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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY: 21 JUNE
i. The 4th International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the globe on 21st of June.
ii. The theme for Yoga Day 2018 is "Yoga for Peace".
ii. In 2015, United Nations General Assembly unanimously announced 21st June as the International day for yoga to raise awareness about the benefits of practising yoga.

2.      VISHWAS MANDALIK AND YOGA INSTITUTE IN MUMBAI RECIPIENTS OF PM AWARD
i. Vishwas Mandalik from Nasik and the Yoga Institute in Mumbai have been selected as recipients of the Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga for the year 2018.
ii. Vishwas Mandalik acquired knowledge of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Gita and Upanishad by study and research of ancient scriptures. In 1978, he set up the first branch of Yoga Vidya Dham.
iii. The Yoga Institute, established in 1918 by Yogendraji, completed its 100 years serving the society. The winners would be felicitated with a trophy, certificate and a cash award of 25 lakh rupees each.

3.      4 MOUS SIGNED UNDER ‘ADOPT A HERITAGE’ SCHEME
i. Four MoUs have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage, according to Mr Raghvendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
1. Mount Stok Kangri Trek Route, Ladakh: The MoU for adoption was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and the state government of Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI and Uttarakhand Government.
3. Red Fort, Delhi: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.
4. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh:  The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JUNE 2018
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1.      INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR ACTION: WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2018-2028
i. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to visit Republic of Tajikistan to represent India in the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” on 20-21 June 2018.
ii. United Nations and Government of Republic of Tajikistan are jointly organizing the Conference to discuss key water related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries.

2.      7TH OPEC INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
i. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018.
ii. The theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.
iii. Seminar participants customarily include Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and other oil-producing and oil-consuming nations, as well as heads of intergovernmental organizations.

3.      UNION HRD MINISTER DEDICATES THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY OF INDIA TO THE NATION
i. The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India’ on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi.
ii. The objective of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur.
iii. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 JUNE 2018
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1.      US LEAVES THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
i. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have announced the US was withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.
ii. They claimed the council was a roadblock to genuine global human rights protection.

2.      WORLD REFUGEE DAY: 20 JUNE
i. World Refugee Day is observed every year by the people on 20th June in order to raise the public awareness about refugee’s situations throughout the world.
ii. World Refugee Day was declared on 20th of June by the United Nations General Assembly in the Resolution 55/76 on 4th of December in 2000.
iii. The Theme of World Refugee Day 2018 is: “Now more than ever, we need to stand #WithRefugees”

3.      PUNJAB GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED MOBILE APP- ‘I-HARIYALI’
i. To increase the state’s green cover, the Punjab government has launched ‘i-Hariyali’ app that lets users order free plant saplings.
ii. The ‘i-Hariyali’ app under ‘Mission Tandarust’ can be downloaded from the app store for free.
iii. The users can book a sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from a nearby government nursery.

4.      PM MODI INAUGURATES NATURE CENTER IN NEW YORK VIA VIDEO LINK
i. On the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a nature center.
ii. PM Modi inaugurated the 'YO1 Nature Cure Center' in the Catskills area of New York through a video link.

5.      SUNIL MITTAL BECOMES HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF ICC
i. Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, will step down as the Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce  on June 21.
ii. He will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as ICC Chairman.
iii. He will now function as the Honorary Chairman of the ICC commencing July 1.
iv. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of MasterCard will be appointed as the ICC First Vice-Chair.

6.      ANUKREETHY VAS FROM TAMIL NADU CROWNED FEMINA MISS INDIA 2018
i. Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old Tamil Nadu college student, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in a grand ceremony in Mumbai.
ii. Anukreethy Vas, who was previously crowned fbb Colours Femina Miss Tamil Nadu, beat 30 contestants to bag the top honour.
iii. Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was the first runner-up while Shreya Rao Kamavarapu from Andhra Pradesh secured the second runner-up position.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JUNE 2018
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1.      WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY: 15 JUNE
i. The 15th of June every year marks the United Nations internationally recognised day – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
ii. The day came about as a result of UN resolution 66/127.The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders.
iii. The theme for 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach”.

2.       WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT: JUNE 17
i. The World Day to Combat Desertification is being celebrated worldwide on 17th June.
ii. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
iii. Theme of WDCD 2018 is “Land has true value – invest in “.

3.      FOURTH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETING OF NITI AAYOG CONCLUDES
i. The fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
ii. It was attended by 23 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, apart from Union Ministers, who are ex-officio members and special invitees.
iii. At the end of the day-long deliberations, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog as a platform to inspire cooperative federalism.

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