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Daily Current Affairs, 01st May 2018

1)  International Labour Day: 01 May
•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”.

2)  9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue Held In New Delhi
•The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in New Delhi. Minister of State(IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K Singh, and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko signed a Joint Statement at the conclusion of the meeting.

•Both the countries agreed to work together for energy security, energy access and climate change issues. They also agreed to initiate the discussion on Electric Vehicles (EVs) and commit to work together in promoting well-functioning energy markets.

3)  Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN Scheme
•Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) - DHAN scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal, Haryana. The scheme was launched in the presence of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar.

•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.

4)  Government Launches Pilot Scheme For Procurement Of Aggregate Power Of 2500 MW
•The Indian government has launched a Pilot Scheme for procurement of aggregate power of 2500 MW on competitive basis for three years under medium term from commissioned power plants without power purchase agreements.

•The main purpose of the scheme is to revive commissioned power plants which are unable to sell electricity in the absence of valid power purchase agreements. These plants can bid for power supply under the scheme.

5)  International Buddhist Conference Concluded In Lumbini, Nepal
•The International Buddhist Conference 2018 concluded in Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The concluding speech was given by the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Oli.

•Participants from more than 20 countries including India attended 2-day conference. It was organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations. The basic objective of the conference was to disseminate teachings of Gautam Buddha and spread the messages of nonviolence, brotherhood, co-existence, love and peace to the international community.

6)  India Joint 6th In List Of Doping Violations In WADA Report
•India is ranked joint-sixth in the list of doping violations with 69 cases, same as that of Russia, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report for samples collected in 2016. India improved its position to sixth after being joint-third for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015.

•Italy topped the rankings of drug cases in 2016, followed by France (86), United States (76), Australia (75), Belgium (73).

7)  Shooter Shahzar Rizvi Becomes World No.1 In 10m Air Pistol
•Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi became the world number one shooter in the 10-metre air pistol categoryafter having won a silver medal at the recently concluded shooting World Cup in South Korea. With 1654 rating points, Rizvi shot to the numero uno spot ahead of Russia’s Artem Chernousov (1046) and Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (803).

•The other Indian shooter in the world top-10 rankings is Jitu Rai, who is placed sixth. Among the women, Manu Bhaker, who won a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, was the only Indian in the top-10 of the women’s 10m air pistol rankings at the fourth spot.

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