30 May 2018 Current Affairs
Uber promotes India head Amit Jain as APAC Regional GM
Uber said that, it has promoted its India head Amit Jain as regional general manager for Asia Pacific region (APAC)
First Indian to receive Linnean Medal
Indian botanist Kamaljit Bawa received the Linnean Medal in Botany from Linnean Society of London. Bawa is the 1st Indian to win the award ever since it was constituted in 1888. He was recognised for his pioneering research on evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation & non-timber forest products. Linnean Medal is awarded to a biologist every year by the Linnean Society of London.
R K Agrawal appointed President of NCDRC
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed former Supreme Court Judge Justice R K Agrawal as President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). He will succeed Justice D K Jain, who completed his term.
Former Bihar minister Kameshwar Paswan passes away
Former Bihar minister Kameshwar Paswan died after a long term illness in Patna, Bihar. He was 77 years old.
Sangeeta Bahl becomes oldest Indian woman to Scale Mount Everest
Sangeeta Bahl, a 53-year-old former model become the oldest Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest. Bahl, who currently resides in Gurugram, scaled the peak with the help of two Sherpas and was felicitated at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu. She already conquered six out of the seven highest peaks in the world.
Virat Kohli emerged as International Cricketer of Year: CEAT Ratings
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has emerged as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards, which were presented in Mumbai. Batsman Rohit Sharma collected the award on behalf of Kohli.