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June 03, 2018

3rd June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (3rd 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 3rd June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (3rd June 2018) is the first official World Bicycle Day.
  • According to recently released Henley Passport Index, Japan has the "most powerful" passport in the world.
    • Singapore & Germany jointly stood at the second position and the third place was shared by six countries namely South Korea, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.
    • Note : The Indian passport secured the 76th rank in the index.
  • Malabar 2018, the Trilateral Naval Exercise between India, Japan and United States will be held off the coast of Guam in Philippine Sea from 6th to 15th Jun 2018.  
    • It will be 22nd edition of the naval exercise, and will focus on high-end war fighting skillsets, subject matter expert and professional exchanges.
National Current Affairs
  • Indian Health Ministry notified the Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
    • As per this act, Attempting suicide is no more a crime in India and there will be no more electric shocks for mentally ill children. This act also prohibits tying mentally ill persons with chains.
    • The 2017 Act, which clearly defines mental illness, replaced the Mental Health Act 1987.
  • The Odisha government has launched Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a new Healt Insurance scheme for Journalists.
    • This scheme provides Rs. 2 Lakh per annum health insurance cover to all working journalists of the state.
Science & Technology
  • India today successfully test-fired the indigenously developed and nuclear-capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni 5
    • This was the sixth trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 5,000 km. 
    • Note : Agni 5 is the most advanced missile with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead, and engine.
  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool called Norman which they claim is the world's first 'psychopathic' AI.
Recent Committees in News
  • Following directions from Supreme Court, the Central Government has constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) to address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
    • The newly constituted Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) has been created as per the Cauvery Management Scheme earlier framed by Centre and approved by Supreme Court.
    • The authority will comprise a chairman, a secretary and eight members.  
Awards & Honors
  • As of now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has 3 flowers named after him. 
    • Yesterday, an orchid at National Orchid Garden in Singapore was named 'Dendrobium Narendra Modi'.
    • Last year, a fast-growing Israeli Crysanthumun was named 'MODI' during the PM Modi's visit to the nation. 
    • An orchid grown in Sikkim was named 'Cymbidium Namo' in 2016 by the state CM Pawan Chamling.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), an arm of the Nasscom, has signed an agreement with the Telangana government to set up the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for cyber security
    • The CoE will accelerate Telangana’s cyber security momentum and make the State a hub for cyber security in the next five years. 
  • The Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) signed agreement with Kerala government to construct three marine ambulances for state fisheries department.
New Appointments
  • Socialist chief Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Prime minister of Spain, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a historic no-confidence vote. 
    • About Spain :
    • Capital : Madrid
    • Official Language : Spanish
    • Monarch : Felipe VI
    • Prime Minister : Pedro S├ínchez
    • Currency : Euro
  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in for a second four-year term today. 
    • About Egypt :
    • Capital : Cairo
    • Official Language : Arabic
    • President : Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    • Prime Minister : Sherif Ismail
    • Currency : Egyptian pound
Sports Current Affairs
  • World number one Test bowler Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) became the 1st Cricketer to bag 6 Trophies at the annual Cricket South Africa awards.
    • Note : The 23-year-old joined Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers as two-time winner of the top South African Cricketer of the Year award.
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