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June 26, 2017

26th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th June 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to have One-on-One and delegation level talks in Washington tonight.
    • Focus to be on bilateral cooperation, counter-terrorism and defence partnership.
    • Note : This will be the first meeting between the two leaders. 
  • On the last leg of ​his three-nations tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit The Netherlands tomorrow. 
    • During this visit, he will meet Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte. 
    • The discussions between both leaders will cover whole gamut of bilateral issues including investments & trade, scientific & technical collaborations, and cultural exchanges. 
  • The Indian government has increased the visa fee for the foreign nationals visiting India by up to 50% across categories.
National Current Affairs
  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country.
  • India is going to build the world's highest railway line connecting Leh in Jammu & Kashmir to parts of Himachal Pradesh including Manali. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • The 498-km-long line, to be built at an altitude of 3,300 metres will overtake the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. 
      • It will also help boost India's defence against China at the Sino-Indian border.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's first automated driverless metro trains are set to start operations from October this year on new Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden.
  • About 88 square km of land, almost the size of New Delhi, will be needed for waste disposal at landfills by 2050, according to a joint report by Assocham and PwC. 
    • The study further recommended that the country's waste management sector be given industry status to ensure that it is regulated and monitored.
  • The annual Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath began on Sunday in Odisha's Puri. 
    • The 5000-year-old festival marks the return of Lord Jagannath to Vrindavan with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra to the temple of Devi Gundicha, their aunt. 
Awards & Honors
  • Miss Haryana Manushi Chhillar was crowned as the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner. 
    • Miss Jammu & Kashmir Sana Dua was crowned the first runner-up while Miss Bihar Priyanka Kumari was crowned the second runner-up. 
Science & Technology
  • Elon Musk-led startup SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched 10 communication satellites into orbit
    • The satellites belonged to American company Iridium Communications, which is replacing its orbiting fleet with next-generation satellites. 
    • The rocket's 14-storey-high core that contains the main engines and most of the fuel landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India's holdings in American government securities increased by $7 billion in April to reach $124.1 billion, the highest level since July 2016. 
    • Important Points to Note :
    • Among the BRICS nations, India had the third largest exposure to the US government securities after China and Brazil. 
    • Japan had the maximum holding of $1.106 trillion at the end of April.
  • Italy has decided to wind up two failing regional banks at a cost of up to $19 billion in its biggest rescue plan. 
    • The "good" assets of the two lenders will be purchased by the country's largest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo for €1 (₹72). 
    • Note : Last year, Italy had set-up a $22 billion fund to support its struggling banking sector.
  • Public sector banks cannot be held responsible in case of theft of valuables from lockers, RBI declared today. 
    • Banks have contended that the relationship they have with customers with regard to lockers is that of a lessee (landlord) and lessor (tenant), in which lessors are responsible for their valuables kept in lockers owned by banks.
  • Dr Desh Bandhu Gupta (79), Founder and Chairman of pharmaceutical giant Lupin, passed away.
    • Gupta founded Lupin in 1968 and had been its Executive Chairman since 2003. 
    • Note : Lupin has now become the fourth largest generics pharmaceutical firm by market capitalisation in the world.
  • Malayalam filmmaker KR Mohanan (69) passed away.
    • Some of his well known films include Ashwathama (1978), Purushartham (1987) and Swaroopam (1992). 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian tennis player Leander Paes along with his Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin clinched the Men's doubles title at the Aegon Ilkley Challenger Trophy in Ilkley, England.
    • Note : Earlier in April, Paes and Shamasdin won the Leon Challenger tournament in Mexico.
  • Swiss tennis player Roger Federer registered his career's 100th title, winning the Halle Open in Germany today. 
    • The victory was Federer's 16th grass court and 92nd singles title, his fourth this year, after wins at the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami Open. 
    • The 18-time Grand Slam champion is the 10th to reach the landmark of 100 career titles.
  • Indian boxer Ankush Dahiya clinched Gold Medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today. 
  • Srinivas Gokulnath from Maharashtra created history by becoming 1st Indian to complete toughest cycle race in world 4,900-km RAAM in solo category.
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