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Current Affairs : April 2014 (PDF Copy)

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Compilation of Current Affairs Updates April 2014 published on GKToday. The 49 Page PDF Document is downloadable for Rs. 50/- Only. The file can be instantly downloaded after payment. No Hardcopy is provided.


Table of Contents: Current Affairs April 2014

  • Novak Djokovic clinched 2014 Miami Masters title by defeating Rafel Nadal in the finals
  • Death penalty of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar commuted to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court
  • “Polling at your fingertips”- SMS based service launched in Meghalaya
  • Ban on Smoking in Public places has led to 10 % fall in premature births and asthma attacks
  • Jens Stoltenberg: Next secretary general of NATO
  • CCI imposes a fine of Rs. 1 crore on Google
  • “Charkilo”: First-ever miniature planet with rings discovered
  • Highlights from the bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review by RBI
  • RBI grants ‘In-Principle’ banking licenses to IDFC and Bandhan
  • RBI caps Ways and Means Advances limit for the Government at Rs 35,000 Cr. per week for the first half of FY 2015
  • Aamir Khan becomes Election Commission’s National Icon
  • “Tempest Stela of Ahmose”: World’s Oldest Weather Report
  • Climate change may lead India to war: UN report
  • Indian-origin teenager Suvir Mirchandani shows how printing in ‘Garamond Font’ could save US Government $400 Million every year
  • READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream): Indio-US alliance to improve reading skills at Indian Schools
  • “Walk Again Project”: World Cup Soccer 2014, Brazil
  • Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia
  • Australia beat England to win their 3rd successive Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup (2014) title
  • Sri Lanka beat India to win its maiden Cricket World Cup T20 title
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • Koyal Rana wins Miss India 2014 title
  • Itanagar becomes the 2nd state capital amongst the capitals in NE India to be put on Rail Map of India
  • ‘Know your candidate’ tool launched by Google for Lok Sabha Elections 2014
  • Sun Pharma to buy Ranbaxy in $3.2 bn deal
  • RBI panel headed by Anand Sinha releases Draft Report on ‘Pricing of Credit’; suggests Indian Banks Base Rate (IBBR)
  • EC: Messages on blogs, social media not to be treated as political advertisements
  • “3D Hologram Technology” used to broadcast Narendra Modi’s rallies all over India
  • Gulzar selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013
  • Justice R.M. Lodha appointed as the next Chief Justice of India
  • British physicist Stuart Parkin awarded prestigious Millennium technology prize
  • First time in the Indian History, Shompens cast their votes for Lok Sabha elections
  • Ratan Tata appointed board member of China-backed Boao Forum
  • British Queen confers GBE (Knight Grand Cross) on Ratan Tata
  • ‘World Market Power’ Index: India 2nd most powerful nation
  • G-20 pushes USA to ratify IMF reforms by the year end
  • India leads global remittances with $70 billion in 2013
  • After a span of 6 years, India becomes a net steel exporter in 2013-14,
  • Negative zone IIP may pull the Indian economy downwards
  • World Bank projects 5.7% growth for India in 2014-15
  • SBI launches Tab banking facilities for Savings a/c, Housing Loan and e-KYC
  • Admiral R.K. Dhowan appointed new Navy chief
  • Supreme Court: CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies
  • “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh” – Book by Sanjaya Baru, former Media Advisor to PM
  • “Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths” released
  • RBI raises Rs 20,000 Crores in record auction; India’s biggest debt auction ever
  • Board of Financial Supervision (BFS) clears proposal that RBI will conduct an independent audit of big corporates declared fraudulent by banks
  • RBI accepts P. Vijaya Bhaskar Committee’s recommendations relating to Financial Benchmarks; asks establishing an independent body for recommending benchmark foreign exchange rate
  • Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant sold to ship-breaker for only Rs 60 Crore
  • Justice G Rohini appointed as the first ever woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court
  • RBI liberalizes hedging limit for investors up to $250,000
  • Air India seeks bridge loan of $500 million
  • INSAT-3E expires well before its actual built life
  • Bluefin-21 Robotic submarine deployed to solve mystery of lost Malaysian plane MH370
  • Cadbury renamed as “Mondelez India Foods Limited.”
  • World Bank to double its lending to developing nations
  • HDFC Bank’s blood donation drive sets Guinness World Record
  • Hungary: Viktor Orban re-elected to a third term as Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Sachin becomes first Indian to feature on the cover of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack
  • Fitch affirms India’s BBB- ratings; outlook stable
  • Documentary “Gulabi Gang” to be screened at the 14th New York Indian Film Festival
  • LIC trims stake in Infosys to 3.25%; garners ₹850 cr
  • “Kepler-186f” – First Earth-Size Planet In The ‘Habitable Zone’ of Another Star
  • Stem Cells possess bizarre property property of “Auxeticity”, never seen before at cellular level
  • Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement at Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS)
  • “Sandesh Pathak”- A Software application to aid farmers
  • CBI sets up ‘Sport Integrity Unit’ to probe frauds in Sports
  • State Bank of India launches a Twitter Handle
  • “Putnisite” – A new mineral discovered with a unique composition
  • Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to Supreme Court
  • Suresh Reddy to be first Indian Ambassador to ASEAN
  • 15th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
  • US-Japan joint statement highlights importance of trilateral dialogue with India
  • RBI releases Report of Umesh Bellur headed GIRO Advisory Group
  • Ramesh Agrawal honored with Goldman Prize 2014
  • Rajeev Suri: Nokia’s new CEO
  • President approves dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly
  • Interceptor Missile test fired successfully by DRDO
  • Indian Alphonso Mangoes banned in European Union
  • Anti-counterfeit ‘fingerprints’ made from silver nanowires
  • PaMZ: High potential drug combo against drug-sensitive and MDR-TB
  • Significant defence deal inked between Philippines and US
  • Egypt: 683 alleged supporters of ex-President Morsi sentenced to death
  • Southern California tiny Mite is World’s Fastest Land Animal (Relative to Size)
  • “SOLAR-JET”: An EU project makes “solar” kerosene from sunlight
  • Now city-specific domain names (.london, .nyc, etc.)
  • ‘Net Metering’: An innovation to slash electricity bills
  • India emerged as 3rd largest economy in 2011: World Bank
  • India launches “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana” Scheme in UAE
  • Supreme Court creates a ‘Third Gender’ for transgenders
  • Akash missile test fired successfully
  • Namibia purchases India-made EVMs for its presidential polls
  • UK conducts world’s biggest human organ imaging project
  • Rules and Regulations relating to fundings made to political parties in India