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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.   VIRAT KOHLI ONLY INDIAN IN WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES LIST
i. India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
ii.Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million.
iii. The  ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather, with USD 285 million earnings.

2.   CENTRE CONSTITUTES GROUP TO SUGGEST CHANGES IN SEZ POLICY
i. The Centre has constituted a group of eminent persons headed by Bharat Forge’s Baba Kalyani to study the Special Economic Zones  policy of the country and suggest measures to make it more relevant for exporters and compatible with World Trade Organisation  norms.
ii. The SEZ Act was passed in 2005 giving tax incentives to investors, but investments in the zone were subsequently brought under the ambit of Minimum Alternate Tax and Dividend Distribution Tax leading to a dwindling in the flow of money into the SEZs.

3.   INDIA RECORDS 22% REDUCTION IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO SINCE 2013
i. India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio  recording a 22-percent reduction in such deaths since 2013.
ii.According to the Sample Registration System bulletin, the MMR has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.

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