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May 02, 2019

2nd May 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (2nd May 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 2nd May 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The 1st part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, ‘Varuna kickstarted in the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast. 
    • The joint exercise between the navies of India and France will be conducted till May 10. 
    • Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is taking part in the drill along with French carrier Charles De Gaulle.
    • Apart from INS Vikramaditya, destroyer INS Mumbai, the Teg-class frigate, INS Tarkash, the Shishumar- class submarine, INS Shankul, and the Deepak- class fleet tanker, INS Deepak, will be participating in this exercise.
    • Note : The Indo French joint naval exercise was first initiated in 1983 and was named as ‘Varuna’ in 2001.
  • The UK has become the world's 1st country to declare an environment and climate emergency
    • The UK Parliament approved Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's motion which calls to aim to achieve net-zero emissions before 2050
    • It also calls for proposals within the next six months to restore the UK's natural environment and deliver a "zero waste economy"
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said India will request that Pakistan be blacklisted by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terror finance watchdog. 
    • Note : Pakistan has been on the FATF's "grey list" since June 2018, making it harder for it to access international markets.
  • Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was designated as a Global terrorist under 1267 UN Sanctions Committee today after China lifted the technical hold. 
    • The committee imposes a travel ban on the designated individual and freezes their assets and economic resources. 
    • UN member states are also required to prevent the direct or indirect supply of arms to the designated individual.
  • Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn announced that he had married General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, a former flight attendant and a deputy commander of his bodyguard unit. 
    • She was named as Queen Suthida three days before his scheduled coronation. 
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet
    • The move expands Government Control of Internet, is being publicly denounced by all rights groups in country.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has revealed the launch window for its second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 is from 9th to 16th July 2019 with an expected Moon landing on 6th September 2019
    • The ₹800-crore mission has been delayed since 2016 and was last scheduled for an April launch.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government has authorised the Income Tax Department to share details disclosed by businesses in their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) with Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)
    • The move seeks to help authorities identify discrepancies in GST returns and ITRs and thereby detect tax evaders. 
    • Details including sales, profits and status of filing of ITR will be shared with GSTN.
  • Former chief justice of the Kerala and Madras High Courts B Subhashan Reddy (76) passed away. 
    • Reddy, who served as the Lokayukta of the combined Andhra Pradesh state, has also been the 1st chairman of Andhra Pradesh state Human Rights Commission and Lokayukta.
New Appointments
  • Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff today.
    • He has replaced Air Marshal Anil Khosla
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
    • With this, he became the 1st non-British President of the club
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela today attained the world number one position in women's 10m air rifle event, while her compatriot Anjum Moudgil rose to number two. 
    • Chandela is among the five Indian shooters to have secured 2020 Olympics quotas for the country. 

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