Current Affairs April 2013: Current Affairs Questions April 2013

Current Affairs April 2013. Current Affairs Questions April 2013. Current Affairs Update April 2013 for Competitive Exams. Current Affairs April 2013 PDF Download.

odishaThe 77th foundation day of Odisha was celebrated across the State on 1 April 2013.

M F FarooquiM F Farooqui on 1 April 2013 took over charge as the secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on 1 April 2013 appointed G.V. Prasad, the son-in-law of founder Anji Reddy, as the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Olive Crown Awards 2013Olive Crown Awards took place in Mumbai on 1 April 2013. Grey Worldwide was awarded with Agency of the year title.

The United Nations General Assembly had declared 2 April as the World Autism Awareness Day. This day highlights the needs of autistic children and adults.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Reliance Communications on 2 April 2013 signed a 1200 crore Rupees definitive agreement to roll out the 4G services.

Chandresh Kumari Katoch, the Minister of Culture, on 2 April 2013 inaugurated the Tagore Centre for Global Thought at India Institute of King’s College, London.

India and Singapore on 2 April 2013 signed an enhanced air services agreement to build on the existing 216 weekly flights and meet the growing demand for air connectivity.

Ruth Prawer JhabvalaOscar Winning Screenplay Writer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in New York on 3 April 2013. She was the winner of two Academy Awards.

Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar appointed Chief Justice for High Court of Himachal Pradesh.

Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Principal Health Secretaries of States and Union Territories on compliance of rules banning gutka sale and manufacture.

Historian Bratindra Nath Mukherjee died at his residence in Kolkata on 4 April 2013. He was a Padma Shree Awardee, a renowned epigraphist and numismatist.

Roger Ebert of Sun-Times and the film critic, died at the age of 70 years on 4 April 2013 at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

The Odisha Legislative Assembly on 4 April 2013 unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to award special category status to the state.

The Minister of Railways inaugurated International Conference on Dedicated Freight Corridor Challenges and Opportunities on 4 April 2013 in New Delhi.

Narendra Kumar Verma on 4 April 2013 was appointed as the new director of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) Exploration.

China Mobile and Vodafone on 4 April 2013 announced that they formed a consortium in order to bid for the mobile licences in Burma.

Facebook on 4 April 2013 released the software called Home, which puts the feeds from Facebook on Android phones’ home screen.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced on 4 April 2013 that its chairman Raymond Lane was resigning from the office. Ralph Whitworth will be interim chairman.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved de-control of Sugar.

SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded on 5 April 2013 in Nepal. The member nations decided on formulation of the Common Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Rahi SarnobatRahi Sarnobat clinched the first gold for India in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Korea on 5 April 2013.

A website on Babu Jagjibvan Ram was launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment on 5 April 2013, his 106th Birth Anniversary.

DBT Scheme to be expanded to 78 more Districts from July 2013.

ICSI with former CJI, Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah on 5 April 2013 presented the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance -2012.

S GopalakrishnanS Gopalakrishnan, the co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, on 5 April 2013 was elected as the President of the industry body (CII) for the year 2013-14.

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group was conferred with the National Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education 2011-12 on 5 April 2013.

The Indian women’s cricket team clean-sweeped the T20 International series against Bangladesh with 3-0 in Vadodara in the final match on 5 April 2013.

A 2 day International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India Concluded in New Delhi on 6 April 2013.

National Rifle Association of India elected Raninder Singh as President and D.V.S. Rao as the new Secretary General on 6 April 2013.

World health day was celebrated on 7 April 2013. The theme for 2013 was high blood pressure.

Agni-IINuclear Capable Agni-II Missile was Successfully Test-Fired . The medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile was on 7 April 2013 successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island.

Current women’s world No. 1 Serena Williams won the Family Circle Cup, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 in Charleston, S.C. on 7 April 2013. She defeated Jelena Jankovic.

Rupesh Shah, the world champion won the 12th Asian Billiards championship at Indore Tennis Club, Indore on 7 April 2013. He defeated Alok Kumar 6-4.

Krishna Kumar NatrajanKrishna Kumar Natrajan appointed as the New Chief of NASSCOM. NASSCOM appointed Krishnakumar Natarajan as its chairman and R Chandrasekaran as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Council for 2013-14.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Rejected New Anti-Blasphemy Law Demands of Islamists.

Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy became the first Indian to Circumnavigate Globe Solo and Non-Stop on a sail boat. On return he was welcomed by the President of India.

Hockey India on 7 April 2013 named South African Gregg Clark as the chief coach of the junior men’s national team.

Swedish Luxury Carmaker Volvo signed Jeev Milkha Singh as its Brand Ambassador

The first and the only women to be the Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87 following a stroke on 8 April 2013.

On 8 April 2013, India and Malta signed the new DTAA at Valetta, Malta.

Odisha on 8 April 2013 decided to set up the first public health university in India. This university will be set up under Public-Private Partnership mode.

General Elections in Malaysia scheduled to be held on 5 May 2013.

Nokia on 9 April 2013 launched the most affordable mobile Nokia 105 at the price of 1249 Rupees.

Yamaha on 9 April 2013 announced that it will soon roll out the cheapest motorcycle of the world in India. The price of this bike would be 500 USD or 27000 Rs.

The Madhya Pradesh government on 9 April 2013 decided to declare Malkhamb as the State Sport.

Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in as the new President of Kenya on 9 April 2013. He is the fourth president of Kenya. He defeated Raila Odinga.

Agreement for Regulation defining the structure, functions and procedure of the Joint Commission signed between Russia and India in Moscow on 10 April 2013.

Pakistan successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-IV ballistic missile on 10 April 2013. Hatf-IV has the range of 900 km.

Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde were appointed as the Judges of the Supreme Court of India by the President on 10 April 2013.

Manmohan Singh Prime MinisterPrime Minister of India Manmohan Singh visited Germany from 10 April 2013 to 12 April 2013. He was accompanied by delegation.

The Goa Government decided to impose entry tax on vehicles registered outside the state and entering Goa.

Dr Hilary Koprowski, a Polish researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio died on 11 April 2013 in Philadelphia.

National Safe Motherhood day was observed across India on 11 April 2013 to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity facilities to pregnant woman.

British Scientist Robert Edwards, died at 87. He was the pioneer of vitro Fertilization that resulted in the birth of first test tube baby of the world.

Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191 Commissioned at Mumbai.

Air Vice Marshal VS Bharti YSM VM VSM took over as the Senior Air & Administrative Staff Officer (SAASO), Maintenance Command, IAF on 11 April 2013.

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the AIMA Managing India Awards 2013 at a function in New Delhi on 11 April 2013.

PJ KurienPJ Kurien appointed as the Chairman of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on population and Development on 11 APril 2013 at Bangkok.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on 12 April 2013 that it recognised Somalia’s new government after a 22-year gap in relations with the country.

Sharad Yadav Unanimously Re-Elected As the National President of Janata Dal (United)

The Government approved the project for creation of National Optical Fibre Network connecting all the 250000 Gram Panchayats.

Salam FayyadPalestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned on 13 April 2013 after falling out with president Mahmud Abbas.

Adam Scott won the Augusta Masters Golf championship on 14 April 2013.

Industrialist R.P. Goenka passed away on 14 April 2013 at his residence at the age of 83.

The Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) Secretary on 14 April 2013 announced that Sania Mirza became one of the Vice-Presidents of ITPA.

Indian-Origin Economist Raj Chetty Won John Bates Clark Medal For 2013.

Environmental Campaigner Rossano Ercolini won the 2013 Goldman Prize.

Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari visited Tajikistan from 14 to 17 April 2013 for strengthening bilateral ties.

Union Government approved 285.75 Crore Rupees to Himachal Pradesh under PMGSY

The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on 15 April 2013, including the award for investigative reporting for stories

66th Himachal Day Celebrate at Dhalpur Ground, Kullu. State Government announced different schemes to uplift living standards of people of state.

A Pakistani election tribunal on 16 April 2013 barred former military dictator Pervez Musharraf from running for Parliament.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck near Pakistan-Iran Border on 16 April 2013. It killed more than 30 people leaving behind many injured.

Sunil Kumar took over as the Managing Director of Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) on 16 April 2013.

Olympian-Sita-SahuJyotiraditya Scindia honoured Special Olympics World Summer Games at Athens winner Sita Sahu in New Delhi on 16 April 2013.

The two-day Biannual Conference of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) concluded in New Delhi on 16 April 2013.

Computer Society of India elected H.R. Mohan as its Vice-President-Cum-President Elect on 16 April 2013.

The Indian Coast Guard Ship C-402 was commissioned in Mumbai by Sanjeev Dayal, Director General Police, Maharashtra.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to launch Plastic notes in the denomination of 10 Rupees in five selected cities of India on trial basis.

President Pranab Mukherjee on 16 April 2013 dedicated Siddheshwar Dham Temple to the Nation.

Telgu Writer, Ravuri BharadwajaRavuri Bharadwaja was selected for the Jnanpith Award 2012 by the Jnanpith Award Committee for his contribution to Telgu Literature.

The lone women Chief Election Commissioner of India, V.S. Ramadevi died due to Cardiac Arrest. She also was the governor of Karnataka & HP.

The Indian city of Ahmedabad launched a first-of-its-kind Heat Action Plan on 16 April 2013.

Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed officially visited Algeria from 17-18 April, 2013.

KP Bhaskar, the Indian classical dance maestro died on 17 April 2013 due to heart-related ailment. He was 88 years of age.

World Hemophilia Day was observed on 17 April 2013 across the globe to spread awareness of this disease and other bleeding disorders.

World Growth Forecast for 2013 was slashed to 3.3% from 3.5% by IMF. Continued recession in Eurozone is the reason for it.

Navjot Singh on 17 April 2013 became the youngest athlete of Jammu and Kashmir to be conferred with the Sher-i-Kashmir Sports Award.

Sahara Q ShopThe retail business of Sahara India Pariwar called Sahara Q Shop entered into the Guinness World Records by opening 315 outlets in 10 states.

The 20th meeting of Eastern Zonal Council was held on 17 April 2013 at Kolkata.

The French-Egyptian archaeological mission from French Institute for Archaeological Studies (IFAO) discovered the oldest harbour of the world in Egypt.

Russia launched the World’s only Returnable Satellite Bion-M1.

Government permitted Railways to use its Land for Metro Networks.

Earthquake of Magnitude 7 Struck Sichuan Province of China.

Assam Right to Public Service Act 2012 was implemented by Assam to bring in transparency and accountability in the key areas of governance.

World Heritage Day was observed on 18 April 2013.

The Meghalaya Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2013 was on 18 April 2013 passed in the state Assembly.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on April 18, 2013 Inaugurated India Show in Panama with an objective of enhanced cooperation and engagement between the two.

Mirza Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the Pune German Bakery blast case, was on 18 April 2013 sentenced to death by a Pune Sessions Court.

The Dearness Allowance for the central government employees was hiked by 8 percent and raised to 80 percent from 72 percent.

India and China on 18 April 2013 held their first dialogue on Afghanistan in Beijing in a bid to evolve a joint strategy.

Government of India approved the National Policy for Children, 2012. The policy recognizes every person below 18 years in age as a child.

Aruna Bahuguna appointed as the first women Special Director General of CRPF. She is an IPS from a 1979-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre.

The British Cyclist to win maximum Olympic Gold Medal from the Country, Chris Hoy announced his retirement from Cycling on 18 April 2013.

The US House of Representatives passed the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on 18 April 2013.

Pierre DeligneBelgian Mathematician Pierre Deligne won the Abel prize 2013.The Abel Prize is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

The Union Commerce Ministry has announced changes in different policies and schemes under Annual Supplement 2013-14 of FTP 2009-14.

World Amateur Radio Day celebrated on 18 April 2013 to observe the beginning of the IARU-the International Amateur Radio Union-back in 1925.

Assam emerged as the Champion state in the 20th National Archery Championship 2013 organised at Agrasen Dham, Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

New Wild Banana Species discovered by Researchers in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sivanthi Adithan, the former sports administrator as well as media magnate died in Chennai on 19 April 2013 because of illness.

Russia on 19 April 2013 launched the bio-satellite (BION-M) called orbital Noah’s Ark into space with various living organisms.

Nicolas Maduro Nicolas Madurowas sworn in as the new President of Venezuela on 19 April 2013 in a ceremony by the National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello.

All India Chess Federation (AICF), the Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) signed an MoU on 19 April 2013.

Government launched IBIN (India Backbone Implementation Network) for effective implantation of its core programmes and policies.

Mike Denness, the former England captain died on 19 April 2013 because of cancer. He was 72 years of age.

Alfredo Guevara, the Cuban Filmmaker and Arts Leader Died at 87.

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovered Two Earth-Like Planets Kepler-62f And Kepler-62e.

India is the largest recipient of remittances in the world, receiving 69 billion US Dollars in 2012 according to World Bank.

Italy’s Parliament on 20 April 2013 re-elected Giorgio Napolitano to an unparalleled second term as president.

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on 20 April 2013 amended Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee NewPranab Mukherjee gave 54 Padma Awards at the function in Darbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 20 April 2013.

Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix 2013.

Civil Services Day was observed across India on 21 April 2013 by Civil Services to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.

ShakuntalaDeviThe Great Indian Mathematician also known as Human Computer, Shakuntala Devi died due to heart failure and renal problem on 21 April 2013 at Bangalore.

The eight year reign of Rafael Nadal on Monte Carlo Rolex Masters ended after he suffered a defeat by the hands of Djokovic on 21 April 2013.

ICC Test Rankings released by ICC on 21 April 2013. Hashim Amla was placed at top among batsman and Dale Steyn was ranked best bowler.Pujara and Ashwin are the only Two Indians among Top-10.

Shane Watson, the Australian Cricketer stepped down as the Vice-Captain of the International Team of Australia.

Sunil Bharti MittalSunil Bharti Mittal appointed Vice Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Delhi’s Sulabh International Museum of Toilets Listed on Top 10 Weird Museums of the World.

International Mother Earth Day observed on 22 April with Focus on Climate Change.

Richie Havens, the folk musician who commenced the 1969 Woodstock musical festival died because of cardiac arrest on 22 April 2013 in Jersey City.

20th Women’s Political Empowerment Day was celebrated in New Delhi on 22 April 2013. On the occasion, three women panchayat leaders were awarded.

Prayag Chauhan Won Gold Medal at ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships 2013.

Narendra Kumar took over as the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on 22 April 2013. IGL is the supplier of PNG and CNG in Delhi and NCR.

Justice JS Verma, the former Chief Justice of India died on 22 April 2013 in New Delhi after multiple organ failure. He was of 80 years. He was the 27th Chief Justice of India on 25 March 1997 and retired on 18 January 1998.

BPCL and Videocon Industries on 22 April 2013 declared that they discovered the fourth huge natural gas reserve in the offshore Mozambique block in Africa.

Renowned violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman died in Chennai on 22 April 2013 at 82 because of illness.

The Goa tourism department in April 2013 directed the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to ban people from carrying glass bottles or alcohol on the beaches.

Narasimhan Ravi, the former Editor of The Hindu was unanimously elected as the president of Editors Guild of India on 23 April 2013 in New Delhi.

World Book and Copyright Day was Celebrated on 23 April 2013. World Book Capital for the year 2013 is Bangkok, with its theme, Read for Life.

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocom on 23 April 2013 had signed an agreement for International Bandwidth.

Chris GayleChris Gayle hit the fastest ever century in the history of cricket by reaching 100 in merely 30 balls during RCB vs. Pune Warriors match on 23 April 2013.

The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Anand Sharma on 23 April 2013, launched 21 New Textile Parks approved under SITP.

Legendary singer Shamshad Begum died on 23 April 2013 in Mumbai due to illness. She was 94 years of age.

India and UAE on 24 April 2013 signed an agreement to increase the number of weekly airlines seat by four times during a bilateral meet at Abu Dhabi.

The West Bengal Government cleared the setting up of an inquiry commission to look into money collecting schemes and organisations in the State.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways on 24 April 2013 confirmed taking over of 24 per cent minority stake in Jet Airways for 379 million dollars.

P-ChidambaramP.Chidambaram on 24 April 2013 launched medi claim facility for the farmers holding Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) issued by Dena Bank.

Google Inc acquired Wavii, the news summarization app based in Seattle, for around 30 million US dollar cash.

Sistema Shyam TeleServices on 24 April 2013 announced that Dmitry Shukov will take over as its CEO. Dmitry Shukov will resume the office from 1 June 2013.

Researchers at St Andrews, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany and Montana Tech in the US created a keyboard layout.

Seljuk minaret in The Great Mosque of Aleppo, which was constructed in 1090, was destroyed in Syrian protests on 24 April 2013.

Abdul HamidParliamentary Speaker Abdul Hamid was on 24 April 2013 sworn in as Bangladesh President to replace Zillur Rahman.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation proposed to launch the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

The Federal Investigation Agency in Pakistan arrested former President, Pervez Musharraf in relation to the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

The world famous textile embroidery handicraft Lucknow Zardozi became a brand after being accorded with the Geographical Indication (GI) registration.

High Court of Delhi sought Union Government’s response on how Children below age of 18 years had their accounts on Social Networking Sites.

Trinamool Congress MP Ambica Banerjee passed away in Kolkata on 25 April 2013. He was 86 years of age.

Indian Railways Reduced the Advanced Booking Period of the Tickets to 60 Days.

Aurobindo Pharma on 26 April 2013 announced that it received an approval from USFDA for generic Cefadroxil oral suspension.

Turkey Treasury Undersecretariat would close debt to IMF with refund of 422.1 million USD of capital as part of the 19th stand-by after 52 years.

Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals to be Hosted in Delhi in May 2014.
Delhi will host the final of Thomas and Uber Cup 2014. The BAI and BWF signed the dates and venue of the finals at Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delh

Book entitled Leaf Turns Yellow: the Sufis of Awadh was released by the Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari at New Delhi.

Italy got a New Coalition Government with Enrico Letta as its Prime Minister.

Yash ChopraYash Chopra to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award 2013. Yash Chopra and Rajesh Khanna selected for 13th Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Awards to be conferred on 30 April 2013.

India and Saudi Arabia decided to set up a Joint Working Group to address Nitaqat Law.

Maharashtra Government was directed to release Water into the Jayakwadi Dam.

Goa Government launched a digital Krishi Card to help farmers in making use of benefits such as subsidies and loans given by the State Government.

Haryana government raised the cooking cost given under Mid Day Meal Scheme to all primary and upper primary schools in Haryana by 7.5 per cent.

The 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in Almaty on 26 April 2013.

Turkey joined Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCC) as its dialogue partner 0n 26 April 2013. The partnership will strengthen the ties member nations.

Anil Goswami, J&K Cadre IAS Officer appointed as New Union Home Secretary

German duo Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel won the women’s doubles title at the WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Takehiko Nakao elected as the President Asian Development Bank Board.

Farmer’s Club Scheme was inaugurated in Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir on 27 April 2013 by NABARD.

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka emerged volleyball champions at the 18th National Games for the Deaf on 28 April 2013.

Sailendra Nath Roy, an Indian Guinness World Record holder on 28 April 2013 died during the stunt.

airtel-new-logoBharti Airtel on 29 April 2013 Introduced Flat Roaming Rates for its African Customers in order to strengthen its One Airtel, service.

68 Years old American Journalist and feminist Mary Thom, was died on 29 April 2013 in a motorcycle accident in Yonkers.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the throne in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander.

European Space Telescope Herschel completed its Journey in Space.

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