April

April News

Indians will continue to sweat it out as days of relief from heatwave likely in May beginning
India

Indians will continue to sweat it out as days of relief from heatwave likely in May beginning

Skymet Weather, a private forecaster, said that heatwaves will not only be restricted to Delhi but will also affect the residents of North India

At 42.4 degrees Celsius, Delhi records April's hottest day in five years
India

At 42.4 degrees Celsius, Delhi records April's hottest day in five years

The India Meteorological Department said this is the first time in 72 years that Delhi has recorded such a high temperature in the first half of April and issued an orange alert warning of severe heatwave in the city on Sunday too

India women's football team to play two international friendlies against Egypt, Jordan in April
Sports

India women's football team to play two international friendlies against Egypt, Jordan in April

The matches will be played in Jordan on 5 April (against Egypt) and 8 April (against Jordan).

India's exports jump 45% to $33.14 bn in August 2021; trade deficit at $13.87 billion
Sports

India's exports jump 45% to $33.14 bn in August 2021; trade deficit at $13.87 billion

The exports during April-August 2021 stood at $163.67 billion, an increase of 66.92 percent over $98.05 billion in the same period a year ago, the data showed

Tinkle character Tantri the Mantri becomes a king after 35 years of evil plotting
Life

Tinkle character Tantri the Mantri becomes a king after 35 years of evil plotting

Tantri's companions still remain loyal to him after his coronation. The inventor, Dushtabuddhi, and the assassin DeadHit, are still looking out for him and General Zantri is diligently serving Tantri now, fulfilling his duty to the Crown.

India's services sector output growth at seven-month low in April on softer rise in new business: PMI
Business

India's services sector output growth at seven-month low in April on softer rise in new business: PMI

Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index, fell from 52 in March to 51 at the start of the 2019 financial year, pointing to the weakest upturn in output since last September

World Autism Awareness Day 2019 today: Stigmatisation, lack of awareness still remain leading challenges
India

World Autism Awareness Day 2019 today: Stigmatisation, lack of awareness still remain leading challenges

On the night of 2 April, don't be startled to see the world up blue because the international community joins in every year this day to celebrate the World Autism Day by lighting up hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, with blue lights.

Electoral bonds: Second tranche on sale from 2 April; to be issued at 11 SBI branches
Business

Electoral bonds: Second tranche on sale from 2 April; to be issued at 11 SBI branches

The 11 specified branches are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati.

Massive asteroid to safely fly past Earth in mid April: Nasa
News & Analysis

Massive asteroid to safely fly past Earth in mid April: Nasa

A roughly 650-metre near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19, Nasa has said.

Kapil Sharma to be back on TV in April with more fun
Entertainment

Kapil Sharma to be back on TV in April with more fun

The first episode of The Kapil Sharma Show will be shot with a live audience as an event in Delhi

Air India Dreamliner grounded for 9 months, with 400 parts missing
India

Air India Dreamliner grounded for 9 months, with 400 parts missing

Air India has grounded an aircraft from it's dreamliner fleet since January of this year.

Car sales grow 18% in April, fastest in 30 months, says industry body
Business

Car sales grow 18% in April, fastest in 30 months, says industry body

Car sales in India rose by 18.14 per cent in April, the fastest rate of growth in 30 months, as the auto industry continued its journey on the road to recovery riding on improved consumer sentiments, new models and favourable fuel prices.

Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: New teaser promises dragons, Daenerys, blood and fire
Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: New teaser promises dragons, Daenerys, blood and fire

“Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they're all just spokes on a wheel." The latest Game of Thrones teaser trailer begins with the Khaleesi's soliloquy and its enough to send shivers down your spine.

April-October fiscal deficit for India nears 90% of full-year target
Economy

April-October fiscal deficit for India nears 90% of full-year target

India's fiscal deficit was 4.76 trillion rupees ($76.77 billion) during April-October.

April retail inflation rises to 3-month high of 8.59 percent
India

April retail inflation rises to 3-month high of 8.59 percent

Costlier vegetables, fruits and milk pushed up retail inflation to three-month high of 8.59 percent in April, squeezing the space for the Reserve Bank to ease interest rates in the monetary policy review in June.

Many petrol pumps in Delhi to offer 50 p/litre discount to voters
Politics

Many petrol pumps in Delhi to offer 50 p/litre discount to voters

As many as 67 petrol pumps across Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Rohtak will offer 50-paise per litre discount on petrol to consumers who exercise their voting rights on 10 April

Direct tax collection grows 15% in Apr-Nov this fiscal
Economy

Direct tax collection grows 15% in Apr-Nov this fiscal

Net direct tax collection grew by 15.04 percent to Rs 2,70,731 crore during April-November period of the current fiscal, with nearly three-fifth coming from the corporate sector.

So far, 10 million Samsung Galaxy S IIs sold, reveals Samsung
News & Analysis

So far, 10 million Samsung Galaxy S IIs sold, reveals Samsung

South Korea-based, popular handset manufacturer, Samsung Electronics have just hit it big with their coveted Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones.

iPad to Hit US Shelves April 3
News & Analysis

iPad to Hit US Shelves April 3

Announced earlier this year, the Apple iPad will now be available in the US on Saturday, April 3.