Current Affairs – April 2016

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Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away

Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away in Bamako, Mali due to diabetics. He was 80.

He was known for his black and white studio portraits that captured popular cultural lives of young Malians in the 1960s and 1970s.

About Malick Sidibe

  • His photography work was published by the number of publications and was exhibited throughout Europe and in the United States.
  • His photos of Mali’s post-colonial period helped people see the West African nation in a new light.
  • Awards and Honours: He was the first photographer and the first African to be awarded the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
  • He also was awarded International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hasselblad Award for photography and World Press Photo award.

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Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany has won the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix held at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Chinese Grand Prix title race was the third race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

It was Rosberg’s overall seventeenth championship title of F1 in his career and the third consecutive win in the 2016 season.

Result of 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

  • First Position: Nico Rosberg (Germany) of Mercedes team.
  • Second Position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari team.
  • Third Position: Daniil Kvyat (Russia) of Red Bull Team.
  • Fourth Position: Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) of Red Bull team.
  • Fifth Position: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) of Ferrari Team.
  • Eleventh Position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India team.
  • Fifteenth Position: Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) of Force India team.

Top 3 teams are: Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

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18 April: World Heritage Day

Every year World Heritage Day is being observed across the world on April 18. It is also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites.

Objective: To create consciousness to preserve and protect the precious assets and cultural heritage across the world. It marks the need of shielding the historical monuments and sites located in every part of the world by making joint efforts at international level.

2016 Theme: The Heritage of Sport’. It was decided by the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in the backdrop of Rio Olympics 2016 to be hosted in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Background

  • The first world Heritage Day observed on April 18, 1982 by the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia. It was approved in 1983 by UNESCO.
  • The aim of this day is to make people aware about several awareness camps are organized across the world to protect the precious assets and cultural heritage across the world.

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