• Daily Current Affairs: 2nd July, 2018

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    1. The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018
      • A high level Ministerial delegation from India headed by Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs will be participating in the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 (AMCDRR 2018) to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 03-06 July, 2018
      • Participants are from Asian and Pacific countries, governmental and inter-governmental organisations, United Nations and international organisations.
      • The theme of the AMCDRR 2018: ‘Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development’ reflects the essence of the Sendai Framework.
    2. Final meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on India-Nepal relation
      • The ninth and final meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on India-Nepal relations concluded in Kathmandu.
      • Indian side was represented by Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Jayant Prasad, Bhuvan Chandra Upreti and Mahendra P. Lama.
    3. National Doctors’ Day
      • This day was celebrated throughout India On 1st July 2018.
      • This day marks the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
      • The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared the theme for Doctors’ Day 2018 as: ‘zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment’.
      • IMA has also decided to observed July 1 to 8 as ‘Safe Fraternity Week’.
    4. Instant e-PAN based on Aadhaar launched
      • The new PAN will have the same name, date of birth, gender, mobile number and address as in the Aadhaar.
      • The e-PAN facility is only for resident individuals and not for Hindu Undivided Family, firms, trusts and companies.
      • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which makes policies for the Income Tax Department, has extended the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking to March 31 next.
    5. INS Sahyadri adjudged runner-up in an innovation competition
      • Indigenously built stealth frigate, INS Sahyadri, which is participating in RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, has been adjudged runner-up in an innovation competition during the harbour phase of the exercise.
      • The 26th edition of RIMPAC, hosted by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), commenced off the Hawaii coast.
    6. Conference of States Power Ministers
      • A conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories will be held on 3rd July at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
      • The Conference will be inaugurated by Shri R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy.
      • The aim of this one-day conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & deliberate on a host of issues pertaining to Power and Renewable Energy sectors.
    7. Champions Trophy Hockey
      • World Champions Australia defeated India 3-1 via shoot-off to clinch its second consecutive Champions Trophy hockey title.
      • It was a keenly-contested battle between the two finalists of last edition but once again Australia came out on top in the shoot-out to clinch its 15th Champions Trophy title.
    8. Lee Chong Wei wins historic 12th Malaysia Open title
      • Lee, who was dominant from the start, completed the rout in 71 minutes.
      • With this victory, Momota’s 21-match winning streak has also come to an end.
      • In the women’s singles final, top seed Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan beat China’s He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-11.
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