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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH JUNE 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH JUNE 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. RAJNATH TO INAUGURATE CONFERENCE ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT
i. Rajnath Singh has inaugurated a two-day national level conference on “Capacity Building of SDRF-2017”.
ii. The conference was organised by the National Disaster Response Force. The meeting would hold discussions to develop a synergy and to strengthen the response capabilities of State Disaster Response Forces.
iii. During the conference, various agenda points like streamlining the training process of SDRFs and conducting it in a planned and coordinated manner would be discussed.
iv. Some more points would also be discussed in the meetings like integrations of operational efforts between SDRF and NDRF, requirement and creation of training infrastructure in each state, creation of a pool of instructors, sharing of best practices, improving response time by SDRF’s.

2. SHRI J P NADDA LAUNCHES SKILL FOR LIFE SAVE A LIFE
i. Union Government has launched a Skill for Life, Save a Life Initiative. Its aim is to promote skill development in the health sector.
ii. Under the initiative, various courses will be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for general public.
iii. Its objective is to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system.
iv. The Ministry  has initiated the initiative by launching First Responder course for professionals as well as general public that will be conducted in Central and State government training institutes.

3. RECENT APPROVALS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT: JUNE 7 2017
i. Union Cabinet has approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between Export-Import Bank of India and Export-Import Bank of Korea for export credit of USD 9 billion.
ii. Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the Agreement between Cyprus and India on Merchant Shipping.
iii. Union Cabinet has approved the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding between Securities and Exchange Board of India and Securities and Exchange Organization, Iran in relation to mutual cooperation on matters pertaining to securities markets.
iv. Union cabinet has given its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between India and Somalia.
v. Cabinet has approved the initial public offer of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, enabling it to mobilise funds for the clean energy sector.

4. INDIA, LANKA SIGN PACT FOR $318 MILLION LINE OF CREDIT
i. India has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka to provide fresh assistance of USD 318 million line of credit for the development of the railway sector in the country.
ii. India, Sri Lanka exchanged 4 agreements to ensure peace and stability in the region. The agreement was signed in Colombo, the capital city of the island nation.
iii. These credit facilities have been utilised to improve the Northern and Southern railway lines and for the procurement of rolling stocks for the Sri Lanka Railways.
iv. The Sri Lanka Railways will implement the projects under the supervision of Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
v. The Indian development assistance to Sri Lanka has mainly focused on improvement of infrastructure, healthcare, education, livelihood development and capacity building.

5. K G KARMAKAR, GAURI SHANKAR APPOINTED AS DIRECTORS OF IPPB
i. Gauri Shankar  and K G Karmakar are appointed as Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank.
ii. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved their appointment to the post on the board of directors of the bank for a period of 3 year. The order is issued by Department of Personnel and Training.
iii. The IPPB has been incorporated as a public sector bank under the Department of Posts with 100% equity of the government of India.

6. SHER BAHADUR DEUBA ELECTED NEPAL’S PRIME MINISTER FOR 4TH TIME
i. Sher Bahadur Deuba has elected PM of the Nepal. This will be Deuba’s 4th stint as PM of the Himalayan country.
ii. The Nepali Congress leader has become the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal. Deuba served as the PM from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 200

7. PM OF INDIA LEAVES FOR KAZAKHSTAN TO ATTEND SCO SUMMIT
i. PM Narendra Modi left for Kazakhstan, where he will attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and meet some foreign leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping.
ii. At the summit in Astana, Pakistan and India will become full members of the grouping, which at present comprises China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Ahead of his 2-day visit, PM Modi stated that he looked forward to deepening engagement with the SCO countries.
iii. On the evening of June 9, he will also attend the inauguration of the Astana Expo with the theme of “Future Energy”.

8. ROHAN BOPANNA WINS FRENCH OPEN MIXED DOUBLES TITLE TO CLINCH MAIDEN GRAND SLAM
i. Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski produced a fighting performance to beat their German-Colombian opponents Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the final to clinch their maiden French Open mixed doubles title in Paris, France.
ii. Seeded 7th, Bopanna and Dabrowski took an hour and six minutes to win. Bopanna has become only the 4th Indian to win a Grand Slam crown, after Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1.  HOME MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH INAUGURATED A TWO-DAY NATIONAL LEVEL CONFERENCE ON “CAPACITY BUILDING OF SDRF-2017” IN:
a)  Mumbai
b)  New Delhi
c)  Visakkhapatnam
d)  Chennai
Q2. WHICH INITIATIVE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY UNION HEALTH MINISTER J P NADDA TO UPSCALE THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF TRAINED PROFESSIONALS IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?
a)  ‘More Skills, More Growth’
b)  ‘Skills for Youth’
c)  ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’
d)  ‘Skills and Jobs’
Q3. INDIA HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH ________ TO PROVIDE USD 318 MILLION AS LINE OF CREDIT TO DEVELOP THE RAILWAY SECTOR IN THE COUNTRY
a)  Sri Lanka
b)  Myanmar
c)  Nepal
d)  Bangladesh
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS OF INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK?
a)  Gauri Shanka and Mithali Sarkar
b)  K G Karmakar and Mithali Sarkar
c)  V K Dhond and Gauri Shankar
d)  K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar
Q5. UNION CABINET HAS GIVEN ITS EX-POST FACTO APPROVAL TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA AND CYPRUS ON:
a)  Defence Cooperation
b)  Merchant Shipping
c)  Art and Culture
d)  Outer Space Exploration

ANSWERS:

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

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