Current Affairs June 2017 - Miscellaneous
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.