Top News Headlines of 15 April 2014

Breaking news of 15 April 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • For the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections,a poll on Monday predicted a clear majority for any pre-poll alliance with NDTV projecting that NDA would get 275 seats in the 543-member House. This is 16 seats more than the poll had predicted last month.
  • President of India Pranab Mukherjee approved the name of Justice G Rohini (58) for appointment as the Next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. With this approval, she will become the first women Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
  • Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize.
  • Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).
  • Baroda pipped Uttar Pradesh by three runs to regain the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in a thrilling last ball finish at the Wankhede stadium on Monday.
  • Gold regained the psychological Rs 30,000 per ten gram level after three weeks in the national capital today on brisk buying by stockists for the ongoing wedding season amid firming global trend.
  • A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists.
  • Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities.
  • Actor Zac Efron won the Best Shirtless Performance award for ‘That Awkward Moment’ from singer Rita Ora (L) onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Scientists at Yale University have developed a new type of glass that is stronger than steel, paving way for ‘unbreakable’ medical implants, mobile phones and other electronics.
  • India is the world’s ninth biggest military spender, sandwiched between Germany-Japan on one side and South Korea-Italy on the other, in the latest list for the 15 countries with the highest defence expenditure.
  • Syrian government forces and aircraft attacked rebel strongholds across the country on Sunday, killing at least 23 people, activists said.
  • A pioneering scientist who developed a polio vaccine used two years before Jonas Salk’s injectable version has died. Dr. Hilary Koprowski was 96.  Dr. Koprowski developed an oral vaccine using the live polio virus that was first used on humans in 1950.
  • India’s Dipika Pallikal defeated by Egyptian Nour El Sherbini (ranked 13th) in the title clash of the Women’s Champion Fiberlass Texas Open squash tournament at Houston, United States. She lost the final clash by 7-11, 11-5, 7-11 in a game that lasted for 48 minutes.
  • Devender Thakur from Shimla has won the third edition of MTB Shimla 2014 mountain biking competition, defeating Kiren Raju from Bangalore who had emerged as top rider on day one.
  • A pall of gloom descended on West Bengal with the demise of industrialist R.P. Goenka, who passed away on Sunday morning at his residence at the age of 83. Mr. Goenka established RPG Enterprises in 1979 an empire that now straddles across diverse sectors and several countries.
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