Current Affairs Assam, North East, India – 22 April 2018
22 April 2018
ASSAM, NORTHEAST CURRENT AFFAIRS
- N Biren Singh, Manipur Chief Minister has said that the helicopter service will be launched from May 15 in Manipur
- Assamese writer and journalist Homen Borgohain and poet Nilamoni Phookan were honoured with the prestigious Rashtrakavi Kuvempu National Award 2017 . The Rashtrakavi Kuvempu National Award , instituted by Rastrakavi Kuvempu Pratisthana of Kuppali (Karnataka) is given in the name of Kannada writer and Jnanpith Award winning litterateur KV Puttappa, popularly known as Kuvempu.
- A cyclist from guwahati named Arshel Akhter has been appointed the ‘Bicycle Mayor’ of Guwahati by BYCS, an NGO based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
INDIA, INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS
- The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance (The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018) to give for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16.
- Tim Bergling (28), popularly known as DJ Avicii of Sweden , has passed away in Muscat, Oman on April 21, 2018.
- World’s oldest Japanese supercentenarian, Nabi Tajima (117), has passed away in Kikai, Japan on April 21, 2018. She was born on August 4, 1900,
- Bengaluru FC has won the 2018 Indian Super Cup Football tournament defeating East Bengal by a margin of 4-1
- The Chinese dragon ‘Son of Dreams’ has been declared the official mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
- Daniel Ricciardohas won the 2018 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix tournament
- Karan Johar become the first-ever Indian Filmmaker in Madame Tussauds Collection
- End Plastic Pollution is the theme of the 2018 World Earth Day