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  7. April 2015 Current Affairs

Pathai Ananthasubramanian Murali resigned as CFO & ED of United Spirits Limited

Apr 24, 2015
He joined the UB Group in 1993 as senior manager (finance) in Mumbai and was later transferred to Bangalore.

National Panchayati Raj Day observed on 24 April 2015

Apr 24, 2015
On the day, the best performing Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas were honoured with Panchayat Sashaktikaran Award 2015 and Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Award 2015.

Indo-French Naval exercise VARUNA commenced at Goa

Apr 24, 2015
Till date, thirteen such exercises have been conducted and the last exercise VARUNA 12 was conducted in the Mediterranean Sea from 19-22 July 2012 off Toulon.

Union Government rolled out online LTV applications system for Pakistani nationals

Apr 24, 2015
The online system will allow the eligible Pakistani nationals to submit the applications online for Long Term Visa and will also allow them to monitor their applications.

Nitish Kumar constituted panel on salary revision for fixed pay teachers

Apr 24, 2015
The four member committee headed by Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has been asked to submit its report to the government in one month time.

UN observed World Book and Copyright Day across the world

Apr 23, 2015
For the year 2015, UNESCO designated Incheon, South Korea as the World Book Capital 2015.

Union Cabinet approved the introduction of The Commercial Courts Bill 2015 in Parliament

Apr 23, 2015
The bill aimed at setting up exclusive commercial divisions in courts was approved by the union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and Jordan on maritime transport

Apr 23, 2015
The agreement will help the two nations to encourage and facilitate development of their maritime relationship and to cooperate in the task of enhancing and stimulating steady growth of maritime traffic.

Cyclonic storm struck the north-eastern border districts of Bihar

Apr 23, 2015
The storm with a wind speed of more than 150 kmph hit several districts of the state namely Purnia, Madhepura, Madhubani, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Bhagalpur and Supaul.

KPMG elected Lynne Doughtie as first women CEO and Chairman

Apr 23, 2015
She was elected by KPMG partners for a five-year term which will start in July 2015.

Indian-American Vivek Murthy took oath as 19th US Surgeon General

Apr 23, 2015
Vivek Muthy became the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health.

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received ISO 9001:2008 certification

Apr 23, 2015
The ISO 9001:2008 certification is a standard for the Quality Management System which will ensure delivery of services by the Ministry in a qualitative manner.

IOC President Thomas Bach named ambassador of HeForShe by UN Women

Apr 23, 2015
HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality established by United Nations (UN) Women.

Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015

Apr 23, 2015
Actor Rajkummar Rao won the prestigious award for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Citylights, which was released in 2014.

Cabinet approved amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Bill 2014

Apr 23, 2015
The proposed Act provides that cases of heinous crime committed by a person in the age group of 16-18 years will be examined by the Juvenile Justice Board to assess if the crime was committed as a child or as an adult.

Railways launched mobile app utsonmobile for paperless unreserved tickets

Apr 23, 2015
The application was launched as a pilot project by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and will cover 15 stations between Egmore and Tambram suburban sections in Chennai of the Southern Railway.

Union Sports Ministry suspended recognition of Paralympic Committee of India

Apr 23, 2015
Union Government action came a week after PCI was indefinitely suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for infighting and poor treatment of the para-athletes during the event.

President released Postage Stamp commemorating 200 years of Old Seminary in Kottayam

Apr 23, 2015
The Orthodox Theological Seminary known as Old Seminary or Cottayam Syrian College is run by the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the St. Thomas Christians.

Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against Pakistan, 3-0

Apr 23, 2015
Both teams will play a T-20 match on 24 April 2015, which will be followed by a 2-match Test series from 28 April 2015 to 10 May 2015.

ICICI Bank launched payment service Tap-n-Pay

Apr 23, 2015
This payment service is based on the near-field communications (NFC) technology which will enable its customers to make over-the-counter payments without using cash.
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