Top News Headlines of 16 April 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16 April 2015:

  • The American President Barack Obama write a personal acclamation in the Time magazine praising Narendra Modi. According to time magzine PM Narendra Modi among its 100 most influential people in the world is no big deal.
  • The Software company Tata consultancy Service company announced that it will gift a special reward amounting to Rs 2,628 crore ($423 million), probably the biggest-ever bonus payout by an Indian company.
  • Dhaka has complained to New Delhi for Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid’s visit to India last December that he was taken to the Taj Mahal in a regular battery-operated public vehicle -called `golf cart’ in local parlance -and not in a private one normally used by VIPs and VVIPs visiting Agra.
  • Ola has raised $400 million (around Rs 2,500 crore) led by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s company DST Global, becoming the third-most valued domestic internet company at $2.5 billion.
  • Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist Masarat Alam were arrest on Thursday on the eve of their rally in Tral town of Pulwama district where a youth was killed in an Army encounter.
  • The popular St Mary’s Church in the Agra was allegedly vandalized on the night of 16th April and decapitating the statue of Baby Jesus and putting what resembled some sort of a leash around the neck of Mary.
  • Public transport announced that Gurgaon city will soon be get new bus service exclusively for the Millennium City. MCG chief Vikas Gupta made the announcement at the ConnectKaro seminar on urban mobility and connectivity in Delhi on Wednesday .
  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan received an email allegedly sent by terror outfit ISIS threatening to eliminate him, it emerged on April 16. 2015.
  • Yoga guru Ramdev has emerged as the biggest buyer of the muchsought after red sanders in the country. Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, bought 706 tonnes of red sanders for Rs 207 crore.
  • The Gujarat government government promoted IPS officer Geetha Johri to the rank of DGP, while three other officers were also ele vated on 16th April, 2015.
  • The Chinnaswamy cricket stadium has introduced modern technology, with photovoltaic cells fixed on its circular rooftop to generate solar power and This stadium is the first in the country to install solar panels on the rooftop above the eastern stands to generate about 1,700 units of power daily to meet a part of our energy requirements.
  • Former chief justice of India and Kerala governor P Sathasivam has been appointed the next chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.
  • The country’s largest and most powerful warship, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, will finally get its own missile shield soon.
  • Alice on his the 150th anniversary of the first publication of one of the most-loved children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Hillary Clinton has named a prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer to lead a team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda.
  • Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari, who came to America when she was 16, has become the first person of Indian descent to be named as a criminal court judge in New York City at the age of 43.
  • Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal’s prime minister five times, has passed away in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer on 16th April, 2015.
  • Former top cop Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar as the chief of the board’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) in place of Ravi Sawani.
  • Indian cricket board (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said former president N Srinivasan will continue to represent the BCCI at the International Cricket Council (ICC) till September 2015.
  • Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal once again become world no. 1 ranking in international rankings on April 16, 2015.
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