International Affairs [April 2015]

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa died

16-APR-2015
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Who: Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa Where: Gurgaon, Haryana What: Died at the age of 87 When: 15 April 2015 Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Surya Bahadur Thapa died on 15 April 2015 in Gurgaon, Haryana. He was 87. Thapa, who was suffering from cancer for some time, was undergoing treatment at Medanta […]

Dharahara Tower of Nepal collapsed after earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal

27-APR-2015
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Who: Dharahara Tower of Nepal Where: At the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu, Nepal What: Collapsed When: 25 April 2015 Why: Due to earthquake of magnitude 7.9 that struck Nepal Dharahara Tower of Nepal: Collapsed 19th century Dharahara (Bhimsen) tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu, Nepal on 25 April 2015 was reduced to […]

Cricket South Africa launched Africa T20 Cup

22-APR-2015
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Who: Cricket South Africa What: Announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup When: 21 April 2015 Why: To promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent Cricket South Africa (CSA) on 21 April 2015 announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament […]

Japanese Maglev train set the world speed record of 603 kmph

22-APR-2015
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Who: Japanese Maglev train What: Set the world speed record of 603 kmph When: 21 April 2015 Japanese bullet train Maglev on 21 April 2015 created a new world speed record of 603 kilometer per hour (kmph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The seven-car maglev (short for magnetic levitation) train broke its previous […]

Pakistan conferred highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese president Xi Jinping

22-APR-2015
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Who: Top civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan What: Pakistan conferred on Chinese President Xi Jinping When: 21 April 2015 Pakistan on 21 April 2015 conferred its top civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese President Xi Jinping. The award was conferred for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries. The award was presented by the […]

Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against Pakistan, 3-0

23-APR-2015
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Who: 3-match ODI series Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka What: Won by Bangladesh When: 22 April 2015 Why: As it defeated Pakistan Bangladesh on 22 April 2015 won the three-match One Day International (ODI) Series against Pakistan in Dhaka by 3-0. This was Bangladesh’s first series whitewash against an Asian Test-playing nation. Series Report […]

Turrialba Volcano erupted in Costa Rica

25-APR-2015
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Who: Turrialba volcano Where: Costa Rica What: Erupted When: 24 April 2015 Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupted on 24 April 2015. The eruption led to rise of a column of gas and ash in the sky and forced closure of the airport in the capital city San Jose. The blast from the Turrialba volcano […]

Loretta Lynch sworn in as first black female Attorney General of United States

28-APR-2015
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Who: Loretta Lynch What: Sworn in as first black female Attorney General of United States When: 27 April 2015 Loretta Lynch on 27 April 2015 was sworn-in as the United States’ 83rd Attorney General, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. She succeeded former attorney general Eric Holder, who […]

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan

28-APR-2015
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Who: Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale What: Struck Pakistan When: 28 April 2015 A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Pakistan on 28 April 2015. The epicenter of the quake that jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was in the Hindukush mountain ranges on the border area of Tajikistan-Pakistan […]

Calbuco volcano of Chile erupted after 42 years

28-APR-2015
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Who: Calbuco volcano of Chile Where: Chile What: It erupted twice after 42 years When: 23 April 2015 Calbuco volcano of Chile erupted twice on 22 April and 23 April 2015 after 42 years. Tonnes of ash rained down following two volcanic eruptions leading to declaration of state of emergency by President Michelle Bachelet. When […]

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