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April 4th Week 2015 Current Affairs
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1) Djokovic wins Monte Carlo Masters.

  • Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - World number one Novak Djokovic won his fourth tournament of the year as he outlasted Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych.
  • Djokovic opened his 2015 account by winning his fifth Australian Open before following up with Masters` victories at Indian Wells and Miami.
  • He is the first man to win the opening three Masters 1000 tournaments of the season.
About Djokivic:
He belongs to Serbian Country.
He received 8 grand slam titles
Australian Open: 5 times.
Wimbledon Open: 2 times.
US Open: 1 time.
2) Sports ministry also suspends Paralympic Committee of India.
  • Taking a cue from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the government suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for gross negligence and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad last month.
  • The IPC, had suspended the PCI on the same charges, following which the sports ministry issued a show-cause notice to PCI, asking why should it not be derecognised.
  • IPC`s suspension of PCI meant that Indian athletes are barred from taking part in IPC sanctioned competitions, including next year`s Paralympic Games at Rio de Janeiro
About PCI:
  1. The PCI was recognized by the Indian government in November 2011 as an NSF for promotion of sports amongst the physically challenged sportspersons of the country. The IPC has suspended PCI for an indefinite period.
3) Sharath Kamal to Spearhead Indian Challenge in World Table Tennis Championship.
  • World No.44 A. Sharath Kamal will spearhead the Indian challenge in the World Table Tennis Championship (WTTC) which will be held in Suzhou, China from April 26 to May 3.
  • This year the WTTC will be for the individual events. National champion and world number 104, Soumyajit Ghosh, who is the current India number two, along with country`s top ranked player G. Sathiyan (world number 188) and promising youngster Sanil Shankar Shetty will also be taking part in the event.
  • The Team
  1. Men: Soumyajit Ghosh, A. Sharath Kamal, G. Sathiyan and Sanil Shankar Shetty.
  2. Women: Mouma Das, Manika Batra and K. Shamini.
  3. Coaches: Arup Basak and Bhawani Mukherjee.

4) Paula Radcliffe to receive London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Paula Radcliffe will receive the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award when she completes the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • The women’s world record holder will run what is expected to be her final competitive race at the 35th London Marathon, an event she won three times in four years between.
Key points:
  1. Belongs to: United Kingdom.
  2. Capital: London.
  3. Currency: Pound sterling.
5) Japan set to host continental champions in 2015 and 2016.
  • After last staging the event in 2012, Japan will play host again in 2015 and 2016, with this year’s FIFA Club World Cup confirmed for 10-20 December.
  • FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says the experience of the Japan Football Association (JFA) in organising a number of major football tournaments will go a long way to ensuring further success for the event.
  • The first FIFA Club World Cup was held in 2000 in Brazil. It has been an annual event since 2005, with Japan playing host in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Key points:
  1. Host Country: Japan.
  2. Capital: Tokyo.
  3. Currency: Japanese yen.
6) Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September.
  • A year after hosting the football World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event - the Indigenous Peoples World Games.
  • The inaugural games will be held from Sept. 18-27 in Palmas in the northern state of Tocantins.
  • The event grew out of the Indigenous Peoples` Games that draw members of tribes throughout the country. The Inter-Tribal Council wanted to open the competition to the world.
  • George Hilton, the nation`s sports minister said that the games will be held in September 18-27 in Palmas under the theme “In 2015, we Are All Indigenous”.
Key points:
  1. Host Country: Brazil.
  2. Capital: Brasília.
  3. Currency: Brazilian real.
7) India won a Gold and a Bronze at 2015 Asian Indoor Rowing Championship.
  • India won a Gold and a Bronze at the 2015 Asian Indoor Rowing Championship. The championship was held from 25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015 in Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Dushyant Singh and Succha Singh Tomar won the gold in the 2000m men’s light weight pair category.
  • In the 2000m men’s open-pair event, Om Prakash and Rajesh Verma settled for a bronze with a timing of 6:22.50.
  • This is the first time the Indians were competing in an indoor event.
Key Points:
  1. Country: Thailand.
  2. Capital: Bangkok.
  3. Currency: Thai baht.
8) India crowned champions at President`s Cup Boxing Tournament.
  • Rakesh Kumar (69kg) and Harpal Singh (75kg) struck gold as India were crowned champions for the first time in the 22nd President`s Cup Boxing Tournament in Palembang, Indonesia.
  • The Indian team logged 33 points to finish ahead of second-placed Mongolia after Rakesh and Harpal`s gold medals took the country`s total tally to four gold and a bronze at the end of the event.
  • Where as Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Pinki Jangra (51kg) clinched the yellow metal in the women`s competition of the tournament.
Key points:
  1. Host Country: Indonesia.
  2. Capital: Jakarta.
  3. Currency: Rupee.


9) Norway’s Magnus Carlsen wins Shamkir chess tournament in Azerbaijan.
World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway on won the Shamkir Chess tournament held in Azerbaijan.
In the ninth and final round, he defeated Rauf Mamedov of Azerbaijan.
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand finished second in this tournament after he drew against Fabiano Caruana of Italy.
About Shamkir Chess tournament
Shamkir Chess tournament is played Shamkir in Azerbaijan and also known as the Gashimov Memorial.
It was established in 2014 and is played in the honour of Vugar Gashimov (1986-2014).
The total prize fund for the tournament is 100,000 euros and held in a double round robin format.
About Magnus Carlsen:
Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz.
Awards: Chess Oscar, Peer Gynt Prize
April 28
10) Railways win 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship
Railway Sports Promotion Board has won the 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship 2015.
In the final match, they defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey which was played at Pune.
While in this championship, the 3rd Position was secured by Air India Sports Promotion Board who had outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha.
Individual awardees in this tournament are
Best Goal Keeper: Arpit Chaudhari of Jharkhand.
Best Defender: Amit Rohidas of Railway Sports Promotion Board.
Best mid Fielder: Jasjeet Singh of Railway Sports Promotion Board.
Best Forward: Lalit Upadhyay of Utter Pradesh.
Promising player of the championship: Vikramjeet Singh of Punjab.
Promising player from Maharashtra: Akash Chikate.
About India men’s national field hockey team:
The India national field hockey team represents India in international field hockey competitions.
It is the non-European team to be a part of the international Hockey Federation.
In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956, the Indian men`s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. India also won the 1975 World Cup.
Coach: Paul Van Ass.
Captain: Sardar Singh.
11) Harika wins silver, bronze for Humpy in World Women Chess
Harika and Koneru Humpy came up with fine individual performances to win silver and a bronze, respectively, even as the Indian eves finished fourth in the women’s world team chess championship.
Harika’s silver and Humpy’s bronze though were a big consolation for the team, overall it was a disappointing show by the Indian girls given the missed opportunities. The medal for the team was always within reach, but it failed to finish off well.
About Women’s World Chess Championship
The Women`s World Chess Championship is played to determine the women`s world champion in chess. Like the World Chess Championship, it is administered by FIDE.
The Women`s World Championship was established by FIDE in 1927 as a single tournament held alongside the Chess Olympiad. The winner of that tournament, Vera Menchik.
April 29
12) China won the World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor.
China won the World Team Chess Championship which was held at Tsaghkadzor, Armenia.
In the final round, S.P. Sethuraman and Deep Sengupta were beaten by Yu Yangyi and Wei Yi. Pendyala Harikrishna drew on the top board with Ding Liren, while Krishnan Sasikiran split the point with Bu Xiangzhi.
The World Team Chess Championship is played with the participation of 10 countries under the aegis of FIDE, the governing body for international chess tournaments.
It is played every two years. In chess, this tournament and the Chess Olympiads are the most important international tournaments for teams.
13) Georgia won Women’s World Team Chess championship held at Chengdu.
Georgia won the Women’s World Team Chess Championship. The championship was held at Chengdu, China.
Georgia won the gold with 17 match points by defeating China. Russia won the silver medal, with 15 match points while China was placed third with 11 match points, claiming the bronze.

Mariya Muzychuk was declared as the 2015 Women’s World Champion.