Current affairs from THE HINDU 20 April to 26 April 2015 for exam and interview point of view only. It will give you a boost to improve your knowledge to some extent. Read previous articles from : Weekly Current Affairs section.


ICHR- Indian Council of Historical Research

IHR- Indian Historical Review

MSMEs- Micro Small and Medium Industries

WGPC- Western Ghats Protection Council

COAI- Cellular Operators Association of India

GDP- Gross Domestic Product

IOM- International Organization for Migration

P-Notes- Participatory Notes

IUCN- International Union For Conservation of Nature

NTCA- National Tiger Conservation Authority

HFCs- Hydro Floro Carbons

CPEC- China Pakistan Economic Corridor

PCI- Paralympic Committee of India

IPC- International Paralympic Committee

PSA- Public Safety Act

MAT- Minimum Alternative Tax

NIELIT- National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology

Also Read : Nationalised Banks head quarter


New CPI(M) General Secretary- Shri Sitaram Yechury

Rajasthan Chief Minister- Vasundhara Raje

Parliamentary Affair Minister of India- Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Cahru Khurana- Make-up Artist

Chief of Naval Staff- Admiral R.K. Dhowan

LokSabha Speaker- Smt. Sumitra Mahajan

LokSabha Deputy Speaker- Shri M. Thambidurai

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences- Shri Harsh Vardhan

President of Afghanistan- Mr. Ashraf Ghani

New Zealand Prime Minister- John Key

First Director General of ZSI(Zoological Survey of Indai)- Thomas Nelson Annandale

BSNL Chairman and Managing Director- Shri Anupam Srivastava

Nepal Constitution Assembly Chairman- Shri Subhas Chandra Nembang

Minister of State for Finance- Shri Jayant Sinha

Railway Board chairman- Shri Arunendra Kumar

Book & author

The Narrow Road to Deep North(Booker 2014 winner)-Richard Flanagan

Water, Peace and War- Brahma Chellaney


Monte Carlo Masters winner- Novak Djokovich

Monte Carlo Masters Runner up- Toams Berdych

Boston Marathon Winner- Lelisa Desisa

Sport Ministry of India De- recognized PCI (Paralympic Committee of India)

National & International Days

Civil Service Day- 21st April

Earth Day- 22nd April

National Panchayati Raj Day- 24th April


Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2015 for International Reporting- New York Times

Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2015 for Public Service- The Post and Courier

Booker Prize Winner 2014- Richard Flanagan

E-Panchayat award 2014- Tamilnadu


Currency of Libya- Dinar

First Women to get enrolled in Mumbai’s Cine Costumes Make-up Artist & Hair Dressers Association- Charu Khuran

Deadline to Start full Mobile Number Portability- 3 May

NIELIT deal with SnapDeal to give a boost to Digital Marketing Courses.

RBI directed all banks to include a third gender column in all application forms.


Capital of LIBYA- Tripoli

International Organization for Migration Head Office- Genewa

IUCN Head Quarter- Gland, Switzerland

Lelisa Desisa related to- Ethiopia

Saraswati Revival Project Launched in- Yamuna Nagar, Haryana

Kaziranga National Park Situated- Assam


Rajaji National Park declared as second Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand after Corbett Tiger reserve.

Highest Tiger Population in India- Karnataka

Second Highest Tiger Population in India- Uttarakhand

COAI placed a debate about Net Neutrality

India’s Ranking in the generation of E-Waste in 2014 according to UN Report- 5th

India Navy’s First Indigenous Destroyer named Visakhapatnam launched.

According to IUCN list, total no of species in danger zone in India- 998

Maglev Train of Japan set world record of 603 km/h.

Punjab National Bank Estabilished on- 12 April 1895 by Shri Lala Lajpat Rai.

Earthquake with magnitude of 7.9 hit Nepal & India. More Damages in Nepal.

Operation MAITRI to Help Nepal Earthquake victims.

Operation Rahat for Yemen victims


J.B. Patnaik- Former Odisha Chief Minister

All The Best.


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