Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 April 2018
The Day 7 of Commonwealth Games 2018 started with Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal bagging the Bronze in the finals of the men’s 50m Pistol event. This was followed by an exemplary performance by Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh, who shot her career-best score to clinch the gold medal.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Shreyasi Singh wins Double Trap Gold
The Day 7 of Commonwealth Games 2018 started with Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal bagging the Bronze in the finals of the men’s 50m Pistol event. This was followed by an exemplary performance by Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh, who shot her career-best score to clinch the gold medal in the women’s double trap final. Singh beat Australia's Emma Cox to take the top spot.
In the men’s double trap event, Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won the bronze medal, while Tim Kneale from Isle of Man took silver and David McMath of Scotland won the gold medal.
Indian boxing legend Mary Kom has also cruised into the finals of the women's 48kg boxing category after winning her semi-final bout against Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku of Sri Lanka. With this, Kom became the first Indian boxer in Gold Coast to reach the final of her event.
Provision of Aadhaar Act validating collection of data is 'badly drafted': Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on April 10, 2018 ruled that the provision of Aadhaar Act, 2016 that seeks to validate the collection of data from 2009 to 2016, the time before the Act was enacted, has been "badly drafted".
The five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also noted that the supposed deemed consent for parting with biometric data can't be extended to mean giving up of fundamental right to privacy of the people.
First International conference on Water, Environment held in Kathmandu
The first international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ was inaugurated in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 10, 2018.
The impact of climate change is increasing with each passing day and is especially alarming for nations such as Nepal as its glaciers and snow capped mountains are melting. The sharing of knowledge and partnership between the participating nations could be key to create synergy among all those concerned.
India signs MoU with World Expo 2020 Dubai
India and World Expo 2020 signed participants’ contract on April 10, 2018 for India’s pavilion in the World Expo 2020 which will be held in Dubai.
The contract provides for the setting up of India’s pavilion at Expo 2020 on an extra large plot of about one acre in the ‘Opportunity’ segment. Focus will be given to India’s advances in Space, Pharma, IT, Renewable Energy and Telecom sectors at the pavilion.
India hosts 16th International Energy Forum
The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) ministerial meeting began in New Delhi, India on April 10, 2018. It would conclude on April 12.
The biennial IEF ministerial meeting is expected to witness the largest gathering of energy ministers, industry leaders and heads of key international organizations, who will debate the future of global energy.The theme of the forum is "The Future of Global Energy Security: Transition, Technology, Trade and Investment”.
The event is aimed at improving policy and investment decisions through increased knowledge and experience sharing.