04 April 2017 Current Affairs

IISC ranked best educational institution by HRD Ministry

The Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, the first Indian institution to make it to the top 10 in a global ranking, has been ranked at the top in the annual national rankings released by the HRD Ministry. Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITS) have also made it to the list of top 10 educational institutions released under the national Institutional RAnking Frame Work (NIRF), the other two being Banaras Hindu University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. IISc figured at the top in Overall and Universities, the domestic rankings were announced by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.


Madhya Pradesh Govt launches ‘MP e-nagarpalika’ app

Madhya Pradesh Government has launched an app named ‘MP e-nagarpalika’ to provide various municipal services on live. The mobile app was launched by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.The app would offer 378 services like online payment of property tax, seeking building permission, birth,marriage,death, certificates etc. It will also register complaints related to garbage, water, street lights etc. Online payment gateway would be available on this app. This mobile app would encourage the cashless transaction.


CFC 2017 Begin in Uttarakhand

19th Commonwealth Forestry conference (CFC) 2017 began on 3rd April 2017 at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Governor Dr. K.K. Paul was inaugurated the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference at the FRI in Dehradun. The 5-day conference is being organized on the theme “Forests for prosperity and Posterity” provide a platform to encourage and strengthen forestry research and development for the benefit of people and Industry that depend on forests and related materials.


Harmanpreet Kaur adjudged the Women’s Player of the year

Indian Women’s T-20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been given Sydney Thunder’s Women’s player of the year award. She won the award for the second season of the Women’s Big Bash League. Harmanpreet earlier has become the first Indian cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League, when she was picked by the teams last year. During her time with the Thunder, Kawr played in 13 matches and scored 296 runs at a very, very impressive average of 59 and strike rate 116.


M.S. Dhoni as one day CEO to Gulf Oil India

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has worn many hats over the years, worn another feather in his cap on 3 April 2017. The “Captain Cool” has been appointed as the CEO of Gulf Oil India for a day. Dhoni was named as the brand ambassador of Gulf Oil back in 2011 and since then has shared a good bond with it. To taken this relationship a step forward, the company decided to appoint him as CEO for a day.


First biogas Bus in Kolkata with Flat Rs1 fare

A city based company has claimed to have launched the first biogas fuelled bus in Kolkata keeping a flat fare of just Rs-1. All buses will have a flat fare of Rs.1 irrespective of the distance, even in excess of 40 km. Presently the lowest fare in Kolkata hus is Rs.6. The first bus will run a distance of 17 km Ultadanga and Garia in the southern fringes of the city phoenix India will run the biogas service from its Corporate Social Responsibility fund.


FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA President Brayan Jimenez

FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) Banned Guatemala’s former football Chief Brayan Jimenez for life time over corruption, bribery and other offences. Jimenez was banned for life from all football related activities at national and international level. He was banned for life time for accepting bribes worth several hundred thousand dollars in exchange for media and marketing rights for key matches. Guatemala is a country in central America and its capital is Guatemala city.


India ranked 3rd in WADA doping charts

India had been ranked 3rd for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by world 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances. India followed Russian Federation (176) and Italy (129), at third sport in the doping violation chart released by the WADA, the same position as in the reports of 2013 and 2014. All the dope violations by the Indians came from urine samples.


Kishori Amonkar, Hindustani Classical Vocalist passes Away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar Passed Away in Mumbai on Monday, 3 April 2017,after a brief illness. She was 84. Born on 10 April 1932, Amonkar was recognised as the of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the jaipur gharana. Amonkar was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1987) and Padma Vibhushan (2002). In 2010, she became a fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.


April 4 International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action was observed on 4 April 2017 across the world. The theme of the year 2017 is Needs Driven. People centred. Mine Action ensures that landmines and explosive hazards in war torn are as are found and destroyed, making possible the delivery of humanitarian assistance so that people and supplies reach those most in need. Driven the people to safer places.

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