April 2012 : International Current Affairs

 Latest Current Affairs April 2011 – Major World Events
United States asks Syria to implement the UN peace plan or face serious consequences.— April 1, News on AIR
A Russian passenger plane with 43 people on board crashed in Siberia on Monday, killing at least 16 people while 12 survivors were rescued, an emergency official said. — April 2, Hindustan Times
India and UK pitch for reforms and increasing funds for the International Monetary Fund for a meaningful role to mitigate global economic problems. — April 3, News on AIR
The Russian-origin nuclear power submarine Nerpa, rechristened INS Chakra, is being inducted into the Indian Navy today, for the next 10 years. — April 4, News on AIR
The US charged the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, along with four alleged plotters today, vowing to seek the death penalty in a much-awaited military trial. — April 5, Times of India
Britain has imposed new immigration regime today which includes tighter rules for students, limits on skilled professionals and new restrictions on the settlement of migrants who are already in the country. — April 6, News on AIR
A massive earthquake under the sea, strikes Indonesia; Tremors felt in southern and eastern parts of India; Centre rules out Tsunami threat to Indian coasts. — April 11, News on AIR
Syrian Government to halt all military operations against rebels today. — April 12, News on AIR
North Korea launches long range rocket; US, South Korea and Japan claim that the launch failed. — April 13, News on AIR
Thousands of US soldiers will begin nearly two weeks of war games in the Philippines on Monday as the two nations look to strengthen their military alliance amid concerns over China’s rising power. — April 14, Hindustan Times
After several days of closed-door haggling, the UN Security Council is hoping to adopt a statement today condemning North Korea’s botched rocket launch, council diplomats said— April 16, News on AIR
In Norway, Anders Behring Breivik today defended his massacre of 77 people last year, insisting that he would do it again. — April 17, News on AIR
Egypt’s Election Commission has confirmed disqualification of candidates from Presidential elections. — April 18, News on AIR
Pakistan’s Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has called for the demilitarisation of the Siachen glacier area in the Himalayas, an area known as the world’s highest battlefield.— April 19, News on AIR
Syria and the United Nations have signed an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire monitoring mission. A statement to this effect was issued by the office of the UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan yesterday. — April 20, News on AIR
In France, socialist Francois Hollande wins the first round of presidential election. — April 23, News on AIR
China has allowed the imports of Basmati rice from India. This comes as a big boost to Indian exporters for exporting 4.5 million tonnes of aromatic rice to huge markets of of 1.3 billion Chinese populations. — April 24, News on Air
Kofi Annan expressed serious concern at the reports that Syrian troops entered Hama after the UN Observers left there and killed a significant number of people. — April 25, News on Air
British PM David Cameron has been sent scurrying for cover following revelations made by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, about the closeness between News Corp and the minister for culture, media and sport. — April 26, Times of India
France has said that the UN Security Council should consider military action in Syria if the Annan peace plan fails to halt the violence there. — April 27, News on Air
President Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil is on a nine day state visit to Seychelles and South Africa. — April 28, News On Air
Pakistan releases 72 of the 85 Indian fishermen taken captive in the Arabian sea, off Gujarat coast on Thursday. — April 29, News On Air
The Taliban resumes talks with the United States in Qatar to find a political solution to the decades old conflict in Afghanistan. — April 30, News On Air

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