April 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs April 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of April 2010 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has termed his Gujarat counterpart and firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi as his 'best friend'.
  • Indian-American Vijay Gandhi has become the first member of the community to be sworn in as a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Dr Mukul Sangma took oath as the chief minister of Meghalaya, replacing veteran Congress leader D D Lapang, who quit as the Congress Legislative Party leader night after losing the support of 21 of the Congress' 28 Members of Legislative Assembly in the 60-member state assembly.
  • Veteran Sri Lankan socialist leader D M Jayaratne, a close ally of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was sworn-in as the country's 20th prime minister after the ruling party secured a near two-thirds majority.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Indian-American Prasun Chatterjee, whose research has contributed to a new way of detecting toxic lead and copper in water, has been chosen to receive one of the highest research honours bestowed on graduate students in the field of environmental chemistry.
  • US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed a landmark nuclear arms treaty in Prague, Czech Republic's capital.
  • Delhi-based British Indian novelist Rana Dasgupta, whose literary work Solo -- a story that encompasses a century of communist and post-communist regimes in Bulgaria -- has won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best Book.
  • 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.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • As India and China marked the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, Beijing said the two sides have put 'great emphasis' on developing a comprehensive strategic partnership and hoped to cement it further during External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's visit next week.
  • As India and China seek to rekindle their old friendship and maintain the warmth of their newly minted convergence at Copenhagen, Beijing and Delhi are actively working together to proscribe three Pakistan-based terrorists under UN Security Council resolutions 1267, 1373 and 1540, which are related to sanctions against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
  • Representatives from China, India and Nepal have agreed on a common framework for developing a conservation strategy and nvironmental monitoring plan, as a first step towards developing a regional cooperation framework for the Kailash Sacred Landscape, the trans-boundary region linked to the sacred mountain, which is also known as Kang Rinpoche, Gangrenboqi Feng, and Kailasa Parvata.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • Schools in West Bengal would be able to implement the '25 per cent poor children per class' quota under the Right To Education Act only from academic year 2011. A few schools, however, are organising afternoon classes for the children to meet the quota as early as possible.

Top India Current Affairs
  • India described Pakistan's allegations of stealing water as 'preposterous and completely unwarranted'. Pakistan has alleged that India is stealing its share of river waters and waging a water war, saying it is 'scrupulously' providing Pakistan its share of water in line with the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.
  • Indian investigators will soon get access to terror suspect David Headley as United States authorities are working out the logistics of where and when they can question the Pakistani-American in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks, an official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday.
  • Giving a new impetus to Marine leisure activity, India's first World class Marina, built at a cost of Rs 8.21 crore, was today commissioned by Union Defence Minister A K Antony.
  • India will have the largest contingent of journalists at the XVIth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit that is being held in Thimphu this week.
  • India commissioned its first indigenously-built stealth warship with sophisticated features to hoodwink enemy radars and gained entry into a top club of developed countries having such capability.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • India and Kazakhstan will soon wrap-up inter-governmental negotiations on civil nuclear cooperation, a move that came after meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Kazakh President Noorsultan Nazarbayev.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrapped up his three-day visit to Bhutan, which saw India and Pakistan agreeing to move ahead with the stalled peace talks.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Former speaker of the Kerala Assembly and one of the stalwarts of the Communist movement and three-term Lok Sabha MP from Chiraynkeezhu constituency Varkala Radhakrishnan passed away in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 83.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • In the wake of reports of Chinese incursions in the Ladakh region, the Bharatiya Janata Party deputed a delegation of its national leaders for an on-the-spot survey after which they demanded that Government stop the practice of issuing inner line permits but open up the area to tourism to defeat the 'Chinese design of grabbing the land by inches'.
  • The nation paid rich tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, on his 119th birth anniversary.President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were present at a function held in Delhi.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Indian Space Research Organisation is preparing to launch a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-D3), powered for the first time by a home-made cryogenic engine, from Sriharikota spaceport this month.
  • Indian Space Research Organisation is all set for the launch of the first flight-testing of indigenous cryogenic engine on homespun rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D3), from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 4.27 pm on Thursday.
Top Summit Current Affairs
  • Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will be paying a short visit to India ahead of the SAARC summit, which starts in Bhutan capital Thimpu on April 28.Karzai will be arriving in India on April 25 to hold bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • An Indian-American scientist is developing a technology with high temperature superconducting wires that would revolutionise the way power is generated, transported and used in the US.
  • An Israeli scientist has revealed security holes in America's passports and 'smart cards'.Since 2007, every new US passport comprises a computer chip. Embedded in the back cover of the passport, the 'e-passport' contains biometric data, electronic fingerprints and pictures of the holder, and a wireless radio frequency identification (RFID) transmitter.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Pakistan launched its biggest ever Army exercise invloving 50,000 soldiers to train them to prepare for the threat of a conventional war with India in the Cholistan desert along the country's eastern border.
  • As Pakistan's armed forces staged a massive drill in the Cholistan desert, close to the Indian border, the country's civil and military leadership said Islamabad's defence strategy is based on credible minimum deterrence and had 'no offensive design' against anyone.
  • Pakistan has received second of the four Saab-2000 airborne early warning and control system aircraft ordered from Sweden, boosting its capability to monitor Indian airspace.
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