Current Affairs 25th April, 2015: Earthquake Killed More than 900 in Nepal

 Current Affairs 25th April, 2015: Earthquake Killed More than 900 in Nepal

Sabeen Mahmud, human rights activists killed in Pakistan

25.04.2015: A human rights activist, Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead in Karachi. She was walking back to her home along with her mother when she was shot.  She is the director of The Second Floor Café that organized art evens and debates.

Earthquake in Nepal Kills More Than 900

25.04.2015: Earth quake measuring 7.9 on ritcher scale struck in Nepal and it killed more than 900 people and many injured.  The aftershocks also caused a lot of damage to the poor country.  The impact of the earth quake was also felt in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.  People and Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and China also felt the tremors.

Assam is the best e-Panchayat State

25.04.2015: Assam is awarded the best e-Panchayat state. The award was given away to the Rural Development Minister of Assam. It was given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Eight Panchayat Raj institutes were also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Shasaktikaran Awards.

Uttar Pradesh Government to Accept Documents in Urdu

25.04.2015: All the government offices in Uttar Pradesh will now accept letters and applications in Urdu also.  The applicants will also receive the reply in Urdu if they want.  All the district authorities in the state are directed to ensure Urdu is also used in the functioning of government.  Important signboards, government advertisements will also be displayed in the official second language.

Agreement Signed by NTPC and Andhra Pradesh for 250 MW Solar Power Plant

25.04.2015: National Thermal Power Corporation and Andhra Pradesh signed an agreement for procurement of power from 250 megawatt solar power plant that will be set up in the state in Anantapur in Rayalaseema.  NTPC is going to set up a 1000 megawatt ultra solar power project in the state in first phase.

World Malaria Day Observed on April 25

25.04.2015: World Malaria Day is observed on April 25th and the theme this year was investing in the future and defeating Malaria.  Celebrating the day highlights the need for continued investment for malaria control and also elimination of it.  The member states of World Health Organization are observing world malaria day since 2007.