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

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

National News

1. GOBAR DHAN scheme launched

  • The scheme was launched by Union Minister for Sanitation Uma Bharti.
  • It aims to impact village cleanliness and energy generation using organic and cattle waste.

2. Aadhaar not mandatory for SIM

  • The govt said SIM can be issued by using alternate identification cards.
  • Telecom Sec Aruna Soundararajan said that the customers should not inconvenienced in this regard.

3. Karnataka flag proposal on hold

  • This comes as the Model Code of Conduct is on force.
  • Earlier, CM Siddharamaiah asked PM Modi to approve the demand for a separate flag.

4. Indian IT workers protest in US

  • The IT professionals demanded removal of per-country quota.
  • The current system imposes a 7% per country quota for allotment of green cards.

International News

1. NASA to study heart of Mars

  • The mission ‘InSight’ will study theinterior of Mars planet by measuring its heat output.
  • Pak will also establish space centres in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

2. India has 14 of 20 most polluted cities

  • According to WHO report, 14 Indian cities are among 20 most polluted cities in the world.
  • Kanpur is the most polluted in terms of PM2.5 levels.

3. S Korea wants US troops to stay back

  • S Korea wants the troops to stay back in spite of any treaty with N Korea.
  • 28,500 US troops are present in S Korea.

4. World Asthma Day observed

  • It is aimed at improving awareness and care worldwide.
  • The theme for this year is, ‘Never too early, never too late’.

Business News

1. L&T to sell its electrical unit

  • L&T will sell the unit to Schneider Electric for Rs.14,000 cr.
  • It is a part of L&T’s plan to sell its non-core businesses.

2. Govt extends deadline for Air India bids

  • The deadline is extended from May 14 to May 31.
  • The govt plans to sell 76% stake in AI.

3. Venezuela offers 30% discount on oil to India

  • The discount is applicable on purchases made using Petro.
  • The country has inked a pact with Coinsecure to sell Petro in India.

4. 50 Mbps internet speed by 2022

  • The draft policy proposes the speed for all Indians by 2022.
  • $100 bn investment that creates 40 lakh jobs in the Digital Communications Sector is also focused.

Sports News
1. India slip to no.2 in ODI ranking

  • England claimed the spot for 1st time since 2013.
  • England gained 8 points to lead India by 3 points.

2. Wimbledon increases prize money

  • The total prize money is increased by 7.6% to Rs.300 cr.
  • US Open hasn’t announced its prize money yet.

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