Lets take a fast ride of TOP 10 News in April and May 2015
1. 1 April – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme was launched by the government to boost electric and hybrid vehicle sales :
2. 5 April – Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the “Give it Up” campaign urging rich people to give up LPG subsidy :
3. 8 April – The Padma awards were given at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among the 50 recipients were actor Amitabh Bachchan, actor Dilip Kumar, nuclear scientist M.R. Srinivasan, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, computer scientist Vijay P. Bhatkar, Hindu spiritual guru Swami Satyamitranand and Aga Khan IV :
It provides loans at low rates to micro finance institutions and non-banking financial institutions which then provide credit to MSME’s.
5. 25 April – April 2015 Nepal earthquake, a 7.9 Richter scale earthquake occurred in Nepal. Parts of north India were affected :
6. 5 May – The Akash missile was inducted into the Indian Army :
7. 9 May – Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 3 large-scale social security schemes, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana :
New Development Bank formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an alternative to the existing American and European-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The goal of the bank is to “mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries”. The bank is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
9. 11 May – All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court :
India was struck by a severe heat wave. As of 3 June 2015, it has caused the deaths of more than 2,500 people in multiple regions. The South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring Telangana, where more than 1,735 and 585 people died respectively, were the areas most affected by the heat wave.