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Current Affairs of April 2013 : Important Current Events

Looking for April 2013 current affairs questions? We are very happy to announce you that we are going to publish today the current affairs of April 2013. Here you will find very important and expected current affairs questions on national & international news, sports news, prize & award winner, news on science & technology. These current affairs questions are very useful for all competitive exams like IBPS, SBI, RRB, SSC, UPSC etc.

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Important Current Affairs Questions of April 2013


National News

  • The 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian development Bank (ADB) was held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Krishnakumar Natarajan took over as the Nasscom Chairmen for the year 2013-2014.
  • The Supreme Court orders Gujarat government for the reintroduction of the Asiatic lions from Gir forests, Gujarat to Kuno sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh in order to save it from extinction due to catastrophes.
  • Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and visiting India’s Vice-Prsident Hamid Ansari agree to elevate their strategic partnership to a new level.
  • The United Nation’s Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) projects recovery of sorts in India’s growth to 6.4% in 2013-2014.
  • Shakuntala Devi, who solved complex mathematical equations mentally and defeated computers, has been died after a heart attack in Bengaluru.
  • Mr. Jagdish Sharan Verma, former Chief Justice of India has been passed away in New Delhi.
  • Indian carrier Jet Airways agreed to sell a 24 percent stake to Etihad Airways of UAE at a cost of $379 million (Rs. 2058 crore).
  • An India-Saudi Arabia joint working group has been formed to help minimize the fall out of the Kingdom’s Nitaqat policy on Indian. This policy reserves a certain percentage of total workforce in commercial establishments for Saudi nationals.
  • Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan, died after being attacked by fellow inmates.
  • The Reserve Bank of India cut the repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.50 percent to 7.25 percent.


International News

  • Margaret Thacher, the first woman Prime Minister of Britain, has been passed away in London.
  • National energy officials in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the risk of radiation spreading over the Gulf.
  • Two powerful explosions took place in Boston Marathon, USA.
  • Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has been re-elected as the President of nation by creating history as he is only one President who has been elected for the two successive terms.
  • Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as the new President of Venezuela by succeeding Hugo Chavez.
  • Enrico Letta has been appointed as the Prime Minister-designate of Italy.
  • The Irish Cabinet has reached an agreement on a controversial bill on abortion for the first time after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died in 2012 following a miscarriage.
  • Internet search giant Google placed the name ‘Palestine’ on the search engine instead of ‘Palestine Territories’.
  • Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, retained his power.



Sports Updates

  • Ratchanok Intanon and Lee Chong Wei won the women’s and men’s single titles respectively in India open super series badminton championship 2013.
  • Serena Williams of USA won the WTA Family Circle Cup 2013.
  • National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) gave clean chit to Olympic medalist Vijendra Singh.
  • Amit Kumar of India won the 55kg freestyle Gold medal in the Asian wrestling championship 2013 in New Delhi.
  • Amit Dhankhar of India clinched the Gold medal in 66kg freestyle at the Asian wrestling championship 2013.
  • Novak Djokovic won the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament 2013 by beating Rafael Nadal.
  • West Indies batsman Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore creates a history by hitting a fastest century in 30 balls.
  • Haryana won the National women’s hockey championship 2013 in Lucknow.


Prize and Award Winners

  • Bollywood legent Pran was honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award.
  • Famous Telugu writer Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja has been selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012.
  • Major Anup Joseph Manjali has been honoured with the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award.
  • Ms. Aparajita Dutta of India has been conferred the prestigious Whitley Award, which is known as the Green Oscar by the Royal Geographical Society, London.


Science and Technology

  • Scientist at the Princeton University, USA unveiled a bionic ear which can hear radio frequencies beyond the range of normal human capacity.
  • Russia has launched bio-satellite BION-M1 packed with an array of mice and other small creatures to study the effects of long flights on living organisms.




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