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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 2, 2018 BY TINA MAIHOTRA
EVENT IN NORTH EAST 1. VIBRANT NORTHEAST 2018 The 'Vibrant North East 2018, an event in which people would be made aware of central government's programmes, will be held. 2. ORGANIZED BY Organized by Delhi-based NGO, Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), 3. SUPPORTED BY The North Eastern Council, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and All India Farmers Alliance.
CBIC 1. POWER TO CBIC Applications for setting up of Inland Container Depots (ICDs), Container Freight Stations (CFSs) and Air Freight Stations (AFSs) will now be handled by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs as per a government notification. 2. AIM promoting ease of doing business at trade front. 3. INDIA'S RANKING India ranked 146th in trading across borders component, out of 190 countries ranked by the World Bank in its latest report.
KISAN KALYAN KARYASHALAO 1. WORKSHOP The central government will organize block level Kisan Kalyan Karyashalaon, where farmers from each block will gather to interact with agriculture officers, scientists and progressive farmers 2. BENEFIT? -an opportunity to create awareness of various central government programmes. -government is committed to agrarian reforms and will provide adequate budgetary support to all the programmes.
FWA 1.MOHAMED SALAH Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA) to complete the double of English soccer's major individual awards 2. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Salah was chosen as Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers Associatiorn (PFA) after an outstanding season in which he has scored 43 goals in all competitions. 3. ACHIEVEMENT The 25-year-old is the first African player to win the FWA award which began in 1948
CIC 1. RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR ICICI Bank announced that its board has appointed Radhakrishnan Nair as an additional (independent) director of the bank for five years. 2. POSITIONS HELD Nair (63) is also an independent director of three subsidiaries of the bank ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, ICICI Prudential Trust and ICICI Securities Primary Dealership. He is also a director at several other companies 3. Tushaar Shah, non-executive independent director
INDIA-CHINA 1. TELECOM HOTLINE India and China have agreed to set up a telephone hotline between their armies at the level of director-general military operation (DGMO) and conduct regular joint patrolling. 2. ISSUE BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS The armies of both the countries often accuse each other of transgression along the undefined international border 3. BENEFIT: Process of establishing the contact has been made easier.