Current affairs updates for 27 April 2015

Published on Monday, April 27, 2015
Current affairs updates for today :-

Earthquake killed 3218 people in Nepal

  • 66 people died in India due to this natural disaster

Bharatiya Mahila Bank won Asian Banker Achievement Award

  • Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015 won by Bharatiya Mahila Bank on 23rd April 2015, the ceremony held at Hong Kong. The CEO of Bharatiya Mahila Bank is Usha Ananthasubramanian.

Gopinath Pillai awarded with Outstanding Service Award

  • Gopinath Pillai awarded with Outstanding Service Award on 24th April 2015 for his services in Singapore. Earlier, in the year 2012, he was also awarded with Padma Shri Award.

Sangeeta Bhatia awarded with Heinz Award 2015

  • Sangeeta Bhatia, an Indian-origin scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won Heinz Award for the year 2015 for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.

India’s Healthcare Portal launched

  • India’s Healthcare Portal launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24th April 2015. The portal covers 124 medical facilities including with 93 medical centres and 3 ayurveda centres.

World Malaria Day observed on 25th April

  • World Malaria Day observed on 25th April 2015 under the theme of ‘Invest in the Future’, Defeat Malaria. The day is to be instituted by World Health Organization.

IOC started new crude processing unit

  • Indian Oil Corporation started the new crude processing unit on 26th April 2015 at Paradip, Odisha with the capacity of 300,000 barrel per day.

Chairman of Volkswagen resigned

  • Ferdinand Piech, Chairman of Volkswagen, resigned from the post on 25th April 2015 after his two years long dominating presence. The CEO of Volkswagen Group is Martin Winterkorn.

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