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June 01, 2018

1st June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (1st 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 1st June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today is World Milk Day
    • This day was initiated on 1st June 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to celebrate all aspects of milk as a global food.
    • Important Note : Don't be confused this day with National Milk Day. National Milk Day is different. We observe National Milk Day on 26th November to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien.
    • Theme of World Milk Day 2018 : "Drink Move Be Strong". 
  • Today (1st June) is Global Day of Parents.
    • This is a United Nations (UN) observance to honor parents and their commitment to children worldwide.
  • As part of Digital India Initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched BHIM, RuPay and SBI mobile payment applications in Singapore at a business event focussed on digital platforms.
    • These financial remittances are for Indian diaspora in Singapore.
  • Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy lost a confidence vote in the Parliament today.
    • This makes his government the first in Spanish history to be ousted this way
  • Uganda today passed a bill for "social media tax" imposing a daily fee of about 200 shillings (₹3.57) for using platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Denmark today voted in favour of a ban on full-face veils in public, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.  
  • World's largest international maritime warfare exercise, RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise) will be held from 27th June 2018 to 2nd August 2018.
    • As many as 26 countries, including India, will participate in the biennial exercise.
National Current Affairs
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has announced a first of it's kind monthly allowance of ₹1,000 each to unemployed graduate youths in the state with an upper age limit of 35. 
  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has extended the deadline for service providers to implement the Virtual ID (VID) system to July 1. 
    • Note : The Virtual ID system aims to give users the option of not sharing their Aadhaar number with service providers and give them a 16-digit temporarily generated VID instead. 
  • The 1st biannual Indian Air Force Commanders' Conference was inaugurated held at Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
    • This conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
    • Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa were among those who were present at the conference. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government has met its revised fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 at 3.53% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
    • The government had originally set a fiscal deficit target of 3.2% of GDP but revised it to 3.5% at the time of Budget 2018. 
    • The revenue deficit during fiscal 2017-18 was ₹4.43 trillion or 101% of the Budget estimate.
  • India has decided to go ahead with acquiring the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system from Russia despite the US warning against the procurement.
    • The ₹40,000-crore deal will be announced during a summit between PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in October.
  • Malaysia has set up a trust fund for the public titled Malaysia Hope Fundto donate money to help the government repay the country's debt.
    • Note : Malaysia's national debt amounts to $250.8 billion which is 80% of its GDP.
  • Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Pundalik Fundkar (67) passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Awards & Honors
  • Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon award, in the best caricature category. 
  • 14-year-old Indian-American boy, Karthik Nemmani, has won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee contest held annually in the US, becoming the 14th consecutive Indian-American champion in 11 consecutive years. 
  • American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar made history by becoming the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music
    • Note : The Pulitzer Prize for Music is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music.
New Appointments
  • Justice Krishna Murari of the Allahabad High Court has been appointed as the as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  • Vijay Mallya's son Siddarth has replaced him as the Director of Force India'.
    • Note : The Indian businessman was part of a consortium that bought the Spyker team in 2007 and renamed it Force India.
  • Lt Gen Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Northern Army commander.
    • He replaces Lt Gen Anbu who has been appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and World Bank signed a 500 million Dollar loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project.
    • The project was implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.
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