart attack.

NGT banned burning of waste in open in Delhi NCR

Apr 29, 2015
As per NGT, burning of garbage and other material like plastic is responsible for nearly 30 percent of the air pollution in the capital and its suburbs.

World Dance Day observed globally

Apr 29, 2015
World/International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO.

Jagran Rahat Kosh, an initiative of Dainik Jagran for Nepal Earthquake Relief launched

Apr 29, 2015
To help the victims of the earthquake of Nepal, Jagran Praksahan Limited started the relief Kosh by contributing 1 crore rupees. It also appealed the countrymen to contribute whatever they can.

Delhi government approved farmer compensation scheme named after Gajender Singh

Apr 29, 2015
Gajendra Singh is the person who allegedly committed suicide during an AAP rally on 22 April 2015 by hanging himself with a tree.

Margarita, with a Straw won Best Feature Film Award at Washington Film festival

Apr 29, 2015
Kalki Koechlin-starrer Margarita, with a straw is a disability drama. In the film, Kalki has played role of a cerebral palsy patient named Laila. The film also stars Revathi and Sayani Gupta in prominent roles.

Railways won 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship

Apr 29, 2015
In the final match played in Pune, Maharashtra, Railways defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey (UPH) by 5-3.
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