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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. SIKKIM GOVT SIGNS MOU WITH BRITISH COUNCIL
i. The Human Resource Development department of Sikkim government has signed a MoU with the British Council.
ii. Its Objective is to enhance the quality of education in the state. The MoU was signed by G P Upadhaya, additional chief secretary cum principal Human Resource Development department and Alan Gemmell, Head of British Council.
iii. The main aim of signing the MoU is to improve the educational structure of the schools of Sikkim.
iv. The purpose of the MoU is to support the aims and aspirations of the young people of Sikkim through collaborative projects.
v. The programme includes capacity building in teaching, learning and research pedagogy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Social Science teachers from undergraduate colleges and universities in Sikkim by UK higher education experts along with internship of young faculties at relevant UK Universities.

2. CENTRAL NOD FOR SETTING UP OF 100 AYUSH HOSPITALS
i. According to the Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said that the Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy hospitals across the country.
ii. The Union government had approved posting of 4000 AYUSH doctors in primary health centres across the country.
iii. A total of Rs 283.6 lakh has been released out of sanctioned amount of Rs 563 cr for conservation and development for medicinal plants across Tamil Nadu.


3. G7 ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MEETING 2017 HELD IN BOLOGNA, ITALY
i. Group of Seven Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Bologna, Italy to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea.
ii. The meeting was attended by the Environment Ministers of the 7 countries (US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan) and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate.
iii. ‘5-year Bologna Roadmap’ was adopted at the meeting, which focuses on important issues such as resource efficiency indicators, citizen involvement, awareness on food waste and economic analysis of the efficient use of resources.

4. RBI TO INTRODUCE NEW SERIES OF ITS RS 500 NOTE
i. The Reserve Bank of India has announced on 13th of June that it has issued Rs 500 denomination notes with inset letter A.
ii. The old notes, which were introduced after Prime Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive in November 2016, will continue to remain the legal tender. The central bank, in a statement has said that from time to time the bank introduces new series of legal tender.
iii. A new batch of banknotes will include the inset letter “A” in both the number panels and will bear the signature of Urjit R Patel the Governor of Reserve Bank of India;  bank said that the notes will bear Swachh Bharat logo on the backside of the banknote.
iv. Some of the notes would carry an additional character in the space between the prefix and the number of the banknote.

5. IRDAI APPOINTS RK SHARMA AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR SAHARA INDIA LIFE INSURANCE
i. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has appointed the RK Sharma as administrator of the Sahara India Life Insurance Company.
ii. IRDAI has appointed RK Sharma to manage the affairs of the insurer with “immediate effect”.
iii. The Administrator shall conduct the management of the business of the insurer as per applicable provisions of the Insurance Act, 1938.
iv. The administrator needs to ensure the servicing of the policyholders and managing the affairs of the insurer in a smooth and feasible manner.

6. VIRAT KOHLI RECLAIMS WORLD NO.1 ODI RANKING
i. According to the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings Indian captain Virat Kohli has reclaimed the world number one position in the ODI batting rankings.
ii. Josh Hazlewood of Australia achieved the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings.
iii. Kohli overtook Australia’s David Warner, who was at the 2nd position at the start of the tournament.
iv. Shikhar Dhawan has returned to the top 10 after scoring a century and two 50s in the three matches so far. Yuvraj Singh also rose in the rankings to stand on the 88th position.
v. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped 13 places to now sit on the 23rd rank with Afghanistan’s Hamza Hotak.

7. JITU RAI-HEENA SIDHU PAIR WINS GOLD IN ISSF WORLD CUP, GABALA
i. India’s Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai have won the gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup at Gabala, Azerbaijan.
ii. Jitu Rai has finished at 12th position and  Heena Sidhu finished at 9th position in their respective qualification rounds.
iii. The mixed team events have been approved as medal events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
iv. China leads the medal tally at Gabala.

8. EX-UTTARAKHAND CM POKHRIYAL AUTHORS BOOK ON VAJPAYEE ‘YUG PURUSH, BHARAT RATNA, ATAL JI’
i. Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, said the 450-page book titled -‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’ – will be officially present soon.
ii. He gives credit to Vajpayee for his debut in politics. The first copy of the book on the social and political life of Vajpayee was presented to our President Pranab Mukherjee.
iii. Pokhriyal said to media that “Whenever I met Vajpayee the first thing he used to ask is whether you are writing or not. Stop anything but never stop writing”.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED A MOU WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THE STATE?
a)  Tripura
b)  Assam
c)  Sikkim
d)  Mizoram
Q2. THE CENTRE HAS APPROVED PROPOSALS FOR SETTING UP OF _____ AYURVEDA, UNANI, SIDDHA, AND HOMEOPATHY HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
a)  250
b)  150
c)  200
d)  100
Q3. G7 ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MEETING WAS HELD ON 11TH AND 12TH JUNE, 2017 IN?
a)  France
b)  Italy
c)  Canada
d)  Germany
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN NAMED BY INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA TO MANAGE THE AFFAIRS OF SAHARA INDIA LIFE INSURANCE?
a)  J B Sitharaman
b)  H K Parekh
c)  R K Sharma
d)  L V Narayanan
Q5. JITU RAI AND HEENA SIDHU ARE ASSOCIATED WITH WHICH SPORT?
a)  Shooting
b)  Boxing
c)  Swimming
d)  Wrestling

ANSWERS

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

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