30 April 2018 Current Affairs

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Saudi Aramco appoints the first woman to the board

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, the world’s top oil company has appointed its first female board member among five new members to its board of directors. Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, the former chairwoman, president and CEO of U.S. oil refiner Sunoco is the first female board member of Aramco.

56th Belgrade International Boxing tournament in Serbia

56th edition of Belgrade International Boxing Championship was held at Belgrade in Serbia. Indian boxers won three gold, five silver and five bronze medals at this championship.

Former PM Manmohan Singh launches Economist Rao’s book

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism’ by former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member C H Hanumantha Rao.

Badminton Asian C’ships: Momota, Tai clinch singles titles

Japan’s Kento Momota and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei bagged the men’s singles and women’s singles titles respectively at the Badminton Asian Championships.

India to grow at 7.5% in 2018-19

According to a Deutsche Bank report, the Indian economy is likely to clock a GDP growth of 7.5% this financial year. The report noted that higher global oil prices, risk of an earlier than anticipated rate hike cycle from RBI are some of the factors that pose downside risk to its baseline GDP estimate.

Hamilton wins F1 Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton grabbed his 63rd career win and his first in 2018.


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