Saturday, 4 May 2013

Current Affairs, April 2013 - Kerala, India, World


1. The first Indian to circumnavigate globe, solo and non stop (in a sail boat INSV Mhadei) – Abhilash Tomy from Kerala (Indian Navy)


1. The Guiness World Record holder, who was an Indian, for travelling the farthest distance on a zip wire using hair, and also pulled the Darjelling toy train with his ponytail, died on 28thApril 2013 – Silendra Nath Roy

2. Author of the book titled ‘A Leaf turns Yellow : the Sufis of Awadh’ – Muzzafar Ali (released on 26thApril 2013 by the Vice President Hamid Ansari)

3. Jammu  and Kashmir IAS officer who was appointed as new Union Home Secretary on 26th April 2013 -  Anil Goswami

4. Fastest ever century in the history of IPL by – Chris Gayle (scored 100 in 30 balls, Also become the highest ever individual scorer in T20, scoring 175 runs in the same match, the match scoring total of 263 
by Royal Challengers against Pune Warriors innings is the highest total in this format)

5. First Woman Special Director General of CRPF – Aruna Bahuguna

6. Telungu Writer selected for the prestigious Jnanapith Award on 17th April 2013 – Ravuri Bharadwaja

7. Youngest athlete to be conferred with Sher-i-Kashmir Award – Navjot Singh

8. The retail business of Sahara India Pariwar, entered into the Guiness World Record when it opened 315 oulets in 10 states, just at one time on 1 April 2013 – Sahara Q Shop

9. Bollywood highest honour in Indian Cinema 44th Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2012 winner – Pran Krishan Sikhand

10. Times of India Film Award 2013 – Best Film : Barfi, Best Actor : Ranbir Kapoor, Best Actress : Priyanka Chopra

11. Name the Billiards World Champion, who won also the 12 th Asian Billiard Championship at Indore in 7th April 2013 - Rupesh Shah

12. 25-M Pistol Event Gold Medalist from India , International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Korea on 5th April 2013 - Rahi Sarnobat


1. The Queen of Netherlands , who abdicated the throne in favour of her son Prince William Alexander – Queen Beatrix

2. The new Prime Minister of Italy – Enricho Letta (reached a coalition with opposition party to form a new Government in Italy)

3. The historic mosque destroyed in Syrian protest – The Great Mosque of Aleppo (also known as Umayyad Mosque, destroyed on 24th April 2013)

4. The largest biogas plant in world – Vaasa in Central Finland (inaugurated in 12th March 2013)

5. The Bio-Satellite launched by Russia, on 19th April 2013 into space – Orbital Noah’s Ark

6. The 2013 Gold Medalist in Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championship in Kazakhstan – Prayag Chauhan (India)

7. President of Italy re-elected to serve for the second time in 20th April 2013 – Giorgio Napolitano

8. Two earth like planet discovered by NASA named – Kepler 62f and Kepler 62e (NASA discovered, around 1200 light year away) there are 5 planets circling around sun like star called Kepler 62 in Lyra constellation. 62f & 62e might have water on their surface, condition which necessary to support life)

9. New President of Venezuela – Nicholas Maduro

10. The Belgium Mathematician who won Abel Prize in 2013 – Pieree Deligne

11. Giant Galaxy discovered in April 2013, which is 12.8 billion light year away from with – HFLS3

12. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 – Adam Johnson’s novel ‘The Orphan Master’s son’

13. The Polish researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, recently died – Dr Hilary Koprowski

14. President of Kenya – Uhuru Kenyatta

15. World Health Day - 7th April ( The theme for 2013 was high blood pressure)

16. Facebook released new software for android phones - Home


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