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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GUJARAT LAUNCHES 'SURYASHAKTI KISAN YOJANA' FOR FARMERS
i. The Gujarat government launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.
ii. As per the scheme, farmers having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements.
iii.The State and Central governments will give 60% subsidy on the cost of the project.
iv.The farmer is required to take 5% cost, while 35% will be provided to him as an affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5-6%.

2.      SAUDI ARAMCO, ADNOC SIGNED MOU FOR REFINERY PROJECT OF MAHARASHTRA
i. Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company  have signed an MoU to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
ii. The MoU was signed by Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State & ADNOC Group CEO.
Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.

3.      SEYCHELLES PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO INDIA
i. Seychelles President Danny Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India.
ii. He held the talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security.
iii. MOU between India and Seychelles regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Small Development Projects through Local Bodies, Educational and Vocational Institutions,
iv.. Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Seychelles for the years 2018-2022,
v.. MOU between the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles.
Seychelles Capital: Victoria, Currency: Seychellois rupee.


4.      2-DAY ANNUAL MEETING OF AIIB BEGINS IN MUMBAI
i. The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank  has begun in Mumbai.
ii.In the past, AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.
iii. The theme for this year's meeting is "Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration" that will see leaders from varied organizations and levels of government to share ideas and experiences for creating a sustainable future through sound infrastructure investment.
iv. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President- Liqun Jin.
v. AIIB Headquarters in Beijing, China.

5.      IIFA AWARDS 2018 ANNOUNCED: COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
i. At the Indian International Film Awards , late star Sridevi won Best Actress (posthumously) for MOM while Irrfan Khan was given the Best Actor Award for Hindi Medium.
ii. The award ceremony was held in Bangkok. Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu was awarded the Best Film trophy. Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh hosted the show.

6.      VASUNDHARA RAJE CONFERRED WITH ‘CM OF THE YEAR’ AWARD
i. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award for her remarkable work in e-governance.
ii. The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi.
iii.Kalyan Singh is the present Governor of Rajasthan.

7.      FICCI AWARDED AT X INTERNATIONAL IT FORUM IN RUSSIA
i. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry awarded At X International IT Forum In Russia  .
ii.The forum brought together industry leaders from BRICS and SCO nations as well as other countries to a single platform to interact and discuss collaboration in the fields of information technology and digital transformation.
iii., FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India ,it was established in 1927
iv.Dilip Chenoy is the present Secretary-General of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

8.      ARCHER DEEPIKA KUMARI WINS GOLD AT SALT LAKE WORLD CUP
i. Archer Deepika Kumari won her first individual gold medal in six years at the Salt Lake World Cup, in the USA.
ii.She defeated Germany’s Michelle Kroppen in the recurve final.
ii. The win ensured Deepika will represent the country at the season-ending Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey in October 2018.


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