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Daily Current Affairs 2nd May 2018


Current Affairs 2 may 2018
14 of Indian cities figure in World’s 20 most polluted cities list: WHO
As per data released by World Health Organisation (WHO), 14 Indian cities have figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world.

14 Indian cities that have figured in the list are: Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Patiala, Lucknow, Delhi and Varanasi.

Facts about World Health Organisation (WHO):
 Formed in – 1948
 Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
 Current Director General – Tedros Adhanom

India has joined the United States and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released a report, according to which India joined the United States and China as one of the world’s 5 biggest military spenders.
As per the SIPRI report, New Delhi’s defence spending increased by 5.5 percent to $63.9 billion in 2017. Now it has surpassed France.

The list of the world’s biggest military spenders is dominated by the US and China, which spent $610 billion and $228 billion respectively.

Top 5 countries with highest military expenditure in 2017:
1.USA
2.China
3.Saudi Arabia
4.Russia
5.India

Former IAS officer Subhash Chandra Khuntia to head IRDAI
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved Subhash Chandra Khuntia’s appointment as Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

Facts about IRDAI:
 Founded in – 1999
 Headquarters – Hyderabad

World Asthma Day observed on 1st May
World Asthma Day 2018 was observed all over the world.
The theme for World Asthma Day 2018 is: ‘Never too early, never too late. It’s always the right time to address airways disease.’


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