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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY: 21 JUNE
i. The 4th International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the globe on 21st of June.
ii. The theme for Yoga Day 2018 is "Yoga for Peace".
ii. In 2015, United Nations General Assembly unanimously announced 21st June as the International day for yoga to raise awareness about the benefits of practising yoga.

2.      VISHWAS MANDALIK AND YOGA INSTITUTE IN MUMBAI RECIPIENTS OF PM AWARD
i. Vishwas Mandalik from Nasik and the Yoga Institute in Mumbai have been selected as recipients of the Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga for the year 2018.
ii. Vishwas Mandalik acquired knowledge of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Gita and Upanishad by study and research of ancient scriptures. In 1978, he set up the first branch of Yoga Vidya Dham.
iii. The Yoga Institute, established in 1918 by Yogendraji, completed its 100 years serving the society. The winners would be felicitated with a trophy, certificate and a cash award of 25 lakh rupees each.

3.      4 MOUS SIGNED UNDER ‘ADOPT A HERITAGE’ SCHEME
i. Four MoUs have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage, according to Mr Raghvendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
1. Mount Stok Kangri Trek Route, Ladakh: The MoU for adoption was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and the state government of Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI and Uttarakhand Government.
3. Red Fort, Delhi: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.
4. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh:  The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.


4.      WORLD’S 1ST INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMANITARIAN FORENSICS LAUNCHED IN GUJARAT
i. The world's first of its kind and state-of-the-art International Centre for ‘Humanitarian Forensics’ was launched at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
ii.  The main aim of the Centre would be to provide service to the nation and to the entire world when the need arises.

5.      SURAT TO RECEIVE ‘CITY AWARD’ UNDER INDIA SMART CITIES AWARD 2018
i. Under ‘India Smart Cities Award' 2018, Surat has been awarded for showcasing "great momentum" in the implementation of projects under the Smart Cities Mission, according to the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry.
ii.Bhopal and Ahmedabad were selected in the ‘Innovative Idea' category for their "transformative approach towards sustainable integrated development".

6.      WORLD MUSIC DAY: 21 JUNE
i. The World Music Day is celebrated across the world on 21 June. The day is also known as 'Fete de la Musique' after a music festival that began in France in 1982.
ii. This Day was first celebrated on 21st June 1982.

7.      INDIA & TAJIKISTAN AGREE TO ENHANCE MUTUAL COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER DEVELOPMENT
i. India and Tajikistan have reaffirmed their commitment to promote bilateral relations and agreed to enhance economic cooperation, particularly in sustainable water development. .
ii.Nitin Gadkari, the Union   Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping held wide-ranging talks with Sirodjidin Muhridin, Foreign Minister of Tajikistan in Dushanbe.
ii. Mr Gadkari is in Dushanbe to represent India at the high-level global conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development”.

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