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  Latest Current Affairs - April 2014 Month  April 2014 Type  All    203  Current Affairs were found in Month -  April 2014  for Type -  All  1. US Scientists have built a modified yeast Synthetic chromosome Named SYN111 from scratch, to make the world's first synthetic yeastgenome, that would lead to new strains of the organism to help produce industrial chemicals, medicines and biofuels.2. 02 April - World Autism Awareness Day.3. 07 April is celebrated as World health Day.4. 11 April - National Safe Motherhood Day.5. 17 April - World Hemophilia Day.6. 18 April - World Heritage Day.7. 21 April - National Civil Services Day.8. 22 April - EARTH Day.9. 23 April - World Book and Copyright Day.10. 24 April - Panchayati Raj Day.11. 25 April - World Malaria Day.12. 29 April - International Dance Day 13. 61st National Film Awards -Dadasaheb Phalke Award - GulzarBest Hindi Film - Jolly LLB.Best Film - Ship of TheseusBest Actor - Rajkumar Rao & Suraj VenjaramooduBest Actress - Geetanjali Thapa (Liar's Dice)Best Supporting Actor - Saurabh Shukla (Jolly LLB)Best Supporting Actress - Amruta Subhash & Aida El-Kashef Best Director - Hansal Mehta (Shahid)Best Feature Film on National Integration - Thalaimuraigal Tamil14. 7th South Asian Judo Championship - Indian judokas won 12 medals at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held inKathmandu, Nepal. The 12 medal haul included 10 Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal. Men NameCategoryMedalNavjot Chana60KgGoldIrom Sanju Singh66 KgGold Navdeep Chana73 KgGold Vikender Singh81 KgGold Avtar Singh90 KgGoldGold Khaidem Yaima Singh100 KgSilver  Women Name CategoryMedal   Angom Anita Chanu52 KgGoldSuchika Tariyal57 KgGoldGarima Chaudhary63 KgGoldHuidrom Sunibala Devi70KgGoldCh Jina Devi78 KgGoldRajni Bala48KgBronze 15. Crusader or Conspirator ? Colgate and Other Truths has been written by India's Former Coal Secretary P C Parekh.16.  Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw : The Man and His Times has been written by Behram M. Panthaki and Mrs Zenobia Panthaki.17.  Hard Choices has been written by Hillary Clinton (USA)18.  Heartbleed a new Cyber Security Breach was discovered in Open SSL Software (Secure Socket Layer) that could Potentially Affectsecurity of Data of Millions of Internet Users.19.  IB Commercial     Pvt Ltd  . has bought the Decommissioned Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant.20.  Lesson in Leadership is written by Pawan Chaudhary and is related to Lal Bahadur Shastri.21. The Accidental Prime Minister : The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh  has been written by Sanjay Baru who has beenManmohan Singh's Media Advisor between 2004 - 2008.22. The Shadow of The Crescent Moon  has been written by Fatima Bhutto.23. What i Know for Sure has been written by Oprah Winfrey.24. Indian Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports.25. Country’s largest Bank (SBI) has launched a financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners. Labelled ‘boutique financing’, thescheme is designed to offer working capital expenses as well as term loan for boutique owners. The bank would give loans at aconcessional interest rate and the maximum loan to be made available would be Rs 50 lakh for a period of seven years.26. A 3330 Years Old Tomb Was Found in Egypt at the site of Abydos.27. A Ajay Kumar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Iraq.28. A Government Internal Review Order (GIRO) headed by Umesh Bellur submitted Its Report to RBI about suggesting a mechanism forcentralised bills payment system in the country.29. A new rail freight route between Zhengzhou in China and Hamburg in Germany has seen the first train make the 10,214 km journey.30. A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Ambar Srivastava, has developed a mobile phone-size haemoglobin metredubbed the TrueHb Hemometer - the first case of an innovation from the institute's biomedical engineering department actually gettingproductized.31. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been appointed as the President of Algeria for the Consecutive Fourth Time.32. Actor Arjun Kapoor has been appointed as National Ambassdor for Earth Hour 2014 observed on Mar 29.33. Actress Suchitra Sen has been posthumously given a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural edition of Filmfare Awards East.34. Aditi Khanna is elected as first woman president and secretary of Indian Journalists Association.35. Admiral Robin K Dhawan has been appointes as the New Chief of The Indian Navy,36. After launching accounts on Facebook and Youtube, the country's largest Bank SBI launched a twitter account at https://twitter.com/TheOfficialSBI  .37. Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service arm of Bharti Airtel has launched ‘Pocket TV’, a mobile app that enables customers to watch theirfavorite TV programs while on the move.38. Ajay Shriram is appointed as the new President of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries).39. An Assamese thriller film, Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare (As River Flows) has won the audience choice award in North Carolina filmfestival. The film starring Victor Banerjee is a socio-political thriller film set in river island of Majuli.40. An Indian Origin of The Khan Academy, Salman Khan has been appointed as one among the Presidential Ambassadors for GlobalEntrepreneurship by USA.41. An Israeli Company StoreDot unveiled its battery charging prototype that uses nanotechnology to charge a smartphone in 30 seconds.42. Anand Sinha Committee for suggesting new Benchmark for Floating Interest Rates in Loans Submitted Its Report regarding bringinggreater transparency in the pricing of credit. As per the report the Indian Banks Association (IBA) may develop a new benchmark forfloating interest rate products, namely, the Indian Banks Base Rate (IBBR), which may be collated and published by IBA on a periodic basis.43. Anand Sinha Committee for suggesting new Benchmark for Floating Interest Rates in Loans Submitted Its Report regarding bringing  greater transparency in the pricing of credit. As per the report the Indian Banks Association (IBA) may develop a new benchmark forfloating interest rate products, namely, the Indian Banks Base Rate (IBBR), which may be collated and published by IBA on a periodic basis.44. Andaman and Nicobar's Shompen Tribal People voted in Indian General Elections for The First Time.45. Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narsimham Released a Book Named 'Heritage Hyderabad' written by Malldi Krishnanand.46. Andrej Kiska has been elected as the new President of Slovakia.47. Anne Hidalgo is appointed as the First Woman Mayor of Paris (France).48. Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar became second North East Capital after Guwahati (Assam) to be presented on Railway Map of India.49. Arvid Mayaram is appointed as the New Finance Secretary of India.50. As per New Stats, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya (India) Holds New Record for Max 48-Hour Rainfall.51. As per Recent Report by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), Maharashtra topped the IndianStates in terms of Attracting Investment.52. As per World Bank Projections, Indian Economy is expected to Grow at 5.7% During FY 2014 - 15.53. As per a Report by World Bank, India stood at First Place in world in terms of Receiving Money from Non-Residents.54. Asian Development Bank (Headquarters - (Manila (Philippines)) has Predicted 5.5 % GDP Growth Rate for India in FY 2014 - 15.55. Australia and South Korea have formally signed off on a free trade agreement during a meeting in Seoul. A free-trade area is a theoretical concept where a trade bloc whose member countries have signed a free-trade agreement (FTA), which eliminates tariffs, import quotas, and preferences on most (if not all) goods and services traded between them.If people are also free to move between the countries, in addition to FTA, it would also be considered an open border. It can beconsidered the second stage of economic integration. Countries choose this kind of economic integration if their economic structuresare complementary. If their economic structures are competitive, it is likely there will be no incentive for a FTA, or only selectedareas of goods and services will be covered to fulfill the economic interests between the two signatories of FTA.56. Australian Women's Cricket Team beat England to win ICC T - 20 Women's World Cup Tournament in Bangladesh.57. Axis Bank Launched Kisan Credit Cards aimed at Helping Farmers access Mnoey when they need it at lesser Rates and Farmers can withdraw Upto 1 Lakh per Day from ATMs.58. Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank has launched ‘Asha Home Loan’, a 30 year home loan product for first time home buyers in the lower income segment based on the family income.59. Bengaluru - FC has won I - League Football Cup by Beating Dempo SC.60. Bihar Election Commission has appointed Singer Sharda Sinha as Ambassdor for Election Campaigns in Bihar.61. Britain Legalized the sale of HIV Self-test Kit.62. Britain decided to Honor The Indians Involved in the First World War.63. Britain's Kolin Philips set up a world record of Bungee Jumping for Continuous 24 Hours Jumping from 1000 Feet and Dived 151 Timesduring it.64. Central Envirnoment and Forest Ministry has approved Bhuwaneshwari Mining Yojana of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Odisha.65. Chinese Navy Inducted A new guided missile destroyer named Kunming .66. Country’s largest Bank (SBI) has launched a financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners. Labelled ‘boutique financing’, thescheme is designed to offer working capital expenses as well as term loan for boutique owners. The bank would give loans at aconcessional interest rate and the maximum loan to be made available would be Rs 50 lakh for a period of seven years.67. DLW (Diesel Locomotive Works) Varanasi has been second in world in terms of Engines Manufactured in an Year. As per A report,DLW Varanasi made 311 Engines in 2013 - 14 as against its Target of 300 Engines. It is second Only to USA in the World.68. Devendra Kumar Pathak is Newly Appointed Chief of BSF (Border Security Force).69. ESA (European Space Agency)’s Sentinel-1A satellite was Launched from French Guiana for Observing Climate Change in Europe.70. Election Commission of India has appointed Actor Aamir Khan as The Ambassdor for Official Election Campaign for the GeneralElections in Apr - May 2014.71. Election Commission of India has appointed Actor Aamir Khan as The Ambassdor for Official Election Campaign for the GeneralElections in Apr - May 2014.72. FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) from Mauritius has saw a decrease by Half in 2013 - 14 to 411 Million USD as compared to 2012 - 13's817 Millionm USD due to GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule) and DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement).73. Famous Hindi Poet Alok Srivastava Got the Prestigious International Hindi Samman 2013.74. Famous Physician Dr. Farokh Udwadia has been honored by the Karmayogi Award 2013.75. Foreign VIP Visits to India ->  Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Qatar visited India.Deputy Chief of General Staff (Operation) of China76. French Government Awarded Delhi Based NGO Chintan for Its Committment to Human Rights and Envirnoment.77. G-20 Countries' Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting was held in Sydney, Australia.78. Google launched 360 degree online view of Angkor Wat in Cambodia under Streetview project with the help of the Apsara Authority of the Kingdom of Cambodia which is created for the protection and maintenance of Angkor.79. Government Allowed Appointment of Female Officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).80. Government has launched an Exchange - Traded Fund of Central Public Sector Enterprises to raise Rs. 3000 Crores for ItsDisinvestment Plan.Disinvestment means the action of an organization or government selling or liquidating an asset or subsidiary. A company or government organization will divest an asset or subsidiary as a strategic move for the company, planning to put theearnings from Disinvestment to better use to get a higher return on investment.81. Government has set up a five-member committee headed by K Sivaramakrishnan to recommend capital of Seemandhra after Divisionof Andhra state in Seemandhra and Telangana.82. HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) received the 'Most Efficient Navratna 2013' award at the fifth Dalal Street Investment Journal Awards held in New Delhi.83. HDFC Bank has set up world Record of Collecting Blood in a Day and was registered in Guiness Book of World Records for The Same.There were 709 Camps set up across country and 61902 People Donated Blood across 1115 Blood Donation Shivirs.84. Hockey India appoints Olympian Jude Felix as coach of senior men's national team.85. IAF Commissioned Its First Modernised Air Field in Bathinda as partof Programme that will consist of Modernizastion of 30 IAF Airfields to enable Operations for Both Military and Civil aircrafts in poor Weather Conditions.86. IT Major Infosys has appointed Parvatheesam Kanchinadham as its chief compliance officer.87. India Successfully Tested Nuclear Capable Prithvi -2 Missile with about 350 KM Range.88. India and Singapore won the 2014 edition of the UN-Water “Water for Life” Best Practices Award for their sustainable practices of  water resources.]89. India became net steel exporter in 2013-14 after a gap of six years and is likely to maintain the momentum in 2014-15 as producersare looking to dock more overseas shipment to tide over subdued domestic consumption. India is currently Fourt Largest Steel Producerin world with China, USA and Japan as Top Three.90. India successfully tested indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile in Night for the First Time with strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast.91. India's Anju Bobby George has now been conferred the Gold in World Athletics Championship in 2005 after Russia's Tatyana Kotova was disqualified after failing a dope test in January. Tatyana had won the gold with a leap of 6.83 metres while Anju was second with 6.75metres.92. India's Billiards Player Chitra Magimairaj won the World women's senior snooker Title in britain by beating Alena Asmolava fromBelarus.93. India's Five-times world Chess champion Viswanathan Anand won the Candidates chess tournament Beating Magnus Carlsen(Norway).94. India's Gas supplier GAIL (India) Ltd has signed an initial pact with Japan's Chubu Electric Power Co. to explore the possibility of  jointly procuring liquefied natural gas (LNG).95. India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu won gold in the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson (USA).96. India's Sun Pharma bought Ranbaxy for $3.2 billion.97. India's external debt went up at $426 billion including the government's debt of $76.4 billion at the end of December. 2013.98. India's leading industrialist Ratan Tata has been conferred a honorary degree of Doctor of Business by a Singaporean university for hisachievements as a visionary entrepreneur and a societal leader.99. Indian Army Successfully tested 290 KM Range Nuclear Capable Supersonic Cruise Missile Named 'Brahmos'.100. Indian Author Jhumpa Lahiri has been nominated for Prestigious Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction for her Novel 'Lowland'.101. Indian Chess Player K B Adhiban won silver medal at the Asian Continental Chess Championship held in Sharjah (Bangladesh).102. Indian Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports.103. Indian Drug maker Lupin Ltd has acquired Mexican ophthalmic drugs maker Laboratorios Grin SA for an undisclosed sum.104. Indian IT Services Company TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) hs made place in Top 10 Global IT Services Companies of the World asper a recent Report.105. Indian Languages Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Urdu will be reinstated in Curriculam of South Afrcian Schools after Two Decades
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