Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs June 2018: 2nd Week

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • The monetary policy committee of Reserve Bank of India has unanimously decided to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent.
  • RBI to set up Public Credit Registry to Curb Bad Loans.
  • RBI Amends Gold Monetisation Scheme To Make It More Attractive.
  • Reserve Bank has stated that interest subsidy scheme on short-term crop loans of up to three lakh rupees will be implemented through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
Weekly Current Affairs June 2018: 2nd Week

Appointments

  • Keshari Nath Tripathi To Hold Additional Charge As Tripura Governor.
  • Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra Gets Additional Charge Of DRDO Chairman.
  • MK Jain Appointed RBI Deputy Governor.
  • S Ramesh appointed as Chairman of CBIC.

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) figures revealed that India has seen a decline in its Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) from 139 to 130.
  • Anupam Kher To Receive Outstanding Achievement Award At IIFA 2018
  • Kagiso Rabada Wins South Africa's Cricketer Of The Year Award.
  • India's Sanjana Ramesh Wins MVP Award At Basketball Without Borders Asia.
  • India was ranked 136th in Global Peace Index 2018 among 163 countries.

Obituary

  • Odisha's lyricist, Narayan Prasad Singh was popularly known as 'Rasaraj' passed away.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • India, World Bank Sign $500 Million Loan Pact for Rural Roads
  • India, China Sign 2 Agreements On Brahmaputra Water Data Sharing & Non-Basmati Rice Export.
  • Prime Minister Modi Reaches China To Attend SCO Summit.
  • World Environment Day 2018 Celebrated In New Delhi
  • 49th Conference Of Governors Concludes In New Delhi.
  • India Hosted Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018.

Important News- World

  • Indian received its first cheapest shipment of Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Russia's Gazprom.
  • French swimmer, Ben Lecomte has set off from Japan to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

Important Dates

  • World Environment Day: 05th June 2018. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, is "Beat Plastic Pollution".
  • World Ocean Day: 8th June 2018

Important News- India

  • Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution Adopted in Agra.
  • Government launches ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’ Sanitary Napkin.
  • Cabinet Approves Rs 8,500 Crore Bailout Package for Sugar Industry.
  • The Government of India has formed a group of to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India, headed by Baba Kalyani.
  • Govt. launched Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan for doubling farmers’ income by 2022 
  • Sports Ministry Approves Upward Revision Of Pension To Meritorious Sportspersons.
  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa On 4-Day Visit To Brazil.
  • Election Commission Launches Its Online RTI Portal.
  • IIT Bombay replace IIT Delhi As Best-Ranked Indian University.

Business, Science and Technology

  • The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and a Japanese multinational NEC released a joint study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India”.
  • FDI Inflows To India Fall By $4 Billion Last Year: UN Report.
  • Global Economy Is Healthy But Growth Will Slow: World Bank.

Defence

  • India, Japan and US start Malabar 2018 exercise off coast of Guam Island in western Pacific.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned interceptor ship ICGS C 439 at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Important News- States

  • 1st Cargo of Russian LNG Arrives at Dahej in Gujarat.
  • Asia's 1st 13 'Blue Flag' Beaches to Be Developed in India.
  • President Declares Queen Pineapple as Tripura's 'State Fruit'.
  • President Distributes LPG Connections to 20 Beneficiaries Under PMUY in Agartala.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu stated that the state was now Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • West Bengal Govt Decides To Invest Rs 107 Cr To Check Riverbank Erosion.
  • Minister of State for Defence, Dr, Subhash Bhamre has dedicated a highway tunnel at Theng near Chungthang in north Sikkim.
  • Himachal Pradesh Govt To Scrap Semester System In UG Courses
  • Punjab Govt Launches Business First Portal.
  • Maharashtra Announces Financial Aid For Tur Farmers.
  • Madhya Pradesh Announces Power Bill Waiver Scheme.
  • Polythene to Be Completely Prohibited From 31st July In Uttarakhand.
  • Andhra Pradesh is become the first state in India to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection.

Sports News

  • Simona Halep has won her first Grand Slam title in the French Open final.
  • Mithali Becomes First Indian to Score 2000 T20I Runs.
  • Kohli to Get Cricketer of the Year Award At BCCI Annual Gala.
  • Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation.

Weekly Current Affairs June 2018: 2nd Week Weekly Current Affairs June 2018: 2nd Week Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on June 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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