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Current Affairs Questions Answers for April 2014-One liners

May 1, 2014 13:26 IST

One liners for the month of April 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams. The students will find these one liners of immense help during their course of preparation.

• 4-hour long talk between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break the deadlock over – the Ukraine Crisis

• US Ambassador to India announced her resignation in the US Mission Town Hall – Nancy Powell

• The US and India has launched an Alliance initiative with an aim to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India – READ

• Latest report of UN panel has warned that the climate change has increased risk of armed conflict among – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

• Union Sports Ministry on 1 April 2014 derecognised a sports body with an immediate effect after its refusal to comply with its directives – Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF)

• Tsunami warning was triggered on 1 March 2014 for the Latin America’s entire Pacific coastline after an earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck off in – northern Chile’s mining area of Iquique

• Supreme Court said that trial against government officials in corruption cases cannot be ground to quash – the criminal proceedings

• World Bank would nearly double its lending capacity to boost support for middle countries like – India, Brazil, China, Mexico and Indonesia

• NATO foreign ministers have agreed to suspend all practical civilian and military co-operations with – Russia

• Reserve Bank granted approval to two firms to start new banks – IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services

• Karim Massimov was named as the new Prime Minister of – Kazakhstan

• NATO announced that it had suspended all practical cooperation with – Russia, civilian and military

• ISRO had launched India’s 2nd regional navigational satellite from Sriharikota Space Station – IRNSS 1B

• Name the report that claims that Indian companies play an increasingly important role in the British economy – India Tracker 2014

• MS Dhoni for outstanding achievement in Sports won – the United Kingdom’s 2014 Asian Award

• Sri Lanka defeated India in the final match to win the ICC Twenty World Cup 2014 at - Shere Bangla stadium of Mirpur, Dhaka

• 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) was won by Punjab on 6 April 2014 won by defeating - Hockey Odisha 6-2 in the finals at Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer on 6 April 2014 was awarded with an honorary championship belt by – World Boxing Council (WBC)

• First Dada Saheb Phalke awardee for cinematograph died at his residence in Shankarapuram – V K Murthy died

• Jhumpa Lahiri has been shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction work entitled – Lowland

• A capital of North east state of India that received its first passenger train and became the second state capital after Guwahati to be put on the railway map of India is – Itanagar

• A report entitled Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions was released by - International Monetary Fund (IMF)

• A book entitled The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh written by - Sanjaya Baru

• Mizoram government claimed that it’s impossible for them to repatriate all the - Bru refugees lodged in six Tripura relief camps within three months

• The First women Chief Justice of Delhi High Court appointed - Justice G Rohini

• India’s Dipika Pallikal in the title clash of the Women’s Champion Fiberlass Texas Open squash tournament at Houston, United States on 14 April 2014 was defeated by - Egyptian Nour El Sherbini (ranked 13th)

• National Syed Mustaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy was won by Baroda after defeating - Uttar Pradesh in the final match

• Name the India born poet who on 14 April 2014 won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems entitled 3 Sections - Vijay Seshadri

• Supreme Court has recognised transgender as the - third category of sex

• SIPRI has ranked India at which position in the report titled Trends in world military expenditure, 2013 – Ninth

• Book entitled, Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths is authored by - PC Parakh

• Ship of Theseus was selected as best feature film and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was named as the best popular film in the - National Film Awards

• Google to bring internet access to the remotest parts of the world bought - Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones

• PCIL and PGCB will conduct a joint feasibility study for exporting 100 MW power to Bangladesh from - gas-fired Palatana power plant in Tripura

• Supreme Court in its direction said that CAG is empowered to audit - the private telecom companies

• Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy as the successor of - Admiral DK Joshi, who is the 1st Defence forces chief to resign in India

• Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in habitable zone - named Kepler-186f orbiting Kepler-186 system in the constellation Cygnus

• The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on 22 April 2014 launched the AIFF Academy Certification with an aim to set a standard of youth development in the country – through certification model

• International Mother Earth Day observed on 22 April 2014 with theme - Green Cities

• SC has ordered special audit of property of Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple under the supervision of – former CAG of India Vinod Rai

• India has launched a new academic programme in Pretoria to benefit unemployed South African youths from – internships in India

• SC had asked the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to further investigate - IPL 2013 spot fixing and betting scandal

• Asia-Pacific navies on 22 April 2014 signed Maritime Communication Agreement with an aim to - miscommunication between naval vessels does not develop into conflict in the Pacific Ocean

• Supreme Court of India on 25 April 2014 referred the matter of remission of the life imprisonment of seven convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to – the Constitutional Bench

• Name the IPL Chairman and senior Congress leader from Odisha on 23 April 2014 took oath as Rajya Sabha member in New Delhi – Ranjib Biswal

• KCCI asked Idea Cellular to immediately withdraw its controversial advertisement on -  Pashmina Shawls

• Life-sized Atlas Anthropomorphic rescue robot has been developed Boston Dynamics - to visit the places that are dangerous to humans

• Four-member committee constituted to frame guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by government providing advertisements to get - a political mileage

• Gujarat High Court has restored the RBI’s power to decide the period after which a bad loan can be called – a Non-Performing Asset (NPA)

• Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha sworn-in as the - 41st Chief Justice of India

• Pope Francis on 27 April 2014 declared his two predecessors - John XXIII and John Paul II as saints in St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

• 2014 Canada India Foundation Chachalani Global Indian Award was given in Toronto, Canada to – NR Narayana Murthy, the founder and executive Chairman of Infosys

• President of India gave his approval for the dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and - a fresh proclamation of Central Rule in the state

• Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year 2014 - Luis Suarez

• An Indian environmental activist, Ramesh Agrawal won the prestigious - Goldman Environmental Prize that is commonly called as the Green Nobel.

• SC ordered that statement of rape victims should be directly recorded by a judicial magistrate within - 24 hours instead of police officials

• A petition was filed in a Court of Pakistan to reopen the case of Bhagat Singh in SSP John P Saunders murder case - to declare him innocent

• SC appointed Hudson McHugh as 3rd arbitrator to resolve dispute of - Centre and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on KG basin

• India has displaced Japan to become the world's third biggest economy in 2011 - in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)

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