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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 20 April 2017

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20 April 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed Delhi government to introduce destination buses from May 1, in a bid to help improve the air quality in the national capital.A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the AAP government to run the point-to-point buses on an experimental basis from Dwarka, Rohini, Janakpuri,... Read More

category: Persons

20 April 2017

An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title “best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System”. Using ESO’s HARPS instrument at La Silla, and other telescopes around the world, an international team of astronomers discovered a “super-Earth” orbiting... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 April 2017

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate a two-day Civil Services Day function in New Delhi today.The inaugural session will be followed by a Plenary Session on Creating value through Human Capital Management in Government', chaired by Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel Jitendra Singh.Three Breakaway Sessions on subjects related... Read More

category: International

20 April 2017

As the world’s most widely spoken language it seems appropriate that Mandarin Chinese has one day every year dedicated to it. This officially marked day of Mandarin language celebration was established by the United Nations as a way of celebrating the language’s history and overall contribution to the world. It is hoped that by having... Read More

category: Sports

20 April 2017

A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record £500,000 at an auction in the UK, which, its seller said, is the highest price ever paid for Indian stamps. Only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake ‘Service’ stamps are in circulation. The block of four was sold to a... Read More

category: Persons

20 April 2017

Pakistan is waiting with a baited breath for the Supreme Court’s decision in the high-profile Panamagate case against Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and his children amid speculation that the adverse ruling may force him to step down.The Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that its five-member Bench will issue the verdict in Panama case later... Read More

category: Persons

20 April 2017

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to e-auction the Taj Mansingh hotel in Delhi’s Lutyens zone.Once managed by the Tata Group and now run by the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the apex court also asserted that if the Tata Group loses the e-auction then it will have to vacate the premises within a... Read More


20 April 2017

India has made a quarter-million-dollar contribution to the UN programme for helping countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems. Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in India’s Mission to the UN, presented the cheque to Kyoko Shiotani, Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General at the UN Department of Political... Read More

category: International

20 April 2017

The rupee lost 13 paise against the dollar to 64.71 in early trade on Thursday on the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the U.S. currency overseas.Increased demand for the dollar from importers also put pressure on the rupee.Dealers attributed the rupee’s fall to dollar gains against other currencies overseas but a higher... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 April 2017

Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar where he was honoured by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Mr. Sajjan, who had arrived in the city on Wednesday night, reached Harmandir Sahib early Thursday and went to the sanctum sanctorum to offer prayers. The... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 April 2017

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad allegedly had a heated argument with cops over “non-functioning” of ATMs at Latur in Marathwada region, police said. Videos of the alleged heated argument between Gaikwad, his supporters and police personnel at Latur in Marathwada region, have gone viral on social media.In the visuals, Gaikwad is... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 April 2017

China has issued stricter regulations requiring officials to report personal information, including assets, to the ruling Communist Party, state media said, in the country’s latest effort to tackle corruption.China’s President Xi Jinping sees extravagance and corruption as an existential threat to the party, whose authority is in part... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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