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News in Short - 14-April-2022

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried passes away

Date: 14 April 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • Well known comedian Gilbert Gottfried passed away after a long illness. He was 67.
  • His comedic career led to roles in “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Problem Child,” “Look Who’s Talking II,” “The Aristocrats” and other films. He was also the voice of the wisecracking parrot Iago in Disney’s iconic animated film “Aladdin.”
  • More recently, in 2017, he was the subject of the documentary “Gilbert,” about his life. He also co-hosted a podcast, “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast”.

Hamish Bennett retires from international cricket

Date: 14 April 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Hamish Bennett, the 35-year-old New Zealand pacer, has announced his decision to retire from his playing career after the 2021/22 season.
  • He made his debut in October 2010 and represented New Zealand in one Test, 19 ODIs and 11 T20Is. In all, he picked up 33 wickets in ODIs and 10 wickets in T20Is.
  • Bennett has represented the New Zealand U-19 side, the senior men’s team, and domestic teams Wellington and Canterbury.

Andrew McDonald to be head coach of Australian cricket team

Date: 14 April 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Andrew McDonald has been named head coach of the Australian men’s cricket team on a four-year contract.
  • McDonald joined Australia’s coaching team in 2019 after leading Victoria state and the Melbourne Renegades to all three domestic competition titles during the 2018-19 season.
  • The former test all-rounder has also held head coaching roles in the Indian Premier League and in English county cricket.

Prime Minister Modi to be first recipient of Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award

Date: 14 April 2022 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Prime Minister Modi to receive first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award for selfless service to nation, society.
  • The award was instituted in the memory and honour of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who passed away at the age of 92 years in Mumbai earlier this year.
  • The Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar will be given every year to only one individual who has made path-breaking, spectacular and exemplary contributions to the nation, its people and society.

Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya to beinaugurated

Date: 14 April 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya on April 14. The museum is dedicated to creating awareness about the “leadership and vision” of all Prime Ministers of India.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya, built at Delhi’s Teen Murti Estate, will tell the story of India’s march through the years, starting with the freedom struggle.
  • The museum will offer information in an easy and interesting manner, using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive screens.