Top News Headlines of 18 April 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 18 April 2015:

  • India topped with 5,78,000 downloads while Pakistan was second with 3,21,000, followed by China with 2,89,000 peer-topeer torrent downloads.
  • First test for `janta ka budget’ is starting from today.
  • Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, sworn in as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry on 18th April 2015.
  • Cult Bollywood classic `Sholay’, starring megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, hit theatres in Pakistan for the first time on Friday , 40 years after its India release.
  • As many as 601 farmers have killed themselves in Maharashtra between January and March this year.
  • Five Australian teenagers were arrested for plotting a terrorist attack at a ceremony marking ANZAC Day in Melbourne inspired by the Islamic States on April 18, 2015.
  • On the last day of Prime Ministers visit to Canada, PM Narendra Modi taken out 1.6 billion Canadian dollars business to India. The key area of India Canada partnership shall be aerospace, defence, education, energy, mining, infrastructure, technologies and information and communication technology.
  • Indian captain Sania Mirza led Indian women tennis team registered a 2-1 victory over Philippines in the final of the Asia/Oceania group II of the Fed Cup tennis tournament in Hyderabad on April 18, 2015 to enter group I.
  • SnapDeal has been raided by Maharashtra Food & Drugs Administration in Mumbai on April 18, 2015 for selling prescription drugs online without following the required procedural norms.
  • Goa based psychiatrist and professor of international mental health Dr. Vikram Patel has been nominated in Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
  • Iraqi forces recaptured the country’s largest Baiji refinery from Islamic States on April 18, 2015. The Baiji refinery produced 175,000 barrels per day before it shut down in June.
  • Congress launched Zameed Wapsi website to counter the BJP government’s amended Land Acqisition Bill on April 18, 2015 to provide misinformation on Bill.
  • The Delhi Pollution Control Committee issued notices to 172 construction projects on April 18, 2015 to control the major sources of air pollution in the national capital.
  • Novak Djokovic entered in Monte Carlo Masters final on April 18, 2015 by defeating Rafael Nadal with a 6-3, 6-3 win.
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Top News Headlines of 18 April 2015
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