Daily Current Affairs 1 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1 May 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 1 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Gupta takes oath as Deputy CM of J&K

  • Kavinder Gupta takes over as Deputy CM in PDP-BJP govt.
  • He will replace Nirmal Singh.

2. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi

  • It will be held in Varanasi in Jan 2019.
  • The theme is ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India’.

3. Flights to get internet service

  • TRAI approved proposal that allows internet service and phone calls in flights.
  • Calls will be allowed after the aircraft reaches an altitude of 3000 meters.

4. JEE Mains results announced

  • 6 students shared the top score of 350.
  • The CBSE applied tie breaking rules such as ratio of positive and negative marks to rank them.

International News

1. Pak to launch its own space programme

  • The budget for the space agency is anticipated to be around Rs.4.70 bn.
  • Pak will also establish space centres in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

2. Javid to be UK Home Sec

  • Sajid Javid is appointed as new UK Home Secretary.
  • This comes after Amber Rudd resigned from the post.

3. Iran bans Telegram

  • Iran says that the app has become a safe place for terrorist groups.
  • Last year, Iran launched a probe against its CEO for a similar reason.

Business News

1. Uday Kotak to be CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • He is redesignated as the MD and CEO of the bank.
  • Earlier, he was the executive Vice Chairman and MD.

2. UNICEF allows donation via crypto mining

  • ’The HopePage’ allows users to donate by mining Monero.
  • The proceeds will be converted to fiat currency and used for children.

3. GST for April crossed Rs.1 tn

  • This is for the 1st time that the collection has reached Rs.1.03 tn.
  • The average GST collection was Rs.89,885 cr.

4. Govt has no plans to cut excise duty

  • Currently, govt levies duty of Rs.19.48/l on petrol and Rs.15.33/l on diesel.
  • Every rupee deducted from excise duty will cost.

Sports News
1. India lead ICC rankings with a lead

  • India gained 4 points to stay on top of the list.
  • South Africa is 2nd with a 13-point gap from India.

2. Indian shooter becomes world number 1

  • Shahzar Rizvi became world number 1 in 10m air pistol category.
  • Jitu Rai is ranked at no. 6 and Om Prakash at no. 12 in the list.

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