Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 24 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 24 April 2017

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24 April 2017

Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee has received the lifetime achievement award, at the 80th Bengal Film Journalists' Association (BFJA) awards. The BFJA, the oldest association of film scribes in the country was founded in 1937. Bengali film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee was given the best actor award for his role in... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

24 April 2017

China and Iran have signed the first agreement on the reconfiguration of Iran's Arak reactor. The deal was concluded between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a Chinese company at the official ceremony in the Austrian capital Vienna. The reconstruction of the Arak heavy-water reactor is a part of the Joint Comprehensive... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan gifted his coin of honour (which he received from the Government of Canada) to Punjabi Singer and Actor Diljit Dosanjh on the sets of the reality show 'Rising Star'. Harjit Sajjan had flown to India to attend the reality show in which Diljit features as a judge.

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

The Russian State Duma has banned parents from naming their children with exotic names, which include numbers, symbols and swear words. The new law amends the Family Code with an article, stating that numbers, alphanumeric designations, symbols, punctuation marks (except hyphen) can’t be used by parents when naming their kids. The... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

Anastasia Boil from Russia was crowned the winner of the Miss USSR UK contest . MISS USSR UK is the unique international project, gathering together most beautiful ladies from former Soviet Union countries, world renowned public figures,  A-list celebrities, top models, HNWI, prominent brand names and various ethnic media sources. The... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

24 April 2017

Over 6 lakh litres of blood has been wasted across India in the last 5 years due to lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals. Maharashtra, UP and Karnataka bagged the top three positions in the wastage of red blood cells. In 2016-17 alone, over 6.57 lakh units of blood and its products were discarded.

category: Persons

24 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed his son Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the new country's ambassador to the United States among other appointments. Prince Khalid replaced Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turkey bin Abdullah Al Saud at the diplomatic post and would be awarded the rank of... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

The Indian navy successfully tested the supersonic Brahmos and attack cruise missile from stealth frigate, teg in the Bay of Bengal. The missile which last month was tested with an extended range of 450 km from the earlier 290 km. The name Brahmos is a portmanteau formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

24 April 2017

India and South Korea inked a memorandum of understanding with India to cooperate in shipbuilding for military use.  The memorandum was signed by both India's secretary of defence production, Ashok Kumar Gupta, and South Korean Minister of Defense Acquisition Program Administration Chang Myoung-jin in India "for... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

24 April 2017

Malaysia Airlines planes will be tracked minute-by-minute using the new system, which boasts complete worldwide coverage, even over “ocean, polar, and remote regions.” The satellite-tracking system is operated by a trio of companies: Aireon, SITAONAIR, and FlightAware. It uses a constellation of 72 communication satellites... Read More

category: Sports

24 April 2017

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. has created India's first industrial robot called BRABO BRABO stands for “Bravo Robot”.It has been developed Indigenously for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in India. The robot is primarily developed to repeatedly perform high volume, dangerous... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

24 April 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union minister for commerce and industry, adopted Kalena Agrahara lake near Ban nerghatta . Illegal garbage dumping and release of untreated sewage have degraded the lake, and residents have held several protests demanding its restoration.irmala visited the lake  and the Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka said she... Read More

category: Persons

24 April 2017

101-year-old woman Man Kaur from India wins 100m sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games at Trusts Arena in Auckland. Kaur clocked one minute 14 seconds -- ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt's 100m world record set in 2009. This is the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career.

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Social activist Prafulla Samantra was announced one of six winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize, in San Francisco, Monday. The other five person are Uros Macerl (Slovenia), Mark Lopez (United States), Rodrigo Tot (Guatemala), Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo (Democratic Republic of Congo) , Wendy Bowman... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

24 April 2017

The National Health Mission (NHM) in Haryana launched a mobile-based application named 'Kilkari' to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers on the importance of ante and post natal care, institutional delivery, and immunization. The application, Kilkari, was launched during the concluding day of the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

 SSP Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok were among the winners at the second Golf Industry Association (GIA) Awards 2017. Aditi, who finished second in the Ladies European Tour (LET) order of merit in 2016 with the help of two victories, bagged Outstanding Achievement as a Player award. Chawrasia, who successfully defended his Indian Open title... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

The Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman A S Kiran Kumar  is trying to increase its capacity to deliver by scaling up the frequency of launches to 12 per year from the seven at present by building more satellites and lowering the cost of access to space. Earlier, only doing 2-3 (launches) per year, then... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

24 April 2017

The Indian Railways will launch in July the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express, a special class service for overnight journey that will ply on high-demand routes.Equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, the 120- seater AC coach will have large automatic food and tea/cold drink vending machines for passengers. Uday service will... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

World Day For Animals In Laboratories also known as World Lab Animal Day is observed every year on 24 April. The surrounding week has come to be known as "World Week for Animals In Laboratories. The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) describe the day as an "international day of commemoration  for animals in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday broke the record for most cumulative days spent in space by an American astronaut, surpassing Jeff Williams' record of 534 days. Peggy Annette Whitson (born February 9, 1960) is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut and former NASA Chief Astronaut.  NASA and the Russian space agency... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

Nobel Price Winner Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Famous P C Chandra Award on 23rd April 2017 Sunday. Kailash Satyarthi was honored with the award for his Global Crusade against Child Slavery and Exploitative on Child Labour. Kailash Satyarthi 63-Year-old was Handed over Extract a trophy and a Cheque of Rs 10 Lakhs at an Awards Ceremony... Read More


24 April 2017

The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj  has made a provision enabling people to apply for passports in Hindi. The move comes after President Pranab Mukherjee recently accepted recommendations made in this regard by the Committee of Parliament on official language, via its ninth report. The report was submitted in... Read More

category: Sports

24 April 2017

A freight train connecting Russia with China has arrived in an inland city bringing goods from Moscow to the former revolutionary heartland of the Communist Party. The train connecting Russia with Jiangxi province .The train was expected to bring resources from Europe and boost local development of Ganzhou Ganzhou, an inland area with a... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Rafael Nadal has won the Men’s Singles title of Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament. He defeated Albert Vinolas in Monaco. Rafael claimed a record of 10th Monte Carlo Masters title. He received14-times grand slam champion had won his two previous encounters against Ramos.  India’s Rohan Bopanna and his... Read More

category: Persons

24 April 2017

 India has replaced Japan as world's number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, thus giving a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'safer kitchen' Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of government's clean fuel initiative has also promised free LPG connections to poor women who fall under the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Bollywood film "Newton" has won the best film honor at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The lead actor of the film is Raj Kumar Rao. Amit Masurkar-directed "Newton", is a political satire. It had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin Film Festival where it won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE)... Read More

category: Sports

24 April 2017

Arun Jaitley informed that Indian Economy will grow at a clip of 7.5% this fiscal, up from 7.1% in the previous year. Arun Jaitley participated in G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Washington. He is on official tour to the USA to attend spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and... Read More

category: International

24 April 2017

Every year April 24 is being observed as National Panchayati Raj Diwas across India. This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993. This year Minister of Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar  is commemorating "National Panchayati Raj Day" at... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

Google is apparently working on a new feature called ‘Copyless Paste.’ The new feature, which is accessible under Chrome’s flags subsection and is available in version 59 and later, automatically copies useful information and suggests it for pasting in apps where it might be relevant. Chrome flags are a way to enable or... Read More

category: Persons

24 April 2017

The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram. A couple of international models, sporting such scarves, were reportedly asked to remove them... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 April 2017

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha released coffee scented postage stamps at the General Post Office, Bengaluru. The stamps, which are being printed at the India Security Press, will be priced at Rs. 100. Bhutan first introduced the concept of aromatic stamps... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 April 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired NITI Aayog's Governing Council which is poised to draw up a 15-year development road map called 'Vision 2030.'  NITI Aayog’s 'vice-chairman Arvind  ' presented this roadmap. "This 15 year roadmap will achieve social goals such as poverty reduction, and... Read More


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