Current Affairs International - 18 April 2016

1. World Heritage Day was observed today (18th April) across the world to create awareness among the people towards conserve and protect the valuable assets and cultural heritage across the world. The 2016 theme was -The Heritage of Sport-. This day was used as an opportunity to raise the people-s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it.


2. Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts after the opposition party comfortably won the required two-thirds majority. The motion will now be sent to the upper house which is expected to suspend Ms Rousseff. If the Senate votes for impeachment, Ms Rousseff will be put on trial in the upper chamber and will be removed from office permanently if found guilty.


3. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, as the new chief selector. With this, he also resigned as head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team to take up new responsibility. The PCB had dissolved the previous selection committee after Pakistan fared badly in the Asia Cup and World T20.


4. Australia hockey team defeated Indian hockey team by 4-0 in the final match held at Ipoh, Malaysia to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016. This is their ninth title after winning in 2014. India last won this annual hockey tournament in 2010 (fifth title), when they shared the title with South Korea.


5. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix held on Sunday. This is his third consecutive win and sixth victory overall. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished second and Red Bull-s Daniil Kvyat finished third in the same race.