Important Current Affairs May 2, 2018 – One Liner

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Important Current Affairs May 2, 2018 – One Liner

  • CRI Pumps, a fluid management solution provider, has bagged orders worth 150 crore from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to replace 43,452 agricultural pumpsets in Andhra Pradesh with five star-rated energy efficient ones.
  • The Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has given approval to projects valued at Rs.192.06 crore in Wayanad district during the current fiscal.
  • A new weekly train no 22895/22896 Durg-Ferozpur-Durg Antyodaya Express was inaugurated by Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways & Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chattisgarh.
  • Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba launched the online Event Clearance System (https://conference.mha.gov.in) for grant of security clearance to the conference/seminar/workshop organized in India.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs as well as extension of time limits for subscription from 4th May 2018 to 31st March, 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) as part of Government’s commitment for financial inclusion and social security.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the PM Modi today has approved the proposal for renaming and restructuring of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK).
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, chaired the first meeting of the National Committee for the Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhavan May 2, 2018.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to for expansion and upgradation of integrated terminals at Chennai, Guwahati & Lucknow Airports.
  • A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on 7th-8thMay 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constructed at Mopa in Goa.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan.
  • The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions.These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better returns on produce.
  • Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, attended India – South Africa business summit from April 29-30, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Of the 20 most polluted world cities, 14 of them are in India
  • At 143 microgrammes/cubic metre, Delhi’s PM (2.5) levels in 2016 — as reported by the WHO — made it the sixth most polluted city in the world.
  • Domestic brokerage Kotak Securities has launched ‘Free Intraday Trading’, a facility that allows investors to do intra-day trading without paying any brokerage per trade.
  • NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet’s temperature.
  • The Mars InSight spacecraft, set to launch will also take the planet’s pulse by making the first measurements of “marsquakes.”
  • S. is the only country to have successfully landed and operated spacecraft on Mars.
  • The 1976 Vikings were the first landing successes. The most recent was the 2012 Curiosity rover.
  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched what it calls the Hockey Series, as one of the ways to qualify for Olympics 2020 and future World Cups starting 2022.
  • A nine-member Indian team will take part in the IAAF World Race Walk team championship to be held in Taicang, China, on May 5 and 6.

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