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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      BRICS AND IBSA MINISTERIAL MEETINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attend BRICS meeting of foreign ministers and
   meeting of IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa)
ii. This would commemorate the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s journey against racial discrimination .

2.      INDIAN SHIPS IN GUAM,USA TO PARTICIPATE IN EX-MALABAR 2018
i. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamortawill take part in the 22nd edition of ii. Exercise Malabar, off Guam, United States.
ii. Exercise Malabar was started in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy.
iii. From 2007, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) also takes part in this exercise.

3.      RBI AMENDS GOLD MONETISATION SCHEME
i. The scheme was first launched by the government in 2015 to mobilise the idle gold of the  household or institutions to the banks as deposits for a fixed period of time .
ii. The interest rate varied from 2.25% to 2.5%.
iii. In the latest amendment , RBI allowed the customers to deposit the gold in a broken time period where the short term period of 1-3 years can be broken to 1 year 3 months , 2 years 3 months 15 days etc.

4.      FDI IN INDIA RISES TO USD 61.96 BN IN 2017-18: DIPP
i. Department of Industrial Policy Promotion announced that Foreign Direct Investment in India has risen up to $61.96 billion in 2017-18.
ii. The FDI inflows were $60 billion in 2016.
iii. FDI has increased by $222.75 billion from $152 billion in 4 years.

5.      SARITA NAYYAR APPOINTED TO MANAGING BOARD OF WEF
i. World Economic Forum (WEF) has appointed Sarita Nayyar as a member to its Managing board.
ii. WEF Headquarter is inCologny , Switzerland.

6.      HARRY KANE IS THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2018
i. Harry Kane has been named the most valuable player for the upcoming FIFA World Cup
ii. Harry Kane is the lead striker of the English National Team.
iii. He is followed by Brazilian player Neymar
  
7.      WORLD BRAIN TUMOR DAY – JUNE 8, 2018
i. World brain tumour day is observed on 8th June every year since 2000.

8.      WORLD OCEANS DAY – 8 JUNE
i. On 5th December 2008, UN General Assembly declared 8th June as World Oceans Day.
ii. The Action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is: preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

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