Important Current Affairs Today 2 May 2017: You daily guide for General Knowledge Preparation

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National News

  1. Anantnag byelections cancelled.
  • Citing poor law and order situation and lack of adequate central forces Election Commission has cancelled the Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll which were to held on May 25
  • Chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir – Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed (PDP)
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India – Nasim Zaidi
  1. 2. Calcutta High Court judge issues warrant against CJI and other judges.
  • Supreme Court directed the Kolkata government hospital to carry out the medical examination of Justice Karnan in a contempt case.
  • Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan has issued a non-bailable warrant against Chief Justice of India and six Supreme Court judges.
  • Chief Justice of India – Jagdish Singh Khehar
  1. Madhya Pradesh will be the first State to switch to the January-December financial year
  • Budget session of the next financial year will be held either in December 2017 or January 2018
  • Current financial year cycle – April to March
  • India has been following the existing financial year cycle since 1867
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh – Shivraj Singh Chauhan (BJP)
  • Capital of Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal
  1. India’s 2nd tallest flag post in Kolhapur
  • It is a 300-foot flag post and was inaugurated at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra
  • Tallest flag post at Atari on Indo-Pak border(360-foot)
  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra – Devendra Fadnavis
  • Governor of Maharashtra – C. Vidyasagar Rao
  1. UP Diwas to be celebrated on January 24
  • UP cabinet has decided to celebrate January 24 every year as Uttar Pradesh Day.
  • Chief Minister of UP – Yogi Adityanath

International News

  1. Modi expresses concern at Australia new visa policy
  • Prime Minister Modi expressed concern about the impact of the recent changes in Australian regulations for the skilled professionals’ visa programme.
  • Australian PM announced the scrapping of the “457” visa policy that benefited skilled Indian IT workers.
  • Under the new policy, the tenure of the visas was to be reduced from four to two years.
  • Prime Minister of Australia – Malcolm Turnbull

Business News

  1. UberEATS debuts in India.
  • UberEATS app was unveiled in Mumbai.
  • UberEATS is Uber’s on-demand food delivery.
  • UberEATS has a delivery time of 35 minutes.
  • Head of UberEATS India – Bhavik Rathod
  • CEO of Uber – Travis Kalanick
  1. Samsung gets approval to start testing self-driving cars.
  • South Korean government has given its approval to Samsung for testing self-driving cars on public roads in the country
  • Headquarters of Samsung – Suwon, South Korea
  • Capital of South Korea – Seoul
  • Currency of South Korea – Won

Sports News

  1. Bangladesh Bans Bowler Who Conceded 92 Runs
  • Sujon Mahmud was banned for 10 years for deliberately bowling wides and no balls in a Dhaka Second Division League match.
  • Sujon Mahmud deliberately lost a match by conceding 92 runs in four legal deliveries in protest of poor umpiring decisions.
  • Sujon bowled 13 wides and three no-balls in the first over
  • Captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team in Test Matches – Mushfiqur Rahim
  1. Sunil Chhetri was named as the best player of the I-League
  • I league is an Indian professional league for men’s association football clubs
  • Coach of Indian Football Team – Stephen Constantine
  • Captain of Indian Football Team – Sunil Chhetri

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