24 April 2018 Current Affairs
Mario Benitez elected as Paraguay’s president
Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been elected as the president of Paraguay. Benitez garnered 46.44% of the vote, compared with 42.74% for his main rival Efrain Alegre.
Diu Smart City becomes first to run on 100% Renewable Energy during daytime
Diu Smart City has become the first city in India, that runs on 100% renewable energy during daytime setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year.
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018: complete list of winners
Dadahaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 honoured the individuals from the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution towards the growth and development of cinema and/or television.
Here’s the complete list of the winners:
|1.||Best actor (male)||Shahid Kapoor|
|2.||Best actor people’s choice award||Ranveer Singh|
|3.||Entertainer of the year||Kartik Aryan|
|4.||Best actress (critics)||Aditi Rao Hydari|
|5.||Lifetime achievement award||Simi Garewal|
|6.||Pride of Indian cinema||Sanjay Dutt|
|7.||Path-breaking producer of the year||Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma|
|8.||Best director||Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari|
|9.||Outstanding performance male||Raj Kumar Rao, Rana Daggubati|
|10.||Outstanding performance female||Tamannahh Bhatia, Kriti Sanon|
|11.||Promising face of the year||Aahana Kumra|
|12.||Best actor (male) Marathi||Vaibhav Tatwawaadi|
|13.||Best actor (female) Marathi||Pooja Sawant|
|14.||Best fashion designer of the year||Sanjukta Dutta|
|15.||Socially conscious performance of the year||Rani Mukherjee|
|16.||Best comic role||Tusshar Kapoor|
|17.||Entertaining performance in reality show Bigg Boss||Hina Khan|
|18.||Best actress drama award||Jennifer Winget|
|19.||Best actor (male) Television||Karan Patel|
|20.||Best reality show Judge||Shilpa Shetty|
|21.||Best talk show host||Karan Johar|
|22.||Best lyricist||Manoj Muntashir|
|23.||Best performance in a short film||Divya Khosla Kumar|
|24.||Iconic contribution towards music||Hans Raj Hans|
|25.||Comic performer of the year||Sumona Chakraborty|
|26.||Versatile singer||Rani Hazarika|
|27.||Social and business entrepreneur of the year||Jaya Misra|
India Wins 8th South Asian Judo Championship
India has won 8th South Asian Judo Championship held in Lalitpur, Nepal. On the concluding day of the championship, Indian women and men won team events. India topped the medal tally winning 10 Gold and 3 Bronze medals in the individual category. Host Nepal remained second and Pakistan got third place.
Rafael Nadal wins 31st Monte Carlo Masters Title
Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori by 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final won his 31st Masters title. It is also Nadal’s 11th Monte Carlo Masters title in 14 years.
India highest recipient of Remittances in 2017: World Bank
According to recently released Migration and Development Brief by World Bank, India has retained top position as recipient of remittances with about $69 billion in 2017. India was followed by China ($64 billion), Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion) and Egypt ($20 billion).
Mohamed Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year
Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). Salah has become the first person in Premier League history to claim three Player of the Month awards in the same season.
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