25 March 2018 Current Affairs
Martin Vizcarra sworn in as Peru’s New President
Martin Vizcarra has been sworn in as the country’s new president of Peru. Before the appointment, he was Peru’s first vice president and ambassador to Canada. He has replaced Pedro Pablo Kuczynski who has resigned from the post recently.
Navy decommissioned 3 minesweepers
The Indian Navy has decommissioned 3 Karwar-class minesweepers ‘Konkan’, ‘Cannanore’ and ‘Cuddalore’. These minesweepers ‘retired’ as operational ships after three decades of service in the Indian Navy.
India U-16 football team lifts Jockey Cup
India Under-16 team have won the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament title held in Hong Kong.
‘Most Improved Airport’ in Asia Pacific region
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad has received the award for the Most Improved Airport in the Asia Pacific region. It is the 1st international award for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport that has over 200 flight movements per day.
25 March: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 March every year across the world. The 2018 theme was “Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality”.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins season’s first Grand Prix
Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel won the F1 season’s opening Grand Prix and overall his third Australian Grand Prix title in Melbourne. Defending F1 champion Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton, who had begun the race at the pole position, came second ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.