Current Affairs Questions Answers for April 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of April 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams

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One liners for the month of April 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• To boost sales of eco-friendly vehicles in the country, the Union Government on 1 April 2015 launched - Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME), India Scheme

• The face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign, died on 1 April 2015 at her native village in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh - Sunita Tomar

• Massive air and sea operation to evacuate over 4000 Indians from Yemen - Operation Raahat

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 March 2015 launched a campaign that seeks to extort the better off sections of society to forego their liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy - Give it Up

• 12-year-old Muslim girl who in March 2015 won the first position at the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Champion League - Mariyam Asif Siddiqui

• One of the top mountaineers of India, who died on 4 April 2015 on Andes Mountains in South America, between Argentina and Chile - Malli Mastan Babu

• The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 6 April 2015 asked the Union Government to re-examine an Act to make it more stringent at least in cases pertaining to heinous crimes like rape and murder - the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000

• The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 6 April 2015 said that divorced Muslim women are entitled to seek maintenance from their ex-husbands under - Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

• Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 7 April 2015 recommended the establishment of - Integrated Emergency Communication and Response System (IECRS) in the country.

• President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 9 April 2015 appointed a person as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) - Dr. Nasim Zaidi

• Union Home Ministry on 10 April 2015 notified amendments to the Governors (Allowances and Privileges) Rules, 1987 and named these rules as - Governors (Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Rules, 2015

• The recipient of the Mahavir Chakra and hero of 1971 Indo-Pak war, who died on 11 April 2015 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand at the age of 82 - Lt General (retd) Hanut Singh

• Myanmar Government and 16 ethnic rebel groups signed a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at - ending more than 65 years of civil unrest and armed conflict in the country.

• Prime Minister of Peru who was sacked after she lost the vote of confidence in Congress over alleged domestic spying - Ana Jara

• The US court that on 3 April 2015 ruled that Yoga taught in San Diego County schools does not violate religious freedom - California Appeals Court

• Person who was appointed as the seventh Prime Minister of Peru on 2 April 2015 - Pedro Cateriano Bellido

• 15-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the United Kingdom, who on 12 March 2015 was awarded with the 500 pounds Institute of Physics (IOP) Prize - Pratap Singh

• The University of Cape Town (UCT) of South Africa on 8 April 2015 voted to remove a statue of British colonialist from the campus - Cecil Rhodes

• A painting that was gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to French President Francois Hollande during his visit to France from 9 April to 12 April 2015 was titled as - Tree of Life

• Nobel laureate German novelist Gunter Grass died on 13 April 2015 in Luebeck was famous for his novel - The Tin Drum

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty of five lakh rupees on 16 Central Co-operative Banks (CCBs) for non-adherence of - the Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering guidelines.

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sanctioned the scheme of amalgamation of two banks and they are - ING Vysya Bank Ltd. with Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

• The cheap meal scheme that will provide highly subsidised food to urban poor at an expense of 5 rupees in Odisha – Aahar

• Capital city of Andhra Pradesh will be named as – Amaravathi

• Person who on 4 April 2015 was sworn-in as the 16th Governor of Mizoram - Keshari Nath Tripathi

• Village of southern Rajasthan's Rajsamand district that embraces daughters and has created a tradition of planting 111 trees every time on the birth of a girl child - Piplantri

• Uttar Pradesh Government on 8 April 2015 conferred Sahitya Shiromani Samman on noted Hindi poet - Gopal Das Neeraj and Uday Pratap Singh.

• Tamil novelist, short story writer and literary critic who died in Chennai on 8 April 2015 - Jayakanthan

• State Government of Haryana on 13 April 2015 decided to accord status equivalent to a Cabinet Minister on – Baba Ramdev

• Name of the Minor Planet between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter that was named after India’s first chess grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand - 4538 Vishyanand

• The Indo-Swiss women pair of Tennis that on 5 April 2015 won the Miami Open Tennis women's doubles title - Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

• Person who on 6 April 2015 was re-appointed as the chairman of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Governing Council by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Rajeev Shukla

• Indian State that on 7 April 2015 won the 2014-15 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy played at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar – Gujarat

• Former Australian cricket captain and legendary commentator who died in Sydney on 10 April 2015 after fighting a long battle with skin cancer - Richie Benaud

• The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Tennis that on 12 April 2015 won the 731000 US dollar WTA Family Circle Cup female doubles title - Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

• This country on 12 April 2015 won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men’s hockey tournament by defeating World Champions Australia – New Zealand

• The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 7 April 2015 proposed a three colour-based coded system to re-classify industries based on pollution potential - Red, Orange and Green.

• Rare bird that was sighted by two Mumbai-based professionals and keen amateur birders at the Narara Marine National Park near Jamnagar in Gujarat - Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus

• The spiders belonging to the Thomisidae family in the first week of April 2015 were named after Telangana state as - Telangana crab spider (Thomisus telanganensis)

• City that on 9 April 2015 was awarded the title of Global Earth hour Capital 2015 after it won the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Seoul city, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea

• Indian city that was named as the National Earth Hour Capital 2015 on 9 April 2015 - Thane in Mumbai, Maharashtra

• Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation on 14 April 2015 constituted a Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) under chairmanship of - BN Navalawala

• The 45-day long annual fishing ban in the territorial waters of Eastern Coastal Zone of the country including Andaman & Nicobar Islands was enforced on - 15 April 2015

• Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 14 April 2015 decided to rename Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization scheme (TVoA-ETA) as - e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme

• India-Germany Joint Statement was released on 14 April 2015 with an aim to - upgrade and further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries

• Woman who 15 April 2015 was sworn in as the first lady judge of the Sikkim High Court - Meenakshi Madan Rai

• Former Prime Minister of Nepal, who died on 15 April 2015 in Gurgaon, Haryana at the age of 87 - Surya Bahadur Thapa

• India and Belarus on 15 April 2015 agreed to enhance their bilateral ties especially in the field of - trade and economy.

• Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on 15 April 2015 was elected as member of prestigious Laureus Sports Academy along with retired Chinese professional basketball player - Yao Ming.

• Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Russian company INTMA on 15 April 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a gas-based power project in - Kazakhstan.

• Pakistan and a country on 16 April 2015 agreed to hold their first-ever joint military exercises as a part of their enhanced defence cooperation - Russia

• Indian-origin person who on 16 April 2015 was honoured with the White House Champions of Change - Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella

• The US State, who’s House of Representatives on 16 April 2015 voted to make Andrew Jackson's Bible as the official book - Tennessee

• Artist of the Miniature Painting titled Guru Nanak Dev which was gifted to Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 April 2015 - Virendra Bannu, a Jaipur-based artist

• World Haemophilia Day was observed globally on 17 April 2015 with theme - Building a family of support

• 17 April was chosen as a day to observe Hemophilia day in 1989 to honor the founder of WFH, whose birthday falls on the same date - Frank Schnabel

• The State that on 18 April 2015 decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice under which police guard of honour was given to ministers and top officials by terming it as a waste of time and resources - Maharashtra

• Andhra Pradesh (AP) government on 17 April 2015 entered into a MoU with a company to replace the existing streetlights in 13 municipalities with LED lights and maintain them for seven years – IISL

• In a bid to wean people away from addiction to liquor, the Kerala Government on 19 April launched a project named - Subodham

• The first woman who climbs the 8850 metre (29035 feet) Mount Everest summit twice in a week - Chhurim Sherpa

• Three Indian race walkers, who qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics on 19 April 2015 are - Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar

• The State Government of Maharashtra on 17 April 2015 constituted a taskforce on - agriculture development and poverty alleviation

• Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) on 19 April 2015 unanimously elected a person as the fifth general secretary of the party - Sitaram Yechury

• The East Bengal Club cricketer who died on 20 April 2015 due to an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal's senior one-day knock-out match at the age of 20 - Ankit Keshri

• A new species of Gecko, a type of lizard usually found in warm climates was spotted by researchers from the Osmania University in Hyderabad at - the ruins of the World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka

• Former Governor of Assam and three-time Chief Minister of Odisha who died on 21 April 2015 in Tirupati - Janaki Ballabh Patnaik

• Cricketer who was appointed as the Ambassador of Africa T20 Cup which was announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on 21 April 2015 - former Proteas paceman Makhaya Ntini

• Eminent historian with specialization in British Imperial, Indian and global history and his works covered the 18th and 19th century India and British imperial history who died on 20 April 2015 in Chicago due to heart attack - Professor Christopher Alan Bayly

• International Mother Earth Day was observed globally on 22 April 201 with the theme - It’s our turn to lead.

• Japanese bullet train Maglev on 21 April 2015 created a new world speed record of 603 kilometer per hour (kmph) in a test run near - Mount Fuji.

• The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on 21 April 2015 accorded final approval to a national park as India's 48th Tiger Reserve - Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

• State that on 21 April 2015 inaugurated the excavation work on the Rs 50-crore Saraswati Revival Project at Rolaheri village in Yamunanagar district of Haryana - Haryana

• Bangladesh on 22 April 2015 won the three-match One Day International (ODI) Series against Pakistan in Dhaka by 3-0 and this was Bangladesh's first series whitewash against - an Asian Test-playing nation.

• Mobile application launched on 22 April 2015 by Railway Ministry for paperless unreserved tickets - utsonmobile

• The Union Sports Ministry on 22 April 2015 suspended the recognition of an organisation- Paralympic Committee of India (PCI)

• The high level committee that was constituted by Bihar Government to consider demand of hike in pay for fixed pay teachers will be headed by - Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh

• The fourteenth edition of Indo-French Naval Exercise that started 23 April 2015 off the coast of Goa is christened as - VARUNA-15

• Union Government on 22 April 2015 rolled out an online system for submission and processing of the Long Term Visa (LTV) applications by the eligible - Pakistani nationals

• Russia on 23 April 2015 signed a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation with – Argentina

• World Malaria Day (WMD) was observed on 25 April 2015 with theme - Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria

• Union Government on 24 April 2015 allowed Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest five percent of its corpus in - Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

• The eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted by AP government to probe the Chittoor firing case in which 20 people were killed in Seshachalam forest area of Chittoor district will be led by - Ravishankar Ayyanar, an IPS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre.

• Indian on 27 April 2015 launched a relief and rescue Operation in earthquake hit Nepal is named as - Maitri

• Indian Bank that on 23 April 2015 won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015 for Technology Implementation in the category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank) - Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) Ltd

• Heavyweight boxer, who on 25 April 2015 successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title for the 18th time in a row by defeating his American challenger Bryant Jennings - Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine

• Indian-origin scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who on 26 April 2015 won the prestigious 2015 Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy, and Employment category - Sangeeta Bhatia

• The first African-American woman who on 27 April 2015 was sworn-in as the United States' 83rd Attorney General to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official - Loretta Lynch

• Union Government on 27 April 2015 cancelled the licences of around 9000 NGOs for violation of - Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 April 2015 conferred the 50th Jnanpith Award on - eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade

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