Current Affairs, News & Facts of 02 Apr 2014

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  • Manuel Valls replaces Jean-Marc Ayrault as the new Prime Minister of France.  
    • The rejig by the President Francois Hollande has come in the wake of recent debacle of the ruling party in municipal elections held in March.
    • He, interior minister in the regime, is presently seen as the most popular Socialist leader with a wide acceptability base.
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  • Indian-American cardiologist Dr Sumeet Chugh has been honoured with the coveted Simon Dack Award by the American College of Cardiology.  
    • He receives the award for outstanding scholarship in recognition of his contributions to the organisation's peer-reviewed medical journals.
    • He is an expert in heart rhythm disorders such as sudden cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation.
    • Another award given by the organization namely 'Distinguished Scientist Award' (Basic Domain) for 2014 has gone to Eduardo Marban.
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  • Noel Naval Tata assumes charge as chairman of Trent - the retail arm of the Tata group.  
    • He, brother-in-law of Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry, succeeds now retired 'FK Kavarana'.
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  • Anil Agarwal assumes charge as new chairman emeritus of Sesa Sterlite - a firm of mining giant Vedanta Resources group.  
    • He was earlier the non-executive chairman in the company.
    • His brother Navin Agarwal also joins as the new chairman of the board.
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  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) release its report titled "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability"  
    • It holds the Global Warming responsible for unseasonal rains in India that may have adverse impact on food production in the country. 
    • It also forecasts contamination of fresh water resources. 
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  • The world observes the 7th annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.  
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  • Nancy Powell, US ambassador to India, quits.   
    • The move is seen as a reflection on her unimpressive stint that saw the diplomatic relations between the two nations plummets.
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  • International Court of Justice declares Japanese whale hunting illegal. - read more cat
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