13th April 2019 Current Affairs
Abdelkader Bensalah named as Algeria's interim President


Abdelkader Bensalah has been appointed as the interim President of Algeria.

Algeria has a new president for the first time in 20 years after the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Bensalah was named as interim leader for a maximum of 90 days until a new election can be organized.

About Algeria

Capital - Algiers

Currency - Algerian dinar

Prime Minister - Noureddine Bedoui


Jean Michel Lipin appoints as new Prime Minister of Haiti


President Jovenel Moise announced that Jean Michel Lapin will be the new prime minister of Haiti.

He will succeed Jean-Henry Ceant.

Lapin, who had been serving as acting prime minister ever since 90 of the 103 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of removing Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, last month, was reportedly one of three people who had been considered for the permanent position.

Lapin is the third Premier under President Moise since he came to office in February 2017.

About Haiti

Capital - Port-au-Prince

Currency - Haitian gourde

Continent - North America


India & Sweden ink pact to collaborate on solutions for Smart Cities


India and Sweden inked a pact that will deal a range of challenges around smart cities and clean technologies among others.

The programme was co-funded by Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Swedish agency Vinnova.

Vinnova will provide funding to Swedish participants up to 2,500,000 Swedish Krona (around Rs1.87 crore) as a grant. On the Indian side, a conditional grant of up to 50% (with a limit of Rs1.5 crore) per project will be provided to the Indian partners.

 About Sweden

Capital - Stockholm

Currency - Swedish krona


Indonesian Eni Nuraeni named Best Athletic coach in Asia 2019


Indonesian Eni Nuraeni was named by Asian Athletic Association (AAA) as the best athletic coach in Asia for the short-haul run category in 2019.

It was announced by the Indonesian athletic sports association (PB PASI).

Eni coaches young sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri to win 100m gold medal in 10.20 seconds in the 2019 Grand Prix Malaysia Open athletics championships.

Earlier, Zohri won the 100m in 10.18 in the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland in 2018, where he also won the gold medal in 10.27 in the Asian Junior Championships in Gifu, Japan.

About Asian Athletic Association (AAA)

Headquarters - Singapore

President - Qatari Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad


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