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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA RECORDS 22% REDUCTION IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO SINCE 2013
i. India has achieved a remarkable decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) with 22 %
reduction in such deaths since 2013, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released on 6th June 2018.
ii. Uttar Pradesh has topped the list in reduction of maternal deaths with 30 % decline.

2.      ELECTION COMMISSION LAUNCHES ITS ONLINE RTI PORTAL
i. Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat launched the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India.
ii. The website of online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India is available at: http://rti.eci.nic.in.

3.      INDIA RANKS 136TH ON GLOBAL PEACE INDEX 2018
i. According to a report of Economics and Peace in Sydney Australia, India ranked 136th on the Global Peace Index 2018. The number of countries ranked is 163.Iceland got the top rank
ii. New Zealand is 2nd , Austria is 3rd .Syriabeing the least peaceful country ranking 163rd.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GROUP TO STUDY SEZ POLICY FORMED
i. The Indian government has formed a group to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy  of India, headed by Baba Kalyani.
ii. The group that has been formed will evaluate the SEZ policy. It will suggest measures to cater to the needs of exporters according to the current economic condition.
iii. It will also make the SEZ policy WTO compatible, suggest course correction in SEZ policy.

2.      IDFC BANK, CAPITAL FIRST SHARES RECEIVE RBI NOD FOR MERGER
i. IDFC Bank received RBI’s approval for merger of Capital First, Capital First Home
   Finance and Capital First Securities with the company.

3.      WORLD BANK APPROVES RS. 6,000 CRORE  FORATAL BHUJAL YOJANA
i. World Bank approved an amount of Rs. 6000 crore for the implementation of Atal Bhujal  Yojana.
ii. This scheme aims to improve ground water management through community participation.
iii. Under this scheme , priority is given to areas with critically low ground water level The priority areas are 7 states Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh .

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 5 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’*
i. Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, launched the ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’, the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP).
ii. The affordable sanitary napkins will be made available at more than 3600 JanaushadhiKendras in 33 States/UTs in India.
iii. He said that the average price of sanitary napkins in the market is nearly Rs. 8 per pad. The SUVIDHA napkins are offered at Rs. 2.50 per pad.

2.      WHO LAUNCHES GLOBAL ACTION PLAN ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY*
i. WHO Director-General Dr TedrosAdhanom Ghebreyesus and Portugal Prime Minister António Costa launched the new “WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world.”
ii. The action plan explains how countries can reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030.

3.      SAUDI ARABIA STARTS ISSUING DRIVING LICENSES TO WOMEN*
i. Saudi Arabia gave away its first batch of driving licenses to women after decades long ban.
ii. Saudi Arabia the only country where women are not allowed to drive.
iii. Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia :Mohammed Bin Salman.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.   VIRAT KOHLI ONLY INDIAN IN WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES LIST
i. India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
ii.Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million.
iii. The  ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather, with USD 285 million earnings.

2.   CENTRE CONSTITUTES GROUP TO SUGGEST CHANGES IN SEZ POLICY
i. The Centre has constituted a group of eminent persons headed by Bharat Forge’s Baba Kalyani to study the Special Economic Zones  policy of the country and suggest measures to make it more relevant for exporters and compatible with World Trade Organisation  norms.
ii. The SEZ Act was passed in 2005 giving tax incentives to investors, but investments in the zone were subsequently brought under the ambit of Minimum Alternate Tax and Dividend Distribution Tax leading to a dwindling in the flow of money into the SEZs.

3.   INDIA RECORDS 22% REDUCTION IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO SINCE 2013
i. India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio  recording a 22-percent reduction in such deaths since 2013.
ii.According to the Sample Registration System bulletin, the MMR has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.

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