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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      SANITATION ACTION PLANS PREPARED FOR 10 NEW SWACHH ICONIC PLACES
i. Ten new Swachh Iconic Places of the country came up with the thorough action plans for raising their sanitation standards to exemplary levels.
ii. The plans were formulated at a two-day consultation in Hyderabad held between Central and State Government agencies, local administrations and the Trusts of the iconic places.

2.      PRESIDENT INAUGURATES UDYAM SANGAM-2018 TO MARK UN SME DAY
i. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Udyam Sangam-2018 in New Delhi.
ii.It is a step forward towards consolidating the convergence and synergy of all the government initiatives relating to MSME Sector.
iii.The President of India launched the Solar Charkha Mission which will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.

3.      EAM SUSHMA SWARAJ INTRODUCES 'PASSPORT SEVA APP'
i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the new Passport Seva App.
ii.Now, people can apply for a passport from any part of the country through the App.
iii.EAM Sushma Swaraj has launched Mobile Passport Application on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas (26 June) in New Delhi.
ii. Police verification will be done on the address, provided by the applicant on the app and passport will be dispatched on the same address.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2018
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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25 JUNE 2018
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1.      GUJARAT LAUNCHES 'SURYASHAKTI KISAN YOJANA' FOR FARMERS
i. The Gujarat government launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.
ii. As per the scheme, farmers having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements.
iii.The State and Central governments will give 60% subsidy on the cost of the project.
iv.The farmer is required to take 5% cost, while 35% will be provided to him as an affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5-6%.

2.      SAUDI ARAMCO, ADNOC SIGNED MOU FOR REFINERY PROJECT OF MAHARASHTRA
i. Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company  have signed an MoU to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
ii. The MoU was signed by Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State & ADNOC Group CEO.
Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.

3.      SEYCHELLES PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO INDIA
i. Seychelles President Danny Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India.
ii. He held the talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security.
iii. MOU between India and Seychelles regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Small Development Projects through Local Bodies, Educational and Vocational Institutions,
iv.. Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Seychelles for the years 2018-2022,
v.. MOU between the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles.
Seychelles Capital: Victoria, Currency: Seychellois rupee.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 JUNE 2018
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1.      HM RAJNATH SINGH LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR MONGOLIAN REFINERY
i. Mongolia broke ground for the construction of country’s first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India.
ii.Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the refinery at ‘Stantsiin Hooloi’ and described it as an important milestone in the bilateral ties.
Mongolia Capital- Ulaanbaatar, Currency- Mongolian togrog.

2.      ARIJIT BASU APPOINTED SBI'S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
i. The government appointed Arjit Basu as Managing Director of the country's largest lender State Bank of India .
ii.He will fill the position that fell vacant following the elevation of Rajnish Kumar as the chairman.
SBI Chairman- Rajnish Kumar, Headquarters- Mumbai, Established on- 01st July 1955.

3.      MINISTRY OF WOMEN & CHILD DEVELOPMENT RECEIVED SKOCH AWARD
i. SKOCH Group has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the achievements in delivering the promises made and for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years.
ii. Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has received the award on behalf of the Ministry in an event held in New Delhi.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JUNE 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 JUNE 2018
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1.      KOTA IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS FOR LARGEST YOGA SESSION
i. A Guinness World Record was created in Rajasthan’s Kota city, where more than 1.05 lakh people performed yoga to mark International Yoga Day.
ii. The event took place at R.A.C. Ground in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

2.      MONGOLIA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST OIL REFINERY WITH $1 BILLION INDIAN AID
i. Mongolia launched construction of its first oil refinery that is funded by India in a ceremony that was attended by Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and the Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.
ii. It is planned for completion in late 2022.

3.      TOURISM MINISTER TO ATTEND INCREDIBLE INDIA ROAD SHOWS IN THE USA
i. The road shows were held in several major cities of US including New York, Chicago & Houston.
ii. This is to project India as a ‘must visit’ tourist destination.

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