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24 April 2018 Current Affairs

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:

S.No.Category    Winner
1.Best actor (male)Shahid Kapoor
2.Best actor people’s choice awardRanveer Singh
3.Entertainer of the yearKartik Aryan
4.Best actress (critics)Aditi Rao Hydari
5.Lifetime achievement awardSimi Garewal
6.Pride of Indian cinemaSanjay Dutt
7.Path-breaking producer of the yearAnushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma
8.Best directorAshwiny Iyer Tiwari
9.Outstanding performance maleRaj Kumar Rao, Rana Daggubati
10.Outstanding performance femaleTamannahh Bhatia, Kriti Sanon
11.Promising face of the yearAahana Kumra
12.Best actor (male) MarathiVaibhav Tatwawaadi
13.Best actor (female) MarathiPooja Sawant
14.Best fashion designer of the yearSanjukta Dutta
15.Socially conscious performance of the yearRani Mukherjee
16.Best comic roleTusshar Kapoor
17.Entertaining performance in reality show Bigg BossHina Khan
18.Best actress drama awardJennifer Winget
19.Best actor (male) TelevisionKaran Patel
20.Best reality show JudgeShilpa Shetty
21.Best talk show hostKaran Johar
22.Best lyricistManoj Muntashir
23.Best performance in a short filmDivya Khosla Kumar
24.Iconic contribution towards musicHans Raj Hans
25.Comic performer of the yearSumona Chakraborty
26.Versatile singerRani Hazarika
27.Social and business entrepreneur of the yearJaya 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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