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2011 April 16 to 18 Current Affairs




Jonathan wins Nigeria's presidential elections

President Goodluck Jonathan has won Nigeria's presidential election by securing 60.02 percent of the vote.

He will be sworn-in on 29th May to serve a four-year tenure after which he is free to go for a second term.



India, Kazakhstan sign pact on nuclear cooperation

Prime Minister Manmohan. Singh and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev agree on a 3-year Joint Action Plan and signed pact on nuclear cooperation



India's Sunitha Krishnan receives Vital Voices award

Sunitha Krishnan, an anti-human trafficking pioneer and co-founder of the NGO Prajwala, was honoured with the Human Rights award of the prestigious Vital Voices Global Leadership Award.



Vice-Admiral Joshi to head Western Naval Command

Vice-Admiral D.K. Joshi will be the new Chief of the Western Naval Command. He will take charge from Vice-Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin, who attains superannuation on April 30.



Bhawani Singh, last Maharaja of Jaipur, dead

The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Bhawani Singh, died after prolonged illness.He was 80.



India to launch advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2

The countdown for the launch of India’s latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV -C 16 began at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The PSLV- C 16 carrying Resourcesat 2 and two smaller satellites is scheduled for lift off at 10. 12 am on April 20th.



Tendulkar named Wisden's leading cricketer for 2010

Wisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket, has named Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the leading cricketer in the world for the year 2010.




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