14 April 2013 Current Affairs

Nepali TV Anchor Made Guinness(World) Record for Longest Talk Show

A TV anchor in Nepal set a world record of longest television talk show by staying on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes.The 36 years old Rabi Lamichhane lived in America and came back to Nepal after hosting the program ‘Lord Buddha Was Born in Nepal’.Lamichhane broke the world record of Pavlo Kuzheyew and Tetiana Danylenko of 22 hours. They made that record in 2011 at the Independence Day anniversary of Ukraine.  According to the rules of Guinness World Record Lamichhane got the break of five minutes after every hour.

Playback singer PB Srinivas passes away

Veteran playback singer PB Srinivas who rendered more than 3,000 songs in eight languages died  in Chennai on 14 April 2013.He debuted as a singer with Hindi film Mr. Sampath in 1952. His last song was from the 2010 Tamil film Aayirathil Oruvan.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix 2013

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso won the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on 14 April 2013.Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton  got second and third positions respectively.Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel got a 4th position.But Force India’s Paul di Resta got 8th Position.

Nicolas Maduro Elected as Venezuela President

On 14 The Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro has won the Venezuela’s presidential election to succeed his late mentor Hugo Chavez by a razor-thin margin over an opponent that voiced fears of vote manipulation.Mr Maduro, who was chosen by the late President Hugo Chavez, won 50.7 per cent of the vote against 49.1 per cent for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Mr Maduro beat two-time challenger Mr Capriles by just 300,000 votes.He previously was the Vice President of Venezuela and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.Maduro became interim President following the death of Hugo Chavez.

UN World Tourism Conference Held in Hyderabad

United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Commission’s Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th of this month.The conference attended by dignitaries belonging to 29 countries spread across in East Asia & Pacific and South Asia, eight UNWTO affiliate members, two regional organizations as well as industry organizations. The UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai along with his team of senior delegates presented at the meeting .The delegates discussed the market trends of the region in the year 2012 and tourism prospects for the year 2013.The next Joint Meeting would be held in Philippines and the 21st Session of General Assembly of UNWTO will be held in Cambodia.

R P Goenka passes away

Industrialist Rama Prasad Goenka, better known as R P Goenka, died in Kolkata on 14 April 2013. R P Goenka established RPG Enterprises in 1979 which included Phillips Carbon Black, Asian Cables, Agarpara Jute Mill and Murphy India with a turnover of about Rs 100 crore.He take over so many companies in 1980′s.At present the turn-over of the companies is 30,000 crores.He worked as Rajya sabha member during the period 2000-2006.

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