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Monday, June 18, 2018

Daily Current Affairs, 18th June 2018

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1) 11th Common Review Mission Report Released
•Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released the 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission.

•As per the Report, India has registered a record 22% reduction in MMR since 2013,which is the highest percentage decline so far when compared to all the previous reductions in MMR as per the earlier rounds of SRS. Maternal Mortality Ratio in India has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.

2) 4th Governing Council Meeting Of NITI Aayog Held In Delhi
•The fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the PM Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. It was attended by 23 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, apart from Union Ministers, who are ex-officio members and special invitees.

•The PM highlighted the importance of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog as a platform to inspire cooperative federalism, stressing the need for effective centre-state cooperation to advance development outcomes and achieve double-digit growth for India. States were called up to fix growth targets for their economies as the world looks towards India soon becoming a USD 5 trillion economy. 

3) I&B Minister Inaugurates EU Film Festival In New Delhi
•Information and Broadcasting Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurated the European Union Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. The festival will improve cultural ties between India and European countries.

•24 latest European movies from 23 European countries will be screened. The festival is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, partnering with the delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States. 

4) Ivan Duque Wins Election To Become Colombia's President
•Colombia has chosen Ivan Duque to be its next president after a long and divisive campaign that often centred on a controversial peace process with leftist rebels the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

•Duque, who will turn 42 just before taking office will be Colombia's youngest ever President.

5) Roger Federer Wins 98th ATP Title In Stuttgart, Regained No. 1 Title
•Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title and re-established his unrivalled superiority on grass with a victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final. Top-seeded Swiss beat his Canadian opponent for the 11th time in 14 meetings while winning a first Stuttgart title.

•The 36-year-old regained the world number one ranking. Federer made a return to the top ATP ranking for the sixth time. Tim Putz and Phillip Petzschner (Germany) won the Men's Doubles title after defeating M. Matkowski (Poland) and R. Lindstedt (Sweden).

6) Brooks Koepka Wins 2nd US Open Golf Title 2018
•American golfer Brooks Koepka has made history and finished strong as he became the first player in 29 years to win back-to-back US Open titles at Shinnecock Hills in New York. The 28-year-old Florida native emerged victorious by one shot over England's Tommy Fleetwood.

•The World number one Dustin Johnson finished third at plus-three on account of a 70. With this, Koepka becomes the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win back-to-back U.S. Open events.

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The HINDU Notes – 18th June 2018

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๐Ÿ“ฐ PM renews call for debate on simultaneous polls

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Daily Current Affairs, 17th June 2018

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1) President Kovind to address Indian diaspora at Athens in Greece
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The HINDU Notes – 17th June 2018

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๐Ÿ“ฐ India’s proposed Assumption Island deal drifts

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Compilation of 2700 MCQs of Section wise General Knowledge (Static) in PDF

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Daily Current Affairs, 16th June 2018

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1) India To Host European Union Film Festival
•The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will premiere in New Delhi at the Siri Fort Auditorium. With a selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, this years' film festival brings some unusual stories for the world cinema enthusiasts.

•The European Union Film Festival is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India partnering with the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States in various city film clubs. The Festival will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Mr Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

2) Nitin Gadkari Releases NABARD Publication On 'Water Productivity Mapping Of Major Indian Crops'
•Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari released a book ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD in a function at New Delhi.

•The book ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ is based on a study of 10 important crops by a team under the leadership of leading agricultural economist Dr. Ashok Gulati.

3) President 3-Nation Visit: Leaves For Greece
•President Ram Nath Kovind left on a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba. The first halt of the nine-day tour will be at Athens, where he will meet Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. In Athens, the President will lay a wreath at the monument of unknown soldiers and visit other places of historical and archaeological importance.

•President will leave for Suriname on the 2nd leg where he will hold discussions with President Desire Delano Bouterse. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of health and medicine, elections, IT, Ayurveda are proposed to be signed.

•In the last leg of his tour, the President will reach Cuba. He is scheduled to hold discussions with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz – Canel Bermudez. A number of MoUs and Agreements in the areas of Biotechnology, Homeopathy and traditional system of medicine and medical plants would be signed during the visit.

4) Maharashtra CM Meets World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva
•Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state. 

•World Bank has assured of positive consideration of both the projects. Fadnavis, who is on a three-nation tour, also attended a business discussion organised by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. Mr Fadnavis was bestowed with the Outstanding Leadership in Development Award by Georgetown India Initiative and Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

5) Fitch Lowers Axis Bank's Outlook To Negative, Cuts ICICI Bank's Support Ratings
•Global Rating agency Fitch has announced that ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have inequalities in their risk control mechanisms and has revised down its outlook on the latter to negative on sour assets worries.

•It downgraded ICICI Bank’s ‘support rating’ to ‘3’, from ‘2’, its support rating floor to ‘BB+’, from ‘BBB-’. But the agency has affirmed the issuer default ratings and viability ratings of ICICI Bank and Axis Bank at ‘BBB-’ and ‘BBB-’. Axis Bank’s rating degraded to negative from stable, pointing to the high proportion of NPAs.

6) Veteran Journalist Adiraju Venkateswara Rao Passes Away
•Senior journalist and writer Adiraju Venkateswara Rao passed away. He was 79.  Rao worked in different Telugu and English newspapers. He also authored several books.

•He played an active role in the separate Telangana agitation in 1969 and the state government honoured him during the Telangana formation day celebrations recently.

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The HINDU Notes – 16th June 2018

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Temple and state

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