April 2010 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 April 2010

  • Today, acquitted 19 accused charged with the 2002 murder of former Karnataka Minister H Nagappa who died in captivity after he was kidnapped by forest brigand Veerappan.
  • Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh defends himself in the face of criticism by his Cabinet colleagues for putting up “green hurdle” against infrastructure projects.
  • Right to Education will ensure the future of our country, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • After winning her first Filmfare Award, the actor has now joined the elite club of speakers at the prestigious Wharton School in the US.

Current Affairs of 02 April 2010

  • AMU vice-chancellor P. K. Abdul Aziz had suspended Siras on February 11 for indulging in homosexual activities in his official residence on the campus.
  • The details, dated till December 31, 2009 were given after local social worker Omprakash Sharma sought information in this regard.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board has told all-rounder Rana Naved to file a formal appeal against his ban and fine instead of sending legal notices to them.
  • ISRO is preparing to launch a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-D3), powered for the first time by a home-made cryogenic engine, from Sriharikota spaceport this month.

Current Affairs of 03 April 2010

  • The Indian rugby team pulled off three comprehensive victories in as many matches to finish atop Pool B on the opening day of the Asian Rugby Sevens Invitational tournament at the Delhi University.
  • Chennai hit Rajasthan for 246-5 after Vijay’s 46-ball ton.
  • The top-secret script of the final Harry Potter film was found lying in a pub after a drunken crew members abandoned it.
  • Less than a year after joining the White House as Associate Director in its Office of Public Engagement, Indian-American actor Kal Penn is returning to Hollywood.

Current Affairs of 04 April 2010

  • The NDMC has developed an all-season flower park at Nehru Park near Chanakyapuri in the Capital. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative by the council.
  • Ahead of the G-20 summit in June, major European economies reach an agreement on regulating the financial markets.
  • Third seeds Paes and Dlouhy defeated fourth seeds Bhupathi, Paes’ estranged partner, and Belarussian Mirnyi 6-2 7-5 in the final.
  • Force India’s point-scoring spree continued unabated as Adrian Sutil drove a flawless race, keeping 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton at bay.

Current Affairs of 05 April 2010

  • External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is reaching Beijing on Monday for talks with the Chinese leadership on several bilateral issues.
  • Indian Premier League (IPL), based on the shortest format of cricket-Twenty-20, actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra are planning to launch a football league.
  • The UNFCCC post fell vacant after Yvo de Boer stepped down in February and India was the first to put up its candidate.
  • A court on Monday adjourned till April 28 the hearing on a complaint against tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly insulting the national anthem during a function in the town two years ago.
  • Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has risen a couple of rungs to 90th in the latest WTA singles rankings issued Monday.

Current Affairs of 06 April 2010

  • ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat to attend the Twenty20 World Championship’s trophy launch on April 15.
  • Shah Rukh Khan made it to Time magazine’s most influential people list last year. But this year, it seems the superstar is feeling insecure.
  • The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
  • The US has fined Japanese auto maker Toyota Motor USD 16.38 million for its tardiness in informing authorities about a dangerous defect in its vehicles.
  • Students can opt for exclusive vocational stream at Class-XI and XII like Arts, Science and Commerce and may join any job or pursue further studies in government way.

Current Affairs of 07 April 2010

  • Popular Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is set to tie the knot with a Nepalese businessman on June 19 following a two-year courtship.
  • The rupee on Wednesday appreciated by 12 paise to a fresh 19-month high at 44.33 a dollar in early trade on continued capital inflows by foreign funds in stock markets.
  • US President Barack Obama will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani Premier Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit here.
  • Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Wednesday launched a new version of its premium compact car i20 priced between Rs.4.52 lakh and Rs.7.48 lakh.
  • Vodafone Essar’s Zoozoo ad campaign has won three awards – two Gold and one Silver, at the Asia Marketing Effectiveness awards ceremony.

Current Affairs of 08 April 2010

  • Evergreen actor-filmmaker Dev Anand will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Phalke Ratna’ award this year.
  • KKR skipper who played a crucial role in the win against Delhi Daredevils has been fined $40,000 for slow over rate.
  • Saif Ali Khan at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to receive the Padma Shri award from President Pratibha Patil.
  • Vodafone Essar, the third Indian player to garner 100-million customers and only the fifth world-wide, scents an immense potential in the rural markets of the country.

Current Affairs of 09 April 2010

  • The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will host first-ever carbon-neutral match.
  • India’s largest indoor stadium with 14,500 seats over a 72,425 square metre area, has cost Rs.240 crore ready to go.
  • Rajastahn HC bans music, trumpets and drums after 10 pm at IPL matches.
  • The Chhatrasal stadium has been renovated at a cost of Rs.70 crore in view of the ensuing Commonwealth Games.
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Current Affairs of 10 April 2010

  • The draft cinematograph Bill, 2010–that will replace the 60-year-old Cinematograph Act, 1952–is expected to introduce a slew of measures that will bring cheer to both makers of films in the country.
  • Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee today called for the next wave of reforms in the financial sector in tune with the changing needs.
  • Bangalore beat Kolkata by 7-wicket thrashing at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
  • Nearly 4.7 lakh students on Sunday appeared in the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination for admission to prestigious 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU.

Current Affairs of 11 April 2010

  • Nearly 4.7 lakh students on Sunday appeared in the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination for admission to prestigious 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU.
  • The GSLV-D3 has an advanced telemetry system and advanced mission computers, besides a larger payload fairing made of composites.
  • Bollywood actress Dia Mirza launching Samsung’s 3D television at Select Citywalk, Saket on Friday evening.
  • The benchmark index Sensex scaling new heights, eight out of the top 10 companies added over Rs.26,000 crore to their market capitalisation, with Reliance Industries emerging as the top gainer.
  • About 100 Rajya Sabha members have declared their assets worth more than Rupees one crore with independent Parliamentarian from Maharashtra Rahul Bajaj being the richest.

Current Affairs of 12 April 2010

  • Shilpa Shetty visited the famous dargah of Hazart Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty in a burqa gifted to her by cricketer Yusuf Pathan.
  • Actor Akshay Kumar is doing everything to make sure that he hits the bull’s eye with his upcoming film Housefull. This film is copied of Big B.
  • According to the latest buzz, Salman will be back for the third season of TV show Dus Ka Dum and will be getting a lot more money than the first two editions.
  • IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects says it has bagged orders worth Rs.832.51 crore for engineering related works.

Current Affairs of 13 April 2010

  • The US today announced that it is in talks with Pakistan about the safety and security of nuclear weapons in that country.
  • Iran expected New Delhi to nominate at least a minister of state or the National Security Adviser (NSA) for the key meet.
  • Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) plans to invest about Rs.15,000 crore over the next three years for laying pipelines to supply natural gas to cities in North India.
  • India and Kazakhstan will soon wrap-up inter-governmental negotiations on civil nuclear cooperation.

Current Affairs of 14 April 2010

  • The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) plans to put in place a three-tier firefighting plan for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
  • Rahul Gandhi garlands a photo of Dr B.R. Ambedkar in the Central Hall of Parliament after the Ambedkar Nagar administration in Uttar Pradesh reportedly denied him permission.
  • The fourth season of the Indian Premier League, an expanded version featuring 10 teams, will commence in the first week of April.
  • A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader was shot dead on the Gonda district collectorate premises in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

Current Affairs of 15 April 2010

  • The Indian govt launched the scheme in January 2010 to attract more tourists to the country, writes Stephen David.
  • The stage is set for the launch of India’s largest home-built rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), from Sriharikota on Thursday evening.
  • Legendary American filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s is all set to make his first 3-D movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
  • Russia and Argentina have signed several agreements in spheres of military and technical cooperation, power, space and transport.
  • PM in Brazil to attend BRIC, IBSA Summits.

Current Affairs of 16 April 2010

  • 3G auction rate for Delhi at Rs.647 crore.
  • India will complete building its first strategic crude oil storage by October, 2011 in an effort to insulate itself from supply disruptions.
  • Vidya Balan, Priya Dutt were among those who were honoured with the ‘Tejaswini’ award for young women achievers.

Current Affairs of 17 April 2010

  • US President Barack Obama today reviewed the progress of the war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan in a meeting with his national security team.
  • Jaishankar Ganesh has been named as the dean of the prestigious Rutgers School of Business-Camden, becoming the first Indian- American to get the coveted post.
  • Globally renowned management guru C K Prahalad passed away on Saturday after a brief illness at a San Diego hospital.
  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami charging him with misleading the authorities by falsely declaring that he was an Indian while seeking a Rs.1.5 crore loan from a bank to help him buy eight flats.
  • The Indo-Belarusian combo saw off the challenge of the seventh seeds 6-3 7-6(3) in the semifinals of the euro 254,3750 clay court event.

Current Affairs of 18 April 2010

  • Two Indian corporate giants, Tata Group and Reliance Industries, have made to a new list of world’s 50 most innovative companies, but it is US-based Apple Computer sitting on the top.
  • Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, which had hosted the 2008 final, would also host this year’s title clash and the third place play-off.
  • Billionaire industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla has been granted permission to import a bullet proof BMW for his use in the National Capital region.
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister DD Lapang on Sunday submitted his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to end a lingering political crisis in the state.

Current Affairs of 19 April 2010

  • Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is set to sign into law a landmark constitutional amendment bill, today.
  • Kajol will be felicitated with the Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her contribution to the world of cinema.
  • Director Sajid Khan has left no stone unturned to capture all of India in an approximate 3 hours in his latest movie Housefull which releases later this month.
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Current Affairs of 20 April 2010

  • New army chief General V K Singh will review the security situation during his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir from today after taking charge.
  • Mukul Sangma, 45, will take oath as 11th chief minister of the state along with three other Cabinet members on Tuesday.

Current Affairs of 21 April 2010

  • Software outsourcing firm HCL Technologies today said its net profit rose 72 per cent at Rs.262.57 crore for the third quarter ended March 31, over the same period last year.
  • BRIC auction, a two-day event to be held in London by Phillips de Pury and Company from Friday, will feature nearly 450 lots from the four emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China.
  • Udita Goswami had studied only till Class 12 before she got busy with modelling and films. Recently she joins college.
  • Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has confirmed that there will be a fourth Shrek movie which will focus on his character of Puss in Boots.
  • Indian filmmakers as the country gears up to host this years Indian International Film Academy awards and this award 2010 to be given in colombo.

Current Affairs of 22 April 2010

  • Colombo will host IIFA 2010, the largest annual event of Bollywood cinema.
  • ED investigating the financial transactions of IPL and Lalit Modi has stumbled upon one of his bank accounts which allegedly received funds from some franchisee owners.
  • India has risen to the fifth spot in the world’s cybercrime ranking for 2009 from the 11th spot in 2008 and now only lags behind the US, China, Brazil and Germany.

Current Affairs of 23 April 2010

  • Two Marathi short films Kedar Jape’s Baangdya (Bangles) and Reema Amrapurkar’s Janani will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, beginning on May 15.
  • Ashutosh Gowariker’s period thriller based on the Chittagong uprising during the freedom struggle, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, is slated for a worldwide release on December 3.

Current Affairs of 24 April 2010

  • Two Marathi short films Kedar Jape’s Baangdya (Bangles) and Reema Amrapurkar’s Janani will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, beginning on May 15.
  • Ashutosh Gowariker’s period thriller based on the Chittagong uprising during the freedom struggle, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, is slated for a worldwide release on December 3.

Current Affairs of 25 April 2010

  • The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has turned down a proposal to restrict field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops to greenhouses.
  • The Indian team for the Thomas Cup finals received a major boost when ace shuttler Chetan Anand declared himself fit for the event to be held in Kuala Lumpur from May 9 to 15.
  • Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan, the next celeb conducting a Swayamvar on the small screen could very well be a cricketer or a Bollywood actor.
  • Mani Ratnam and A R Rahman’s much awaited music for Raavan was unveiled on Saturday night amid spirited performances by Abhishek Bachchan and A R Rahman among others.
  • South Africa to host Champions League T20 2010.

Current Affairs of 26 April 2010

  • The BCCI suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi tonight in an alleged bid to keep him away from Monday’s governing council meeting which he surprisingly decided to attend.
  • India praises SAARC role as bloc enters 25th year.
  • Shilpa Shetty has just signed up as the judge for the next season of the dance reality show, Zara Nachke Dikha.

Current Affairs of 27 April 2010

  • Aiming to sensitise school children on sanitation practices, the government is set to launch a scheme on Tuesday with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador.
  • UIDAI chairperson Nandan Nilekani said the change of name became necessary because common people were finding it hard to name the authority’s project correctly.
  • Hollywood’s superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning a small wedding.
  • Actor-politician Raj Babbar went down memory at the launch of his son Aarya’s debut Punjabi film and recalled that it was vernacular films that paved his way to Bollywood.

Current Affairs of 28 April 2010

  • A.R. Rahman will be paid close to Rs.5.5 crore by the Games’ Organising Committee (OC) for composing the opening ceremony theme song.
  • Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, who has been given additional charge of Rajasthan following the demise of Prabha Rau, was on Wednesday sworn in.
  • Noted Indian author Amitav Ghosh has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for his remarkable reworking of the great tradition of the Western novel in transnational terms.
  • Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots will continue it’s award-winning spree at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards.

Current Affairs of 29 April 2010

  • The United States has started a $25 million project to reconstruct 25 kilometres of the Peshawar Southern Ring Road to strengthen security and generate greater trade opportunities.
  • HDFC surged two per cent in the morning trade on the BSE on Thursday, a day after the mortgage lending major said its board will consider stock-split on May 3.
  • Veteran actor and film maker Manoj Kumar dedicated Maharashtra Government’s Raj Kapoor lifetime achievement award to martyrs of the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement.

Current Affairs of 30 April 2010

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and economist Amartya Sen have been named in Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people.
  • Prithvi Raj Sawhney, a councillor of the ruling BJP in MCD and a former teacher, was on Friday elected the Mayor of Delhi defeating his nearest rival Tulsi Ram Sablania of Congress by 90 votes.
  • Pran, Dev Anand honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.

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