01 May 2018 Current Affairs

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Uday Kotak redesignated as MD & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank

The board of directors of Kotak Mahindra Bank has redesignated Uday Kotak as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kotak was earlier executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director.

May 01: International Labour Day

International Labour Day is also known as International Worker’s Day, Labour Day and May Day. It is celebrated across the world on 1st May to promote and encourage the international labour associations. The theme of International Labour Day 2018 is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.

Kavinder Gupta sworn in as Deputy CM of J & K

Kavinder Gupta, who resigned as the Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing BJP colleague Nirmal Singh.

Indian fencer won silver medal at Reykjavik

India’s CA Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bhavani Devi had won a gold medal at the Reykjavik tournament last year to become the first Indian to do so in an international fencing event. The Tamil Nadu fencer defeated USA’s Alexis Browne in the final.

Pliskova wins Stuttgart Open

The Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova clinched the Stuttgart Open title after defeating the US wildcard Coco Vandeweghe. This was Pliskova’s first title of 2018 and the tenth of her career.

Prajnesh wins maiden singles title

Prajnesh Gunneswaran clinched his first ever singles title on the ATP Challenger circuit. Prajnesh, who had won the decisive fifth rubber of the recent China tie, beat the Egyptian 5- 7 6-1 6-3 in one hour and 52 minutes.

Argentina’s central bank hiked interest rates to 30.25%

Argentina’s central bank (Central Bank of Argentina) has raised interest rates by 300 bps to fight inflationary pressures. The already high benchmark interest rates in the country has been raised from 27.25 per cent to 30.25 per cent in a bid to prop up its ailing currency from sliding further against the US dollar.

Dadasaheb Phalke film foundation awards 2018 announced

Bollywood actors Bhumi Pednekar, Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar bagged the best actress and best actor awards respectively at the Dadasaheb Phalke awards, given by Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation, held in Mumbai.
Here is the complete list of all the winners

S.No Category Winner
1. Best Actor Akshay Kumar, for Padman (Jury) and for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2. Best Actress in a Leading Role Sonam Kapoor, for Padman
3. Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar, for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
4. Lifetime Achievement Award Rakesh Roshan
5. Saraswatibai Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actress (Lifetime) award Farida Jalal
6. ‘Most Versatile Actress’ Award Manisha Koirala
7. Best Actor in a Character Role Rajesh Sharma
8. Best Playback Singer (Female) Neeti Mohan
9. Best TV Anchor Aditya Narayan Jha
10. Best Entertainer (TV) Manish Paul
11. Best Playback Singer (jury) Bhumi Trivedi
12. Best Stage Anchor Siddharth Kannan
13. Best Producer (Short Films) Sandip Marwah
14. Most Entertaining Film (Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety) Luv Ranjan

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