Current Affairs Global - 3 April 2015

1. Dr Subadhra Devi Rai, an Indian-origin nurse in Singapore, was chosen for the 2015 International Achievement Award by the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) of the International Council of Nurses for her work in the healthcare sector of women and refugees.

With this, she became the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial prize since its introduction in 1999. She will receive the award on 21st June 2015 at a conference in Seoul.

2. US economy added 126,000 jobs in March which is lower compared to last 12 month average. The US unemployment rate held unchanged at 5.5% in March compared to previous month, as per the US Department of Labor.

Federal Reserve has recently announced that it is closely monitoring US job market and may raise interest rates once job market and economy improves further.

3. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal, highest cricketing honour of New Zealand, for his inspirational leadership and leading his country to its first Cricket World Cup final match ever. He led the team to its first World Cup final where they were defeated by Australia.