Sunday, 24 April 2016


– IMD predicts current drought condition to remain for maximum 45 days
– More landslides and flash floods reported from Arunachal Pradesh
– President inaugurates Khongjom War Monument in Manipur’s Thoubal District
– Mumbai Press Club institutes special award for bravery in journalism
– Army completes amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar’ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
– Battle exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ culminates in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district
– Renowned Urdu author Joginder Paul dies in Delhi at 90
– UP selected as the ‘best Indian destination for culture’ by Lonely Planet
– India formally ratifies WTO’s trade facilitation agreement
– 2-day Global Exhibition on Services at Greater Noida concludes
– India doubles share in global GDP to 2.86% in 2015
– JetLite to be merged with Jet Airways
– International Solar Alliance (ISA) and UNDP join hands to promote solar energy globally
– India, France launch $1 trillion potential solar programme for developing countries
– Sikh politician Sooran Singh assassinated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
– Northern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka calls for a separate province for Tamils
– North Korea tests submarine launched ballistic missile in Sea of Japan
– World Book & Copyright Day observed
– 400th death anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare observed
– Zee’s Subhash Chandra receives CIF Global Indian Award in Canada
– Former Thailand PM Banharn Silpa-archa dies at 83 in Bangkok
– Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of Indian contingent for Rio Olympics
– Pankaj Advani loses in semifinal of Asian Snooker Championship at Doha
– Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis enter final of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Stuttgart