Current Affairs 16th April, 2015: Sachin Tendulkar is now the Member of Laureus Sports Academy
UN Peace Envoy to Yemen Resigned
16.04.2015: Jamal Benomar, Moroccan diplomat to UN Secretary General has resigned. This was in wake of UN Security Council calling for resumption of peace talks to end violence in Yemen. It is likely that Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed who is the Mauritanian diplomat may replace Jaml Benomar.
Dr. Mohan Kumar is Next Ambassador of India to France
16.04.2015: DR. Mohan is going to be the next Indian ambassador for France. He is presently in Bahrain as Indian Ambassador. He will replace Arun Kumar who is now appointed as the Ambassador of United States. Mohan Kumar is the 1981 bat IFS officer.
Surya Bahadur Thapa, Former Nepal PM Died
16.04.2015: Mr Surya Bahadur Thapa, former prime minister of Nepal passed away. He is 87. He served as Prime minister for his country for five terms. His political career spans more than 50 years. He was suffering from stomach cancer since few days and was undergoing treatment.
Sachin Tendulkar is now the Member of Laureus Sports Academy
16.04.2015: Sachin Tendulkar, cricket God of India is choen as one of the members of Laureus Sports Academy. The academy is inducing five members including Sachin Tendulkar and the other new members are Yao Ming – Basket Ball player of China, Tegla Loroupe – long distance runner from Kenya, Yang Yang – short track speed skater from China and Li Xiaopeng – gymnast from China.
Agni III Missile Test Fired Successfully
16.04.2015: India successfully test fired Agni III missile. This is a surface to surface missile with strike range of 3,000 kilometers. It was test fired from Wheeler Island of Dhamra. It is 17 meters in length and its launch weight was 48 tonnes.
India to get Uranium from Canada
16.04.2015: Indian atomic reactors will get nearly 3000 metric tonnes of Uranium from Canada. This is under $254 million five year deal. The agreement was signed by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. Canada is the second largest producer of Uranium in the world. Russia and Kazakhstan also supplied Uranium to India and Canada is the third country to do so.