Current Affairs Global - 28 April 2014

1. Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and three other countries have won this year-s Goldman Prize, which is awarded for grass-roots activism. Peru-s Ruth Buendia was recognised for helping to prevent two dams in the Peruvian Amazon, while Russian zoologist Suren Gazaryan won for defending protected areas from Olympic development in Sochi.


American lawyer Helen Slottje was selected for helping to shut down fracking in New York State, South Africa-s Desmond D-Sa for closing a toxic dump site in Durban, and Indonesian biologist Rudi Putra for shutting illegal palm oil plantations in Sumatra. The winners of the prestigious prize will each receive USD 175,000.


2. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named as the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in London yesterday. He is the Premier League's top scorer this season with 30 goals, despite missing six games at the start of the season. Chelsea's Eden Hazard was voted Young Player of the Year.


Liverpool made it a clean sweep when Lucy Bronze was named the Women's Players' Player of the Year and her team mate Martha Harris was voted the Young Player of the Year.