Current Affairs : 8 May 2016

Published on Sunday, May 08, 2016

Enda Kenny re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (65-years) has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland .

  • Kenny (leader of Fine Gael party) was elected for the post 70 days after a general election which had produced no outright winner.
  • He has been re-appointed with 59 votes in favour and 49 votes against.

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Australia offers multiple-entry visa to Indians

To boost Australia’s future tourism growth, a three-year multiple-entry visitor visa for India will
be implemented by July 2016 on a trial basis.

  • This will allow entry into Australia multiple times on the same visa and each stay will be valid up to three months.

4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting to be held in New Delhi

The eight nations composing the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children, (SAIEVAC) are assembling in New Delhi next week for their 4th Ministerial Meeting.

  • The meeting will set strategies and agree on commitments to ensure the protection and security of the children of the region and will be hosted by the Ministry of Child and Women Development.

Girls again outperform boys in ISC, ICSE Exams

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has declared results for both
class XII and class X .

  • Girls once again outperformed boys in the ISC (Class XII) and ICSE (Class X) Examinations.
  • The class XII saw a pass 96.46 % while 98.5 % students cleared the class X exams.

Shashi Kapoor’s biography released

A biography of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor(78-year) unveiling the chapters of his personal and
professional life, released.

  • The biography titled Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star“, has been authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra.

UK: Sadiq Khan elected as new Mayor of London

In UK(United Kingdom), Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London, boosting
Labour party after it slumped in Scotland’s elections.

  • Mr Khan, son of a Pakistani bus driver, is the city’s first Muslim mayor after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith.

Cameroon Footballer Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on pitch

Cameroon international footballer Patrick Ekeng (26-years) has died after collapsing on the
pitch playing a first division match yesterday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest.

  • He fell to the ground without any contact with another player in the 70th minute of the game against Viitorul, just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute.

America’s Tori Bowie runs fastest 100m of 2016 in Doha

American Tori Bowie (25-years) streaked to victory in the women’s 100 metres at the Doha
Diamond League.

  • Equalling her personal best and smashing the meeting record with a world leading time of 10.80 seconds.

Pakistan beat India at Asian Kabaddi championships

Pakistan has won the third edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) by
defeating India.

  • In the final match held at Pakistan Ordinance Factory Sports Complex in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan defeated India by 50-31 points.

Mickey Arthur appointed as Pakistan cricket team’s head coach

Mickey Arthur (47-years) has been appointed as head coach of Pakistan ahead of this summer’s
tour of England.

  • He is currently working as head coach of Karachi Kings in Inaugural edition of Pakistan
  • Super League(PSL).

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