24 April 2012 Current Affairs

Umadevi On Top In World Ladies Billiards

R.Umadevi claimed her maiden World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association Title beating world no-13 Eva Palmius by 2-0 in the senior’s final held at the Cambridge snooker centre, England on 24 April 2012.

Book Released on Sachin’s Statistics

Abook was released featuring the statistical peak scaled by cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 39 birthday on 24 April 2012 during his glorious international career. titled  as “Sachin A Hundred Hundreds ” book was introduced by former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid and foreword by the Tendulkar first coach cum mentor Ramakant Achrekar. The book is about every hundred, every peak scaled by Tendulkar and photos.

Sikkim Won The Best State Award

Sikkim, on 24 April 2012 won the best state award for strengthening its Panchayathi Raj institutions. The North-Easatern state bagged the five pretigious national awards worth of 1.36 crore rupees, at a Panchayat Raj Day functon held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

Rajya sabha Passed The Right Of Children To Free & Compulsory Education Bill 2010

The Rajya Sabha , the upper house of Indian parliament on 24 April 2012, passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education ( Amendment) bill 2010. The amendment seeks to provide the right to receive home-based education to children with severe disabilities. The amended bill gives school management committees and advisory role in minority schools, both aided and unaided , and keeps madrases and vedic schools and other institutions providing primarily religious instructions out of the perview of the Act.

S.Narsing Rao took as Chairman of CIL S

Narsing Rao, former chairman of Singareni collieries company Ltd was appointed as the chairman & Managing Director of Coal India Limited ( CIL) on 24 April 2012.

India Accounted For 47% of Measles Deaths in 2010

As per a recent World Health Organisation ( WHO) study, published in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, on 23 April 2012 India accounted for about 47% of Measles deaths in 2010, while Africa recorded 36% of deaths due to the same disease. The study revealed that the death rates from measles went down by 74% between 2000 & 2010, but it missed the WHO target of 90%. Africa & India two key regions of the World where a large number of cases  related to measles came into light significantly under performed which led the WHO to miss its target.

World Economic Outlook By IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO), released ahead of the IMF World Bank Spring meetings, marginally lowered India;s economic growth forecast to 6.9% in 2012, from 7% projected earlier. The IMF projected world economic growth rate to slump to 3.5% in 2012 from 3.9% in 2011. It pegged India’s growth during the 2013 year at 7.3%. According to the estimates of India’s Central Statistical Organisaton ( CSO), the growth rate during the  financial year 2011-12 slipped to a 3 year low of 6.7%. the Union Government projected a growth rate of 7.6% for 2012-13 fiscal year .

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