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June 11, 2018

11th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (11th June 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 11th June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The 18th Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) summit concluded on 10th June at Qingdao, China with the adoption of the Qingdao declaration
    • The Quingado declaration calls for implementing a 3-year plan to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism
    • It also calls for implementation of the treaty on long-term good neighbourliness, friendship and co-operation.
    • Note :  It was India and Pakistan’s first summit as full members of SCO grouping.
  • Island nation Mauritius is going to host the 11th World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) in its capital city Port Lois from 18th to 20th August 2018. 
    • Theme of 11th World Hindi Conference 2018 : “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“.
National Current Affairs
  • Kerala Government has decided to lift high alert issued in the wake of outbreak of deadly Nipah virus in May 2018 in northern Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of state that has so far claimed 17 lives. 
    • The outbreak of virus has been brought under control and its spread checked as no positive case has been reported. 
  • India will get its 1st national police museum in Lutyens Delhi.
    • The museum, which will depict the history of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial. 
    • It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on October 21.
  • The government has opened 10 joint secretary-level posts for private sector employees, who neither require to be an IAS officer nor UPSC qualified to be eligible for the job.
    • The openings spread through major ministries including Finance and Agriculture.
  • Inline with Union Government’s Digital India Initative, the Union Ministry of Railways has launched Rail MADAD Application to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal.
    • MADAD - Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel
MOUs & Agreements
  • 8 states and 4 Union Territories have signed MoUs with the Union Health Ministry to implement the government's ambitious scheme Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission.
    • The eight states which signed the MoUs include Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand
    • The Union Territory of Chandigarh is among the four UTs.
    • Aim of Ayushman Bharat : To provide a cover of five lakh rupees per family annually to ten crore vulnerable families.
  • The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) lab has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project
    • The agreement was signed by CSIR’s Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Public Sector Banks collectively suffered a net loss of ₹87,357 crore in 2017-18.
    • Note : Punjab National Bank (PNB) posted the highest loss of nearly ₹12,283 crore. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked payment services firms to provide fortnightly updates on action taken by them to store transaction data in the country. 
    • Note : RBI on April 6 mandated all payment companies to store user data only in India and ensure compliance within 6 months. 
  • Tata Power today announced that it has bagged the contract for setting up a 150-MW solar project in Maharashtra.
    • The company’s subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has bagged the contract and will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with MSEDCL.
  • Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno (78) passed away after a battle with mouth cancer.
    • Bueno was a former top-ranked player who spent most of her career on the court before the professional era.
New Appointments
  • Bandhan Bank has appointed former Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor, Harun Rasid Khan, as the non-executive, part time Chairman for a period of three years with effect from June 2018.
    • Note : Khan retired as the deputy governor of RBI in July 2016 after nearly 38 years of service.
  • Arvind Saxena has been appointed as the acting chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from June 20.
    • Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal who completes his term on June 19th.
  • Former NIA chief Sharad Kumar has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), New Delhi for a term of four years.
  • Professor Hasan Askari Rizvi took charge as the caretaker chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab Province.
  • S Ramesh has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
    • He will replace the present chairman Vanaja N. Sarna who retires in June 2018.
Awards & Honors
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) recently presented the National Payments Excellence Awards for the year 2017. This is the highest recognition in the banking industry for exceptional performance in payments system.
  • National Payments Excellence Awards 2017 Winners
    • SVC Co-operative Bank has received the award for its outstanding performance in NFS ATM Network & CTS.
    • Abhudaya Co-op Bank bagged the award of special recognition for its performance in RuPay, NFS ATM Network and CTS.
    • Gujarat based UCB Kalupur Commercial Co-op Bank was recognized for its performance in RuPay, NFS ATM Network & CTS.
    • Punjab & Maharashtra Co-op Bank bagged award for its outstanding performance in RuPay, NFS ATM Network & UPI/IMPS.
    • TJSB Sahakari Bank has been awarded for its excellent performance in RuPay, NFS ATM Network & CTS.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri became joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar footballer Lionel Messi
    • He achieved this feat after he scored his 64th goal in  match between India and Kenya in Intercontinental Cup summit clash in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
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