Current Affairs of April 2014

The serious vulnerability in OpenSSL encryption used by thousands of web servers, including those run by email and web chat providers which allows anyone on the internet to read the memory of the systems in namedHeartbleed
The Indian born poet who has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections." Vijay Seshadri
The Central Armed Police Force in which government has approved induction of women as combat officersSashastra Seema Bal
The spy satellite launched by Israel to keep a watch on Iran and the surrounding region is namedOfek-10
The renowned lyricist, poet and filmmaker who has been chosen for the 45th Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2013) for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinemaGulzar
The former 100 metres world record holder from Jamaica who has been banned for 18 months after he tested positive for a banned substanceAsafa Powell
The Indian industrialist who has been conferred the rank of Knight Commander (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to UK/India relations, inward investment to the UK and philanthropy Ratan Tata
Indian Navy's first aircraft carrier decommissioned in 1997 which has been sold to a ship-breaking firm IB Commercial Property LtdINS Vikrant (HMS Hercules)
Indian cricketer who has been chosen as one of the Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year 2014 alongwith CM Edwards, RJ Harris, CJL Rogers and JE Root.Shikhar Dhawan
The north-eastern State whose capital has been put on India's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
Indian shooter who has become world No.1 in the 10 metres air pistol event, according to the recent rankings released by International Shooting Sport Federation.Heena Sidhu
The pharmaceutical company which has announced acquisition of 100 per cent of Ranbaxy Laboratories in a 4 billion dollar all-share transaction (thus creating the fifth-largest specialty generics company in the world and the largest pharmaceutical company in India)Sun Pharmaceuticals
The elephant in the custody of Jyotiba temple, Kolhapur, which has been ordered to be released and transferred to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC) in Bangalore by the Bombay High Court is namedSundar
The noted environmentalist and author of The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, who died on 05 April 14 Peter Matthiessen
The Malaysian badminton player who has won the Men's Singles title at the Yonex Sunrise Indian Open 2014 badminton tournament defeating Chen Long of China in the finals at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New DelhiLee Chong Wei
Noble prize winning Indian poet and author of India's National Anthem who was honoured by U.K., India and Bangladesh at the House of Commons in U.K.Rabindranth Tagore
The African nation which has become African continent's biggest economy surpassing South Africa (The country's GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film production)Nigeria
The team which won the ICC Women's World T-20 cricket tournament defeating England in the finals at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh Australia
The cricket team which has won the ICC T-20 World Cup tournament by defeating India in the finals at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in BangladeshSri Lanka (Captained by Lasith Malinga)
The Indian cricketer who was awarded the ICC World Twenty20 2014 Player of the Tournament Virat Kohli
The contestant from Jaipur who has been crowned Femina Miss India 2014 at a beauty pageant in MumbaiKoyal Rana
The navigation satellite (the second in the series of seven satellites planned to constitute the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System ) launched by ISRO aboard PSLV-C24 from Sriharikota IRNSS-1B
Sentinel-1a, first satellite of Copernicus Earth observation project that will supply valuable images in the event of natural disasters or even a plane crash was launched on 3 April from Kourou, French Guiana aboard a Soyuz rocket byEuropean Space Agency
The country neighbouring India which started its first official census after 30 years (the last census in the country was held in 1983)Myanmar
Iconic structures across the world, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai and several building in Chennai were lit up in blue colour on 02 April 2014 which was observed asWorld Autism Day
The communications satellite launched in September 2003 which has gone out of service after ten-and-half years in orbit (it was originally built to have a life of 15 years)INSAT-3E
The finance companies which have been granted 'in-principle' nod from the Reserve Bank of India to set up banks IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services Private Ltd
The US ambassador to India who has submitted her resignation with an intention to retireNancy Powell
The Public Sector Undertaking which has been awarded the Most Efficient Navratna Award at 5th Dalal Street Investment Journal Awards in New DelhiHindustan Aeronautics Ltd
The annual whaling programme of Japan which was ordered to be halted by the United Nations' International Court of Justice rejecting the country's claims that it targets the sea creatures for scientific purposes was namedJarpa II


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