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2011 April International Issues

Russia proposes global nuclear safety plan

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed a plan to tighten the safety standards in nuclear power plants of the world and sent it to world leaders. It will be discussed by the Group of Eight at a summit in Deauville, France, on May 26 and 27.

4th SACOSAN begins in Colombo

The 4th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) of SAARC countries started in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 4 days conference which will be held from 7th April was declared open by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Services Mr. Dinesh Gunawardene.

International award for Gopinath Muthukad

Gopinath Muthukad has been selected by the International Magicians Society (IMS) of the US for the International Merlin Award. He is the second Indian magician, after P.C. Sorcar Jr. of West Bengal, to receive the award. 

World Health Day observed on April 7th.

World's first ‘ Dual Core' processor smartphone, Optimus 2X

LG said it plans to launch a range of phones in this particular segment this year. The company also announced the introduction of world's first ‘ Dual Core' processor smartphone, Optimus 2X, in India. 

Optimus 2X is the first phone to run on Nvidia's new Tegra 2 chipset, which promises excellent mobile experience.

China hosted BRICS summit on 14th April

BRICS, summit or the meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, helded in Sanya on south China's tropical island of Hainan Province on April 14. 

Chinese President Hu Jintao will chair the meeting, with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma in attendance.

South Africa is the newest member of BRICS, and is considered to be at the same stage of economic development as the group's other members.

IMF lowers India's growth forecast to 8.2 % for 2011

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India's economic growth rate forecast to 8.2 per cent for 2011 and warned that boom like conditions could lead to over-heating of the economy. 

The multilateral lending agency had earlier projected the country's economy to grow by 8.4 per cent in 2011.

Jonathan wins Nigeria's presidential elections

President Goodluck Jonathan has won Nigeria's presidential election by securing 60.02 percent of the vote.

He will be sworn-in on 29th May to serve a four-year tenure after which he is free to go for a second term.



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