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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JULY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2 JULY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      RAVINDRA DHOLAKIA COMMITTEE
i. A 13-member committee for Sub-National Accounts will be headed by Ravindra H Dholakia To upgrade the norms for computation of economic data at states and districts level to revise the base year for National Accounts or GDP calculation.
ii. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will change the base year to 2017-18 for the calculation of GDP and IIP numbers from the current 2011-12 with an aim to capture changes in the economy.

2.      HIMACHAL PRADESH GETS NATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE UNDER PMSMA
i. Himachal Pradesh has been named first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan  in India.
ii. Himachal Pradesh has been given this award for bringing maximum number of women for ante-natal check-up to the PMSMA clinics.

3.      ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR ELECTED AS MEXICO’S NEW PRESIDENT
i.  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico’s presidency with the widest margin in a presidential election since the 1980s. 
ii. Capital: Mexico City, Currency: Peso

4.      SBI APPOINTED ARIJIT BASU AS MD
i. The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India has selected Arijit Basu as Managing Director of the bank.

5.      CCI GIVES NOD FOR BHARTI INFRATEL & INDUS TOWERS MERGER
i. Bharti Airtel-owned telecom tower company Bharti Infratel Limited got an approval from the Competition Commission of India to merge with Indus Towers Limited.
ii. As per the deal, Bharti Infratel will offer 1,565 shares for every one share of Indus Towers.

6.      INDIA WINS SIX-NATION KABADDI MASTERS DUBAI TITLE IN DUBAI
i. India won the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai title in Dubai.
ii. India defeated Iran 44-26 in the finals and became champions of the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai.
iii. Indian team was led by captain Ajay Thakur.

7.      MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN AUSTRIA
i. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix in Austria.
ii. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished in the second spot.

8.      2018 MALAYSIA OPEN (BADMINTON)
i. The 2018 Malaysia Open, officially named the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open was held at Axiata Arena in   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ii. Men’s Singles – Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
iii. Women’s Singles – Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei)

9.      WORLD UFO DAY – JULY 2
i. World UFO day is celebrated on 2nd July every year.
ii. The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001.
iii. This day is dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects .

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