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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA, BANGLADESH NAVIES INSTITUTE ANNUAL COORDINATED PATROL: CORPAT
i. India and Bangladesh have agreed to institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual exercise between navies of two neighbouring countries.
ii. The first edition of CORPAT between two navies was inaugurated by Indian Navy’s Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh.
iii.The aim Navy Chief’s visit was to consolidate bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.
Bangladesh PM- Sheikh Hasina, Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Bangladeshi Taka.

2.      INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING: 26 JUNE
i. The General Assembly of United Nations has decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
ii. The theme for 2018 is: "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe."

3.      PALLAVI DARUA CROWNED AS INDIA'S 1ST 'TRIBAL QUEEN'
i. Pallavi Durua, who belongs to Odisha's Koraput district, was crowned as the first Tribal Queen at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap.
ii. Panchami Majhi of Titlagarh and Rashmirekha Hansdah of Mayurbhanj were declared as the first and second runners-up of the beauty pageant, respectively.


4.      KALKI KOECHLIN CONFERRED WITH FRENCH HONOUR
i. Kalki Koechlin was conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.
ii. The honour comes in recognition of an actor, who has interpreted striking roles in the Indian film industry, experimented with various forms of films as well as shown an abiding commitment to important social issues.
France Capital- Paris, Currencies- Euro, CFP franc, President- Emmanuel Macron.

5.      INDIA IS WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR WOMEN, US 3RD: SURVEY
i. India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts.
ii.War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women's issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia.
ii. The only Western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.

6.      MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHES REPORT ON ‘WOMEN IN PRISONS’
i. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same.
ii. The report contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations for improving the lives of women under incarceration, addressing a wide range of issues pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth in prison, mental health, legal aid, reintegration in society and their caregiving responsibilities among others


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