Important Current Affairs Today 4 May 2017: You daily guide for General Knowledge Preparation

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International News
1. China to launch its own encyclopedia
• The encyclopedia will be launched online next year
• It will require contributions from more than 20,000 experts.
• Previous paper editions of the encyclopedia in China was published in 1993 and 2012

National News
1.Indore has been ranked as the cleanest city in India
• According to Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 Indore is India’s cleanest city
• Gonda in Uttar Pradesh has been ranked the dirtiest
• Gujarat is the cleanest state
• Mysuru which topped the list in the 2015 survey has slipped down to number five.
• West Bengal have not been ranked as the state government did not participate in the Swachh Survekshan.

2. Haryana Assembly passes Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017
• Haryana Assembly also hikes salaries of their legislators with monthly salary of Ministers set to jump from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 per month.
• Finance Minister of Haryana – Captain Abhimanyu
• Chief minister of Haryana – Manohar Lal Khattar (BJP)

3.India’s First ‘village of books’
• India’s First “Village of books” opens in Bhilar in Satara district (Maharashtra)
• Chief Minister of Maharashtra – Devendra Fadnavis(BJP)

4. Bhanu Mehta will take over as Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University
• Bhanu Mehta is an Indian academic and president of the Centre for Policy Research

5. Braj Bihari Kumar appointed as new ICSSR chief
• He replaces eminent academic S.K. Thorat
• Full Form of ICSSR – Indian Council of Social Science Research

Sports News
1. India’s National Football Team enters FIFA top 100.
• Indian national football team have reached a 21-year high in the FIFA rankings
• Indian national football team coach – Stephen Constantine
• Indian national football team captain – Sunil Chhetri

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