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Current Affairs for Bank PO - 18 April 2014

  1. World Heritage Day 2014 was observed across the World on 18th April with the theme "Heritage of Commemoration". The day also known as ’International Day for Monuments and Sites’ is celebrated to promote awareness about their significance in life and to intensify the preservation efforts. As of January 2014, there are 981 World Heritage Sites across 160 countries in the world. India got a special gift on this World Heritage Day from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation to put 15 additional sites located across the country in its tentative list of world heritage sites.
  2. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel prize-winning author, died at the age of 87. He was a Colombian novelist whose "One Hundred Years of Solitude" established him as a giant of 20th-century literature. Garcia Marquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. His intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its Social inequality, Violence, Superstition, Passions.
  3. Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Outstanding Service Award achieved by Sri Prakash KS. He is the Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. He achieved this award for the prevention of blindness at the world Ophthalmic Conference in Tokyo recently.
  4. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose poor health forced him to vote from a wheelchair, has won 4th term as president of Algeria with 81.53% of the votes.
  5. New Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys is Parvatheesam Kanchinadam. He will also act as ombudsman to whistleblower Policy.
  6. Raj Singh (Dronacharya awardee) has been appointed chef-de-mission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3, 2014.
  7. The Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called "Voter Education Channel". Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on social media platform YouTube. Voters can also view videos of EC brand ambassadors such as former President APJ Abdul Kalam and actor Aamir Khan on the e-link.
  8. According to a study made by Career Cast, Second Worst Career in US is Newspaper

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