current affairs 22 April 2015

"Africa T20 Cup" the tournament initiated by Cricket South Africa.

Japanese Maglev train set the world speed record of 603 kmph.

 "It’s Our Turn to Lead" is the theme for International Mother Earth Day 2015.

 Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand is declared as India's 48th Tiger Reserve.

Current Affairs 21 April 2015

Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Odisha, passed away

Shah Rukh Khan and Zayn Malik honoured at 5th Asian Awards  for outstanding contributions.

  • Earlier Irfan Khan, Anupam Kher and Yash Chopra were awarded with this Award

‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ an agreement signed by China and Pakistan  

IDBI launched ‘Rupay Platinum Debit Card’ scheme

ICICI Bank Ltd. launched ‘Tap-n-Pay’ scheme

  • launched the service namely ‘Tap-n-Pay’ with the tie up of IT Company Tech Mahindra.

Indian Railways launched "E-Samiksha" to monitor rail projects online

Visakhapatnam the newly launched Indian Navy missile destroyer ship

 About Visakhapatnam :

  • Visakhapatnam is 163-metre-long vessel and weighs approximately 3000 tons and is entirely made of Indian steel.
  • It can have maximum speed of over 30 knots at a displacement of approximately 7300 tons, it is propelled by four gas turbines.
  • It has many modern weapons like advance Action Information System (AIS), Integrated Platform Management system (IPMS), sophisticated Power Distribution System (PDS) and a Combat Management System.
  • Israeli Multi-Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) is also a part of this which will help it in targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missiles on board the warship.
  • Visakhapatnam will be having 8 BrahMos missiles on it.
  • Apart from this it also have four 30 mm rapid-fire guns and a MR gun for naval gunfire support.

Civil Services Day is observed on 21st April.

Current Affairs 20 April 2015

Subodham project launched by Kerala government to end liquor abuse.

  • The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Ravishankar

Chhurim Sherpa the First woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a notification making the Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) & Aadhaar issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India a valid proof of date of birth for obtaining PAN card.

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar appointed as BCCI's ACSU (Anti Corruption & Security Unit)Chief.

British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One World Championship 2015

Current Affairs 19 April 2015

LIC bought Rs. 300 cr worth of shares in Infosys

Nasim Zaidi took over as new CEC(Chief Election Commissioner)

  •  Nasim Zaidi assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner of India. 
  • He succeeded H.S. Bramha who retired on 18th April 2015 after completing his term

WhatsApp added feature to save conversations to Google drive

Current Affairs 18 April 2015

World Heritage Day is observed on 18th April 2015.

Time Magazine released list of - 100 most influential people in the world

  • American rapper and singer Kanye Omari West topped the list.
  • The oldest person on the list is Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who finds himself the steward of the Arab world's youngest democracy at the age of 88 years.
  • For the continuous third year, Malala Yousafzai of 17 years, Pakistani education activist is the youngest person on the list. 
  • The list includes four Indian-origin persons namely Chanda Kochhar, Vikram Patel, co-founder of the NGO Sangath, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

RIL became most profitable company of India