Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 April 2018

Apr 13, 2018 17:47 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 April 2018

65th National Film Awards announced

The 65th National Film Awards were announced on April 13, 2017 by the jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

The other members of the jury panel are screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Rumi Jaffrey and Tripurari Sharma.

The award ceremony for the 65th National Film Awards will be held on May 3, 2018 and the awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Germany top FIFA rankings, Brazil second

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of April 2018 ranked current world champions, Germany at the top despite one draw and defeat in March.

In the international friendly matches that were played last month, Germany had lost 1-0 to Brazil and drew 0-0 with Spain. The nation with 1533 points still has quite a lead over Brazil, which is ranked at the second position with 1384 points.

While Belgium moved up two places to the third rank, Portugal and Argentina each dropped a place to be ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Latest updates

The Day 9 of Commonwealth Games kick started with the Indian shooters adding two gold and one silver to India’s total medal tally.

While, 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala became India's youngest gold medalist in the 25m Rapid Fire final, in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final, Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil came out at the top by winning gold and silver medals respectively.

India’s winning streak was taken forward by the wrestling contingent with Bajrang Punia winning gold in the men's freestyle 65 kg category and Mausam Khatri claiming the silver in men's 97 kg freestyle after being defeated by South Africa's Martin Erasmus in the finals.

Indian courts ordered 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty report

According to Amnesty International’s global report ‘Death Sentences and Executions’, the Indian courts gave away 109 death sentences in 2017 but no executions were carried out. The report was released on April 12, 2018.

The report stated that the number of death sentences imposed by the Indian courts in 2017 had come down by 27, as in 2016 the courts had pronounced 136 death sentences.

US approves artificial-intelligence device to detect diabetic eye problems

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States on April 12, 2018 approved an artificial-intelligence device that can detect diabetic eye problems, thus, allowing doctors to diagnose the condition without the need of any data or images.

This artificial-intelligence device is named as ‘IDx-DR’. The device uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyse images of the eye, taken with a retinal camera Topcon NW400. The image is then uploaded on a cloud server on which IDx-DR software is installed.

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