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Daily Current Affairs 1st May 2018


Current Affairs 1 may 2018
15TH PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS TO BE HELD IN VARANASI

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from 21st to 23rd January, 2019.

Theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.

GST REVENUE COLLECTION IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018 EXCEEDS RS. 1 LAKH CRORE
As per data released by Union Ministry of Finance, the total gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of April 2018 surpassed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark and stood at Rs 103458 crore.

Since roll out of GST in July 2017, April 2018 is the first ever month in which GST collection surpassed Rs. 1 lakh crore mark.

SITANSHU RANJAN KAR TAKES OVER AS PIB DG
Sitanshu Ranjan Kar took over as the Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB).

WHATSAPP CEO JAN KOUM QUITS FACEBOOK
WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has announced his exit from WhatsApp.

It is said that WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to exit from WhatsApp due to difference of opinion with parent company Facebook because of data privacy, encryption and other issues.

It is said that, Neeraj Arora is expected to be made the new WhatsApp CEO.

HOCKEY INDIA NAMES HARENDRA SINGH AS MEN’S COACH

Hockey India has named Harendra Singh as the chief coach for the Indian men’s hockey team.

Earlier, Harendra Singh was appointed as the chief coach of the Indian women’s hockey team in September 2017. Under his guidance the women’s team won the Asia Cup title in Japan in October 2017.

Harendra Singh will take over the role of chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team from Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne, who will now be the chief coach of the women’s national side


WORLD LABOUR DAY – MAY 1, 2018
On 1
st May 2018, World Labour Day was celebrated all over the world.

International Workers’ Day also known as Labour Day or Workers’ Day or May Day is celebrated every year on 1
st May.

Workers’ Day on May 1 is declared a holiday in most of the countries.



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