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  • Current Affairs Magic

    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    Current Affairs Magic June 20 to 25, 2018 www.globalias

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    Weekly Current Affairs Update

    For the Week: June 20 to 25, 2018

    HEADLINES

    Section A: INDIA

     Govt sets up CM‘s group to coordinate policy for farm sector, MGNREGS

     Indian Medical Association to support AB-NHPM

     Handbook on legal processes for Police in respect of Crime against Children launched

     5th National Standards Conclave organised in New Delhi

     WWF-India launches first-ever nature-themed comic book

     Resignation of YSRCP MPs accepted

     Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018

    Section B: INDIA & THE WORLD

     President Ram Nath Kovind visits Greece, Suriname and Cuba

     External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visits Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium

     Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Mongolia

     Union Minister Nitin Gadkari visits Tajikistan

     India hits back at US with higher import duties on farm, steel products

     Nepal‘s agriculture minister visits India

     India, Bangladesh navies to start Coordinated Patrol

    Section C: WORLD

     US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

     World Refugee Day observed on June 20

     United Nations United Nations Public Service Day observed on June 23

     US extends sanctions on North Korea for a year

     President Trump signs order to end family separations at U.S. border

     Pakistan has more nuclear warheads than India: SIPRI

     South Korea, US suspend major military exercise

     China, Nepal to build Tibet-Kathmandu railway link

     Canada legalises recreational use of marijuana nationwide

     NZ PM Jacinda Ardern becomes second elected leader to give birth in office

     Ex-South Korean PM Kim Jong-pil dies at 92

     Veteran Pak diplomat Jamsheed Marker dies at 95

     Celebrated Urdu satirist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi dies in Pak at 94

     Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

     World‘s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 in Australia

    Section D: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

     IBM computer debates with humans

     ISS deploys satellite to clear up space junk

     Norway tests 2-seater electric aircraft

    Section E: AWARDS

     India Smart Cities Awards conferred

     Vishwas Mandalik in Nasik, Yoga Institute in Mumbai recipients of PM award

     UK-India Awards conferred

     Sahitya Akademi announces winners for Bal Sahitya, Yuva Puraskar for 2018

     Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Awards conferred

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     Indian contingent, part of UN peacekeeping mission, awarded

     WCD Ministry conferred with ‗Best Performing Social Sector Ministry‘ award by SKOCH

     Vasundhara Raje conferred with ‗Chief Minister of the Year‘ award at Skoch Summit

     Arunachal Pradesh wins ‗SKOCH Order-of Merit‘ Award

     Ugandan scientist wins Africa Engineering Prize

     Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter prize

     Preti Taneja wins Desmond Elliott Prize

     Italy‘s Osteria Francescana is world‘s best restaurant

     Black Panther wins big at MTV Awards

     Kalki Koechlin conferred with French honour

     Tim Robbins to receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Festival

    Section F: BANKING & FINANCE

     RBI tightens remittance norms

     RBI directs banks to upgrade software at ATMs by June 2019 or face penalty

     Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) held in Mumbai

     SEBI eases norms for share buy-backs, IPOs

     SEBI scraps IPO grading, safety net

     Further Fund Offer (FFO) of Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund launched

     RITES IPO subscribed over 66 times

     Bank of Maharashtra CMD Ravindra Marathe arrested in 30-bn DSK Group scam

     Arijit Basu to be State Bank of India‘s new Managing Director

     B. Sriram of SBI appointed MD & CEO of IDBI Bank

     N. S. Kannan appointed as ICICI Prudential‘s MD and CEO

     Ananta Barua appointed as SEBI whole-time member

    Section G: ECONOMY

     Forex reserves decline by USD 3.03 bn to USD 410.07 bn

     India Infrastructure Expo 2018 organised in Mumbai

     Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian resigns

    Section H: CORPORATE

     Air India set to have ‗Maharaja‘ class seats on international flights

     Sri Sri Tattva launches apparel brand BYOGI

     NASSCOM launches programme to support women techies

     Centre to use ‗Turnitin‘ software to curb Ph.D plagiarism

     AC manufacturers to keep default setting at 24 degree Celsius

     HCL launches app dedicated to Indian classical music

     Ducati drives in Multistrada 1260 in India at Rs 1.6 million

     Instagram reaches one billion active users

     Google announces training programme for journalists in India

     Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid

     YouTube offers creators new ways to earn money

     Paul Polman appointed new Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce

     Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits

     Kazuo Kashio, co-founder of Casio, dies at 89

     Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos now world‘s richest with $141 billion net worth: Forbes

    Section I: STATES

     President approves imposition of Governor‘s rule in J&K

     Sindhu Darshan Festival begins in Ladakh

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     Haryana gives star rankings to panchayats on 7 parameters

     Haryana govt. to set up ‗Yog Aayog‘

     Guinness World Record set at State Level yoga celebration in Kota

     Happiness curriculum in Delhi govt schools from July

     PM Modi launches Mohanpura Irrigation project in MP

     Punjab offers saplings through mobile app

     Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from June 23

     Legal heir or wife of martyred soldiers from Maharashtra to get two hectares land

     Gujarat unveils Suryashakti Kisan Yojana to encourage farmers to use, produce solar power

     World‘s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gujarat

     AIIMS in Tamil Nadu to come up near Madurai

     Life size statue of General K M Cariappa unveiled at OTA

     Kerala‘s 4th international airport at Kannur to open in September

     HRD Ministry approves inter-university yoga centre in S-VYASA varsity in Bengaluru

     Shillong 100th city to be selected under Smart Cities Mission

     Visva-Bharati setting up ‗Yoga Gram‘ with central grant

     Meghalaya: Cong MLA resigns; party loses ‗single largest party‘ tag in Assembly

     Sikkim govt announces A R Rahman as its Brand Ambassador

     Poetess Sujatha Devi dies in Thiruvananthapuram at 72

     Veteran rock climber and mountaineer dies Gautam Kanjilal at 69

     Legendary mimicry artiste Venumadhav dies at 85

    Section J: SPORTS

     Ulaanbaatar Cup Boxing: India win 1 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals

     Chemistry Cup Boxing: India win 2 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals

     Kidambi Srikanth named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

     England posts highest ever ODI total

     Sandeep Sejwal clinches gold at Singapore National Swimming Championships

     Australian golfer Peter Thomson dies at 85

     Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One French Grand Prix

     Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Krajicek win Men‘s Doubles at Ilkley Challenger tennis

     Karman Kaur Thandi wins Women‘s Singles title on ITF Pro circuit in Hong Kong

     Borna Coric wins Men‘s Singles title at Halle Open tennis

     R. Praggnanandhaa becomes India‘s youngest Grand Master

     Amit Saroha wins gold at World para athletics GP

     India-Spain women‘s hockey series ends 2-2

     Olympic Day celebrated on June 23

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