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04 April 2012 Current Affairs Study Material

04 April 2012 Current Affairs Study Material

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Victory for Suu Kyi
 The opposition leader of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi had wonthe election held in Myanmar on 1 April 2012 for 45 parliament seats and NLD won 43 seats.
US Grants $ 12 million Aid to Syria
 The US Government announced an additional $12 .2million humanitarian aid for Syria as the
second meeting of „ Friends of Syria‟ held in Turkey‟s large
st city Istanbul. The US Statedepartment said that the new aid, consisting of medical supplies and other humanitarian relief for displaced and vulnerable Syrian communities. The US aid will be used to support thework of international organisation, including World Food Programme.
Mali Tuareg Rebels Declared Independence In Azawad
 The Northern part of Mali was captured by a mix of separatist Tuareg rebels and Islamistfighters recently on 6 April 2012 and security of the nation was in danger, The insurgentgroup is called National Movement for Liberation of Azawad and they declared anindependence state of Azawad.
USA & Afghanistan Signed MoU On Night Raids
 United States of America & Afghanistan on 8 April 2012 signed (MoU) Memorandum of Understanding on the controversial issue of conduct of night raids on Afghan homes. Itempowered the Afghan security forces oversight over the raids led by the US troops. Theagreement leads its a more comprehensive long term strategic partnership agreement betweenthe two nations after the departure of all foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014. The issueof night raids was a big hurdle in the way of the strategic partnership agreement
Mitt Romney Won Republic Party Crown
 Mitt Romney on April 2012 effectively won the Republican Party crown to challengePresident Barack Obama in November elections as the chief rival Rick Santorum droppedfrom the election
Qatar is Obesity Capital Of The World
The world‟s wealthiest country ranked by Forbes with highest per capita in the world
Qatar isthe obesity capital of the world. Over half of its population are overweight according to areport an unhealthy combination of low levels of exercise and growing population of fastfood outlets has led to this problem. It was very serious problem facing by Qatar.
US-Afghanistan Signed Strategic Pact
 US and Afghanistan signed a long awaited strategic pact on 22 April 2012. The pact aims atsetting forth guidelines for US involvement in Afghanistan as forces are withdrawn from thetrouble torn nation. The pact provides a strong foundation for the security of Afghanistan, the
region and the world. Both the countries took almost one year to reach on the mutualagreements.
EU Suspended its Sanctions Against Myanmar
 The European Union suspended its sanctions against Myanmar on 23 April 2012 for a year.The EU move came in the back drop of a string of political reforms in the South EasternAsian Nations. The group however maintained that it will hold on to restrictions on arms.
India & Britain Economic Financial Meeting
 India & Britain , held the fifth ministerial level India- UK economic financial dialogue inNew Delhi on 2 April 2012. Both nations discussed ways to strengthen their mutualcooperation and further boost trade and investment between them. Both nations agreed, whilethe global economy has stabilized in recent months growth will remain subbed and at risk,aim of increasing the role of institutional investors in infrastructure financing. Foreign capitalcan play an important part in this process . Both nations supported the progress on the
Reserve Bank of India „s (RBI) road maps for foreign banks in India.
IAERB Became The 11th Member Of MEDP
India‟s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (IAERB) was admitted as the 11th member of 
MDEP ( Multinational Design Evaluation Programme) on 4 April 2012. The other membersof this body are China, Finland, Japan, Korea, South Africa, USA, UK Canada, France &Russia, MDEP is a multinational initiative taken by national safety authorities to developinnovative regulatory authorities who are currently or will be tasked with the review of newreactor power plant designs. the international Atomic Energy Agency participate in many of MDEP activities, including the harmonization efforts
India & UAE Signed Agreement To Ease Indian Contract Workers
 India & UAE signed an agreement on 4 April 2012 to ease the entry of Indian Contractworkers in the Emirates. The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It provides for anelectronic contract registration and validation system to safeguard and protect the interests of migrant Indian workers. The electronic contract registration and validation system for thispurpose was launched in Abu Dhabi on 4 April 2012. The move would ensure a transparent,legal and less cumber some migration of Indian workers to the Emirates.
India, China To Lead Urban Population Growth Over Next 40 Years
 India & China will witness unprecedented increase in their urban population in the next fourdecades, posing new challenges of providing jobs, energy, housing & infrastructure to their
 people. The UN‟s ‟2011 Revision of the World Urbanisation Projects‟ said Afric
a and Asiawill lead the global urban population growth in the next four decades with the largest increaseexpected in India , China Nigeria US & Indonesia . India will add another 479million to its
urban population between 2010 to 2050, while China 341million, Nigeria 200million. US103million and Indonesia 92milliom people moving to urban cities.
India & America Navy Training” Malabar 2012″
The India & US Navies began their 16th annual ” Malabar 12″ exercise on 7 April 2012 in
Chennai, that border of the Bay of Bengal. The 10 days joint exercise which was concludedon 16 April, consists of both ashore and at sea training. and was supported to feature seminarson everything from air defense and integrated antisubmarine welfare operations, to carrieraviatio
n‟s and counter privacy operations.
India, Qatar Sign Oil & Gas Pact
India & energy rich Qatar, home to half a million Indian‟s on 8 April signed six agreements
in diverse areas, including a pact on cooperation in oil and gas exploration. P.M.ManmohanSing
h held talks with Qatar‟s Emir Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa Al
-Thani on a range of issues, including boosting trade and investment as well as energy ties between the twocountries. Issues relating to the welfare of India workers in Gulf country were also discussed.Both the countries signed a pact on establishing a cooperative framework to enhance bilateralcooperation in oil & gas.
India, US to Boost Health Cooperation
 India and the US has strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharinginformation and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish newtechnologies. The agreement to ensure smooth implementation of issues for bilateralcooperation was reached during a meeting on 9 April 2012 in Washington between India &US.
India To Allow Pakistan FDI
 India on 12 April 2012 said that it will allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Pakistancompanies, which will make the way for industrial from the neighbouring country to set upbusiness and tap the growing Indian markets . India had taken an in-principle decision as partof the trade non-malisation process to allow Foreign Direct Investment from Pakistan. India
 Pakistan business council to be formed soon.
India, US Joint USD 125mn Fund For Research In Clean Energy
 India & the United States had announced a joint USD 125 million fund to carry out combinedresearch in the field of clean energy. As such there institutions each from India and the UShave been selected for the US-India Joint Clean Energy Research & Development Center(JCERDC), which is part of the US-India partnership to Advance Clean Energy. Whilenational Renewable Energy Laboratory, University of Florida & Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory have been selected from US, three Indian Institutions are the Indian Institute of Science- Bangalore, The India Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad, and CEPTUniversity Ahmedabad.
35 Indian Companies Attending ‘Canton Fair’ in China

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