Top News Headlines of 19 April 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19 April 2015:

  • At least 700 people were dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, it may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis in Italy said official.
  • Sitaram Yechury is a leader of the Communist Party of India. He has been elected as its General Secretary on 19 April 2015. He is a member of the politburo of CPI and the party’s Parliamentary group leader.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision not to include Brussels in the itinerary of his recent threenation tour has opened up fissures within the 28-member European Union.
  • A 30-year-old resident doctor at AIIMS allegedly killed herself by slitting her wrist at a hotel in Paharganj on 19th April for her husband was gay.
  • The National Green Tribunal has directed MoEF and the forest department of Haryana to conduct a survey and create a database of trees in Mangar.
  • The Directorate of Education has changed its policy for admission to Class IX and will not any tests for Admissions. Admissions will be granted based on availability of seats.
  • Delhi University is now working to draw up the modalities for transgender to enrol from this academic session after introducing the transgender option in the gender column of its admission forms.
  • The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has asked construction companies to file reports on the status of 172 construction projects causing air pollution in and flouting guidelines for construction.
  • Indian governemnt announced that it may extend the e-tourist visa facility to citizens of China ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the nation, despite strong opposition by an intelligence agency.
  • S Nasim Zaidi took over as new chief election commissioner on April 19 and said the EC would soon devise a long-term strategic plan aimed at strengthening the institution, making the election operation more efficient and raising voter awareness.
  • Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi on Sunday dubbed the dilution of the land acquisition bill as PM Narendra Modi’s bid to repay corporate houses which had picked the tab for his election campaign.
  • Cornell University’s Indian-origin researchers have developed a new car safety system that anticipates what the driver is going to do a few seconds before it happens to prevent those behind the wheel from committing mistakes.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea’s highest mountain on 19th April 2015.
  • India is the fifth biggest producer of ewaste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014 according to `Global E-Waste Monitor 2014′.
  • Britain emulated India by using Bollywood star power for campaigning with actor Abhishek Bachchan garnering support for Labour candidate Keith Vaz before the May 7 general elections.
  • An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film `Gone with the Wind’ has been sold for $137,000 at an auction in California.
  • Kalpathi Suresh, has top as a surprise contender to acquire debt-laden Educomp Solutions’ K-12 schools unit valued at around $200 million (Rs 1,260). Kalpathi Suresh is best known for founding SSI Technologies, SSI Education and acquiring Aptech as part of his previous forays into technology and education sectors.
  • Jaan Usman Khan, a sharpshooter of underworld don Abu Salem and wanted in several other cases ranging from extortion to smuggling Fake Indian Currency Notes, was arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch on April 19, 2015.
  • Indian Women Hockey team defeated FIH 10th ranked Japan team by 3-2 on April 19, 2015 in the classification match of the Hawkes Bay Cup.
  • Mary Kom was named as the best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in Sweden on April 19, 2015. It has been directed by Omung Kumar and lead role was played by Priyanka Chopra.
  • Bangladesh recorded their first series win against Pakistan after opener Tamim Iqbal’s second successive century secured a seven-wicket victory in the second One-day International on April 19, 2015.
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