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June 25, 2018

25th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th 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 25th June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th June) is the Day of the Seafarer.
    • Seafarer means "person who travels by sea"
    • This day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world.
    • The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.
    • Day of the Seafarer (DotS) Theme 2018 : "seafarers' wellbeing".
  • Seychelles president Danny Faure is on a 6 day visit to India.
    • This is his first bilateral visit to India.
    • During this visit, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reviewed the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security.
    • The visit comes just days after Mr Faure announced a joint project with New Delhi to develop a naval base at Assumption Island in his country would not move forward.
    • About Seychelles :
      • Capital : Victoria
      • Official Languages : English, French, Seychellois Creole
      • President : Danny Faure
      • Vice President : Vincent Mériton
      • Currency : Seychellois rupee
  • India and Cuba have agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide-ranging talks with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to further cement the strong bilateral ties.
    • Cuba also reiterated support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council
  • India and Bangladesh have agreed to institute Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual exercise between navies of two neighbouring countries.
    • The first edition of CORPAT was inaugurated today by Indian Navy’s Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh.
    • During the joint patrol, naval forces of both the countries shared information through naval communication and understanding.
National Current Affairs
  • The Gujarat government has launched a new solar power scheme for farmers titled Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY).
    • It is first such scheme in the country, where farmer will produce his power and sell surplus to State power utility.
    • This scheme will cover as many as 12,400 farmers from 33 districts. 
    • The project cost is around Rs 870 crore and it will generate 175 MW.
  • Indian Parliament's Monsoon Session will be held from July 18 to August 10.
    • The last parliamentary session held in April was the least productive since 2000, with a total of nearly 250 working hours getting wasted. 
    • While only five bills were passed in the Lok Sabha, one was cleared in the Rajya Sabha.
Awards & Honors
  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year 2018’ award for her remarkable work in e-governance
    • The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi.
  • Late Bollywood Actress Sridevi has been honoured with the best actress award posthumously for her movie 'Mom' while Irrfan Khan won best actor for the movie 'Hindi Medium' at this year's International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2018 in Bangkok.  
  • Complete Winners of IIFA Awards 2018 :
    • Best Picture – Tumhari Sulu
    • Best Direction – Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Female – Sridevi (Mom)
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male – Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)
    • Best Supporting Actor – Female – Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
    • Best Supporting Actor – Male – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)
    • Best Story – Amit V Masurkar (Newton)
    • Best Debut Director – Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)
    • Best Music Direction – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)
    • Best Playback Singer Female – Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)
    • Best Playback Singer Male – Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)
    • Best Lyrics – Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)
    • Style Icon Award – Kriti Sanon
    • Next IIFA give away winner – Arjun Kapoor
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Technology giant Google is planning to launch its e-commerce platform in the Indian market later this year. 
    • Google's Vice President of Product Management Caesar Sengupta is likely to head the e-commerce unit for the company in India. 
  • In a move aimed at boosting the sales of domestic products amid US sanctions, Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has banned the import of 1,400 items. 
  • China led multilateral development bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved investment of $200 million in India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to give greater impetus to mega infrastructure projects.
    • AIIB so far approved $4.4 billion investments in 25 projects.
    •  Of these investments, $1.2 billion have been approved for six infrastructure projects in India, making it largest recipient of funds from the multilateral agency.
Recent Committees in News
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems in India.
    • The committee will recommend standardisation norms for various components of Metro rail systems that are currently imported. 
    • Head of this Committee : E Sreedharan (Metro man of India)
New Appointments
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was today re-elected as the Turkish President, extending his 15-year grip on power.
  • Former world number one women's tennis player Amélie Mauresmo has been appointed as the next captain of France's men's Davis Cup team
    • Amélie will replace Yannick Noah next season to become the first woman to captain France's Davis Cup team and overall sixth woman to captain in the tournament history. 
  • Malaysia’s government has appointed Nor Shamsiah Mohd as the next governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (Malaysia’s central bank).
    • The former central bank official who investigated the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was deputy governor at Bank Negara for six years until she left in November 2016.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal clinched the Gold medal in men’s 50 meter breaststroke event with a timing of 27:59 seconds at the Singapore National Swimming Championships in Singapore.
    • Virdhawal Khade grabbed Silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle event with a timing of 22.68 seconds.
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