2nd April 2018 Current Affairs In English – Govt Exams GK Questions
1. 2nd April- World Autism Awareness Day
- The date of April 2nd across the world is recognized as the World Autism Awareness Day.
- It has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly to improve the life quality of suffers of autism and lead meaningful life.
- This year i.e. theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2018 is “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism”.
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2. Historic significance of Utakala Divas celebrated on Odisha Day
- The date of April 1st every year is celebrated as the Odisha Day which back in April 1, 1936 became a separate province.
- Odisha Day, also known as Utkal Divas and Utkala Dibasa is celebrated in the memory of struggle done to be separated from the Bengal and Bihar.
- In the records of history, Kharavela’s rule is also for laying the foundation for Orissa’s fame as a land of art, architecture and sculpture.
- After getting independence the state’s name was changed from Orissa to Odisha on 24 March, 2011 while the language from Oriya to Odia, on November 9, 2010.
- Odisha Day is also called Orissa Foundation Day and Vishuva Milan.
3. Ashok Gehlot made Congress organization in-charge
- Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot is recently appointed as the General Secretary in charge of organization and training at the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
- Offering the position he has been replaced by the veteran Janardhan Dwivedi who was holding the charges since 2007.
- Also, Lalji Desai is appointed as the Chief Organizer of the All India Congress Seva Dal in place of Mahendra Joshi.
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4. H-1B visa process begins today
- The process of filing H-1B visa petition begins under the scrutiny by the Trump administration.
- H-1B is one of the most major after American work visas for highly skilled Indian professionals.
- The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US firms to employ foreign workers in jobs that require theoretical or technical expertise.
- The H1-B visa has an annual limit of 65,000 each financial year as governed by the US Congress.
5. Mithali Raj awarded ‘Sportsperson of the Year’
- Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been awarded as the Sportsperson of the Year in the event of Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017.
- Also in the event, the shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes.
- Triple Olympian and former national hockey player N Mukesh Kumar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award.
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