Current Affairs – April, 2014

Indian-American Gurinder Singh Khalsa Presented with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

Indian-American Entrepreneur Gurinder Singh Khalsa has been honoured with Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign to persuade US authorities to change policy towards Sikh headgear. Fight for Justice and Faith Gurinder Singh Khalsa was not allowed to board an aeroplane in 2007 due to his refusal to remove the turban. Determined to stand up for his Read More…

New Ganga clean-up law proposes setting up Ganga Protection Corps, prison terms and fines

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation has prepared draft Bill which proposes setting up armed Ganga Protection Corps (GPC) to arrest any person who has committed offence of polluting River Ganga punishable under this law. The Bill calls for National Ganga Council and National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce law and Read More…

Indian Alphonso Mangoes banned in European Union

The 28-nation bloc European Union (EU) has imposed a temporary ban on the import of Alphonso mangoes, the king of fruits, and 4 vegetables from India effective from May 1, 2014. The move by EU has led to protests from the Indian community, legislators and traders. The temporary ban includes Alphonso mangoes, eggplant, taro plant, bitter Read More…

Interceptor Missile test fired successfully by DRDO

India’s premier defence equipment manufacturer Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired a new Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile capable of neutralizing any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude. [icon name=”icon-question-sign”]How this test was conducted by DRDO? Firstly, the target which was a dummy incoming enemy missile was test fired from a naval Read More…

President approves dissolution of Andhra Pradesh assembly

President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent for dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh assembly and a fresh proclamation for central rule in Andhra Pradesh. [icon name=”icon-question-sign”]Why President’s rule was imposed in AP? President’s rule was imposed in Andhra Pradesh on March 1, 2014 after CM of the state N. Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned following the clearance of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill by the Read More…