18 April 2017 Current Affairs
1.Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel has taken out the Bahrain Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton. The victory was Vettel’s second of the season after the four time world champion won the opener in Australia. Hamilton who won in China last weekend, crossed the finish line 6.6 seconds behind. Vettel’s win lifted him to 68 points, with Hamilton second on 61 points. Thus Ferrari’s sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Formula one Grand Prix.
2.Philippine President Duterte wins Time 100 Reader Poll
Rodrigo Duterte, the President of Philippines has won this year’s Time Magazine’s Readers Readers Poll of the 100 most influential people in the world. Duterte received 5% to total, Yes Votes. He maintained the lead, right from the beginning of the poll. Time 100 Readers Poll closed on April 16, 2017. Time 100 Readers Poll is an online server conducted by Time Magazine, under which the readers are asked to vote for probable contenders of the list.
3.International Day For Monuments and Sites April 18
International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed on April 18, 2017. The International Day for Monuments and Sites is held each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity and efforts required their protection and conservation.
4. Prakash Javadekar launches Portal and Mobile App of RUSA
The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, on 17 April 2017 launched its own portal and mobile app. The portal and app were officially launched by Union Minister of Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. The portal is a one-stop location for states. Higher Education Plans, the decision of the State’s Higher Education Councils and details of the resources.
5. Pullela Gayatri Wins twin crown is Jakarta
Pullela Gopichand a National Badminton Coach daughter has won both single and double crown at the Pembangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix in Jakarta on 16th April 2017. Gayathri teamed up with Samiya in doubles title and win over Indonesian Players of Kelly Larissa and Shelandry Vyola. Gayatri and Samiya both trained at Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. She has won under – 15 doubles title.