Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 25 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 25 April 2017

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25 April 2017

In the presence of the legendary songstress Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir Khan was presented the prestigious Vishesh Puraskar award for his film Dangal. He was honoured by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Cricket legend Kapil Dev and veteran actor Vyjayanthimala Bali were also honoured in the function. The Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, which marked the... Read More

category: Sports

25 April 2017

India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart has completed ten years in the strong e-commerce market in India since its inception in 2007. The online shopping giant as part of its ten-year celebrations launched a scheme Big10 under which it gave its employees chance to be CEO for one day.  Kalyan Krishnamurthy, the Chief Executive... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

25 April 2017

Versatile playback singer Vani Jairam was presented the Ghantasala national award instituted by the Ghantasala National Art Academy . She received award from Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge A. Ramalingeswara Rao. She is known in the North as Meerabai for her rendition of songs sung by the medieval poet in praise of Lord Krishna.

category: Persons

25 April 2017

The Indian Navy has begun a joint maritime exercise with the French Navy at the Mediterranean Sea to further deepen combat coordination between the two navies. Guided missile destroyer INS Mumbai, stealth frigate INS Trishul and fleet tanker INS Aditya are taking part in the 'Varuna' exercise which will continue till April 30. The... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

25 April 2017

Saudi Arabia has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women The Middle Eastern kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected to the UN body in a secret ballot. It will serve a four-year term beginning next year, according to a statement from the UN Economic and Social Council. The role of the UN's Commission on... Read More

category: Obituary

25 April 2017

 Jharkhand government website made Aadhaar details of more than 10 lakh people public.  Union Ministry of Water and Sanitation's website has now made Aadhaar numbers public. The Aadhaar numbers that went public belonged to the beneficiaries of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin. The details were removed from the website after... Read More

category: Defence

25 April 2017

The app was created by the Space Application Center facility (SAC) of ISRO in Ahmedabad.    Solar Calculator app can accurately calculate all the benefits of installing solar panels in different parts of the country. Satellite data (Kalpana- 1, INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR) which offers monthly minimum and maximum temperature... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

25 April 2017

Northeast India's sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, accompanied by IT and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Director General Omkar... Read More

category: International

25 April 2017

India’s first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust. The 8-km ropeway will begin from Sewri in Mumbai’s east coast and end at Raigad district’s Elephanta Island, globally renowned for Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World... Read More

category: Places

25 April 2017

"SBI and CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and work towards the development of the real estate sector, specifically through the affordable housing and green housing projects. The MoU will be in force for a period of 3 years. For... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

25 April 2017

Bihar Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council on Monday unanimously adopted the Bihar Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill, 2017 along with Bihar Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. With the passage of the bills, Bihar has become the second state, after Telangana, to ratify the legal framework for the rollout of the GST in the state. Chief... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

25 April 2017

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced today that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018.  The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to... Read More

category: Business & Economy

25 April 2017

Renowned Director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath has won the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the film industry. He will be the 48th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs10 lakh and a shawl. President Pranab... Read More


25 April 2017

Cuba and Morocco have signed an agreement to re- establish diplomatic ties after a time period of 37 years. The decision to re - establish diplomatic ties has been made couple of weeks after King Mohammed's private visit to cuba. Morocco severed its ties with cuba in 1980 after Fidel Castro officially recognised Western Sahara... Read More

category: Defence

25 April 2017

India's military expenditure grew around 8.5 percent in 2016, making it the world's fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion, figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The USA  remains the world's largest military spender registering a growth of 1.7 per cent between 2015 and... Read More

category: International

25 April 2017

State - run C- DOT has developed the public data office which can be installed at any neighbourhood shop or even on push carts to provide low cost Wi - Fi powered data packs to public. It creates Wi - Fi hotspots using 2G, 3G,or 4G signals and connects up to 100 mobile . C - DOT excepts it to be released within 2 - 3 months.

category: Sports

25 April 2017

The Marylebone Cricket Club has offered honorary life membership to Sandhya Agarwal, Former captain of the Indian Women's Test team. A resident of Indore,  Agarwal has played 13 Tests and 21 ODIs from the year 1984 to 1995. Presently, she is the chairperson of girl's U - 19 and senior women's team of MPCA. Marylebone... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

25 April 2017

Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur has clinched a gold in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China. Manpreet came up with the best throw of 18.86 meter, which was nearly one meter more than her earlier national record of 17.96 meters that she had set in 2015. With the performance, Manpreet also qualified for the... Read More

category: Business & Economy

25 April 2017

The Maharashtra government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railways, under which trees will be planted on the land adjacent to the railway tracks in the state. The government is committed to plant 4 crore trees on July 1, 2017. The state Forest department had planted 2 crore 83 lakh trees across the state... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

25 April 2017

World Malaria Day is observed globally on 25th of April every year. It is organized by World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This... Read More

category: Persons

25 April 2017

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board developed Initative of "Quality Mark" Award scheme for dairy Cooperatives. The NDDB in the process of registering the quality mark logo under Trademarks Act ,1998  Since, formation of the foundary on 6th January... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

25 April 2017

Nirjuli village - 1 in Papum Pare district was declared as the first digital village of Arunchal Pradesh. Digital village aims at cashless transcations even in sabji mandis to make payment through mobile. The state government also promised to promote V set linked customer service point (CSP) for digitalisation.

category: Persons

25 April 2017

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS) is India's First public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumours. The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time.  Rajendra Prasad... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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