Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 05 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 05 April 2017

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5 April 2017

Indian captain Virat Kolhi was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year. Ten ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83. Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

5 April 2017

 At the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships, Brianna Lyston (12-year-old Jamaican female athlete) left her competitors in her wake to win the 200m race in the Caribbean nation, clocking a time of 23.72 seconds - almost within two seconds of the senior world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988 Olympics. It is little... Read More

category: Sports

5 April 2017

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza announced his retirement from T20I cricket. Mortaza, who led Bangladesh in the 2016 ICC World T20, will feature in the T20I series against Sri Lanka – with the game at R Premdasa stadium, Colombo on April 6 being his last. Beloved by fans, the 33-year-old played 52 T20I to claim 39 wickets and score 368... Read More

category: Persons

5 April 2017

Kings XI Punjab players visited a government school in Indore and inaugurated toilets as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign, ahead of the IPL. South Africa's David Miller, pacer Varun Aaron and mentor Virender Sehwag were part of the contingent that visited the school. In this IPL, Holkar Stadium in Indore is also the home ground for Kings XI... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

5 April 2017

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has been honored with the 2016 Turing Award. The award, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing industry, is present annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual who made “major contributions of lasting importance to... Read More


5 April 2017

Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one month, and enjoy double-entry benefits while those coming for treatment can avail triple-entry facility. Earlier, a tourist coming on e-visa could stay in India up to 30 days only. Effective April 1, e-visa has been sub-divided into three... Read More

category: International

5 April 2017

Adam King, a cricketer from New Zealand, has been banned for two years by the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand, after being found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. King’s two-year ban has been back-dated to start on May 1, 2016. King, The bowler had played for Paraparaumu since 2011 and had represented Horowhenua-Kapiti in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

5 April 2017

South Korea celebrates the opening of Lotte World Tower – the world’s fifth-highest skyscraper – a 1,819 ft seven-star hotel in Seoul. Lotte World Tower is a 123 floors building built on the banks of River Han in Seoul. The landmark building boasts some record-setting amenities such as the world's highest swimming pool,... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

5 April 2017

Geetha Johri, Gujarat's first female IPS officer has now become the state's first female DGP (Director General of Police) after the outgoing DGP-in-charge PP Pandey, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan case, decided to step down. Johri is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation in Gandhinagar. Gujarat Chief... Read More


5 April 2017

Malala Yousafzai (19-year-old activist), the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, will on April 12 address Canada’s parliament and officially receive the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. Malala was targeted by Taliban militants after she became an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to learn and to attend... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

5 April 2017

More than six years after it was approved by the UPA government, the Centre has constituted 'National Board for Electric Mobility' (NBEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components. The Union Cabinet chaired by former Prime Minister Minister Manmohan Singh had on March 31, 2011... Read More

category: International

5 April 2017

Ecuador elected Lenin Moreno as the country's new president, according to the CNE (National Electoral Council) electoral agency. Renowned disability activist and former vice president Lenin Moreno of President Rafael Correa's governing Alianza Pais party got 99.65 percent of the votes counted. Moreno and his vice president Jorge... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

5 April 2017

Sporting minnows India has been ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances. India followed Russian Federation (176) and Italy (129) at third spot in the doping violation... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

5 April 2017

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won a clear victory in the country's presidential election. He won about 55%, well above the threshold to avoid a run-off, with most results counted. His closest challenger, Sasa Jankovic, polled 16%, while satirical candidate Ljubisa Preletacevic came third with 9% of the vote. He became prime... Read More

category: Business & Economy

5 April 2017

The 2017 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 10, will be the tenth season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The 2017 season is scheduled to start on 5 April 2017 and finish on 21 May 2017, with Hyderabad hosting the opening match and the... Read More

category: Sports

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