Current Affairs – April, 2014

Latest Current Affairs April, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of April, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Rajeev Suri: Nokia’s new CEO

Screenshot_1Rajeev Suri (46) has been announced the new CEO of Finnish telecommunications gadget manufacturer Nokia. Previously, Suri was the head of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), the smaller network equipment unit of Nokia when the company still made mobile phones. Suri one of those rare top corporate executives who have attained heights without pursuing any MBA/PG degree.

Recently, Nokia finalized a $7.5 billion deal for the sale of its struggling mobile phone business to Microsoft.

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Ramesh Agrawal honored with Goldman Prize 2014

The Goldman Environmental Foundation awarded six environmental activists from India, Peru, Russia and three other countries Goldman Prize for year 2014. India’s Ramesh Agrawal has been given the prize for helping villagers to battle coal mining in Chhattisgarh.

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Ruth Buendia Peru Helped to prevent two dams in the Peruvian Amazon
Suren Gazaryan Russia Defended protected areas from Olympic development in Sochi.
Helen Slottje US Helped to shut down fracking in New York State
Desmond D’Sa South Africa Helped to shut down a toxic dump site in Durban
Rudi Putra Indonesia Helped to shut down illegal palm oil plantations in Sumatra

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