April 1: The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 comes into effect.
India launches “Census 2011”, the biggest-ever census attempted in the history of mankind. The first-ever National Population Register will also be prepared to create a biometric national database.
April 5: Sensex gains 243.06 points to end day at 17935.68, its highest close since February 2008.
April 6: Maoists ambush and kill 75 CRPF personnel in the Mukrana forest 3 km from Chintalnar village in Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh.
Mammootty-starrer Pazhassi Raja wins eight awards at the State film awards for 2009.
April 7: The Centre halts the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine programme meant to prevent cervical cancer among women.
Sensex touches the 18000-level after a gap of two years before closing at 17970.02.
April 8: The Union Cabinet gives nod for the big ticket disinvestment in Steel Authority of India Ltd.
April 11: Indian scientists announce the first-ever detailed mapping of mycobacterium tuberculosis.
April 12: The Tamil Nadu Assembly passes a resolution seeking to revive the Legislative Council.
April 15: The mission to put communication satellite GSAT-4 in orbit ends in fiasco after India’s own cryogenic engine in the GSLV-D3 fails to ignite and the vehicle tumbles into the sea.
April 18: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor under a cloud for his alleged involvement in the Kochi IPL franchise bid quits.
April 19: The Supreme Court upholds life term for Manu Sharma for the murder of Jessica Lal on the night of April 29-30, 1999 at a south Delhi restaurant.
D. D. Lapang resigns as Meghalaya Chief Minister.
April 20: Mukul Sangma is sworn in Meghalaya Chief Minister.
April 21: Self-styled godman Nithyananda ‘embroiled in a sex scandal’ and on the run since March 3 is held from the house of a Delhibased businessman at Mamlig village in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
April 22: Madhuri Gupta, junior diplomat in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad is picked up by the Delhi police for ‘spying’.
April 23: Opposition stalls business in both Houses of Parliament demanding a JPC probe into IPL irregularities.
April 26: The Unique Identification Authority of India unveils logo (AADHAR) and brand name for the 16-digit unique identification number in New Delhi.
April 27: The UPA government survives a trial of strength in the Lok Sabha as the cut motions moved by the Opposition are defeated.
The 12-hour nationwide bandh called by 13 non-UPA, non-NDA parties against price rise hits life.
April 29: A Delhi-based journalist Nirupama Pathak is found dead under mysterious circumstances at her parents’ house at Tilaya in Jharkhand’s Koderma district.
April 30: Supreme Court Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia is appointed the 38th Chief Justice of India.
The Lok Sabha adopts the National Green Tribunal Bill, 2009.
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