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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR ACTION: WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2018-2028
i. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to visit Republic of Tajikistan to represent India in the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” on 20-21 June 2018.
ii. United Nations and Government of Republic of Tajikistan are jointly organizing the Conference to discuss key water related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries.

2.      7TH OPEC INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
i. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018.
ii. The theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.
iii. Seminar participants customarily include Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and other oil-producing and oil-consuming nations, as well as heads of intergovernmental organizations.

3.      UNION HRD MINISTER DEDICATES THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY OF INDIA TO THE NATION
i. The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India’ on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi.
ii. The objective of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur.
iii. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.


4.      IRDAI SETS UP PANEL TO REVIEW NORMS FOR MARKETING FIRMS
i. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India  has formed a 10 member panel to review norms related to insurance marketing firm with an aim to increase insurance penetration in the country.
ii. The committee is headed by Suresh Mathur, Executive Director (insurance marketing firms), IRDAI, with nine more members.

5.      CHIEF MINISTERS SUBGROUP CONSTITUTED FOR AGRICULTURE AND MGNREGS
i. Government has set up a Chief Ministers Subgroup to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS.
ii. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the Convener and CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim along with the Member NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Chand are its members.
iii. The move comes in the backdrop of the vision of the Prime Minister towards Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 which requires a multi-dimensional and inclusive approach.

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