Important Current Affairs May 1, 2018 – One Liner


Important Current Affairs May 1, 2018 – One Liner

May 1 – International Labour Day

2018 Theme – Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement

  • Maharashtra & Gujarat Statehood Day – May 1
  • Maharashtra will get a new airport at ParuleChipi in Sindhudurg district in September 2018.
  • Syed Usman Azhar Maqsusi, a city-based activist, was awarded the 27th Yudhvir Foundation Award which carries a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh for his contribution towards feeding and educating the underprivileged sections in the city.
  • The Kerala State government decision to abolish `nokkukooli’ (extortion without doing any work) by headload workers and ensure freedom to engage workers in those sectors exempted from the purview of the Headload Workers Act would come into force on 01.05.2018.
  • The government has eased infrastructure-development restrictions in the Bhagirathi river eco-sensitive zone, a 100-kilometre stretch between Gaumukh and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will present Visitor’s Award for Research in the field of Basic and Applied Science and in the field of Humanities, Arts, Social Science and Technology Development at Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 2, 2018.
  • GST Revenue collection in the month of April 2018 exceeds Rs. 1 Lakh Crore.
  • The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in New Delhi on 01.05.2018.
  • Pharmaceutical exports from India, a key component of the country’s foreign trade basket, are estimated to have grown to $17.25 billion in the financial year ended March 31 or almost 2.5% higher than the previous fiscal.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in March 2018 over March 2017 was 9%, compared to the growth of 13.0% in March 2017 over March 2016.
  • The Eight Core Industries comprise 27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
  • The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 0 in March, 2018, which was 4.1 per cent higher as compared to the index of March, 2017.
  • India’s 10m air pistol shooter Shahzar Rizvi on Tuesday grabbed the 1 spot in ISSF World rankings, riding on his silver medal-winning performance in the World Cup in Changwon, Korea.
  • Subhash Chandra Khuntia – New Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) chairman.
  • Sitanshu Ranjan Kar – Director General of Press Information Bureau.
  • Major General AnnakuttyBabu – Additional Director General, Military Nursing Service (MNS).

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