Current Affairs of 18th April, 2015: Gharials to be released in Sutlej and Beas Rivers

Current Affairs of 18th April, 2015: Gharials to be released in Sutlej and Beas Rivers

Vikas Swarup is the new Spokesperson in External Affairs Ministry

18.04.2015: Vikas Swarup is appointed as the new spokesperson in External Affairs Ministry.  He succeeded Syed Akbaruddin. Akbaruddin is promoted in external affairs ministry as the additional secretary.  Vikas Swarup wrote a novel Q&A novel on which the most acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire was made.  The movie also won eight academy awards.

Vivek Priyadarshi is the new head of IPL Scandal Probing Team

18.04.2015: SC bench comprising TS Thakur and F M I Kalifulla appointed Vivek Priyadarshi as the head of team for probing IPL 6 match fixing and betting scandals. Vivek Priyadarshi is the SP of CBI, anti corruption cell.  He will come in place of IPS officer B B Mishra as the head of the probe team a he is retiring from services.  SC also gave permission to Vivek to form his own team.

Ashish Jakar’s new Record in Hammer Throw

18.04.2015: Ashish jakar of Haryana set a new national youth record in hammer throw. He own gold medal in 12th national youth athletics championship in Goa.  He hurled 5kg ball and chain to a distance of 71.04 meters which is a national youth record.  Previous record was in the name of Sukhdev Singh of Haryana and was 70.35 meters which was set in 2009.

James Anderson became Leading Wicket Taker in Tests

18.04.2015: James Anderson is now the highest wicket taker in test cricket in England.  He claimed his 384th wicket against West Indies.  He surpassed Ian Botham who till now holds the record with 383 wickets in 100 tests.

Gharials to be released in Sutlej and Beas Rivers

18.04.2015: Punjab government agreed to release Gharials in Sutlej and Beas Rivers.  Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal approved this which will help for the promotion of eco-tourism.  Ten Gharials are going to be released in the beginning under Gharial Recovery Action Plan. State Board of Wildlife recommended this and the government approved this.