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June 13, 2017

13th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th June 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 13th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Britain and France have announced a new joint campaign to stop the internet from being a safe space for terrorists as they plan tougher action to tackle online radicalisation.
  • Israel has approved the construction of over 8,000 new homes in West Bank, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.
  • Panama has established formal diplomatic ties with China and broke all of its relationship with Taiwan in a move that is seen as a victory for China in its drive to isolate Taiwan from the rest of the world. 
    • Note : China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
National Current Affairs
  • According to a recently released Child Rights and You (CRY) Report on child labour, more than 8 lakh children between the age group of 5 and 6 years in India are engaged in child labour. 
    • Uttar Pradesh topped the number of child labourers (2,50,672 children) in India followed by Bihar (1,28,087 children) and Maharashtra (82,847 children).
Recent Committees in News
  • Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an expert committee to examine the rules which allow free movement of people near Indo-Myanmar border
    • This expert committee would be headed by the special secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • BJP constitutes 3-member high level committee to consult political parties for reaching consensus on Presidential candidate.
    • Members of this Committee :
      • M Venkaiah Naidu
      • Rajnath Singh
      • Arun Jaitley
New Appointments
  • Uber has appointed Wan Ling Martello, the Executive Vice President of Nestle in South Asia, as an independent board director
    • Note : Martello is only the second woman on Uber's seven-member board after Arianna Huffington, who joined the board in April 2016. 
Awards & Honors
  • Project Jal Sanchay’, a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been chosen for the National Award for excellence in MGNREGP (Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme) by the Ministry of Rural Development.
    • The award will be conferred on June 19 at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Science & Technology
  • In the first-ever study of dating Jupiter's age, an international group of scientists have confirmed that Solar System's largest planet is also the oldest
    • Scientists showed through analyses of meteorites that Jupiter's solid core was the first to form after the explosion of a nebula (cloud of dust and gas) 4.6 billion years ago, that led to Solar System's formation.
Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is going to introduce a new batch of ₹500 currency notes, which will have inset letter 'A'. 
    • However, old notes, which were introduced following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move, will continue to remain legal tender.
    • The note will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel and will have the year of printing ‘2017’.
  • India's retail inflation in May cooled to a record low of 2.18% from 2.99% in April, according to government data.
    • May's inflation level is the lowest since India began measuring consumer price inflation in 2012, and remains well below RBI's 4% target for the seventh straight month. 
    • The drop was due to lower prices of pulses, cereals, and perishable goods.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Golden State Warriors have been crowned NBA Champions for the fifth time after defeating LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals today.
  • In a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup with rival North Korea and other northeast Asian countries in an attempt to promote peace in the region.
  • Virat Kohli has become the Top-ranked ODI batsman, rising two places in the ICC ODI rankings after scoring 157 runs in three matches in the ongoing Champions Trophy.
    • Top 10 in the List
      • Virat Kohli (India)
      • David Warner (Australia)
      • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
      • Joe Root (England)
      • Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
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