14 April 2015 Current Affairs

Allan Donald Resigned As Bowling Coach Of South Africa

Former South African cricketer Allan Donald on 14 April 2015 resigned as the bowling coach of South Africa Cricket team. The resignation coincided with the end of his four year tenure. Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten’s management team and continued in the role under Russell Domingo from August 2013.

MHA renames Visa On Arrival Scheme To E-Tourist Visa

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 14 April decided to rename Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization (TVoA-ETA) scheme as e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme. The renamed scheme will come into effect from 15 April 2105. Government of India had launched ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization’ (TVoA-ETA) on 27th November, 2014 to 44 countries at nine airports to facilitate short duration international travellers. Since the launch of the scheme, one lakh ten thousand (1,10,000) Visas have been issued by Government under this scheme.

Arun Jaitley Inaugurates Vividh Bharti FM service In Delhi

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on 14 April inaugurated FM service of Vividh Bharti from Delhi at the All India Radio (AIR), New Broadcasting House. With this launch, the services of Vividh Bharati of AIR will be available to listeners in and around Delhi. The service will also be available on mobile phones.

India Tops Global Remittances List With $70 Billion

According to World Bank’s Report on Remittance, India has topped the list of global remittances in 2014, with migrant Indians sending $70 billion back to the country. India’s largest neighbour China received $64 billion in inward remittances during the same year. Saudia Arabia, the US, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continue to remain the top five migrant destination countries for remittances to India. China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria, apart from India, are the top five remittance recipient countries, in terms of value of remittances. Total remittances in 2014 reached USD 583 billion. This is more than double the official development assistance (ODA) in the world. India received USD 70 billion, China USD 64 billion, the Philippines USD 28 billion. However, the increase was negligible, since the remittances stood at $ 69.97 billion in 2013.


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