Top News Headlines of 21 April 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 21 April 2015:

  • Patiala MP Dharam Vira Gandhi who had raised his voice against the treatment meted out to Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan-was removed as the party’s leader from Lok Sabha on 21st April.
  • The Aravalli Biodiversity Park situated in Vasant Vihar, set up on the same site where Delhi Development Authority planned a luxury hotel in 1996, will be inaugurated on April 21 after ten years.
  • Four coaches of Rajdhani trains were burnt completely and two were partially damaged on 21st April. The coaches were parked at the station’s washing lines when they caught fire
  • Dehi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal meet Ambassador of Israel Daniel Carmon on 21st April and discussed a range of issues, including water and waste management.
  • A Greenpeace East Asia analysis of air pollution levels in 360 Chinese cities has revealed that air quality in the coastal cities and Beijing has considerably improved in the last one year.
  • Tihar prison complex today got a 430 KW solar power plant which would reduce the prison’s dependency on the power grid by about 5 lakh units and its bill by Rs 45-50 lakh a year.
  • A newly minted think-tank set up by Pakistan and China to mark the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Islamabad had the social media in stitches over its name that makes sense only to denizens of South Asia.
  • The Indian government has decided to discontinue two awards named PMs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi from Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar after conferred until last year for those doing outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of Hindi language.
  • Candidates and their teachers have spotted multiple “discrepancies“ in the answer key to the Joint Entrance Examination (mains) held earlier in April. Multiple `discrepancies’ in answer key in this exam.
  • Odisha’s three-time former CM Janaki Ballav Patnaik passed away in Andhra Pradesh on 21st April at the age of 89 after a cardiac arrest.
  • The Chief Justice of India will soon constitute a committee to look into salary hikes of judges and make recommendation on their uniform post-retirement benefits across the country.
  • Norway’s ministry of culture declared last week that FM radio will be no more in the country in 2017 and the Norway to become first nation in world to shut down FM radio.
  • The Pakistani Taliban on 21st April claimed to have successfully tested indigenously developed missile `Omar 1′ to bolster its waning terror campaign in Pakistan that has killed tens of thousands of people over the last decade.
  • A Japanese magnetic-levitation train operated by Central Japan Railway Co. set a new world speed record of 603 kilometres per hour on a test run in Yamanashi Prefecture just outside of Tokyo.
  • Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was on 21st April sentenced to 20 years in jail by an Egyptian court for the killing of protesters while he was in power.
  • Pakistan on 21st April conferred its top civilian award `Nishan-e-Pakistan’ on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his contribution to boost bilateral relationshi.
  • Elder son of Wipro promoter Azim Premji, Rishad Premji (38) has been inducted into the board of directors of the $7-billion company effective May 1.
  • 30 pilot of Wadia Group’s GoAir has been resign from his post with in week after Giorgio De Roni quitting. De Roni is quitting because of health reasons.
  • India’s rank among the five top market for Japanese automobile companies like Suziki, Yamah, Honda and Toyota among others.
  • The sports ministry has identified 45 potential medal winners, who will get financial assistance under the government scheme ‘Target Olympic Podium’ for the 2016 Rio Games.“Financial Assistance is available for such athletes from National Sports Development Fund for training and competition for preparation for Olympics 2016-2020.
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