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April 4th week 2015 current affairs
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April 4th week 2015 current affairs

1) Names of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi Axed from two Hindi Diwas.

  • The government has dropped the names of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi from two awards for propagating Hindi.
  • The two awards have been discontinued by the Home Ministry and instead launched two new schemes for doing outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of official language.
  • `Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar` awards scheme from 2015-16 to encourage the implementation of the official language policy, in supersession to the earlier `Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puruskar`
  • `Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar Yojana` was being introduced from 2015-16 with an object to encourage writing of books in Hindi in various streams of modern knowledge/ science and to promote the language, in supersession to the `Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar`.
2) Pathai Anantha Subramanian Murali Resigned As CFO and ED of United Spirits Limited.
 
  • United Spirits Limited announced the resignation of Pathai Ananthasubramanian Murali, who was its executive director and chief financial officer.
  • Bengaluru-based United Spirits Limited is the largest alcoholic beverage company of India.
 
About:
 
  1. Industry: Alcoholic beverages.
  2. Founder: Angus McDowell.
  3. Head quarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

3) Sandra Bullock Is PEOPLE`s 2015 World`s Most Beautiful Woman!

  • Sandra Bullock has been named PEOPLE`s 2015 World`s Most Beautiful Woman!," gracing the cover of this year`s "Most Beautiful".
  • Bullock is the second Oscar-winning actress in a row to score the cover of the annual issue, with Lupita Nyong’o 2014’s “Most Beautiful Woman”.

 

4) Hinduja brothers ousted as Britain`s richest.

  • Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja with a fortune of £13 billion were edged out from the top spot.
  • Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik jumped three places from last year to become Britain`s richest man with a £13.17 billion fortune.
  • Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who occupied the top slot last year, were pushed down to the second spot despite their fortune rising by £1.1 billion to £13 billion.
 

5) CJI (Chief justice of India) refuses participation to choose NJAC members until legality is decided by apex court.

  • CJI H L Dattu had informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would not join the panel until the Supreme Court decided on the validity of the new system to appoint judges.
  • A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the NJAC (National Judicial Appointments Commission), passed in Parliament and notified by the government.
  • The three-member panel is to have the Chief Justice, Prime Minister and the Leader of Opposition. It will select and appoint to two eminent persons to the six-member NJAC.
  • The chief justice has also refused to be in the panel to select two eminent persons who are to be in the six-member commission.
6) President of Sudan is re-elected with 94 Percent of Vote.
 
  • Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has won Presidential re-election by securing 94 per cent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war-crimes charges and domestic rebellions.
  • The Election Commission put turnout at 46.4 percent and denied widespread reports of low participation.
  • In this election Omar’s National Congress Party (NCP) also won 323 of 426 parliamentary seats.
  • Bashir, who took power in a bloodless coup in 1989, is the only sitting head of state facing genocide charges at the International Criminal Court. The charges stem from the conflict in the Darfur region.
7) Narendra Modi is third most followed world leader on twitter.
 
  • Narendra Modi got the third most followed world leader on twitter while external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister.
  • The three most followed world leaders were
  • US President Barack Obama: 5,69,33,515.
  • Pope Francis: 1,95,80,910.
  • Narendra Modi: 1,09,02,510

 


 

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