Current Affairs June 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • Defence public sector BEML Ltd has bagged the Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence for design and development of 180-tonne electric hydraulic excavator BE1800E.

  • Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) has collaborated with Google to display its services in Google Maps application.

  • In Romania, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has been forced from power by his own party, in a no-confidence vote in parliament after he had been accused for failing to carry out necessary economic reforms in the country.

  • A London court has declared three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker bankrupt. The 49-year-old former Tennis player owed a firm of bankers a large sum, and the court said there was not enough evidence that he could pay.

  • Indian agricultural microbiologist Shrihari Chandraghatgi has been conferred the Ministry of Environment Award for 2017 in Japan for developing innovative technologies to address burning environmental problems.

  • Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra has been appointed as the new president of the India International Centre (IIC) and will replace eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee who has stepped down.

  • The USA designated Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Chief Syed Salah Uddin as a specially designated global terrorist.

  • Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, was honoured for lifetime activism at the 70th anniversary of the 1946 Indian Passive Resistance Campaign in South Africa.

  • Theresa May has appointed conservative party member, Damian Green, as her first secretary of state.

  • Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix.

  • Arunachal Pradesh has recently demanded a separate time zone for the North Eastern states.

  • The winners of the gold medal in the Mixed Team Air Pistol event at the International Shooting

  • Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage taking place in Gabala are Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu.

  • The winner of the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup International Open Chess Tournament is Nguyen Duc Hoa.

  • Panama has cut its long-standing ties with Taiwan, choosing to establish diplomatic relations with China instead.

  • The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 AYUSH hospitals.

  • The union government in June 2017 constituted an expert committee to examine the rules, which allow free movement of citizens with Myanmar within 16 kilometres of the border.

  • The Reserve Bank of India recently issued a new batch of Rs 500 denomination notes with new inset letter A.

  • Punjab State Government will start free mortuary van service for its citizens.

  • The theme of the 2017 World Blood Donor Day is “Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often”.

  • NASA conferred the Exceptional Public Service Medal posthumously to Michael A’Hearn.

  • France and UK have announced a joint anti-terror action plan to crack down on the spread of terror propaganda on the internet.

  • Astana hosted the Expo 2017 with the theme “Future Energy”.

  • Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC have been added for the fourth edition of Indian Super League (ISL).

  • Nalanda University signed MoU for academic linkages and collaborations with South Korea.

  • E Sreedharan was bestowed with the 2017 Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award.

  • Atal Pension Yojana was recently included under the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

  • The Republic-led Senate has approved wide-ranging sanctions on Russia for interfering in last year's Presidential elections.

  • The 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference was held in June 2017 at Imphal, Manipur.

  • The Union Cabinet recently approved Interest Subvention to banks on short-term crop loan to farmers. The amount allocated by the government for the scheme is Rs. 20339 crore.

  • Damon Xi has been appointed as Alibaba Mobile Business Group’s UCWeb Head in India and Indonesia.

  • The Adani group recently commissioned a 50-megawatt solar Photo Voltaic plant in Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh.

  • First Indian woman to be elected as judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is Neeru Chadha.

  • The world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex will be set up in Maharashtra by IOCL, BPCL and HPCL.

  • Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Palestine for Agriculture Cooperation.

  • China recently launched its first X-ray Space Satellite named Insight.

  • India, Japan and the Philippines were recently re-elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

  • Ajaib Singh Bhatti was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly.

  • Salman Khan’s Sultan has been shortlisted to compete in one of the categories at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

  • According to a new UN report, India has been ranked as the top exporter of Information and Communication Technology Services.

  • Kerala launched the Anuyatra campaign for disabled persons.

  • The 17th Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) submit was held in - Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • Book written by Canadian author WO Mitchell, “Who has seen the Wind” came in news after it was returned to Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, Connecticut after 52 years.

  • Preet Kaur Gill became the first female Sikh Member of Parliament in United Kingdom.

  • Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi became the first turban wearing Member of Parliament in United Kingdom.

  • The theme of the three-day Tourism Annual Conference of Arunachal Pradesh that concluded on 9 June 2017 was Tourist Friendly Arunachal.

  • Chandrakant Patil will head the six-member high-powered committee that was constituted by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to look into the various demands of farmers, including a loan waiver.

  • Ayush Minister Shripad Naik has announced that 100 yoga parks will be established across the country to promote yoga activities.

  • Ireland and Afghanistan were recently given the status of test-playing nation by the International Cricket Council.

  • Nigerian musician, Victor Uwaif, was recently named by UNESCO as Human Living Treasure.

  • Tapan Ray was appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary.

  • World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on 1 June.

  • USA has decided to pull out from the Paris Agreement on Climate.

  • India signed a joint declaration to build an 'Energy Bridge' with Russia.

  • Members of a committee in the Lower House of the Diet in Japan approved a bill enabling Emperor Akihito to abdicate.

  • High Court of Delhi has said that no encroachment can be permitted in the ridge areas of the state, as these are primary natural features.

  • The Indian duo who in Dusseldorf created the history by becoming the first pair to qualify into of the World Table Tennis Championships are Manika Batra and Mouma Das.



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