02 April 2018 Current Affairs

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USA and South Korea begin Joint Military Exercise- ‘Foal Eagle’

The United States and South Korea began their joint military training exercise named ‘Foal Eagle’. More than 11,500 U.S. troops and nearly 300,000 South Korean forces will take part in the four-week exercises. Foal Eagle, the largest annual joint military exercise in South Korea, usually runs about two months.

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

In order to combat the rising levels of air pollution, the Delhi-NCR region began supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel, both petrol and diesel. With this, Delhi became the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI. BS-VI fuel is equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms.

Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt passes away

Former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala between 1982 and 1983 and was accused of genocide, passed away on April 1, 2018. He was 91.

02 April: World Autism Awareness Day

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day. It is observed to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. The theme for WAAD 2018 is “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism”.

Miami Open 2018- complete list of winners

The Miami Open, sometimes known as the Miami Masters, is an annual tennis tournament for men and women currently held in Florida, the USA.
Here is the complete list of Miami Open 2018 Title:

S.No. Category Winner Runner Up
1. Men’s Singles John Isner (USA) Alexander Zverev (Germany)
2. Women’s Singles Sloane Stephens (USA) Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
3. Men’s Doubles Mike Bryan (USA), Bob Bryan (USA) Karen Khachanov (Russia), Andrey Rublev (Russia)
4. Women’s Doubles CoCo Vandeweghe (USA), Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic), Katerina Siniakova  (Czech Republic)

New head of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit

BCCI has appointed former Rajasthan Director General of Police Ajit Singh as the head of its Anti-Corruption Unit. He will replace former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

U.P. CM inaugurates India’s Longest Elevated Road in Ghaziabad

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a 10.30-km-long elevated road, touted to be the longest of its kind in the country, connecting UP Gate and Rajnagar Extension, Ghaziabad. The road will make it easier to commute between Delhi and Ghaziabad.


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