Latest Current Affairs of 04th May 2018

Kathua: Report finds glaring lapses in police case :Fact-finding team of citizens hands its report on Kathua incident to MoS PMO Jitendra Singh; Team finds severe lapses in the Police chargesheet.

Fact-finding team of citizens hands its report on Kathua incident to MoS PMO Jitendra Singh; Team finds severe lapses in the Police chargesheet.:The Supreme Court asked the Himachal Pradesh government to ensure implementation of the law on illegal constructions

Centre seeks stay on Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act:The Centre on Thursday sought a stay on the Supreme Court’s order on the SC/ST Act.

Karnataka: BJP manifesto promises loan waiver:BJP releases its manifesto for Karnataka elections,  loan waiver upto 1 lakh rupees and a special fund to complete all irrigation projects promised; PM interacts with Karnataka unit BJP women members, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi too addresses election rallies.

Thunderstorm kills over 100 in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan:Death toll due to severe dust storm in UP and Rajasthan mounts to 125; Met Department issues fresh alert for more rain and dust storm in UP and Rajasthan; atleast 10 killed as heavy rains lash Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Karnataka Polls: PM accuses Siddaramaiah of corruption:PM Narendra Modi addresses three election rallies in poll bound Karnataka; Charges the Sidharamaiah government of corruption calling it a seedha rupaiah government; says the Congress’ last citadel in Karnataka is about to fall; Says Congress is paying for questioning the surgical strike.

India Dust Storm: Nepal expresses condolences on loss of lives:Nepal has expressed condolences on the loss of many lives in dust storm in some states of India.

PM Modi to embark on 2-day Nepal visit on May 11:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two day State visit to Nepal from May 11 at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli.

12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers held in Manila:The twelfth informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held in Manila, the capital of Philippines on Friday on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

No Nobel Prize on Literature this year: Swedish Academy:No Nobel Prize on Literature this year; Award postponed due to serious charges against Jury; Awards likely to be announced next year.

Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal, asserts foreign minister:Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday that demands by U.S President Donald Trump to change Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers were unacceptable, as a deadline set by U.S. for Europeans to “fix” the deal loomed.

“Nothing more powerful than God,” says President Trump as he signs ‘faith initiative’:U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to create a faith-based initiative at the White House which would promote policies that he said recognize “the vital role of faith” in American life.

US delegation arrives in China for talks over trade issues:A seven-member U.S. delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks about China-U.S. economic and trade issues.

GST Council decides to introduce new simplified tax filming model:GST Council decides to introduce new simplified tax filming model; Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says high-level committee to soon decide on incentives to Sugarcane farmers and digitized payment.

India doing extremely well on electrification: World Bank:India is doing “extremely well” on electrification with nearly 85 per cent of the country’s population having access to electricity, the World Bank has said.

Sensex falls over 100 points on weak global cues:After starting on a positive note, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 100 points on Friday on weak global cues as investors eyed the outcome of US-China trade talks, ahead of the US jobs report.

North and South Korea to send joint TT team at world championship: The two Koreas will field a combined team at the table tennis team world championships after the nations decided not to compete against each other in the quarter-finals, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) said on Thursday.

Badminton: Saina Nehwal storms into top 10 in world rankings:Star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has climbed to the third spot in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in New Delhi on Thursday.

Twitter urges users to change password after glitch:Twitter Inc. urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing”.

Failure of breast cancer screening may have shortened 270 lives in England:As many as 270 women in England may have died prematurely of breast cancer because of an IT failure that led to 4,50,000 patients missing out on routine screening appointments.

Over 200 Kashmiri youth display culinary skills at cooking competition:A culinary competition was held in Srinagar to promote cooking and showcase the profession of a chef as a viable career option for the youth of the state.

Vlogging on rural life turns Chinese farmer into internet sensation:A young man from an impoverished village in southwest China’s Guizhou Province has proven that rural life can also be one of the most popular themes in video blogging.

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