Latest Current Affairs 02nd June 2018

JP Nadda reviews public health measures for Nipah Virus disease:Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda on Saturday reviewed the ground situation with the Kerala government and took stock of the public health measures in the areas affected by Nipah virus disease.

Temperature slips in north India, dust storm in UP claims 17 lives:Temperatures slipped by few notches in several parts of north India on Saturday bringing some relief from the sweltering heat even as 17 deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh following a severe dust storm.

Another person found hanging in Purulia, BJP demands President’s rule in WB:The body of a 35-year-old man was found hanging from a high-tension tower in Purulia in West Bengal on Saturday, triggering protests by locals.

PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s plaque with former Singaporean premier:Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong jointly unveiled a plaque to pay tribute at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at the waterfront Clifford Pier. Adding to that, the exceptional musical performance of ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ also sent a strong message of peace to the world.

UN Chief thanks India for strong, sustained support to peacekeeping:UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has thanked India for its “strong and sustained” support to peacekeeping as he honoured the memory of the 163 Indian peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater calms:As lava continued to pour vigorously from the ground through fissures at the foot of Kilauea Volcano, the month-old eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has entered a new, seemingly calmer phase inside the summit crater, government scientists said on Friday (June 1).

Political deadlock ends in Italy as new cabinet gets sworn-in:Italian President Sergio Mattarella swore in Italy’s new government on Friday (June 1) in a ceremony that ended three months of political deadlock.

Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists:Venezuela on Friday began releasing a group of opposition activists jailed for protesting against President Nicolas Maduro, a move that the government said would foster dialogue but that critics dismissed as a token gesture by a dictatorship.

IT dept’s new scheme aims to encourage efforts to curb black money:With an aim of getting people’s participation in the effort to unearth black money and curb tax evasion, the Income Tax Department has come out with a new reward scheme titled Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018.

French Open: Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash; Nadal downs Gasquet for 16th time:Maria Sharapova marked her first appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier in three years with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Karolina Pliskova to set-up a potential French Open last-16 duel with nemesis Serena Williams on Saturday, while 10-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated childhood friend Richard Gasquet for the 16th time.

French Open: Rohan Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin reach men’s doubles quarters:Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin shocked top seeded Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot in straight sets to reach the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris on Saturday.

Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting:Bollywood actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has reportedly confessed before the police that he placed bets in IPL matches for the past five to six years.

Saha ruled out of Afghan Test, Karthik to replace him:India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha was on Saturday ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year’s Indian Premier League.

Wild endangered mountain gorilla population climbs over 1,000: New Survey:A new survey has revealed the population of wild, endangered mountain gorillas living in central Africa has topped 1,000, a dramatic increase from the low numbers of previous decades.