Current Affairs of 30 April 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:30-Apr-2018
1. Pawan Chamling: India’s longest serving CM
• Pawan Kumar Chamling has become the longest serving Chief Minister (CM) in the country by surpassing the record of former communist CM of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu.
• He became the CM of Sikkim on 12 December, 1994.
• He is also the chairperson of the ruling party of the state, Sikkim Democratic Front.
2. International Buddhist Conference in Lumbini
• The International Buddhist Council is going in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.
• The aim of this conference is to disseminate teachings of Buddha and spread the messages of non-violence, brotherhood, co-existence, love and peace to the world.
• There are representation of approx 16 countries including U.S, Japan, India, China, Indonesia and Sri-Lanka.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB