1 May : Current Affairs for SSC CGL-2018 Tier-1
International Buddhist Conference concluded in Lumbini
*International Buddhist Conference concluded in Lumbini, *Nepal, which is the birth place of Gautama Buddha.
*It was organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations.
GOBAR-DHAN Scheme launched to promote wealth and energy from waste
*Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources – DHAN scheme.
*The scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
*The scheme also aims at creating new rural livelihood opportunities and enhancing income for farmers and other rural people.
Harimau Shakti 2018: India and Malaysia joint military exercise
*The exercise will be held from 30 April 18 to 13 May 2018.
*The exercise aims at bolstering cooperation and coordination between armed forces of both nations.
*This is for first time joint training exercise of this magnitude between Indian and Malaysia is being held on Malaysian soil.
15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi in January 2019
*Its theme will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.
*The day is celebrated to mark contribution of overseas Indian community to the development of India.
*The day also commemorates return of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa on January 9, 1915.
Sikkim’s CM Pawan Chamling becomes India’s longest-serving Chief Minister.
He has completed 23 years, four months and 17 days of uninterrupted service in office.
He surpassed earlier record held by Jyoti Basu, 5-term West Bengal CM who held office for 23 years.
NASA’s InSight Mission
*NASA will launch its first-ever mission InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) to study the deep nterior of Mars on May 5, 2018.
*InSight is stationary lander that will be first NASA mission since Apollo moon landings to place seismometer, a device that measures quakes on soil of another planet.
Government launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW for 3 years
*Under the scheme a single entity can be allotted maximum capacity of 600 MW. The Scheme assures a minimum off-take of 55 per cent of contracted capacity.
*The Tariff will be fixed for three years without any escalation.
Peace Mission: India, Pakistan for first time to participate together in SCO counter-terror exercise
*Peace Mission counter-terror military exercise will be held in the Ural mountains of Russia and almost all SCO member countries are taking part in it.
*SCO is political and security grouping headquartered in Beijing. It was founded in 2001.
*The members of organization are China, Russia, Kazakhsta,Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan.