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April 04, 2015

4th April 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 65%. 
    • His direction has come in the backdrop of a controversy generated by BJP members of a parliamentary panel suggesting "nil" effects of smoking.
    • Health Minister : J P Nadda
  • Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today formally launched the "‎GiveIt Up movement" in ‎Karnataka‬.
    • The movement appeals to the rich people to voluntarily give up their subsidy amount given on LPG cylinders.
    • The money, thus surrendered, will be utlised for poor to get LPG connection.
  • The 88th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All India Marathi Literary
    ), an annual conference for literary discussions by Marathi writers was began at Ghumaan, Punjab.
    • Punjab (Ghumaan) is hosting this conference for the first time.
    • The literary conference is being held in this village to commemorate the legacy of Bhagat Namdev, a legendary 14th century literary figure from Maharashtra who lived at Ghumaan for nearly two decades. 
    • He was associated with the Bhakti Movement of that time.
  • The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 
    • The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on April 4. 
    • Only 11 states and Union Territories have so far implemented the National Food Security Act which was passed by Parliament in September 2013. 
    • The rest 25 states/UTs have not implemented it yet. 
    • Note : The law aims at providing legal entitlement to 5 kg of subsidized food-grains per person per month at Rs 1-3/kg to two-thirds of the country's population. 
    • Union Food Minister : Ram Vilas Paswan 
  • Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who went missing during an expedition in the high mountains between Argentina and Chile last month, has been found dead.
People in News
  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against the former CMD of Syndicate Bank S K Jain and others who were last year arrested by CBI in a bribery and corruption case.
New Appointments
  • West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was today sworn in as Mizoram Governor at the Raj Bhavan in Aizwal.
    • Tripathi was appointed to take additional charge of Mizoram after state governor Aziz Qureshi was sacked by the Centre on March 28.
  • Sania Mirza (India) and Martina Hingis (Swis) enter womens doubles final of Miami Open by beating Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.
  • Saina Nehwal is out of Malaysia Open Badminton tournament.
  • In one of the biggest doping scandals in recent years, as many as 21 weightlifters have been provisionally suspended by the IWF after testing positive for banned substances.
    • The lifters tested positive across different championships — both out-of-competition and in-competition.
    • IWF : Indian Weightlifting Federation

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