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* China has launched a meteorological satellite named as fengyun II 08.
* Lithunia has become the latest country to join Euro Currency Zone.
* The Dongaria Kondh, one of India’s vulnerable tribal groups is found in Odisha state.
* The official mascot of 35th National Games is Ammu.
* The author of the dramatic decade : The Indira Gandhi Years is Pranab Mukherjee.
* Vasant Gowrikar is known as father of Indian Monsoon Model.
* The Kolha is a tribe indigenous to Odisha state.
* For the first time Kisan Vikas Patra was launched on Ist April,1988.
* As per the International Federation of Journalists, Pakistan is the dangerous country for journalists.
* The Itaipu dam, one of the largest hydropower plants in the world is located in Brazil.
* The straight of Dover separates UK and France.
* The United Nations Children’s  Fund(UNICEF) has decided to prepare a Tea Atlas in Assam.
*  Kumar Sangakkara has become the fastest to score 12,000 runs in Test Matches.
* The Union Government is planning to launch Rastriya Aviskar Abhiyan to create awareness among the students in  Science and Mathematics.
* ICICI  has launched the first contactless debit and credit cards.
* The strategic Oil and Gas bearing reagion called Yamala Peninsula is located in Russia.
* New Jersey is the host of International Hindi Conference (April 2015).
*  According to Fortune magazine,the Business person of the year 2014 is Larry Page.
* Indian Immunological Limited has launched the ‘Raksha Blue’,India’s first vaccine for Blue Tongue.
* UK has announced great collaborations programme to forge collaboration with Indian companies.
* The Pampas are grassland biome in South America.
* The book ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ is authored by mountaineer Arunima Sinha.
* Satya Nadella,CEO of Microsoft  has been conferred Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award.
* Celtic Tiger is a term used to describe the economy of Ireland.
* Rajasthan has separate ministry for Cow Affairs.
* Stan Wawrinka, won the Chennai Open Title belongs to Switzerland.
*  MYS Prasad has been chosen for the prestigious Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015.
*  Kerala has launched the ‘Sandesh One Project’,an initiative for creating network for women social entrepreneur  offering technologies and solution at the grass root level.
* UNMEER is the first ever United Nation’s emergency health mission to combat Ebola.
* The percentage of skilled people among the total workforce is highest in South Korea.
* The Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award , an award for distinguised scientist is given by Indian Science Congress Association.
* The first ever Budda heritage walk  was  recently held in Bihar.
* Bhakti Sharma is associated with Swimming.
* Indian Railway has flagged off the first compressive natural gas based trains in Haryana.
*  Corporation Bank has bagged the MSME Banking Excellence Awards-2014.
*  Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the social media person of the year award.
*  Equatorial Guinea is the venue for 30th Africa cup of Nations.
* The winner of women’s Brisbane International Title 2015 in Professional Tennins tournaments is Maria Sharapova.

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