Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 15 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 15 April 2017

15 April 2017

A pornographic video was played on an LED screen installed at Delhi Metro's Rajiv Chowk station, according to footage recently surfaced online. The incident happened on April 9 wherein the video lasted for nearly a minute. Claiming that the screen was under commissioning and testing by a private contractor, the Delhi Metro has initiated a... Read More

category: Business & Economy

15 April 2017

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday won the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll after defeating PDP candidate Nazir Ahmad Khan by around 10,000 votes. Abdullah had faced his first electoral defeat in his over 35-year-long political career when he had lost to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra in 2014 General Elections. Karra had later... Read More


15 April 2017

Hortonworks Inc. stunned the tech industry a few years ago when it became the fastest enterprise software start-up to reach $100 million in annual revenue in just four years from inception. The California-based company said that it now saw its next big growth coming from international business and the Indian market is going to play a key role in... Read More

category: International

15 April 2017

Technical textiles or functional textiles, considered a sunrise sector in the country, is all set for demand taking off for products such as geo and agro textiles.“Technical textiles is a thrust area for the Government because of the value addition involved,” said Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta. “It can be used in... Read More

category: Persons

15 April 2017

Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth set up an exciting all-Indian men’s singles final at the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after comfortably winning their semifinal clashes here todaySrikanth, a former World No.3, notched up a 21-13 21-14 win over World No. 26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to reach the third Super Series final of... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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15 April 2017

Uber Technologies Inc. isn’t required to report its finances publicly, but the privately held company has decided to forgo that luxury for the first time. Uber said its revenue growth is outpacing losses, hoping to show the business is on a strong trajectory as it attempts to address a recent cascade of scandals.The ride-hailing giant... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

15 April 2017

Sk. Rafi, a 33-year-old cloth merchant from Andhra Pradesh's Guntur who won a Rs 12 lakh cash prize under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana scheme, and received it from Prime Minister Narendra Sk. The scheme was lauched by NITI Aayog last year to promote cashless transactions. The winners of the lucky draw were picked by President Pranab... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

15 April 2017

The Central Salt Department recently closed down all quality check laboratories in the State, excepting one in Tuticorin. The laboratories at Cuddalore, Vedaranyam, Marakanam, Veppalodai near Tuticorin and one at Tuticorin had been established to check the quality of iodised salt and quantity of salt produced.Sources in the Department said the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

15 April 2017

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday prohibited the inscription of names of any government functionaries, including ministers and MLAs, on foundation stones and inaugural plaques. This comes after Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was caught on the camera threatening to suspend a school principal after he found that his... Read More

category: Persons

15 April 2017

The two-day BJP national executive meeting began here on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah expected to underline strategy for a big saffron push in states like Odisha where it has traditionally been weak.A meeting of BJP office-bearers has started to finalise the agenda of the executive meeting, expected to begin... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

15 April 2017

Mann Kaur, a 101-year-old great-grandmother, will represent India at the World Masters Games, considered as the "Olympics for veterans", in Auckland from April 21. Kaur will compete in the 100-metre, 200-metre, shot put and javelin events in the 100-plus category. Currently training at Punjabi University, Patiala, Kaur is presently... Read More

category: Persons

15 April 2017

Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh today leaving at least two passengers injured, railway officials said.The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.He said while two passengers have been injured there was no casualty... Read More

category: International

15 April 2017

The Income Tax department has launched the second phase of the ‘Operation Clean Money’  on April 15th to investigate over 60,000 individuals with an aim to detect black money generation post demonetisation.The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body of the income tax... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

15 April 2017

Asian countries escaped the currency manipulator label in the latest U.S. Treasury report, but remain wary of possible trade friction as President Donald Trump maintains his administration will seek to address trade imbalances.Mr. Trump has said some U.S. trading partners, particularly China, manipulated their currency, but has since backed off... Read More

category: Persons

15 April 2017

The government on Friday called off talks between the two countries on maritime security which was scheduled for April 17. India officially conveyed to Pakistan that it wasn't prepared to host a delegation of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) which was supposed to travel to India on Sunday.A delegation led by Pakistan’s... Read More

category: International

15 April 2017

The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 90, Afghan officials said on Saturday.The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" -- was unleashed in combat for the first time, hitting IS positions in eastern Nangarhar province... Read More

category: Persons

15 April 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Central Library was renamed Dr B. R. Ambedkar Central Library amid protests and sloganeering by students on Friday.Students who were holding a dharna outside the building stormed into the library during the function that although saying they have no problem with the administration renaming the library, they had... Read More

category: International

15 April 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim II Sung.North Korean state television showed Mr. Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine and saluting his honor guard before walking down... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

15 April 2017

US President Donald Trump has said that terrorism is one of the gravest threats to religious freedom around the world and hoped for a “better tomorrow” when people of all faiths, including Hindus, can worship according to their conscience.In his weekly radio and web address, he said the US has cherished the freedom of worship... Read More

category: Defence

15 April 2017

The South Central Railway has loaded 9.44 million tonnes (MTs) of freight traffic in the month of March, around 8.36% more compared to the same month last year, according to a release here on Friday.This improvement in performance has reversed the sluggish trend on account of fall in imports and market conditions. The loading also contributed to... Read More

category: International

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