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Important Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister will dedicate and lay foundation of important projects in AIIMS
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will go to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 29, 2018.
●        He will lay the foundation of National Center for Older Persons in AIIMS.
●        In this, multi-specialty medical care will be provided to the elderly. There will be 200 General Ward beds.
●        During this function, Prime Minister will inaugurate 555-bed Super Specialty Block of Safdarjung Hospital.

500th death anniversary of Saint Kabir
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi went to Maghar in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Kabir Nagar today.
●        He offered a wreath at Sant Kabir Samadhi on the occasion of 500th full day of great saint and poet Kabir.
●        Prime Minister Sant Kabir went to the cave and unveiled the plaque, laid the foundation stone of the Saint Kabir Academy.
●        This academy will spread the teachings and ideas of the great saint.
Fourth National Consultation Meeting will be held in New Delhi on June 29, 2018
●        Fourth National Consultation Meeting of Ministers in charge of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in the States and Union Territories will be held in New Delhi on June 29, 2018.
●        The meeting will be chaired by Union Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution Minister, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan.
Home Minister's Special Operations Medal
●        The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the formation of the "Home Minister's Special Operations Medal".
●        Officials of the State and Union Territories, Police Officers, Central Police Organizations (CPOs), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and the security organization involved in special operations will be eligible for these medals.

Policy commission will issue first delta ranking under 'aspiring district program'
●        The policy commission will release the first delta ranking under the 'aspiring district program' tomorrow ie, 29th June, 2018.
●        Through this ranking, the progressive progress achieved by various districts will be measured between 31 March, 2018 and 31 May 2018.
●        Rankings of different districts have been done through 49 important performance indicators in transparent manner on the parameters like health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development and basic infrastructure.

Sangli turmeric gets GI tag
●        Geographical Index Racking from the Indian Patent Office on March 27, 2018, provided Sangli's turmeric in Maharashtra.
●        Farmers who used to cultivate turmeric in Sangli had been demanding GI tags for Sangli Chi Haladie Sangli's turmeric for a long time.
●        About 200 years ago, the farmers of Sangli had discovered a special way for turmeric production and its storage.

Oxytocin restriction in India will be effective from July
●        Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the construction of the private sector of the extensively used oxytocin medicines in the country from July 1 to remove milk from milch animals.
●        Also, imports from foreign countries have been banned.
●        Private sector drug manufacturers will not be allowed to produce oxytocin from July 1 for domestic use.

Gobind Singh Dev becomes the first Sikh to join the Malaysian Cabinet
●        Indian-origin politician Gobind Singh Dev has been made Cabinet Minister in Malaysia.
●        He is the first person in the minority community to be appointed as minister in the history of the country.
●        45-year-old Gobind Singh Dev has been appointed Minister of Communication and Multimedia.
●        Dev Bhaktan is one of the two indigenous people involved in the Harapan Alliance cabinet.

85 percent of fraud in public sector banks: RBI
●        Nearly 6,500 cases of banking fraud have emerged this year. Of these, 85 percent of the cases are from public sector banks.
●        They have lost more than 30,000 crores.
●        It has been addressed by the recent financial stability report of RBI.
●        According to him, in the top 10 fraud in 2018, banks have lent more than Rs 10,000 crore.
●        Financial year 2017 saw a loss of nearly Rs 20,000 crore in about 5,000 frauds.
After the merger, the name will be Vodafone Idea Limited
●        Idea Cellular's shareholders have approved the name of the country's third largest telecom company, Vodafone Idea Limited.
●        The merger of the two companies was expected to be completed by June, but now it can be delayed for at least one month.

Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Financial Action Task Force added Pakistan to 'Gray List'
●        The Financial Action Task Force has retained Pakistan again on June 27, 2018 in the 'Gray List'.
●        Pakistan has chosen its finance minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country.
●        Akhtar will keep Pakistan's side in the FATF meeting and demand to remove name from the gray list.
●        Along with this, the Pakistan Finance Minister will brief FATF about the steps taken to eliminate money laundering, terrorist funding and terrorism.
Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea due to polio outbreak
●        In Papua New Guinea 18 years later, a new case of polio has emerged.
●        Papua New Guinea was declared polio free 18 years ago.
●        A health emergency has been announced in Papua New Guinea.
●        According to the Health Ministry report, polio virus has been confirmed in three regions of Morob, Madang and Eastern Highlands.

China to reduce tax on imports of 8,549 items from 5 countries including India
●        China has indicated signs of increasing friendship with India on the trade front.
●        Preparing to reduce tax on more than 8,500 items imported from India.
●        Apart from India, China has made preparations for tariffs on chemicals, farm products and metals which are imported from 4 other neighboring countries.

Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018: ECONOMY

Indian Rupee reaches minimum level of rupee against dollar
●        Compared to US dollar, continuous decline in Indian rupee continues.
●        Indian Rupee reached the lowest level of 69.10 on June 28, 2018, against a dollar.
●        In the Inter-Banking Currency market, the rupee opened at 68.87 per dollar against the dollar and 49 paise fall in the opening trade to Rs 69.10 per dollar.

50 percent increase in indian money in Swiss banks
●        According to the report released by the Swiss National Bank , Indians' wealth has increased by 50% in Swiss banks to about 7,000 crore rupees.
●        The money raised directly by the Indians in Swiss bank accounts increased to 99.9 million Swiss francs (about Rs 6,900 crore) and the money collected through others has also increased to 1.6 million Swiss francs (about 110 million rupees).
●        According to statistics, total foreign customers bank accounts in Switzerland wealth is more than 1460 billion Swiss francs (Rs 100 million).

Current Affairs 28th Jun 2018: DEFENSE

Army can buy goods from any canteens
●        Now the army will be able to carry luggage and liqueurs from any canteens across the country.
●        So far he had to take luggage and Liquor from the same unit run canteen (urc) from where he was issued a smart card.
●        If they used to take luggage from another canteen, they had to take no-objection certificates from their unit canteen.
●        But now the army has ended its obligation.

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Important Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

President inaugurates Udyam Sangam-2018
●        President Shri Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the Udyam Sangam-2018 organized by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to celebrate the other United Nations Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Day.
●        On this occasion, the President also launched the solar charkha and MSME Contact Portal.
●        The President said that the Udyam Sangam-2018 is an important effort to develop an effective eco system for the MSME sector.

Proposal to include experienced doctors in education, clinical / public health programs approved
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of the Center and the institutions of Central Government to include experienced doctors in education, clinical and public health programs.
●        The purpose of this acceptance is to ensure that the doctors of Central Health Services (CHS) and other Ministries / Departments / Institutions of Central Government specially work in areas of specialization when the age of 62 is fulfilled.

Approval for setting up additional emergency petroleum reserves in Karnataka
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of emergency petroleum reserves in two locations namely Padur of Karnataka and 6.5 metric tonnes in Odisha's Silverkhole and the dedicated SPM for these two SPRs.
●        SPR establishments will be underground for silverkhole and posture and their capacity will be 4 MMT and 2.5 MMT respectively.
●        The government had announced to set up two additional SPRs in the budget announcement of 2017-18.

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bahrain for cooperation in the field of health care
●        The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bahrain for cooperation in the field of health care.
●        The following areas of cooperation have been included in the Memorandum of Understanding:
●        Exchange of information including publications and research results.
●        Government officials, academic staff, scholars, teachers, experts and students' visits to each other.
MoU between India and Denmark for cooperation in the field of animal husbandry and dairy
●        The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Denmark for cooperation in the field of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
●        The MoU was signed on April 16, 2018.
●        The aim of this MoU is to promote the development of bilateral cooperation in the field of animal husbandry and dairy to widen the existing knowledge on the basis of dairy development and institutional sustainability.

Cabinet Approves Fund for National Export Insurance Account Trust
●        Under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Grant-in-aid of Rs 1,040 crore for National Export Insurance Account Trust.
●        This fund will be used for 3 years between 2017-18 to 2019-20.
●        440 crore rupees have already been received for the year 2017-18.
●        In the year 2018-19 and 2019-20, every year 300 million rupees will be given to NEIA.

Cabinet Approves Capital Investment to Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Limited
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved capital investment of Rs 2,000 crore to strengthen the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Limited.
●        This capital investment will be done during the 3 financial years.
●        In the financial year 2017-18, Rs 50 crore will be invested, Rs 1,450 crore in FY 2018-19 and Rs 500 crore in FY 2019-20.

51 lakh houses sanctioned in three years of its implementation under PMAY
●        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organized a meeting of its 35th Central Approval and Monitoring Committee of the Prime Minister's housing scheme, in which a total of 3,18,900 houses of six states / union territories were approved.
●        Simultaneously, PMAY has sanctioned more than 51 lakh dwelling units against the estimated demand of 10 million.
India is the most dangerous country for women: Thomson Reuters survey
●        Global Survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation for the safety of women.
●        According to this survey, India has become the world's most dangerous country for women.
●        Survey shows that war-torn Syria and Afghanistan are also in a better position than India.
●        Somalia and Saudi Arabia also have a better status than women in terms of security.
Announcement of organizing Nutrition Campaign Tech-Thon by Ministry of Women and Child Development
●        The Central Women and Child Development Ministry announced a one-day seminar on 'Tech-Thon' in New Delhi on June 28, 2018.
●        Organizing this seminar is being done to bring effective behavioral changes in the beneficiaries to show the nutrition campaign and to create an atmosphere in this regard, to exchange ideas and to support the movement of people to launch mass movement.
●        This expedition focuses on specific goals to be achieved on different parameters over the next few years. Earlier, at the top level in the country, nutrition was not given much importance.

Haryana Government approves amendment in Deen Dayal Jan Housing Scheme
●        In the Cabinet meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the proposal to amend the Deen Dayal Jan Housing Scheme- Economical Planned Accommodation Policy, 2016 was approved in the Cabinet meeting held on 26th June 2018.
●        Under this category only 40 percent of the total planned residential area of the city will be given for development of housing project.
●        The maximum plot area has been set at 150 square meters in this scheme.
Government has proposed to form a new commission by terminating the UGC

●        The Central Government has prepared a draft bill for the establishment of the Higher Education Commission of India on 27th June 2018 replacing the University Grants Commission.
●        According to the draft bill, India's new Higher Education Commission will focus solely on academic matters, while financial rights will be subject to the Ministry.
●        The government is going to make big changes to improve the quality of education.
●        In the monsoon session, the government can present this bill in Parliament.

Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India and Germany signed MoU on cooperation in civil aviation sector
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Germany for cooperation in the field of civil aviation.
●        The title of this MOU is a joint declaration of the interest between India and Germany on cooperation in the civil aviation sector.
●        The Joint Declaration will make effective evolution in the air transport between India and Germany.

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore on cooperation in the field of employment
●        The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore for its cooperation in the field of urban planning and development.
●        The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on May 31, 2018.

Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018: AWARDS

'Sagarmala' got Golden Award in 52nd Scotch Conference in 2018
●        The flagship program of the Shipping Ministry, "Sagarmala", was recently received by the Shipping Ministry in the 52nd Scotch Conference in New Delhi, in 2018, in the infrastructure sector.
●        This award has been given to Sagarmala in view of its contribution in the socio-economic transformation of India and its role in the development of quick and basic sector.
●        The order of merit was also provided during the Sagarmala program during the conference.

Current Affairs 27th Jun 2018: DAYS AND DATES

'Statistics Day' will be celebrated on June 29, 2018
●        In respect of the remarkable contribution made by late Professor PC Mahalanobis in the areas of Statistics, Statistical System and Economic Planning, the Government of India has, in the category of special days to be celebrated annually on national level, on June 29 as 'Statistics Day' have set.
●        On June 29, 2017, Professor PC Mahalanobis was celebrated as the birth anniversary.
●        The Indian Statistical Institute has organized year-long celebrations, which will culminate on June 29, 2018.

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Important Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Cleanliness work plan for 10 new clean icon places
●        Today, 10 new heritage sites in the country created a work plan to increase their hygiene standards to a standardized level.
●        These places are: Shri Raghavendra Swamy Math Mantralaya (Andhra Pradesh), Thousand Diary Palace (West Bengal), Sri Brahma Sarovar Temple (Haryana), Vidur Kuti Temple (Uttar Pradesh), Mana Village (Uttarakhand), Pangong Tso (Jammu and Kashmir) , Shri Nag Vasuki Mandir (Uttar Pradesh), Nupty Keithel (Manipur), Sri Dharma Aastha Mandir (Kerala) and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand).
●        This is the third step of the Clean Permanent Places (SIP) with the coordination of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
●        This is the initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Constitution of Committee for Standardization and Indigenization in Metro Rail System
●        The transport structure is one of the key factors for the country's progress.
●        Rapid industrialization, urbanization, globalization and urban centers, cities and cities are increasingly crowding the population.
●        There are 490 km of metro lines in ten cities of the country.
●        Over 600 kilometers of metro rail projects in various cities are under construction.

Visa discount to foreign designers in handicrafts sector
●        In order to give employment visas to foreign designers, the handicrafts sector has been given exemption from the minimum wage term for a period of up to two years i.e. 30th June, 2020.
●        This step will help exporters to take services of international designers according to their needs.

6 agreements between India and Seychelles 
●        Six agreements were signed during the visit of Seychelles President Danny Faroe to India on June 25, 2018.
●        During this time, India and Seychelles agreed to work together in accordance with the interests of each other on Agasson Island Project, moving forward defense relations.
●        India has announced a loan of $ 100 million for Seychelles to purchase defense equipment.

Court gives permission to ED to extradite Nirav Modi
●        The special court of Mumbai has allowed the extradition of Nirav Modi while accepting the ED 's application .
●        The ED had approached the Special Court against Neerav, accused of Rs.13,500 crore PNB scam.
Central government employees will not get overtime allowance
●        Now the Central Government employees will not get overtime allowance .
●        According to the order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, no employee will be given overtime allowance except the operational staff.
●        This step has been taken following recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

IKEA will open restaurant in India
●        The world's largest furniture maker, Ikea , is going to open the first store and restaurant in India .
●        The company's most special item will not be 'Swedish Meatballs'.
●        Next month, Ikea is going to open its 1,000-seater cafeteria in 37,000 square meters in Hyderabad.
●        In the restaurant some Indian cuisine will also be served.
●        Swedish meatballs will not be available with beef and pork.

Ministry of Women and Child Development released report on 'women in prisons'
●        The Central Women and Child Development Ministry has released a report on 'Women in Jails' on June 25, 2018.
●        Various changes have been suggested in National Adarsh Jail Manual 2016 in Reception to make it consistent with international standards.
●        In this report, 134 recommendations have been made so that improving the lives of closed women in prison.

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: AWARDS

The President has given national awards of excellent services in the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind presented the National Award for Excellence in Excellence in the Prevention of Drugs and Drug Abuse on the occasion of International Day of Drug Abuse and Illegal Trade Negative Day in New Delhi.
●        This problem becomes even more complex due to the sensitive geographical location of India between Myanmar-Laos-Thailand's Golden Triangle and the areas known as 'Golden Crescent' of Iran-Afghanistan-Pakistan.

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission 15th meeting took place in Australia
●        The 15th meeting of the India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission was held on June 25, 2018 in Canberra, Australia.
●        The meeting was chaired jointly by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu and Australia's Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Mr. Steven Ciobo.
●        The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission was held in a goodwill environment after a gap of four years.

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Praggnanandhaa became India's first and second youngest Grandmaster in the world
●        Chennai's R. Praggnanandhaa has become India's first youngest Grandmaster.
●        They are in second place with this achievement globally.
●        Praggnanandhaa has achieved this achievement only at the age of 12 years.
●        Praggnanandhaa achieved this achievement by reaching the final round of the Grenadin Open Chess Tournament in Italy.

University of Michigan researchers developed the world's smallest computer
●        'Micro Micro Mot', the world's smallest computer, has been developed by researchers from the University of Michigan of America.
●        Researchers have made this computer to help in the medical field.
●        In March 2018, IBM released a small computer, which was just one MM size, smaller than a salt grain.
●        But now scientists from the University of Michigan have made the world's smallest computer.
●        Its size is only 0.3 millimeters.

IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar resigns
●        Indigo airline said on Monday that the company's Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar has resigned and now William Bolter will replace him.
●        IndiGo Airline Chairman and full time director Aditya Ghosh has also resigned two months ago.
●        His resignation will be effective from July 15.
●        Bolter is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of the airline and he will now take over the post of Kumar.

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: SPORTS

Louise Hamilton wins the French Grand Prix title
●        Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix title on June 24, 2018.
●        Louise Hamilton strengthened his grip on the drivers' world championship table.
●        Max Wastepen of Red Bull was in second place in the competition, while third place Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen got it.
●        Daniel remained at the fourth place.
●        Sebastian Vettel got fifth place.

Current Affairs 26th Jun 2018: ECONOMY

Tata Steel to raise Rs 12 billion
●        Tata Steel is preparing to raise Rs. 12 thousand crore from non-convertible debentures.
●        The company gave this information to the stock exchanges on Saturday.
●        The company will seek approval from the shareholders for the July 20 Annual General Meeting.
●        Earlier, Tata Steel had raised Rs 12,800 crore in March from the rights issue.

Jaiprakash Associates to Sell Cement Business to ACC 
●        Jaiprakash Associates Limited is talking to ACC Ltd , which is controlling Lafargeholms with the sale of the remaining part of its cement business .
●        This part has installed production capacity of about 55 lakh tonnes per annum.
●        JP Associates wants to sell it for Rs 5200 crores.
●        JP has given an exclusive liability agreement from ACC to July 31.

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Important Current Affairs 25th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 25th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister will inaugurate Annual Meeting of AIIB tomorrow in Mumbai
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the third annual meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
●        This is a multilateral development bank and whose mission is to improve social and economic development beyond Asia and beyond.
●        The theme of this year's meeting is "Finance-funding for infrastructure: Innovation and cooperation".

Livestock export from Nagpur airport will start this month
●        For the first time on June 30, 2018, sheep and goats will be exported from Nagpur airport to Sharjah.
●        About one lakh sheep goats will be exported from Nagpur airport during three months period.
●        The project is being embodied in conjunction with the joint efforts of the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport, Air India, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Commerce located in Nagpur.

Suresh Prabhu chaired the 15th session of the India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission
●        Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India today co-chaired the 15th session of the India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission with Australia's Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Mr. Steven Seibo in Canberra.
●        Both the ministers gave special emphasis on the need to increase bilateral trade and investment.
Group of dignitaries constituted for the study of SEZ policy

●        The first meeting of 'Group of dignitaries' constituted by the Government of India for the study of Special Economic Zones Policy of India was organized on June 22, 2018 under the chairmanship of Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation.
●        The Minister requested the members of this group to review the entire system of SEZ and suggest necessary policy changes to make the SEZ policy simplified and transparent.
Investments in 9 more projects from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in India

●        Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal said that India is now hoping to invest in 9 more projects from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
●        India is expecting this kind of after seven years of acquiring approximately 28% of the total loan amount of $ 1.4 billion given by this bank for 7 projects.
Under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme, 51 lakh houses sanctioned in three years of its implementation
●        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organized its 35th Central Approval and Monitoring Committee meeting on June 25, 2018, in which a total of 3,18,900 houses of six states / union territories were approved.
●        Simultaneously, PMAY has sanctioned more than 51 lakh dwelling units against the estimated demand of 10 million.
●        This plan is completing three years of its implementation today.
United Nations MSME Day will be celebrated on June 27, 2018
●        The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will organize a National Conference on the occasion of United Nations MSME Day on June 27, 2018.
●        The purpose of this conference is to encourage communication and partnership between the various stakeholders of the MSME Economic System and to promote innovation on MSME related issues and to share knowledge.
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind will inaugurate the Conference in Vigyan Bhawan.

National Tribal Commission will organize a national level seminar on conservation of weaker tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

●        National Tribal Commission will organize a national level seminar on the preservation of weaker tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in New Delhi on 27th and 28th January, 2018.
●        NCST has invited 44 ministries / departments to present their own strategies for the weaker sections of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
●        The seminar is being organized in collaboration with the Indian Anthropological Survey.
Government will set up 3,000 forest wealth centers across the country
●        The Government will set up 3,000 forest wealth centers by involving 30,000 self-help groups across the country under the forest fund scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
●        Under a transformational initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ambedkar Jubilee celebration of Tribal Ministry and Forest Fodder of TRAI FED at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh on April 14, 2018.
●        Under the One Fund Scheme 10 self-help groups of 30-30 tribal collectors were formed in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh.

Arjit Basu appointed as new managing director of SBI
●        The Central Government has recently appointed Basu as Managing Director in State Bank of India (SBI).
●        With his appointment, SBI will have 4 managing directors.
●        This post was vacant after Rajneesh Kumar was appointed the Chairman.
●        Arjit basu will remain the Managing Director of State Bank of India till October 2020.
The approval of the committee for fixing the standard of metro rail
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the constitution of a committee to fix the standard for the metro rail system in the country on 24 June 2018.
●        The committee of the committee is given to the famous Metro Man E Sreedharan.
●        Sreedharan has been the Managing Director of Delhi Metro from 1995 to 2012.
●        Prior to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the video of expansion of Delhi Metro from Mundka to Bahadurgarh through video conferencing.

Current Affairs 25th Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Saudi Aramco and Adenoc signed MOU for partnership in Ratnagiri Refinery Project in Maharashtra
●        Saudi Aramco and Adenoc signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for jointly developing and manufacturing integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
●        This project will be executed by Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited.
●        The above mentioned MOU was established between Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aram and State Minister of United Arab Emirates and CEO of Adnoc Group, Hon'ble Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber.
Tayeb Erdogan elected Turkish President for the second time
●        President Rajab Tayeb Erdogan has won in Turkish Presidential elections.
●        Erdogan has been in power for the past 15 years.
●        The Turkish voters voted for the first time in the presidential and parliamentary elections.
●        Erdogan retains his position, becoming the first executive president of the country with more powers.
●        According to figures released by the Turkish government's Anadolu Agency, Erdogan has received 52.5 percent of the votes.

Use of biometric data in Aadhar will not be used for criminal investigation: UIDAI
●        The Indian Unique Identification Authority has said on June 22, 2018 that the identification information collected by him will not be used in criminal investigations.
●        At the same time, he also clarified that even before this, the details of the bases were not shared with any Criminal Investigation Agency.
●        UIDAI has notified that the use of biometric data based on the basis of criminal investigation under the Aadhar Act, 2016 is not allowed.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biotechnology and Medicines between India and Cuba
●        India and Cuba have agreed to increase cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and conventional medical field.
●        There was agreement on strengthening bilateral relations between President Ramnath Kovind and Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel.
●        During this time Cuba reiterated the support of the candidature for permanent membership of India to the UN Security Council.

Current Affairs 25th Jun 2018: SCHEMES

Gujarat government launches 'Surya Shakti Yojana' for farmers
●        The Gujarat government has started 'Surya Shakti Kisan Yojana' to solve the problems of farmers.
●        After the Jyoti Gram Yojana, which has given power to 18,000 villages of Gujarat, the state government has started this scheme for permanent solution to the problem of farmers.
●        The government will also give a large amount of subsidy to the farmers for installing solar panels in the fields.
●        Through the scheme, the government is expected to get 175 MW of power per year.

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Important Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Sushma Swaraj meets Belgium Deputy Prime Minister, EU counterpart
●        External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister Didier Randers and discussed regional and multilateral issues with a comprehensive review of bilateral relations.
●        Swaraj reached Belgium from Luxembourg on Wednesday in the final phase of its four-nation tour.
●        Earlier he had gone to France and Italy.

EC team is working on a mobile application 'E-Netra'
●        EC team is working on a mobile application.
●        The name of this project is 'E-Netra '.
●        If a leader violates the Code of Conduct in his area, then through this app any person can complain about that leader.
●        Along with this, he has to upload his photograph or video as proof.
Punjab bus tickets to be booked online
●        The Punjab government is going to make a new initiative soon. Under this, the tickets of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation buses will be cut by online machines.
●        That is, if the bus conductor will take any ride ticket then immediately the Depot and the Head Office will get its online information.
●        From the Patiala Depot buses in the first stop, this initiative will be started as pilot project by July 15, after which it will be implemented in other depot buses.
Plastic ban in Maharashtra
●        After the ban imposed by the Maharashtra government on plastics, polythene bags and thermocol, the loss of Rs 15,000 crore and the loss of nearly three lakh people's employment is being expressed.
●        The Maharashtra government has notified the ban on plastic and thermocol.
●        Along with this, Maharashtra has become the 18th state with complete ban on plastic and thermocol.
●        People have been given a month's time to destroy stock.
PWD approves the 7 new foot over bridge
●        The Public Works Department of Delhi Government has approved the construction of seven foot over bridge for pedestrians to cross the road in different parts of the national capital .
●        PWD will make this footover bridge in RTR Marg, Nelson Mandela Marg, Sarai Kale Kha Bus Station, Inner Ring Road, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Tamil Sangam Marg, Harmitma Colony and Maya Puri.
Head of 11 banks to be presented before Parliamentary committee
●        Senior officials of the 11 public sector banks will appear before the Standing Committee of Parliament on Tuesday.
●        Public sector banks will be summoned by the officials of banks to answer the rising cases of banks, trapped loans, bad loans and fraudulent matters.
●        According to sources in the Finance Ministry, the banks which have to furnish the details of the rendering before the parliamentary committee on June 26 and the members of the committee to answer the questions, Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank, Corporation Bank, UCO Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bank of Maharashtra and United Bank.

Government in preparation for making Khadi a special Indian brand
●        The government is planning to establish Khadi as a major 'Indian brand' in the international market.
●        Khadi and Village Industries Commission will be able to promote this brand and it will be claimed only on Khadi brand.
●        Khadi Village Industries Commission will present Khadi to the Indian Missions and exhibitions worldwide and propagate it.
Government Public Sector Seven Major Companies Prepared Investment Plans of Rs 54,882.71 Crore
●        Keeping in mind the government's goal of providing electricity to every household and giving electricity 24 hours a day, seven public sector companies like NTPC, Power Grid have prepared investment schemes worth Rs 54,882.71 crore in the current financial year 2018-19.
●        The actual investment of these companies in 2017-18 is about 7.28 percent less than Rs. 59,196.62 crore.

Inauguration of Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Bahadurgarh-Mundka metro line through video conferencing.
●        This is the third place in Haryana to join Delhi Metro after Gurugram and Faridabad.
●        The Central Government has drawn up a policy related to Metro to bring uniformity and standardization in metro rail network across the country.
●        He said that its goal is to create a convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport system in our cities.
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will celebrate 'International Day' against 'drug and illegal trafficking' on June 26, 2018
●        President Ramnath Kovind on 26th June, 2018 organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on the occasion of 'International Day' against drug and illegal smuggling, 'Extraordinary in the field of alcohol and drug prevention' National award for services’.
●        The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment organizes International Day against drug and illegal trafficking every year on 26th June.
●        Government of India has instituted national awards from 2013 for extraordinary services in the area of prevention of narcotics and illegal trafficking.

Over 350 grams of powders will not be transported
●        Passengers traveling to the US from June 30 will not be able to carry more than 350 grams of powder in their handbags.
●        An attempt was made to make an explosive from powder-like substances in an aircraft coming from Australia in the Gulf last year.
●        After this, the US Transportation Security Administration has implemented this rule.
●        A large number of passengers travel from Delhi to Mumbai directly from Delhi or Mumbai.

Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018: SPORTS

England's biggest win in World Cup
●        England defeated Panama 6-1 in the Group G match of the World Cup on Sunday.
●        With this victory, England have reached the pre-quarterfinals.
●        England won their biggest win in the World Cup.
●        For the first time England scored 5 goals in a World Cup match.

Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Saudi Arabia women now have the freedom to drive
●        On Sunday, Saudi Arabia will allow women in the country to sit in the driving seat.
●        In September last year, after the implementation of the reforms by his son Mohammed bin Salman, King Salman ordered the removal of the ban on women driving.
●        Through these reforms, Saudi wants to change its economy.
●        40 women from Saudi rallies in Riyadh together.
Pakistan's Independent candidate Mohammad Hussein Shaikh Has assets of 400 billion rupees
●        An independent candidate of Muzaffargarh has declared assets worth 403 billion rupees for the general elections to be held on July 25 in Pakistan.
●        According to Mohammad Hussein Shaikh, the owner of 40 percent of the land of Muzaffargarh is the same.
●        He owns a total of 403 billion rupees of land.
●        According to Sheikh's nomination papers, the value of the disputed land is around 300 to 400 billion rupees.

Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018: ECONOMY

Job market rises 21%, Kolkata tops in hiring
●        Job market has increased 21 percent in April this year compared to April 2017.
●        According to the online job portal, if talking about the cities giving most jobs, Kolkata is at the top and Hyderabad, Chennai is at the bottom.
●        The hiring rate in eastern India's major city of Kolkata in April this year was 38 percent and it is the highest in the country.
●        This speed is 15 and 14 per cent in the national capital of Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai, respectively.

Current Affairs 24th Jun 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP 

Agreements signed jointly between India and Vietnam for postage stamps
●        The Cabinet was informed about the issue of postage stamps jointly by the Postal Departments of India and Vietnam.
●        To issue a stamp jointly on 'ancient architecture' topic, there was mutual agreement between the postal department of the Ministry of Communications and the Viet Nara Post.
●        Joint postage stamps were issued on 25.01.2018.

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Important Current Affairs 23rd Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd Jun  2018

Current Affairs 23rd Jun 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Mohanpura irrigation project dedicated to nation
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated the Mohanpura irrigation project to the nation.
●        This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district.
●        This project will also provide drinking water to the villages of the region.
●        The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of various drinking water schemes.

Chhattisgarh Government Approves Sentinel Of Education Workers
●        The Chhattisgarh government has approved the constitution of the education workers of Panchayat and local body cadres, who completed eight years of service on June 18, 2018.
●        This decision is expected to benefit about 1.55 lakh education workers in Panchayats and urban bodies.
●        In the first phase, on July 1, 2018, completing eight years of service will result in the consolation of 1 lakh 3 thousand education workers.
●        Another order will come out in July 2019, from which 10,000 teachers will be appointed as teachers.

Expansion of BPO promotion plan for rural youth
●        The Central Government has recently taken steps for the expansion of BPO promotion scheme and for the purpose of creating more employment opportunities for rural youth.
●        The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is planning to increase the existing 48,000 seats to 1 lakh seats with the aim of expanding the Indian BPO promotion scheme.
●        With this, it will also establish 5th and the largest national data center (NDC) of India, with the capacity of 5 lakh virtual servers in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal.

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian quits
●        Renowned economist Arvind Subramanian has resigned from the post of Chief Economic Advisor of the Government of India on June 20, 2018. However, his resignation is being said as a personal reason.
●        Arvind Subramanian held the post on October 16, 2014.
●        Arvind Subramanian was then posted for this post for three years.
●        After completion of the term, he had got service extension for a few more days.

RBI revised the housing loan limit under priority sector loan
●        The Reserve Bank of India has revised the housing loan limit under priority sector loan on June 19, 2018.
●        During the monetary policy review, the Reserve Bank of India had announced to increase the maximum limit of home loan under priority sector.
●        The RBI has decided to include loans up to Rs 35 lakh in the priority category of the priority sector for the houses priced below 45 lakh rupees.

Gujarat government announces Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy
●        The Gujarat Government announced the Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018 on June 21, 2018.
●        Gujarat has taken a concrete step towards pollution free clean electricity generation.
●        The state government has implemented this policy for five years in force.
●        In case of similar wind power project, solar power unit may be established.
42 Lakh deaths by air pollution in 2016
●        In a recent report released by the United Nations, it has been claimed that due to high levels of air pollution in 2016, 42 lakh people have died in the world.
●        This air pollution took place from different sources and people died due to different types of complications.
●        Report of sustainable development goals of the year 2018 was launched at UN headquarters in New York.
●        This report was told about the problems of the year 2016.
Redevelopment of seven government colonies in Delhi
●        According to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, redevelopment of seven government colonies in Delhi will increase about three times the green area coverage.
●        With seven colonies- Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Srinivaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and the Redevelopment of Tigaraj Nagar, the green area coverage will increase three times more green area coverage than the existing green area.
●        The trees will be planted in the supplementary form according to tree plantation 1:10, which will increase tree coverage area.

CMS announces the establishment of 24 laboratories in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam
●        Skill Development, Startup, My Time and Shipbuilding Excellence Center for the Maritime and Shipbuilding Area have announced to set up 24 laboratories.
●        These six laboratories will be set up in Mumbai and 18 laboratories in Visakhapatnam.
●        CEMS also shared a list of courses to be started.
●        This announcement was made by the CEMS in Mumbai on the first seminar organized on competency, employment generation and skill development.

FSSAI introduced the proposal for amendment in the rules against adulteration
●        The food security regulatory body, the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, has proposed to make changes in the Food Security Act.
●        According to the new rules and recommendations, if a person mixes foods, then he may be punished till age imprisonment.
●        According to the new proposal, life imprisonment has also been recommended in the possibility of adulteration and harm from adulteration.
●        In the proposal, those who have made adulteration have been recommended to be punished with imprisonment ranging from 7 years to life imprisonment and up to Rs 10 lakh.

Government will soon pass 3 important legislation to benefit the employees
●    Government is preparing to pass 3 important legislation soon to benefit the employees.
●    The most important bill is 'Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (business security, health and working conditions) code.'
●    It has been made in this draft code that a company, factory or institution with at least 10 employees will have to give an Appointment Letter to each of its employees.
●    They can not work without appointment letter employees.
●    In addition, this draft code has been provided to provide full security to the employees at the workplace.

Justice Chelameswar Retired
●        Justice J. who questioned the media on the administrative procedure of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra. Chelmswar retired.
●        Due to his holidays in the Supreme Court, he last heard the case on May 18.
●        Four senior most judges, including Justice Chelameswar , had questioned the administrative system of the Supreme Court in front of the media in January this year.

Railways to monitor rail tracks by drone
●        Indian Railways has now made big preparations to stop rail accidents. Most of the accidents are due to breakdown of tracks or any obstacle in the track.
●        In this way, the Railways have decided to deploy the drones for monitoring the tracks so that any disturbances can be detected immediately.
●        Under the efforts of the telecom industry and the Railways, IIT Roorkee has created such drones, with whose help the tracks can be monitored.
●        Currently, they are being tested in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

Current Affairs 23rd Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Donald Trump signs change in controversial immigration policy
●        US President Donald Trump has signed an order for the illegal migrants not to be separated from their children.
●        He made changes in the migratory policy and promised that now the migrant family will stay together.
●        Some time ago, according to an order issued by Donald Trump, illegally migrating to America, their children were snatched and separated, which had been criticized worldwide.

Netflix Chief Communications Officer quits
●        Netflix has removed his Chief Communication Officer Jonathan Friedland from the post.
●        He had to resign because of the use of insensitive words twice before the employees.
●        Friedland used the term apartheid in the meeting with the staff.

 Indian tourists to stay free in Dubai for two days
●        United Arab Emirates has given special concession to Indian tourists
●        Keeping in mind the Indian tourists coming to Dubai, two-day free transit visas were announced.
●        Getting a free two-day transit visa means that if you are going somewhere in between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you will not have to spend a single penny for 48 hours to stay here.
●        If any Indian wants to increase this time of two days due to some reason, then it will also have the facility.
●        By giving only 50 dirhams (about 1000 rupees), this time limit can increase for four days or 96 hours.

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Important Current Affairs 22nd Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 22nd Jun 2018

Current Affairs 22nd Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the commerce building
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new office building of the central government's commercial office in New Delhi today.
●        Emphasizing the need to increase the export on this occasion, the Prime Minister said that the states should be made active partners in this effort.
Government will get revenue of Rs 466 crore from IPO
●        66.75 times more applications for IPO of Government Enterprise Rights
●        Under the rights IPO, the government is selling 12.6 percent or 2.52 crore equity shares.
●        It includes 12 million shares to be given to employees.

Prime Minister will inaugurate AIIB's third annual meeting
●        The financial department of the Ministry of Finance and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will jointly organize the third annual meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Hotel Trident / Oberoi and NCPA Mumbai on 25-26 June 2018.
●        The Asian Infrastructure Forum will also be inaugurated this year.
Home Minister participated in an ceremony organized for oil refinery in Mongolia
●        During the function organized for oil refinery located in Altens Cherry Soum of Mongolia, Central Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that this event will prove to be milestone for bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.
●        Recalling the visit of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to the historic Mongolia in 2015, the Home Minister said that during the visit, the Prime Minister had announced the grant of a one billion dollar credit line to Mongolia.
Maritime and Ship Building Excellence Center established laboratories in Mumbai and Vizag
●        Skill Development, Startup, My Time and Shipbuilding Excellence Center for the Maritime and Shipbuilding Area have announced to set up 24 laboratories.
●        6 laboratories in Mumbai and 18 laboratories will be installed in Vizag.
●        CEMS also shared a list of courses to be started.
Workshop on the end of pipe cleansing of dirty water falling in Yamuna and Ghaggar river in New Delhi
●        A workshop was organized by the Public Health Engineering Department of Haryana on the end of the filthy pipe refinery falling in the Yamuna and Ghaggar rivers today.
●        There was a detailed discussion on pollution in Yamuna river.
●        New technology was also discussed in the workshop for sewage treatment.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Swami Vivekananda culture center in Dushanbe
●        Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Dushanbe that India is trying to turn Chabahar port into Iran by 2019.
●        Gadkari was addressing the people of Indian community at the inauguration of the Swami Vivekananda Culture Center in the Indian Embassy located at Dushanbe.

Women and Child Development Ministry gets 'Best Performing Social Sector Ministry' Skoch Award for her achievements and initiatives
●        While fulfilling the promises made by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and praising it for significant achievements and initiatives during the last four years, Skoch has been awarded the 'Best Performing Social Sector Ministry' award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
●        Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi received this award from the Ministry in a program organized in New Delhi today.
In Delhi, waste water will be made consumable by the year 2021

●        Considering the water crisis in the state and the dependence of other states on the basis of the Delhi government, the waste water management plan has been approved.
●        Under this, the water board has started preparing to use the treated water.
●        In order to overcome the shortage of water under chairmanship of Delhi Jal Board Chairman and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 21 June 2018 was approved to start work on the scheme.
●        Under this scheme, the water purified will be released in Yamuna, which will also give clean water to Yamuna and adequate water will be available to Chandrawal and Wazirabad plants.

World's First Humanist Forensic Center established In Gujarat
●        The world's first International Humanist Forensic Center started in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on June 20, 2018.
●        This is a joint venture of the regional delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives and Gujarat Forensic Science University.
●        It is a center of excellence that will use forensics for humanitarian services.
●        Its purpose is to serve the nation and the world when necessary.
●        After the launch of this, an international seminar was organized on the humanist forensics.
India imposed import duty on 29 US products
●        While answering the American business action, India has increased import duty on 29 items, including almonds, walnuts, apples, black gram and lentils.
●        This will make these items imported from the US more expensive in the country.
●        Ministry of Finance says that the increased import duty will be effective from August 4.
●        Import duty on black gram and chickpea gram was increased from 30 percent to 70 percent.
●        Lentils have been increased from 30 percent to 40 percent.
●        The import duty on almond kernel has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 120 per kg.
●        The import duty on Sabood almonds has been increased from Rs 35 to Rs 42 per kg.
Atul Gawande became head of Berkshire, Amazon, & the shared company of JP Morgan
●        Berkshire Hathaway, Amjason and JP Morgan handed their joint venture to Atul Gawande .
●        The three giants of the world who chose on Wednesday, are such a medical person who has been criticizing the activities of the medical industry.
●        The new venture of the three companies will operate from the American city of Boston.

Current Affairs 22nd Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

The President paid homage to national heroes in Cuba
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind arrived in Cuba in Santiago tomorrow.
●        This is the final stage of the trip to three countries - Greece, Suriname and Cuba.
●        In Santiago de Cuba, the President paid homage to the Santa Efigenia graveyard and paid homage to Cuban national heroes-Jose Marti, Fidel Castro, Carlos Manuel-de-Cespedes and Marianna Grazellas.

 Moody's downplayed credibility of Pakistan by reducing it from stable
●        Global rating agency Moody's Investor International has reduced the credibility of Pakistan to a stable and negative.
●        Ratings agency has lowered the rating of foreign countries with the view of pressure on the country's weakness and reserve foreign exchange reserves .
●        Moody's said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the inflow of money from abroad has reduced in Pakistan and the foreign exchange reserves have come down.
●        Pakistan's credibility scenario has been reduced at such times, while the general elections are scheduled to be held on July 25.
Intel CEO resigns 
●        Brian Crankey , chief executive officer of Intel Corp, the largest chip maker , resigned on Thursday.
●        Earlier, it was found in the investigation that he had a mutual consent relationship with an employee who is against the company's policy.
●        Brian has become one of the people of business and politics in the world who had to step down from the post in keeping an inappropriate relationship.
Russia's Sistema sells entire stake in Reliance Communications
●        Russia 's Sistema JSFC has sold its entire 10-percent stake in Reliance Communications in several phases in the last few months.
●        Systema has left the intention of buying the remaining telecom assets such as RCom's subsidiary cables, enterprise business and data center.
●        The reason for this is his differences with Anil Ambani 's RCom.

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Important Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st Jun  2018

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Vice President received 'Vedic Science Alok Book'
●        Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu received the book "Ved Vishnu Alok" written by Acharya Agni Vrit Nathish.
●        This book is in 4 sections.
●        The book Vedic science is classical verses in the verse of Alok Vedas.
CCI has given conditional clearance to acquire Monsanto by Bayer AG
●        In connection with its proposed acquisition of Monsanto Company on 7th August, 2017, the Indian Competitiveness Commission received a notice from Bayer Ektinelshailshift.
●        Acquired Bayer is a German Stock Corporation, and is also a life science company, which has proficiency in healthcare and agriculture sectors.

Shillong (Meghalaya) was selected as 100th Smart City
●        Shillong, capital of Meghalaya, has been selected as 100th Smart City.
●        This city has been selected only after estimating the proposal submitted by Shillong.
●        So far 99 smart cities were selected in four rounds of related competition and today's announcement has completed the process of selecting 100 smart cities under smart city mission.
RK Singh inaugurated solar plant at Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib
●        Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh said that India is long in the field of renewable energy and we will surpass the target of renewable energy of 175 gigawes by 2022.
●        RK Singh was inaugurating the solar plant of 1500 KWP capacity developed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi today.
A planet like a sub-saturn found near the Sun
●        A team of scientists and engineers under the leadership of Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has discovered a sub-saturn planet or super Neptune-shaped planet near a star like Sun.
●        This planet has been named EPIC 211945201 B or K2-236B.
●    The Research work has appeared online in Astronomical Journal of the American Astronomical Society and published by IOP publishing.

Gujarat government announces Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy
●        The Gujarat Government announced the Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018 on June 21, 2018 so that solar power projects can be installed at one place along with wind.
●        Gujarat has taken a concrete step towards pollution free clean electricity generation.
●    In order to produce solar and wind power together from the same site in the state and to provide encouragement support for this, the state government has implemented this policy for five years.
●    Under this, the wind power project can also be set up in the land of the existing solar power project using a transmission line.
●    In case of similar wind power project, solar power unit may be established.

PM will lay the foundation stone of commerce building

●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new office complex 'Chamber of Commerce' for the Department of Commerce of the Government of India on June 22, 2018.
●        According to Central Vizeta standards, the area of this building is 19233.745 square meters.
●        About 1,000 officers and employees will be accommodated in this.

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

America left UN Human Rights Council
●        The United States announced the exit of the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 19, 2018.
●        The United States has been demanding reforms in the Human Rights Council for a long time and has warned of being out on demand.
●        The United States has alleged that the 47-member council is anti-Israel.

India-Tajikistan agreed on cooperation for sustainable water development
●        India and Tajikistan have expressed their commitment to promoting bilateral relations.
●        The two countries have mutually agreed to promote economic cooperation in the field of sustainable water development.
●    Prime Minister Modi is committed to mutual cooperation between the two countries.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued instructions to set up Space Force

●        U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare a space force on June 19, 2018.
●        The purpose of America is to create a space force in order to establish its power in space.
●        America says that it will be the first country to build a space force.
●        Russia also has a similar force, which it later merged with Air Force.
●        Space Force will be the sixth branch of the US Army and will ensure American dominance in space.

America left UN Human Rights Council
●        The United States announced the exit of the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 19, 2018.
●        The United States has been demanding reforms in the Human Rights Council for a long time and has warned of being out on demand.
●        The United States has alleged that the 47-member council is anti-Israel.

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: AWARDS

Anukriti Vas won the Miss India 2018 title
●        Anukriti Vas of Tamil Nadu won the title of 'Femina Miss India 2018' on June 19, 2018.
●        Anukriti Vaas won the title by defeating 29 contestants.
●        Anukriti Vaas Previously Miss Tamilnadu won the title of 2018.

India Smart City Award 2018: Surat selected for 'City Award'
●        Surat Smart City was selected for 'City Award' for displaying fast pace in the implementation of projects under 'India Smart City Award' 2018.
●        Three categories namely Project Awards, Innovative Thinking Award and City Award, 9 Awards have been announced under the India Smart City Award.

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: SCHEMES

Haryana Government launches 7 Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow Scheme
●        The 7 star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme was launched under the unique initiative of Haryana Government.
●        Under this, it has been decided to give Star ranking on the basis of seven social norms to the State Panchayats.
●        Under the scheme, about 1,120 villages of the state achieved the star rank. In Haryana, 1120 villages will now be called 'Star Village'.

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: DAYS AND DATES

World music day
●        World Music Day is celebrated every year on June 21 .
●        Music is one day in the world due to various musical features.
●        It started in France in 1982 .
●     The purpose of celebrating this is to bring Expert and new artists on a stage apart from preparing the music of propaganda differently.
●        According to musician Purushottam Sharma, every raga has a preventive ability.

International Yoga Day-2018 Celebrated All over the world
●        International Yoga Day was celebrated worldwide on June 21, 2018.
●        The theme of this International Yoga Day 2018- is Yoga for Peace.
●    On the occasion of Fourth International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made yoga in a forest research institute set up in Dehradun.
●    About 55 thousand people joined the PM.

Current Affairs 21st Jun 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Only two countries have 92% nuclear weapons in the world.
●        A report related to nuclear weapons has been issued by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
●        Only two countries have 92 percent nuclear weapons in the world.
●        According to this report of Sapri, there are about 14,650 atomic weapons in the world right now.
●    Russia has 6850 and the United States has around 6450 nuclear weapons, which is the highest in the world.
●    According to the report, Pakistan has 140 to 150 nuclear weapons, while India has 130-140 nuclear weapons.
●    According to Sapri, China has more than 280 nuclear weapons from both India and Pakistan.
●    According to the report Israel has around 80, France has 300 and Britain has about 215 nuclear weapons.

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Important Current Affairs 20th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th Jun 2018

Current Affairs 20th Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

RBI relaxes rules of foreign investment in Bond
●        On June 15, 2018, the Reserve Bank of India has made investment norms easy for individual portfolio investors, especially in individual large corporations.
●        This move of the central bank will help attract foreign investment in bonds.
●        Short-term investment is defined as investment for one year with residual maturity.

Nitin Gadkari will participate in the conference on "2018-2028 Water for Sustainable Development: International Decade for Action" in Tajikistan
●        Central Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation and Shipping Minister in Tajikistan on 20-21 June, 2018, "International Decade for Action: Water 2018-28 for Sustainable Development" for two days to attend the conference Are leaving today on a government tour
●        This conference is being held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
BJP-PDP government falls in Jammu and Kashmir
●        In Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP has withdrawn its support from Mehbooba Mufti Government.
●        With this, the PDP-BJP alliance that has been running in the state for three years has ended.
●        Soon after the announcement of separation from the BJP government, Mahbuba handed over his resignation to Governor NN Vohra.
●        She was the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir.

President addresses foreign policy think-tank in Athens
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind today addressed diplomats, policy makers and academicians on 'India and Europe in the changing world' in Athens (June 19, 2018).
●        This event was organized by the Organization for the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, which is a well-known think-tank for Greece and Europe.
3 Memorandum of Understanding signed under 'heritage adoption' scheme
●        The government's 'adoption of heritage' scheme is being implemented by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India.
●        Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Shri Raghavendra Singh today said that three MoUs have already been signed under the Charter adoption scheme and six are in advanced stage and 31 other ideal monuments have been included for coverage under the scheme. .
Workshop on Cyber Security Framework - 2018
●        DDP, Ministry of Defense organized a workshop on the Cyber Security Framework for the Department of Defense.
●        The workshop was inaugurated by the Union Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.
 Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches a book on legal procedures for police in relation to crimes committed with children
●        Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Maneka, Sanjay Gandhi launched a booklet on legal procedures for the police in relation to the crimes committed with the children at a function here today.
●        On this occasion, Mrs. Maneka, Sanjay Gandhi urged all stakeholders to stop the crimes committed with the children and create unity in dealing with them.

HRD Minister dedicated National Digital Library to the nation
●        Union HRD Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar today launched the National Digital Library of India at the National Reading-reading Day in New Delhi.
●        Indian National Digital Library is a project of Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Education Mission through information and communication technology.

National target for offshore wind energy declared
●        The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has recently invited the interested petitions for the first offshore wind energy project of one gigawatt in India.
●        By 2022, the medium-term target of 5 gigawatts has been announced and by 2030, a long term target of 30 gigawatts has been announced.

Chief Ministers formed sub-group to coordinate policy and political considerations related to MNREGA
●        The government has constituted a sub-group of Chief Ministers to coordinate the policies and policies related to agriculture and MNREGA.
●        The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is its convenor and the members of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim and member of the Policy Commission are members of this sub-group.

International Day was celebrated for the eradication of sexual violence during the conflict
●        International Day was celebrated globally on June 19, 2017 for the abolition of sexual violence during the horror.
●        The United Nations General Assembly announced the celebration of International Day for the eradication of sexual violence during the conflict on June 19, 2015.
●        This date was selected under the Resolution 1820 of the Security Council and it was thought to be helpful in preventing violence and strengthening efforts to establish peace in the region.

Government of Chhattisgarh cleared the services of education workers
●        The Chhattisgarh government has approved the constitution of the education workers of Panchayat and local body cadres, who completed eight years of service on June 18, 2018.
●        This decision is expected to benefit about 1.55 lakh education workers in Panchayats and urban bodies.

Current Affairs 20th Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan has more nuclear weapons than India
●        In the ongoing report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on nuclear weapons, China and Pakistan have much to say in comparison to India .
●        According to Sapri report, China has twice the number of nuclear weapons with India, but Pakistan is also slightly ahead of India in the case of nuclear prisons.

Japan becomes the first Asian country to defeat the South American team in FIFA 2018
●        Japan defeated Colombia 2-1 in the first match of Group H in the Moldovia Arena.
●        This is the first time that when an Asian country defeated the South American country in the World Cup.
●        In the FIFA rankings, Japan is 61st and Colombia is 16th.

OPEC countries meeting on June 22
●        Iran will oppose the proposal to increase Saudi Arabia's crude production.
●        Iran does not agree on increasing crude production.
●        On June 22, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is going to be held in Vienna on next crude production.

Current Affairs 20th Jun 2018: SPORTS

England made the biggest score in ODIs
●        England have scored the highest number of ODIs against Australia on Tuesday.
●       In the match being played at Nottingham Trent Bridge ground, England scored 481 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.

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Important Current Affairs 19th Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 19th Jun  2018

Current Affairs 19th Jun 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Ashwini Kumar Choubey released 11th General Review Mission Report
●        The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey released the 11th General Review Mission Report of the National Health Mission here today.
●        In 2013, there has been a record 22% decrease in maternal mortality rate.
Three-day National Yoga Olympiad organized by NCERT-2018 begins today in New Delhi
●        The three-day National Yoga Olympiad-2018, organized by the National Council for Educational Research and Training, started today in New Delhi.
●        It was inaugurated by Eric Fult.
●        He is the director of UNESCO and its office in Delhi, in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives.
Union HRD Minister inaugurated Grand Finale of the first hardware version of Smart India Hackathon 2018
●        Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today inaugurated the Smart India Hackathon 2018 - Five-Day Grand Finale of Hardware Edition through video conferencing in New Delhi.
●        Secretary, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shri R. Subramaniam was also present on this occasion.

KVIC got contract from Air India
●        For the third time, Khadi and Village Industries Commission has received an order worth Rs 8 crore from Air India to supply convenience kits to international travelers.
●        This facility kit includes khadi herbal beauty care products.
●        These products include khadi hand sanitizer, moisture supplement lotion, handmade soaps, lip balm, khadi daily face wash and essential oils.
Dharmendra Pradhan on the tour of Austria and Germany
●        An official delegation led by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will participate in the Seventh Opaque International Symposium organized by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna, Austria on June 19-20, 2018.
●        This visit is taking place at an important time when global prices of crude oil have reached again at the highest level after reaching the highest level of 2014.
Government will work with Google to forecast floods
●        Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari has expressed the hope that the alliance with Google will help in effective or effective management of flood in India.
●        In the field of water resources, India's top technology organization Central Water Commission has signed a cooperation agreement with Google.

Prime Minister inaugurated Integrated Commands and Control Center in New Raipur
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the country's first integrated command and control center on 14 June 2018 in New Raipur of Chhattisgarh.
●        With this, the Integrated Command and Control Center in New Raipur has now become the 10th Smart City Center to operate in India.
10 Rivers of the World responsible for dirt in the sea, including Ganga: Report
●        A recent study has shown that 10 rivers are the most responsible for garbage collection in the world.
●        Among them China's Yangtze River is at number one, which is China's longest river.
●        Among them, the Ganges River is India's second largest.
●        About 90% of the plastic garbage found in samandars is coming from these 10 rivers.
●        Of these 10 rivers, 8 are from Asia.

Tourism Minister launches new Incredible India website
●        J Alphans of the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) launched a new 'Incredible India' website in New Delhi on June 14, 2018.
●        The website shows India as a round-the-round surveillance goal around key experiences in areas such as spirituality, heritage, adventure, culture, yoga, and fitness.

Evan Duke elected as Columbia's youngest president
●        Democratic center party candidate Evan Duke won the presidential election held in South American country Colombia on June 17, 2018.
●        They have become Columbia's youngest president till date.
●        Ivan received about 54% of the votes while his opponent Gustavo Petro got 41.8% of the votes.
BJP to celebrate 'Black Day' in protest of the 1975 Emergency on June 25
●        The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to celebrate the Black Day on June 25.
●        BJP is going to celebrate Black Day in 1975 against the Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi .
●        After the signing of President Fakhruddin in the year 1975, after 25 May, the Emergency was imposed in the country.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will meet heads of 13 banks of the public sector

●        Career Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will meet on Tuesday with the heads of 13 public sector banks.
●        The objective of the meeting is to address the issues related to the bank sector.
●        The State Bank of India (SBI) is organizing the meeting and it will be headed by Goyal.
Every fourth Indian is victim of online financial fraud: report

●        Indians are now becoming more active in digital form, and at the same time their risk of financial fraud is increasing.
●        One in four Indian customers are victims of online financial fraud.
●        Global Financial Information Company Experience reports that 24 per cent Indians are directly victimized in online transactions.
Radio mirchi 98.3 to start in Srinagar
●        Radio Mirchi 98.3 started its service in Srinagar on the day of Eid.
●        Radio Mirchi is a big brand of entertaining content and Srinagar is the 52th station of its network.
●        Mirchi Srinagar's content will be centered on the local Kashmiri idiom 'Asivati Leishiv' which means 'Smile and be rich'.

Current Affairs 19th Jun 2018: SPORTS

Sports Minister approves special financial assistance of 5 lakh rupees for former international archer Limba Ram
●        Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the special financial assistance of five lakh rupees for former international archer and Arjuna award winner Limba Ram.
●        Limba Ram Neuro is suffering from degenerative illness or neurological disease and his treatment is going on in Jaipur.

Current Affairs 19th Jun 2018: APPOINTMENT

Sandeep Bakshi became ICICI Bank's COO
●        Chanda Kochhar will continue to be the CEO of ICICI Bank, although he will be on leave till completion of internal check.
●        On Monday, the Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakshi as the Full Time Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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