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Daily Current Affairs 2nd May, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2nd May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2nd May, 2024. 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 2nd May, 2024 Current affairs test

National News

Renewal of Training Agreement Between India and Bangladesh

  • The Indian Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has renewed its training agreement with Bangladesh’s Ministry of Public Administration.
  • This extension of the Memorandum of Understanding will continue the training of 1500 Bangladeshi officers from 2025 to 2030.

India to Organize 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

  • The Ministry of Earth Sciences of India is collaborating with the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research to host the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Kochi, Kerala, from May 20 to 30, 2024.
  • This event highlights India’s commitment to the preservation and scientific study of Antarctica.

Appointment at Jio Financial Services

  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has approved Hitesh Kumar Sethia as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jio Financial Services for a tenure of three years starting from November 15, 2023.

International News

Air Quality Crisis in Kathmandu

  • Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population has advised Kathmandu residents to wear masks due to a severe rise in air pollution.
  • The city is currently ranked as the world’s most polluted, based on real-time pollution data from IQAir.

China’s Chang’e-6 Mission to Include Pakistan’s ICUBE-Q

  • China is preparing to launch the Chang’e-6 mission to the Moon, which will include Pakistan’s ICUBE-Q mission aimed at collecting lunar soil and rock samples.

Banking News

Worldline ePayments Authorized as Payment Aggregator by RBI

  • The Reserve Bank of India has granted Worldline ePayments India the license to function as a payment aggregator, underscoring its commitment to the Indian payments sector.

Minor Drop in UPI Transactions in April

  • Unified Payment Interface transactions in April 2024 saw a slight decline of 1% in volume and 0.7% in value from March, yet maintaining a significant year-on-year growth.

Economy News

Record GST Collection in April 2024

  • India achieved a record-breaking GST revenue collection in April 2024, with a total of Rs 2.10 lakh crore, representing a 12.4% increase from the previous year, driven by strong domestic transactions and imports.

Core Sector Growth Rate for March

  • India’s core sectors grew at 5.2% in March, a slowdown from February’s 7.1%, largely due to a high statistical base, although there was a substantial sequential rise.

Business News

Indian Oil Corporation Invests in Renewable Energy

  • Indian Oil Corporation plans to invest Rs 5,215 crore to develop 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity, aligning with its diversification strategy.

Defence News

India’s First Constitution Park Launched

  • The Indian Army and Punit Balan Group inaugurated India’s first Constitution Park in Pune, emphasizing the significance of civic duties for national development.

Awards News

Dr. Bina Modi Recognized for CSR Contributions

  • Dr. Bina Modi was honoured for her outstanding contributions to corporate social responsibility, emphasizing her impactful work in this field.

Important Days

World Tuna Day 2024

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  • World Tuna Day is celebrated on May 2nd every year to promote awareness about the need for sustainable fishing practices to preserve tuna populations

    Obituaries News

Demise of Uma Ramanan

  • Playback singer Uma Ramanan, known for her contribution to Tamil cinema, passed away at 72 in Chennai.

Paul Auster Passes Away

  • American author and filmmaker Paul Auster, famous for “The New York Trilogy,” died at 77 due to lung cancer complications.
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