Current Affairs in Short: 5 April 2018

Apr 5, 2018 17:13 IST
Current Affairs in Short: 5 April 2018

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets a 5-year jail term

• A Jodhpur court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five-year jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, while other actors including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari have been acquitted.

• Salman will have to spend the night in Jodhpur Jail as his bail hearing in the Sessions Court has been posted for tomorrow.

• The witnesses of the shooting incident, the Bishnoi community helped form the case against Salman Khan. The community has been activists for hundreds of years.

• The community has decided to appeal against the other acquittals.

• Salman Khan was accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain.

• He has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, which carries a maximum punishment of six years and minimum one-year jail term.

India, Azerbaijan sign two documents for visa waiver for diplomatic passports holders

• India and Azerbaijan have signed two documents for the visa waiver for diplomatic, official and service passports holders and cooperation between diplomatic training institutes.

• The agreements were signed during the ongoing visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to that country.

• Swaraj is there to be part of 18th NAM Ministerial Conference in Baku.

NDA MPs to give up salary for disrupted part of budget session


• Members of Parliament of BJP and NDA allies have decided not to take salary and allowances for 23 days of the second phase of the budget session of Parliament.

• This was announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in New Delhi on April 4, 2018.

• Kumar told reporters that the decision has been taken in protest against the opposition's negative politics of stalling the proceedings of both the Houses.

• He said that the parties stopped important bills from being passed, which led to a criminal wastage of the taxpayer's money. The session is scheduled to end on April 6.

 



Julius Maada Bio takes oath as new President of Sierra Leone

• Julius Maada Bio took oath as the President of Sierra Leone in the capital Freetown on April 5, 2018. Bio is a former soldier who briefly ruled Sierra Leone in 1996.

• He defeated ruling party candidate Samura Kamara, an economist by training.

• President Ernest Bai Koroma has stepped down after serving two five-year terms.

• Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula.

Sally Pearson withdraws from Commonwealth Games


• Australian track star Sally Pearson pulled out of the Commonwealth Games on April 5, after failing to recover from an Achilles problem, dealing a heavy blow to the event.

• Sally expressed disappointment but added that she needed to give herself the best chance of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

• Sally Pearson has previously won Gold in the 100 metres Hurdles at the 2010 and 2014 Games, but she missed out on a medal in Melbourne in 2006 and was forced to pull out of the Rio Olympics with a hamstring injury.

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli retains second spot

• India skipper Virat Kohli remains static on his second position in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released today.

• The test player rankings were topped again by Australia's Steve Smith. India’s test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara also held on to his seventh position.

• India Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped one place in the bowlers ranking to take the fifth position while Ravindra Jadeja held on to his second spot in the all-rounders ranking.

• In the ICC Test Team Rankings, New Zealand overtook Australia to grab the third place.

Trump signs proclamation sending National Guard to US-Mexico border

• US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation to send the National Guard to the country's border with Mexico.

• The information was shared by US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the White House press briefing.

• Nielsen stated that the signing would be done in conjunction with governors and that the administration hoped the deployment would begin immediately.

 

Is this article important for exams ? Yes6 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK