Top News Headlines of 30 April 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 30 April 2015:

  • State-run telecom operator MTNL has offered unlimited free local calling at night between 10pm to 7am from 1st may 2015 in Delhi. The facility is also available for Delhi MTNL landline customers to any network to Mumbai and vice versa.
  • Delhi fuel retailers raised the price of petrol by Rs 3.96 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.37 in Delhi on 30th April. This is the third increase in fuel prices this year.
  • Uber launched SOS facility on its mobile app in Kolkata on April 30, 2015. SOS facility is a safety feature for distressed passengers who want to connect with local police station via 100.
  • Malala Yousafzai has been attacked in October 2012 by Taliban at the age of 15 for supporting girl’s rights and education. A Pakistan Court sentenced 10 men to life in prison on April 30, 2015 for their involvement in this case.
  • Kapil Dev Tripathi became new petroleum secretary in the department of public enterprises on April 30, 2015 by replacing Saurabh Chandra who retired on the same day.
  • US Trade Representative kept India on the priority watch list in its annual special 301 report, released on April 30, 2015.USTR has refrained from imposing an out-of-cycle review of India’ IPR law unlike last year.
  • Foreign Portfolio Investors who are investing funds in bonds, private equity funds as well as multinationals earning royalty or technical fee that face levies that are lower than the 20% Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) will not be subjected to this levy from 1st April, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 30, 2015.
  • Reserve Bank of India liberalized its Bank branch authorization policy on April 30, 2015. Now banks will not be required to inform the central bank on a periodic basis about disputed premises.
  • The Indian campaign ended at the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold on April 30, 2015 as shuttlers Anand Pawar and pairing of Abhinav Manota and Rachita Sahdev lost their respective matches to South Korean Lee Hyun and Chinese mixed doubles Zheng Si Wei and Chen Qingchen.
  • Praful Patel has been elected as Asian Football Confederation’s vice president of the SAFF region on April 30, 2015 in Bahrain. Currently he is the president of All India Football Federation.
  • Chaminda Vaas resigned as the national team’s bowling coach of Sri Lanka on April 30, 2015.He was a member of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning team.
  • Leading global travel search engine Skyscanner launched its Now Card app with Google on April 30, 2015 which enables users to get instant flight price alert on their Smartphone.
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