Major Events and Top News Headlines of 2nd April 2015:
- The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab based on somalia attacked a univeresity in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on 2nd April in 15-hour siege.
- According to religious profile predictions by the Pew Researh Center released on April 2, India will become most muslim population country by 2050. Hindus will beome the world’s third largest population.
- Aam Admi Party has suspended two of its National Executive members Rakesh Sinha and Vishal Sharma Lathe from the party for attending a press conference held by rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.
- Delhi IT minister
Adarsh Shastri announced that Delhi will get full wifi coverage in two years and around 700 wifi hotspots will be set up by February 2016.
- Newly appointed chairman of ONGC Dinesh K Sarraf announced that Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will invest about Rs 40,000 crore in bringing to production oil and
gas discoveries in its Krishna Godavari basin block KG-D5.
- Badminton player Sania Nehwal official became the crowned the world no. 1 in the BWF rankings, Saina Nehwal on Thursday continuing game win over Chinese qualifier Xue Yao to reach the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier.
- Telecom company Bharti Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 38,500 to a Delhi-based couple for not providing them Internet TV and broadband connection even after receiving the payment.
- The World Autism Awareness day is celebrated on 2nd April to understand the developmental disorder of autistic person, ‘Light it up Blue’ campaign has been started by illuminating the landmarks around the globe in blue lights.
- Dr Subadhra Devi Rai is an Indian-origin Singaporean nurse on 2 April 2015 was awarded for the 2015 International Achievement Award by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) of the International Council of Nurses.
- PM Narendra Modi and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will meet later this month in New Delhi to discuss India’s likely bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
- International Olympic Committee’s president Thomas Bach and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s meeting will be held after this month in New Delhi to discuss India’s
likely bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. The Centre is “exploring the possibility“ of India hosting the Olympics.
- Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi, who received the Sahitya Akademi award for his work passed away at the age of 70 on 1st April.
- The Muslim girl Maryam Siddiqui became first among over 3,000 participants at the `Gita Champions League’ contest, organized by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Mumbai in January and won the Bhagwat Gita.
- Al-Qaida militants in Yemen stormed the centre of the coastal city of al-Mukalla on Thursday , freeing about 300 inmates.