Current Affairs – April, 2015

Gujarat Government forms task force to devise strategy to eliminate poverty

Gujarat government on 16 April 2015 formed a task force to make strategy and provide suggestions on poverty elimination in the state. The task force will work in the direction to device an effective strategy to make sure that benefits of various schemes reach needy citizens. Members Chairman: Ramanlal Vora Gujarat’s Minister for Social Justice Read More…

Former Nepalese PM Surya Bahadur Thapa passes away

Surya Bahadur Thapa, former Prime Minister (PM) of Nepal passed away on 15 April 2015 in Gurgaon. He was 87. Thapa had served as Prime Minister of Nepal for five times under three different kings. His was in office from 1963-64, 1965–69, 1979–83, 1997–98 and 2003-04. About Surya Bahadur Thapa Surya Bahadur Thapa was born Read More…

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile

Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile was successfully tested on 16 April 2015. The test was conducted from Wheelar Isalnd off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Facts about Agni III missile It is surface-to-surface nuclear capable intermediate-range ballistic Read More…

Susanta Lahiri awarded Hevesy Medal Award 2015

Professor Susanta Lahiri was awarded prestigious the Hevesy Medal Award 2015. The award was presented to him for his outstanding contributions in heavy ion induced radioisotope production, converter targets, tracer packet technique and green chemistry. About Professor Susanta Lahiri He is a Professor at Chemical Sciences Division at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata. Read More…

Former Czech Republic Prime Minister Stanislav Gross passes away

Former Czech Republic Prime Minister Stanislav Gross passed away on 16 April 2015. He was 45. Stanislav Gross was the youngest PM of Czech Republic and was elected in July 2004 at the age of 34. He had led the Social Democrat government as PM for one year i.e. till 2005. Prior to becoming PM he Read More…