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Japan and the US revised defence deal after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern

Apr 28, 2015
The guidelines allow for global cooperation militarily, ranging from defence against ballistic missile, cyber and space attacks as well as maritime security.

INS Tarangini departed for Lokayan-2015

Apr 28, 2015
The theme for Lokayan -15 is Taking for a Broader Reach.

Magnus Carlsen of Norway won Shamkir Chess Tournament

Apr 28, 2015
With this, Carlsen not only retained the title for the second year in succession but also earned 13 ELO points to top the world ranking with 2875 points.

Calbuco volcano of Chile erupted after 42 years

Apr 28, 2015
Tonnes of ash rained down following two volcanic eruptions leading to declaration of state of emergency by President Michelle Bachelet.

Union Ministry for Power flagged off three Mobile Science Labs to revolutionise rural education

Apr 28, 2015
MSL is a vehicle fitted with LCD TV carrying working Science Models which emphasizes curiosity based learning for children in rural India.

Rajya Sabha passed Payments and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Apr 28, 2015
The amendment bill seeks to amend the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 and is aimed at bringing India's banking payment system in sync with international practices.

Prime Minister conferred 50th Jnanpith Award on Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade

Apr 28, 2015
Nemade received the country’s highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature.

Baloch nationalist leader Talal Akbar Bugti passed away

Apr 28, 2015
Talal Akbar Bugti was the son of former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

French IT firm CapGemini announced to buy US rival IGATE for 4 billion US dollar

Apr 28, 2015
CapGemini will finance the deal partly through 1 billion US dollars of its own cash, along with an equity portion that will not exceed a 6 percent dilution of the French company's share capital.

Omar Hassan al-Bashir won the Presidential election of Sudan

Apr 28, 2015
This win has extended Bashir’s tenure as President of the country for another five-year term. He had been in power in Sudan since 1989.

Yashwant Sinha honoured with Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by French Government

Apr 28, 2015
This highest French civilian distinction was presented by the French Ambassador François Richier on behalf of the President of the French Republic.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan

Apr 28, 2015
The epicenter of the quake that jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was in the Hindukush mountain ranges of the border area of Tajikistan-Pakistan at a depth of 144 kilometres.

Union Government cancelled licenses of nearly 9000 NGOs

Apr 28, 2015
Licences of around 9000 NGOs were cancelled for violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) as they NGOs failed to file annual returns for the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

AP Government appointed Chadalavada Krishnamurthy as Chairman of TTD

Apr 28, 2015
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board was established in 1932 as a result of the TTD Act of 1932.

Loretta Lynch sworn in as first black female Attorney General of United States

Apr 28, 2015
She succeeds former attorney general Eric Holder, who left the position on 24 April 2015 after serving as Attorney General for six years, five months after President Obama nominated her.

Lin Dan of China won men`s title of Badminton Asia Championships 2015

Apr 27, 2015
With this he won the Asian championship for the fourth time.  Lin, the No. 2 seed, is a five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medallist.

Anil Kapoor conferred with Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015

Apr 27, 2015
Apart from Anil Kapoor, Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar was also bestowed with the prestigious Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015.

Rajya Sabha passed the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014

Apr 27, 2015
The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a private member’s Bill which aims at protecting and providing rights for transgenders.

India crowned champions for the first time at 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament

Apr 27, 2015
This is for the first time that India was crowned champions at the President’s Cup which was held at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

NGT issued notices to five-star hotels, malls to explain failure to harvest rainwater

Apr 27, 2015
The notice was issued by a Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.

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