April, 2013

Serbian Govt. approves a landmark agreement

The Serbian Government approves a landmark agreement to normalise relations with breakway Kosovo, which was once one of the provinces of Serbia.

EU Foreign Ministers agree of bloc’s trade

European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers agree to lift the last of the bloc’s trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar, hailing “a new chapeter” with the once-embargoed state.

China rejects reports

China rejects reports in India that its troops had set up a tented post on Indian territory nearby Daulat Beg Oldi advanced landing ground in Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir.

Monte Carlo Masters tennis – Djokovic champion

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia wins the title at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament in Monte Carlo, beating Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final.

Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One championship

Reigning world champion German racer Sebastian Vettel of Team Red Bull wins the Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One championship in Manama, Bahrain, Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus finishes second.

Shakuntala Devi solved complex mathematical

Shakuntala Devi, who solved complex mathematical equations mentally and defeated computers through the 1970s and 1980s, dies after a heart attack in Bengaluru.

Self-employed workforce shrinking 50.7%

The Central Government admits to lack of substantial increase in employment between 2004-05 and 2009-10, with the self-employed workforce shrinking from 56.4% to 50.7% to 50.7% of the total workforce.

Asian wrestling championship

Amit Kumar of India beats London Olympic Bronze medallist Kyong II Yang of North Korea in the final to claim the 55 kg freestyle Gold medal in the Asian wrestling championship at the K.D. Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi.

Nicolas Maduro is sworn in President of Venezuela

Venezuela’s acting President Mr. Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as the President of Venezuela in Caracas. He succeeds the late Hugo Chavez.

Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected in Italian President

Italian President Mr. Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected to the country’s highest office after Italy’s electrical college fails to elect his successor in five rounds of voting. This is the first time in the history of the Italion Republic that a President has been elected to two successive terms.