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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

News of this week – Current Affairs

Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, recently freed on bail by the Supreme Court in a sedition case, has been honoured with the 2011 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, South Korea's most prestigious award for those working on peace, democracy and justice in Asia. The award was announced yesterday by 2011 Gwangju Prize Committee in Seoul.

Today April 22 International Mother Earth Day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970

Indian-American physician Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,' has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer Prize in the general non-fiction category.

Mr. Vijay has been selected as chairman  of Indian Olympic Association after Mr. Kalmadi ‘s  dismiss.

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