Current Affairs – April, 2015

Capgemini acquires IGATE for $4 bn in all-cash deal

French IT services firm Capgemini has announced its plan to acquire US based information technology (IT) outsourcer IGATE for US 4 billion dollars. This acquisition will help Capgemini to strengthen its foothold in the North American market. As per the merger agreement, Capgemini will acquire IGATE for a cash consideration of $ 48 per share Read More…

Loretta Lynch sworn-in as first black female Attorney General of US

Loretta Lynch has sworn-in as United States’ first African-American woman Attorney General. She is 83rd Attorney General of country. Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder who left the position on April 24, 2015 after serving Attorney General for six years. Earlier, her appointment was confirmed by senate on April 23, 2015. Prior to this appointment she Read More…

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has won Presidential re-election by securing 94 per cent of the vote. With this win he will have additional term of five years in office which will extend his current 25-year rule. He is in power since 1989. In this election Omar’s National Congress Party (NCP) also won 323 of 426 Read More…

Union government cancels licences of 9,000 NGOs

The Union government has cancelled licences of nearly 9,000 Non-Governmental Organisations for violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). In this regards, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had issued an order. The order has mentioned that notices were issued to 10,343 NGOs for not filing annual returns for the three years i.e. for 2009-10, Read More…

Indian Army conducts Akraman–II defense exercise in Rajasthan

Indian Army on 26 April 2015 conducted a major exercise ‘Akraman-II’ in Rajasthan. The exercise was conducted by the Chetak Corps, a part of South Western Command based in Bhatinda, Punjab. The exercise aimed to test a new generation of weaponry and platforms which are employed in the desert region to provide ‘real time battle Read More…