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June 24, 2018

24th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th 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 24th June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to allow women to drive after it lifted the ban on female motorists today.
    • Note : The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had announced the lifting of the ban last year.
  • Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain’s royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.
    • William’s visit comes at a particularly sensitive time after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel and moved Washington’s embassy there, sparking Arab outrage and deadly clashes on Israel’s border with Gaza.
National Current Affairs
  • Haryana has made use of LED bulbs and tubelights mandatory in all government offices by August 15. 
    • All halogen, sodium bulbs, and tubelights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED bulbs and tubelights, as per CM Manohar Lal Khattar's directions. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Mohanpura irrigation project in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district. 
    • The ₹3,866 crore project includes a dam and a canal system which will provide drinking water to over 400 villages. 
  • According to a recent survey by the union housing and urban affairs ministry, 19 of the 25 dirtiest cities in India are in West Bengal
    • The 19 cities include Darjeeling, Siliguri, North Barrackpore and Bankura
  • Maharashtra has become the 18th state to enforce a complete ban on the sale, use and manufacture of plastic bags. 
    • Other states which have imposed a complete ban include Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, among others. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today made biometric attendance compulsory in all state government offices with immediate effect. 
    • The move is aimed at ensuring punctuality in all the offices. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Mongolia has launched construction of its 1st strategically important oil refinery funded by India in southern Dornogovi province. 
    • This refinery was jointly launched by by Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh.
    • The refinery will be capable of processing 1.5 million tonnes of crude oil per year. 
    • The cost of the refinery is estimated at $1.35 billion, and it will include a pipeline and its own power plant. 
    • Its financing is part of $1 billion soft credit line agreement between Mongolia and Export-Import Bank of India, made during 2015 official visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The government is planning to sell a strategic stake in IDBI Bank to Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India
    • The proposal is part of a plan to professionalise the state-owned lender using the Axis Bank model, which has been mooted for a long time.
  • Private sector lender Karnataka Bank is targeting to disburse about Rs 9,000 crore agriculture loan this fiscal, seeing potential opportunities in the sector. 
    • The bank has announced that it is also in line with government’s vision to double farm sector income by 2022.
    • MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank : Mahabaleshwara M S
Awards & Honors
  • The Indian Army contingent comprising of 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded United Nations Medal for “selfless service”
    • The contingent is part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in South Sudan. 
    • It has played an active and decisive role in ensuring peace and stability in violence hit Jonglei State of South Sudan.
  • Bollywood Singer Arijit Singh won the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for 'Hawaayein' from 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' and Meghna Mishra won Best Playback Singer (Female) award for 'Main Kaun Hoon' from 'Secret Superstar' at the 2018 IIFA Awards
    • Pritam won Best Background Score award for 'Jagga Jasoos'. 
  • South Korea's former prime minister Kim Jong-pil (92) who also founded the country's once-infamous spy agency, died today.
Science & Technology
  • China's artificial intelligence major Baidu has tested its two driverless cars for the first time in Tianjin City, China.
    • The trial run would enable developers to collect data on the cars' performance in positioning, mapping, and self-control.
New Appointments
  • India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) today appointed Arijit Basu as it's new Managing Director.
    • He will fill the spot left vacant following the elevation of Rajnish Kumar as the Chairman. Basu.
    • As per the SBI Act, the bank can have four managing directors.
    • Present Manging Directors of SBI are :
      • Arijit Basu
      • Sri Ram
      • P. K. Gupta
      • Dinesh Kumar Khara
Sports Current Affairs
  • Chennai's R Praggnanandhaa has become the second youngest Grandmaster in chess history at the age of 12 years, 10 months, 13 days.
    • Important Note : The youngest Grandmaster ever is Sergey Karjakin (Russia), who achieved the feat aged 12 years, 7 months and has held the record since 2002.  
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