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June 15, 2018

15th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th 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 15th June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (15th June) is ASEAN Dengue Day.
    • 2018 ASEAN Dengue Day Theme : “One Asean Community Against Dengue
  • Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
    • This day was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
    • The purpose of this day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to attend the Eastern Economic Forum which is scheduled to be held in September 2018 at Russia. 
  • US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian MPs for his efforts in reaching an agreement with North Korea to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. 
  • For the first time in over a decade, North and South Korea today held military talks
    • The talks came two days after US President Donald Trump said he would stop war games with the South, following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 
  • The 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) was held in New Delhi, India. 
    • This is second time India hosted meeting of GAELF. Earlier in 2002, India had hosted the meeting.
    • This meeting recognized that India has highest burden of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and there is need of taking leadership role to Eliminate lymphatic filariasis.
    • India’s Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018 was also released in the meeting.
National Current Affairs
  • Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog's composite water management index (CWMI), while tribal state Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer.
    • Gujarat is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra on the index.
    • In the northeastern and Himalayan states, Tripura has been adjudged as the top state in 2016-17 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam.
    • Top 10 in the List :
      • Gujarat
      • Madhya Pradesh
      • Andhra Pradesh
      • Karnataka
      • Maharashtra
      • Punjab
      • Tamil Nadu
      • Telangana
      • Chhattisgarh
      • Rajasthan
  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today returned to India after he spent two and a half months in the US, where he was receiving treatment for a pancreatic ailment
Science & Technology
  • Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi has inaugurated a tourist kiosk or robocop called 'Singham' (Lion). 
    • Singham will guide people to the nearest police station, hospitals, tourist spots, available transport services and other facilities. 
    • The robocop also features a CCTV camera and microphone that will help the public communicate with the cops posted at the Tourist Police Station.
  • Shujaat Bukhari (50), the editor of regional newspaper Rising Kashmir, has been shot dead by Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar
Awards & Honors
  • Irish author Mike McCormack has won the €100,000 (nearly ₹80 lakh) International Dublin literary award 2018 for his one-sentence novel "Solar Bones"
    • Note : McCormack wrote the 224-page book without using full stops, technically making the novel one sentence-long. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Gujarat will become the 1st Indian state to get completely covered under the piped gas distribution network , once Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) completes bidding process for distributing natural gas in eight geographical areas (GAs) in Gujarat.
  • Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is going to invest up to $100 billion in solar power generation project in India
    • The company is expected to make the investment through a fund backed by Saudi Arabia's government.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 1st office of leading defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited in Hanoi, reflecting India's deepening military cooperation with Vietnam.
New Appointments
  • Former World Bank Economist Omar al-Razzaz was sworn in as Jordan's new Prime Minister
    • He replaces Hani al-Mulki who resigned following mass protests over price hikes and other government economic policies.
    • About Jordan :
      • Capital : Amman
      • Monarch : Abdullah II
      • Prime Minister : Omar Razzaz
      • Official Language : Arabic
      • Currency : Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
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