09 May 2018 Current Affairs

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Carlos Alvarado sworn in as Costa Rican President

Carlos Alvarado was sworn in as the new President of Costa Rica. Alvarado swept to victory against conservative Protestant singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz. At 39, Alvarado is the country’s youngest president in modern history.

India ranked 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

The inaugural Asia Power index by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, has ranked India at the 4th position among 25 nations in the Asia Pacific region.

Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings ahead of Federer, Dimitrov 4th

Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the latest edition of the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings with 8,770 points while Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov jumped to the fourth spot. Switzerland’s Roger Federer stayed in second place, ahead of Germany’s Alexander Zverev in third spot.

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he would be resigning from office hours after four women accused him of physical violence.

Manchester City lift third premier league trophy in seven seasons

It took three weeks for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany to finally get his hands on the Premier League trophy. This was also Pep Guardiola’s first league title in England.

Nisha Bhalla conferred with ‘WEF 2018’ award

Women Economic Forum (WEF) is the largest global gathering of women entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide. Nisha Bhalla, a 46-year-old holistic coach and consultant from Mumbai was felicitated at the recently concluded Annual WEF 2018 Awards

US and Philippines began military exercises

US and Philippine forces have begun their largest annual military exercises named Balikatan. The Balikatan exercises involved combat drills in mock urban settings to train special forces in battling terrorists.

Google names Nitin Bawankule head of India cloud business

Tech giant Google has appointed Nitin Bawankule as the country head for Google Cloud India. Bawankule has been with Google for six years and was previously head of sales for its ecommerce, retail and classifieds and education business.


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