Current Affairs June 2018 - Miscellaneous


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  • Maharashtra Agriculture Minister and senior BJP leader Pandurang Phundkar passed away at the age of 67 years.

  • The Capella Hotel, a luxury resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island, was the venue for the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • UP State cabinet has decided to declare Nagar Palika Vrindavan and Nagar Panchayats Barsana, Gokul, Govardhan, Nandgaon, Radhakund and Baldev as no liquor areas.

  • The UP State cabinet has given its nod to the Solid Waste Management policy, Animal Breeding Policy 2018 and Milk Policy 2018. Milk policy will be effective for five years.

  • The Union Government is planning to start an Agro Processing Financial Institution which will be out by July, 2018. It will be a Non-Banking Financial Institution that will exclusively fund food processing projects and create capacity building in the field of risk assessment and lending to food processing sector.

  • Last four years have witnessed 351% Mega increase in preservation and processing capacity of 15.94 lakh MT per annum created by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. 720% increase in Cold Storage capacity. 180% increase in the value of agro produce processed by the projects handled by the Ministry.

  • Under the new Scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana, total of 122 projects have been approved under three schemes viz. Agro Processing Clusters, Backward-Forward Linkage and Unit scheme leveraging an investment of Rs 2,300 crore. This is expected to generate direct and indirect employment of around 3.4 lakh persons.

  • Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Vijay Goel conferred FICCI Smart Policing Awards 2018 to police officials of central armed police force and states police.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj went on a five-day visit to South Africa where she participated in the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting and chaired the IBSA Foreign Ministers Meeting during her visit.

  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa went on a four-day visit to Brazil.

  • Mr. Sharad Kumar has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi for a term of four years.

  • Uttarakhand has banned the use of polythene throughout the state from July 31.

  • The two-day 49th Conference of Governors is concluded at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

  • Nepal's Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri was on a six-day visit to India.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala, Tripura.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind gave West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi additional charge of Tripura Governor, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy.

  • President Ramnath Kovind declared the ‘Queen’ variety of pineapple as the state fruit of Tripura. The "Queen" variety of pineapples is known for being juicy and sweet.

  • Odisha's most popular lyricist, Narayan Prasad Singh popularly known as Rasaraj passed away at the age of 86 years.

  • Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh has flagged off the 1st batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra-2018 in New Delhi. The Yatra will continue till the 8th of September 2018.

  • The WHO has commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77%, from 556 per one lac live births in 1990 to 130 per one lac live births in 2016.

  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of UN Security Council (UNSC). They will have two-year term beginning January 1, 2019.

  • The Central Government has decided to raise five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with 60% reservation to people from border areas of J&K.

  • Senior journalist and writer Adiraju Venkateswara Rao passed away at the age of 79 years.

  • The state government of Assam plans to introduce an awareness programme called 'Sanskar' in all its development blocks and panchayats.

  • Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated the largest ever celebration of International Day of Yoga in The Netherlands.

  • Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP Tennis title with a 6-4, 7-6 7-3 victory over Milos Raonic in the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. It was the first Stuttgart title for Federer.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind was on a three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind observed the Yoga day in Suriname along with his counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse.

  • India and Tajikistan have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, particularly in sustainable water development.

  • Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping went to Dushanbe in Tajikistan to represent India at the high-level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.

  • The tri-service joint military exercise Indra-2018 between India and Russia will take place at Indian military base in second half 2018.

  • The 11.2-kilometre-long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of Delhi Metro's Green Line was thrown open for the public.

  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived an apparent bomb attack at an election rally of the ruling party in Bulawayo.

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that the state will give two hectares of agricultural land to the legal heir of martyred soldiers, in case their spouses are not alive, as compensation.

  • SKOCH has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

  • India and Cuba inked two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the field of biotechnology, traditional medicine and homoeopathy.

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the ground breaking ceremony for an oil refinery being made with India's assistance at Altanshiree Soum in Dor-no-gobi province of Mongolia.

  • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley was on a 2-day visit to India so as to meet with members of the Indian government and civil society and discussed on strengthening US-India cooperation on international issues.

  • The Centre has released 340 crore rupees as interim flood relief to Assam - Rs. 101 crores has been released by Ministry of DONER and Rs 239 crores fund has been released by the Home ministry.

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