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Daily Current Affairs 2 April 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2 April 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2 April 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 2 April 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Mangaluru airport named India’s cleanest airport

  • This was as per a survey conducted across 53 airports in the country.
  • The award was received by Mangaluru International Airport Director VV Rao.

2. Centre files review petition on SC Judgement on SC/ST Act

  • Last month, the court had removed the provision of immediate arrest upon filing of an FIR under the act.
  • Both ruling party MPs and opposition party MPs had sought intervention in the matter.

3. Delhi becomes 1st city to switch to cleaner petrol, diesel

  • Delhi has upgraded to “ultra-clean” Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel from Euro –IV grade.
  • It is expected to combat air pollution by reducing sulphur emissions by around 80% .

International News

1.Carlos Alvarado Quesada set to be next Costa Rica President

  • Costa Rica’s ruling-party presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada is all set to be the country’s next leader, according to preliminary poll results posted by electoral officials.
  • The presidential election in Costa Rica had become consumed by social issues in recent weeks.

2. Syria takes control of rebel-held eastern Ghouta

  • This comes after the Syrian Army and the Russian forces carried out a month-long air strikes to liberate the region.
  • More than 1500 civilians are estimated to have been killed in the air strikes.

3. UK should cut 50 more envoys : Russia amid spy poisoning row

  • Russia earlier expelled 23 UK diplomats in a tit-for-tat move over its expulsion of diplomats.
  • Over 100 Russian diplomats have been expelled by the US and other EU nations.

Business News

1. E-way bill must for inter-state movement of goods

  • Transporters carrying goods worth more than Rs.50,000 will have to carry e-way bill.
  • The system is being implemented primarily to curb tax evasion and boost revenues.

2.India is now the world’s No 1 almond importer

  • Almond imports into India rose 7 per cent to worth USD 600 million (about Rs.3,900 crore) last year against USD 560 million (Rs. 3,640 crore) in 2016, according to Almond Board of California data.
  • Almond consumption has seen double-digit growth in India thanks to the surge in the economy, increasing spending power, and an increasingly health-conscious middle-class.
  • 3. LED lights installed at all railway stations within deadline

  • The move would help Railways save Rs.50 cr per yr.
  • It will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60,000 tonne.
  • Sports News
    1.John Isner beats Alexander Zverev to win Miami Open title

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    • John Isner claimed the biggest title of his 14-year career as he defeated Alexander Zverev in an absorbing Miami Open final.
    • Isner followed Sloane Stephens’ victory in Women’s Singles to give the United States their first clean sweep at Key Biscayne since 2004.

    2. Nadal becomes world no.1 again

    • Spain’s Rafael Nadal has dethroned Federer to become world no.1 again.
    • The 16time Grand Slam Champion has been inside the top 10 since April 2005.

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