Important April 30 Current Affairs – One Liner

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April 30, 2018 – International Jazz Day.

  • UNESCO declared April 30 as International Jazz Day.
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia – Global Host City for International Jazz Day
  • Surat railway station to be 3rd in country to have ‘airport like’
  • The country’s first two world-class stations — Habibganj and Gandhinagar — will be ready by the beginning of next year 2019.
  • The Hyderabad City Police is all set to go paperless from May 1, 2018 & perhaps be the first in the country to implement the paperless police station concept.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday honoured a prominent institute [The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS)] of Tibetan studies with the Vaisakh Samman Prasasti Patra as part of celebrations at an event held in New Delhi to mark Buddha Purnima.
  • First Ever Joint Army Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018, between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army commenced on 30 April at Wardieburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur with a brief and impressive handing over of troops ceremony.
  • The GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources – DHAN scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
  • The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) comprises two main components for creating clean villages – creating open defecation free (ODF) villages and managing solid and liquid waste in villages.
  • The Government has already moved out of this dichotomy and launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’- Saubhagya to achieve universal household electrification in the country by 31stDecember 2018.
  • The 2562nd birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha will be celebrated with a grand event in the august presence of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, on 30th April 2018.
  • The event would also house an exhibition gallery- ‘Buddham Sarnam Gacchami’ with murals, photographs and artefacts.
  • Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on April 30 to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.
  • Intex Technologies, an Indian mobile and consumer electronics companies, announced the appointment of Rajiv Bakshi as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
  • The board of directors of Kotak Mahindra Bank has redesignated Uday Kotak as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 May, 2018. Mr.Kotak was earlier executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director.The world’s oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in
  • BrahMos, the fastest missile in the world co-developed by India and Russia, will be breaching the mach 7 barrier to be a ‘hypersonic’ system in the next decade.
  • Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has ridden the biggest wave ever surfed at Naraze, Portugal was 80 feet (24.38 meters) high in The World Surf League.
  • Inspired by Sharath Kamal’s performance, India put it across Poland 3-2 in the men’s Group-D Championship Division match of the World team table tennis championships here on 30.04.2018

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