15 April 2018 Current affairs
Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from public office for life
The Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the President of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) under Article 62 of the constitution. The verdict was delivered unanimously by a five-judge bench led by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. It came against cases involving determination of time duration for disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution.
CWG 2018 Concludes: Australia Tops Medal Tally, India Third
India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze). Only Australia with 198 medals and England with 136 were ahead. India’s 26 Golds was also third, behind Australia (80) and England (45). India’s combined 66 medals is its third-best showing in the history of the Games.
Book titled ‘Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Vyakti Nahin Sankalp’ released
President of India Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book written over Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar. The book Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Vyakti Nahin Sankalp, is a portrait of Ambedkar’s inspiring life.
Manika Batra wins historic singles gold in TT at CWG 2018
Manika Batra became the first-ever Indian woman to bag gold in the women’s table tennis singles’ event in Commonwealth Games history. The 22-year-old paddler from Delhi defeated Singapore’s Mengyu Yu in the final to bag her third medal at CWG 2018.
Union Government to constitute Task Force for fast-tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology
The Union Government announced to constitute a Task Force under the Chairmanship of Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, for fast-tracking the roll-out of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology.
Boxer Satish Kumar bags silver at CWG
Boxer Satish Kumar clinched silver after losing to England’s Frazer Clarke in the men’s super heavyweight category (+91 kg) to take India’s medal tally to 59 at CWG 2018. The 28-year-old became the first Indian to win silver in the men’s super heavyweight category at CWG.