Daily Current Affairs 4 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Go to Village’ in Manipur

  • The mission was launched in 60 Assembly constituencies.
  • It is aimed at identifying deserving beneficiaries for govt schemes.

2. Thunderstorm warning across the country

  • The warning is issued for May 5 to 7.
  • It is expected in J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Punjab and Kerala.

3. EV to get green number plates

  • This will help in distinguishing them and giving a preferential treatment.
  • It includes discounted tolls, special parking etc.,

4. Centre allows private poppy cultivation

  • Opium production is strictly controlled in India.
  • It is used in anti-addiction therapies and in treatment of cancer.

International News

1. Modi most liked leader on Facebook

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has 43.2 million followers against US President Donald Trump’s 23.1 million.
  • He also has 2nd most interactions behind Trump.

2. India to reach power target before deadline

  • As per World Bank, India will achieve 100% electricity by 2030.
  • An official said that 85% of Indian population has access to electricity.

3. EU invites teens to travel free

  • EU invited 15,000 Europeans to travel free this summer.
  • They will travel for 30 days visiting 1 to 4 destinations.

Business News

1. Radhakrishnan Nair appointed as ICICI Bank’s independent director

  • He has been appointed as the independent director for 5 years.
  • He is also the independent director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, ICICI Prudential Trust and ICICI Securities Primary Dealership.

2. Cognizant acquires Hedera Consulting

  • Cognizant acquired Belgium based Hedera Consulting that will strengthen its customer base in Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • The consulting firm specializes in business advisory.

3. Kotak unveils Free Intraday Trading

  • It allows investors to trade without any brokerage charges.
  • This facility can be availed with an annual subscription of Rs.999.

4. GSTN to be govt body

  • The govt will acquire 51% stake held by private entities.
  • Central govt will hold 50% and state govts will hold 50%.

Sports News
1. Prannoy reaches career best rank

  • Prannoy is on 8th spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings while Kidambi Srikanth is at the 3rdposition.
  • Saina entered the top 10 and Sindhu retained 3rd position.

2. Gill slams half-century to help KKR chase CSK

  • He is the 4th youngest player after Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant.
  • KKR is on the 3rd spot in the IPL table.

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