Top News Headlines of 15 April 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 15 April 2015:

  • Indian and Canada signed on 5 agreement for uranium sales to India on 15th April. Under the $280 million agreement with Canadian producer Cameco, India will purchase more than 3,000 tonnes of uranium over the next five years.
  • The principal of Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya at President’s Estate has been suspended and a guest teacher dismissed after education minister Manish Sisodia found a number of financial irregularities on a surprise visit to the school on April 15, 2015.
  • Over one lakh trees were cut during 2006-2014 to make way for Delhi Metro and PWD projects. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Sanjiv Sachdeva said it “certainly enabled air pollution to increase in Delhi”.
  • Third gender celebrate one year of supreme court order on 15th April 2015 and Several members of the transgender and transsexual community pledged their eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India in New Delhi.
  • The Punjab government on 15th April banned the screening of Punjabi film `Nanak Shah Fakir’ for two months. The movie, which is based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak was scheduled to be released on April 17.
  • An ancient Indian sculpture found in Canada was handed over to PM Narendra Modi by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper at a function in the North American nation’s capotal city on Wednesday. Modi will bring back the 900-year-old `Parrot Lady’ -a life-size, sandstone sculpture -to India, the `Globe and Mail’.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Uttarakhand government as well as the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) to stop illegal mining in Haridwar district with immediate effect.
  • The government on April 15, constituted a committee comprising home, personnel and law secretaries to review the Official Secrets Act “in view of the Right to Information Act“.
  • The technology giant Microsoft’s Indian-origin chief Satya Nadella has emerged as the top-paid CEO in the US with a pay package of $84.3 million (Rs 525 crore) a year while another Indian-origin CEO, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, is ranked 19th with $19.08 million.
  • US prosecutors have sought custody of the largest seizure of antiquities in American history -2,622 artifacts worth $108 million looted from India and other places in south Asia -smuggled into US by Madison Avenue art dealer Subhash Kapoor.
  • Vladimir Putin has been named the most influential person in the world ahead of Barack Obama, the Pope and the Dalai Lama, according to Time magazine.
  • Nokia announced that it will buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), building up its telecom equipment business to compete with market leader Ericsson.
  • Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, rejected criticism that his programme, which has RCOM as a partner in India, was against the concept of net neutrality .
  • PepperTap, a Gurgaon-based startup that delivers everyday household items through a mobile app, announced on Wednesday that it has mopped up $10 million funding from SAIF Partners and Sequoia Capital.
  • Mumbai Indians batsman Aaron Finch is likely to miss the rest of the IPL after suffering a hamstring injury during the match against Rajasthan Royals.
  • World No. 1 Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba won the Laureus world sportsman and sportswoman of the year award respectively at a glittering ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre on 15th April.
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