April 2011 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs April 2011: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of April 2011 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
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a charge-sheet in the Rs 176,000 crore 2G scam in the designated CBI court in Delhi. The chargesheet has named former telecom minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam leader A Raja as the main conspirator. The chargesheet alleged that Raja misused his ministerial position to favour one particular group.
  • Satish K Tripathi, who as provost raised academic standards and spurred student development, has been appointed president of the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
  • Jacob Mathew, executive editor of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications, has been unanimously elected to be the president of WAN-IFRA at its annual general meeting in Dublin, Ireland.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd April 2011 was honoured with the Outstanding PSU of the Year award by All India Management Association (AIMA). The award was received by GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi from Home Minister P Chidambaram.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Battling highly radioactive water from leaking into the sea, desperate Japanese engineers pumped coloured powder to trace leakage, as the operator Tokyo Electric Power Company announced plans to dump 11,500 tonnes of contaminated water into the ocean to clear storage space at Fukushima nuclear plant.
  • The United States has announced a bounty of $5 million (Rs 22 crore) on the head of Pakistan-based dreaded global terrorist Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, a key suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks who is now called the 'new bin Laden'.
  • United States has frozen a record $ 1 billion (about Rs 4,500 crore) assistance package to Yemen marking a sharp about-face in the American policy towards its anti-terror ally, as Saana said that it was studying a proposal by Gulf states to end months long strife in the country.
  • London-listed mining group Vedanta Plc acquired 10.5 per cent stake in Cairn India from Malaysia's state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas). Sesa Goa, a unit of Vedanta, bought 200 million equity shares at Rs 331 a piece.
  • Russia proposed a plan to strengthen the safety standards in nuclear power plants of the world with the objective of not allowing any nuclear catastrophe similar to Fukushima Daichi, Japan or Chernobyl to happen in future.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Cementing their strategic partnership, India and Kazakhstan signed an inter-governmental framework agreement on civil nuclear cooperation and some other key pacts, including a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

Top Economics Current Affairs
  • RBI ordered the banks which are intending to migrate to advanced approach for computing capital charge for operational risk under Basel-II, to assess their preparedness to shift to the new approach.
Top India Current Affairs
  • A group of 44 Indians have been evacuated from Abidjan, the capital of civil war-torn Ivory Coast, to neighbouring Ghana, taking the total number of Indians who have been shifted in last one week to 110. 'Another group of 46 persons including one woman, two children, and two Nepalese nationals were evacuated from Abidjan to Accra, on an aircraft chartered by the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday.
  • According to a study conducted over the well-being of people in 124 countries India ranked 71 in a survey being conducted in 124 countries on the overall well-being of people.Teh study was published in the third week of April 2011.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • In its first political contact with the new regime after the ouster of long-time President Hosni Mubarak, India has conveyed its full support to Egypt and its people during the historic power transition process in Cairo.
  • Fourteen Pakistani nationals have been arrested and their boat seized for illegally entering Indian waters from near Jhakhau off the west coast in Kutch district, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said. The Pakistani boat named Al-Anwari carrying 14 persons on board was seized evening by the ICG team patrolling in the region.
  • The most heartening outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in the Chinese holiday resort city of Sanya was that there was a clear understanding to abandon the many irritants that have led to a serious deterioration in relations between the two Asian neighbours in the last 18 months.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh died at a private hospital in Gurgaon after prolonged illness. The Jaipur royal died late on Saturday night due to multi-organ failure, family sources said here. He was 80.
  • Sathya Sai Baba, one of India's most influential spiritual leaders expired in his home town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh at the age of 85. He was on intermittent haemodialysis and on assisted respiration at his organisation funded by Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Puttaparthi.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Two young South Asian Americans -- an Indian American and a Pakistani American -- who are rising stars in the United States strategic affairs community, were the featured panelists on the discussion of Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia after Mumbai at the 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, DC at the Ronald Reagan Building Convention Center.
  • Arunima Sinha, the national-level volleyball player who lost her leg after being thrown out from a running train near Bareilly, will be able to walk once again with a city-based non-governmental orgaqnisation deciding to provide the athlete with a 'Jaipur Foot' free of cost
  • Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey, London. 1900 guests watched the couple exchanging their vows, while millions of people around the world watched the ceremony live on TV.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai, Deputy Speaker Pranati Phukon and a host of Cabinet ministers and Congress veterans are among the total 485 candidates whose fate will be decided in the first phase of the Assembly elections in Assam to be held in 62 Local Authorities Constituencies spread over 13 districts.
  • Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that the United Progressive Alliance government was ready to bring in and get the Lokpal Bill passed in the next session of Parliament if the Opposition cooperated with it.
  • The Prime Minister's Office has approved setting up of a Strategic Programme Staff to function under the National Security Advisor. This unique back up to National Security Advisor will be headed by a secretary level officer, to be packed with directors and deputy secretaries as staff members.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes was assigned by the Election Commission to probe the black money charges against the Election campaigns in West Bengal.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes was assigned by the Election Commission to probe the black money charges against the Election campaigns in West Bengal.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • United States Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer resigned. His resignation was cited as due to some personal considerations which made him to take the decision to go back to Washington. Roemer was nominated by US President, Barack Obama in May 2009.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • Earth Day is observed annually the world celebrated the 41st Earth Day. Eco-minded celebrities joined Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green Campaign, along with millions around the world, proving that people everywhere are eager to support a sustainable future.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • The organisers of Wimbledon tournaments raised the prize money for the winners of 2011 Wimbledon champions. The winners of 2011 Wimbledon tournaments will earn £1.1m in prize money an increase an increase of 6.4 per cent from the 2010 prize money.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Pakistan 89 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail in the port city of Karachi as part of a process initiated by the two countries to speed up the release of people held in each other's prisons for inadvertently crossing land and maritime boundaries.
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