Important Current Affairs for RRB / SSC Exam 2018: 1st May 2018
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1-India Joint 6th In List Of Doping Violations In WADA Report
India is ranked joint-sixth in the list of doping violations with 69 cases, same as that of Russia, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report for samples collected in 2016. India improved its position to sixth after being joint-third for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015.
Italy topped the rankings of drug cases in 2016, followed by France (86), United States (76), Australia (75), Belgium (73).
2-WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Quits Facebook
WhatsApp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has announced his resignation from the parent company Facebook. This comes shortly after a report claimed Koum would leave due to disagreements over data privacy and weakening encryption.
Koum will also step down from Facebook’s Board of Directors, a position he took up when WhatsApp was bought for $19 billion by Facebook in 2014.
3-Government Launches Pilot Scheme For Procurement Of Aggregate Power Of 2500 MW
The Indian government has launched a Pilot Scheme for procurement of aggregate power of 2500 MW on competitive basis for three years under medium term from commissioned power plants without power purchase agreements.
The main purpose of the scheme is to revive commissioned power plants which are unable to sell electricity in the absence of valid power purchase agreements. These plants can bid for power supply under the scheme.
4-ACI Projects India As 2nd Fastest Growing Country For Air Passenger Traffic
India has been projected to be the second fastest growing country in the world for air passenger traffic. As per the Airports Council International (ACI), by 2022 passenger traffic in emerging economies like India will surpass advanced economies.
The ACI, a global trade body representing airports across the globe, has put Vietnam at the top position with an 8.5% growth rate, followed by India at 7.5% and Iran at 7.3%. China has been placed at the 8th position with 5.9 percent growth rate. It placed the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi among the top twenty busiest airports in the world.
5-International Labour Day: 01 May
International Labour Day is also known as International Worker’s Day, Labour Day and May Day. It is celebrated across the world on 1st May to promote and encourage the international labour associations.
The theme of International Labour Day 2018 is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.