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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      CENTRE LAUNCHES 'RAIL MADAD', 'MENU ON RAILS' MOBILE APPS
i. The Ministry of Railways has launched two mobile applications to ease the traveling experience. The two apps, 'Rail MADAD' and 'Menu on Rails', were launched by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State (MoS) Manoj Sinha during a press conference organized to highlight the achievements of the Ministry in the last four years.
ii. While Rail MADAD will enable travelers to lodge complaints, Menu on Rails will facilitate seamless ordering of food. The Minister stated Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh has been created with a corpus of one lakh crore rupees for making additional funds available for safety-related works.

2.      INDIA BEAT KENYA TO LIFT INTERCONTINENTAL CUP FOOTBALL TITLE
i. India has lifted the Intercontinental Cup football title. In the summit clash in Mumbai, they defeated Kenya 2-nil. Both the goals were netted by skipper Sunil Chhetri. He gave India the lead in the eighth minute before scoring the second goal in the 29th minute.
ii. Sunil Chhetri has become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for the country against Kenya.

3.      NORTHERN RAILWAYS TO MONITOR CLEANLINESS OF TRAINS USING WHATSAPP GROUPS
i. The Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials. Every department, be it the pantry, bedrolls etc., will have separate WhatsApp groups, in which status report of cleanliness will be uploaded on a daily basis.
ii. WhatsApp groups have been created for train and pantry cleanliness, bedrolls and functionality of air conditioners in trains. Photographs are being uploaded in these groups for monitoring by senior officials.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES BUSINESS FIRST PORTAL
  i. In a major step to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in Punjab, the state government has launched a "Business First Portal". It was unveiled by Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora in Jalandhar.
ii. The online portal will facilitate the industrialists for Regulatory Clearances and Fiscal Approvals, real-time tracking of applications at the common platform.

2.      PRESIDENT DISTRIBUTES LPG CONNECTIONS TO 20 BENEFICIARIES UNDER PMUY IN AGARTALA
i. President Ram Nath Kovind has distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala, Tripura.
ii. During his two-day visit to Tripura, the President inaugurated 73 km long National Highway connecting Udaipur town in Gomati district and Sabroom in South Tripura. He also laid the foundation stone for the re-development of Matabari Temple Complex at Tripura Sundari temple.

3.      RBI AMENDS GOLD MONETISATION SCHEME TO MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE
i. RBI has made changes in the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to make it more attractive. The revamping of the scheme is aimed at enabling people to open a hassle-free gold deposit account.
ii. The short-term deposits should be treated as bank's on-balance sheet liability. These deposits will be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of rollover). Deposits can also be allowed for broken periods (e.g. 1 year 3 months; 2 years 4 months 5 days; etc.).

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      BRICS AND IBSA MINISTERIAL MEETINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attend BRICS meeting of foreign ministers and
   meeting of IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa)
ii. This would commemorate the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s journey against racial discrimination .

2.      INDIAN SHIPS IN GUAM,USA TO PARTICIPATE IN EX-MALABAR 2018
i. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamortawill take part in the 22nd edition of ii. Exercise Malabar, off Guam, United States.
ii. Exercise Malabar was started in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between the US Navy and the Indian Navy.
iii. From 2007, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) also takes part in this exercise.

3.      RBI AMENDS GOLD MONETISATION SCHEME
i. The scheme was first launched by the government in 2015 to mobilise the idle gold of the  household or institutions to the banks as deposits for a fixed period of time .
ii. The interest rate varied from 2.25% to 2.5%.
iii. In the latest amendment , RBI allowed the customers to deposit the gold in a broken time period where the short term period of 1-3 years can be broken to 1 year 3 months , 2 years 3 months 15 days etc.

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