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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA PLEDGES $5 MILLION FOR UN PALESTINIAN AID AGENCY
i. India has pledged USD 5 million in assistance to the UN agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees to help bolster its "severe funding crisis" following US' cut in its annual aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees .
ii. A total of 20 countries, including India, announced contributions to the 2018 budget of the UNRWA for Palestine Refugees in the Near East during a meeting.

2.      GUJARAT CM ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURE JWG WITH ISRAEL
i.Israel and  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani met Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel and announced a joint working group   between Gujarat and Israel in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors.
ii. The objective of the meeting was strengthening the Indo-Israeli agricultural cooperation and extension of the Indo-Israel Agriculture Plan (IIAP) and also to explore the opportunities of using the hi-tech protective cultivation and precision farming methods of Israel.
Israel Capital- Jerusalem, Currency- Israeli new shekel, Prime Minister- Benjamin Netanyahu.

3.      SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES MOBILE APP 'REUNITE'
i. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched a mobile application called 'ReUnite' which helps to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India.
ii. The app is multiuser where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birthmark, address, report to the police station, search and identify missing kids.


4.      NORTH KOREA NAMED ‘WORST HUMAN TRAFFICKING COUNTRY’
i. The US State Department categorised North Korea as one of the “worst human trafficking nations” for the 16th straight year, citing the use of forced labour.
ii. According to the annual ‘2018 Trafficking in Persons Report’, North Korea has been included in the Tier 3 category, which is the lowest ranking, along with China, Russia and Iran.
ii. The '2018 Trafficking in Persons Report' placed India in Tier 2 category for making significant effort to comply with the US standards. However, India does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

5.      NASA TO LAUNCH WORLD'S LIGHTEST SATELLITE DESIGNED BY CHENNAI STUDENTS
i. The four first-year engineering students from Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science near Chennai, Tamil Nadu have developed the world’s lightest satellite which will be launched from a NASA facility in the US by August 2018.
ii. The students built the 4cm ‘cube’ satellite ‘Jaihind-1S’ with a 3D printed outer casing from polylactic acid (PLA) nylon material, making it lighter than a medium sized egg, at just 33.39 grams.

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