Major Events and Top News Headlines of 28 April 2010:
- A.R. Rahman will be paid close to Rs.5.5 crore by the Games’ Organising Committee (OC) for composing the opening ceremony theme song.
- Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, who has been given additional charge of Rajasthan following the demise of Prabha Rau, was on Wednesday sworn in.
- As the 50th anniversary of Maharashtra state approaches (May 1), the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirmaan Sena are engaged in a duel.
- Noted Indian author Amitav Ghosh has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for his remarkable reworking of the great tradition of the Western novel in transnational terms.
- Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots will continue it’s award-winning spree at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards.
- Bollywood star Aamir Khan brought his trademark charm to an issue that would otherwise have received scant attention – sanitation in government schools.