Current Affairs 2017 - April

Sachin Tendulkar appointed as official ambassador of women’s World Cup 2017

International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. The women’s World Cup is scheduled to be held in June 2017 at England and Wales with eight top cricketing countries locking horns to grab the coveted trophy. The tournament will host 28 matches at five different venues with the final at Lord’s Stadium.

Donald Tusk re-elected as European Council president

The European Council has re-elected Donald Tusk as its president for a second term. He will have tenure of two and a half years from June 2017 to November 2019. He was also re-appointed as President of the Euro Summit for the same period. He is the second full-time President of EC, following the creation of the post on 1 December 2009 under the Treaty of Lisbon. Earlier, for first time Donald Tusk was elected as President of EC in December 2014. Prior to that, he was Prime Minister of Poland for 7 years.