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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH THE METAL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE), ETHIOPIA
i. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has signed an agreement with Europe-based Metal Industries Development Institute to implement a twinning programme.
ii. The twinning is one of the largest programs between a CSIR institute and a foreign entity. The deal aims to bring opportunities for CSIR’s future collaborations with African organisations.
iii. CSIR will enhance the capacity and capability of MIDI to enable it to contribute more efficiently towards the development of Metals and Engineering sectors in Ethiopia.
iv. Saini has also invited the industry to collaborate with CSIR and its counterparts in respective African countries to deploy the technology for benefitting the masses in the region.

2. WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR FARM LAUNCHED IN CHINA
i. China has launched world’s largest floating solar farm consisting 160000 panels. It is a waterborne plant and is expected to generate 40 megawatts at one time and could supply electricity for over 15,000 homes.
ii. The plant has been built in Huainan city, Anhui Province, by Sungrow Power Supply, a Chinese company specialized in renewable energy.
iii. The cool air near the surface of the water would help reduce the heat generated from the solar panels and lower the risk of battery malfunction.


3. INDIA EMERGES AS 7TH LARGEST EXPORTER OF AGRI-PRODUCTS GLOBALLY – COMMERCE SECRETARY
i. At 22nd Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Annual Award Function in New Delhi, Commerce Secretary Mrs Rita Teaotia, mentioned that India has emerged as 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally.
ii. Total merchandise exports during 2016-17 stood at $276.28 billion out of which agri exports comprised of $33.38 billion, representing 08% of the total exports.
iii. APEDA presented 82 awards to Indian Agro and Processed Food exporters for distinguished export services during years 2014-15 and 2015-16.The awards were presented in 3 categories viz. Diamond (2 awards), Gold (33 awards) Silver (29 awards) and Bronze (18 awards).

4. INDIAN GIRL PADMALAYA NANDA BAGS LITTLE MISS UNIVERSE INTERNET 2017 CROWN AT LITTLE MISS UNIVERSE IN GEORGIA
i. A 12 year old Padmalaya Nanda from Odisha has created history by becoming the youngest girl to bag the “Little Miss Universe Internet 2017” and “Little Miss Actress” crowns at the Little Miss Universe 2017.
ii. The Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 held at port city of Batumi in Georgia. Padmalaya Nanda studies in the 8th standard at a school in Cuttack, Odisha.
iii. This is the 1st time that a 12 young Indian girl has won this beauty pageant title. She will now participate in the “Little Miss World 2017” competition that will be held at Greece.
iv. The silver crown was won by Thailand.

4. LEWIS HAMILTON WINS IN CANADA FOR 6TH TIME
i. Lewis Hamiltonwon the Canadian Grand Prix for the 6th time.Lewis Hamilton won against Sebastian Vettel’s overall championship.
ii. It was Hamilton’s 3rd victory of the season and also his third in a row. It was the 3-time champion’s sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
iii. It was the Mercedes team’s first one-two finish of the year.

5. VETERAN TELUGU POET, WRITER C NARAYANA REDDY PASSES AWAY
i. Legendary Telugu poet and writer C Narayana Reddy passed away in Hyderabad.
ii. He had several publications to his credit which include poems, lyrical dramas, songs, ballets, essays, travelogues, ghazals – original and in translation – and literary criticism.
iii. He was passionate about preserving and popularising Telugu language and culture, especially among the young generation. His works have been regarded as trend-setters.
iv. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 1977 and Padma Bhushan in 1992 by Government of India.
v. He had received the Jnanpith Award for the year 1988.

6. WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR: JUNE 12, 2017
i. World Day against Child Labour 2017 is observed globally on 12th of June.
ii. The World Day against Child Labour theme was In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour.
iii. The Day focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.
iv. The International Labour Organization has launched the World Day against Child Labour in 2002.
v. It aims to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE METAL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE,LOCATED IN ______TO IMPLEMENT A TWINNING PROGRAMME.
a)  Algeria
b)  Nigeria
c)  Somalia
d)  Ethiopia
Q2. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS WON THE LITTLE MISS UNIVERSE 2017 BEAUTY PAGEANT?
a)  Prachi Brahmbhatt
b)  Vaneeta Deshmukh
c)  Padmalaya Nanda
d)  Renisha Fernandes
Q3. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING F1 DRIVER HAS WON CANADIAN GRAND PRIXFOR THE SIXTH TIME?
a)  Daniel Ricciardo
b)  Sebastian Vettel
c)  Lewis Hamilton
d)  Nico Rosberg
Q4. C NARAYANA REDDY, WHO PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 12, 2017, WAS A?
a)  Telugu poet and writer
b)  Politician
c)  Human Rights Activist
d)  Sports Journalist
Q5. WHAT WAS THE THEME OF WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2017?
a)  Child Labour and Modern Day Conflicts
b)  Spreading Education to curb Child Labour
c)  In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour
d)  Raise your voice against child labour

ANSWERS:
  1 - D  2 - C    3 - B    4 - A    5 - C


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