DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 18 APRIL 2015
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1. WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY OBSERVED GLOBALLY:
. World Hemophilia Day was observed around the globe on 17th April 2015.
. World Hemophilia Day was observed with the theme, “Building a family of support”.
. World Hemophilia Day was established in 1989 with the support of the World federation of Hemophilia (WFH) on 17th April every year to hounour Frank Schnabel
NOTE: Haemophilia is derived from two Greek Words – ‘Haima’ means blood and ‘philia’ means affection.
. Frank Schnabel is the founder of World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).
2. TIME MAGAZINE HAS RELEASED A LIST OF 100 MOST INFLUENCED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD:
. Time Magazine has released a list of 100 most influential people in the world.
. American Rapper and Singer Kanye Omari West topped the list.
. Malala yousafzai, a Pakistani Education activist is the youngest person on the list for third time in a row.
. Time Magazine list of 100 most influential people in the world includes 4 Indians, Narendra Modi, chanda Kochar, Satya Nadela and Vikram Patel.
i Narendra Modi – PM of India
ii Chanda kochhar – MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
iii Satya Nadella – CEO of Microsoft
iv Vikram Patel – Co-founder of the NGO Sangath
3. SATYA NADELLA HONOURED WITH WHITE HOUSE CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE:
. Indian-origin Satya Nadella is honored with white house champions of change along with 11 other local champions of change.
. A total of 12 champions of change were honoured for their exemplary leadership.
. Satya Nadella is first Indian Origian CEO of Microsoft.
Note: Champions of Change honour is presented to those who support working families and help make change around them whether in their company and community.
4. LITTLE MASTER ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF LAUREUS SPORTS ACADEMY:
. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is elected as a member of Laureus Sports Academy among 4 others.
. Apart from Sachin Tendulkar other players inducted as members of Laureus Sports Academy are :
i Yao Ming – Chinese Basketball Player
ii Tegla Loroupe – Kenyan Long Distance Runner
iii Li Xiaopeng – Chinese Gymnast
iv Yang Yang – Chinese Short track speed skater