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Daily Current Affairs, 2 April 2018

International News

Important Days

1.   2 April: World Autism Awareness Day.
A. At United Nations Headquarters New York the 2018 World Autism Awareness Day observed.
B. It will focus on the importance of empowering women and girls with autism and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges.


Economic News

2.   To become second largest producer of mobile phones Vietnam replaced by India.
A. In the world after China, India is now the second-largest mobile phone producer.
B. Annual production of mobile phones in India increased from 3 million units in 2014 to 11 million units in 2017, according to the data shared by Indian Cellular Association with the government.
C. The second largest producer of mobile phones in 2017 has become India by replacing Vietnam.
D. Imports of the devices in the country also reduced to less than half in 2017-18 with the rise in mobile phone production.



Economic News

3.   To double Gail arm to invest Rs 3,000 cr in Dabhol terminal.
A. To double the capacity at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Dabhol in the Konkan region of Maharashtra to 10 million tonne over the next three years the newly-created arm of state-run gas major Gail India, Konkan LNG, will pump in around Rs 3,000 crore.
B. A 100 per cent subsidiary of Gail, Konkan LNG, had received the first 1.2 lakh tonne shipment of the 5.8-mt LNG contracted from the first-ever long-term agreement with the US signed way back in 2011 and 2013.


Honours and Awards

4.   To be conferred with Padma awards: Dhoni, Advani.
A. Among the 41 prominent personalities there are Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and billiards champion Pankaj Advani who will be conferred with the prestigious Padma awards of 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi today.
B. In this year as many as 84 Padma awards were announced.
C. Three Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 72 Padma Shri awards comprised the  Padma awards list.


Honours and Awards


5.   Their sixth Santosh Trophy lifted Kerala.
A. Their sixth Santosh Trophy Football titl have lifted by Kerala.
B. They held their nerves to beat defending champions and 32-time winners Bengal via penalty shootout, in a thrilling final at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
C. Punjab had beated by 3-2 by Kerala with an extra time goal to win their earlier Santosh Trophy title in New Delhi in October 2004.


6.   John Isner beats Alexander Zverev to win first Masters 1,000 title: Miami Open.
A. His first ever Masters 1,000 title won by american John Isner with a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 victory over German Alexander Zverev in the Miami Open final.
B. Latvian Jelena Ostapenko beaten by US Open champion Sloane Stephens to win her first Miami Open title.
C. It was the 34th edition of the Miami Open.
D. At the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, United States, all men and women’s events took place from March 19 through April 1, 2018.


International News

Science and Technology

7.   China’s space lab plummets to earth (Tiangong-1) burns up over pacific ocean.
A. Landing in middle of the South Pacific Ocean near world’s ‘spacecraft cemetery or graveyard’ China’s out-of-control Tiangong-1 space lab has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.
B. Most of its parts were burned up during gravity-propelled re-entry process.


8.   Contact with communication satellite GSAT-6A has lost by ISRO.
A. Contact with India’s most powerful communication GSAT-6A satellite in less than 48 hours after it was launched has lost by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
B. By power system failure or short circuit on the satellite the loss in contact is believed to have been caused.

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