15 Jun 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (15th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (15th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017:
Dear Readers, Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.


IMPORTANT DAY
June 15th – World elder abuse awareness day
World elder abuse awareness day is observed globally on 15th June. The theme of world elder abuse awareness day 2017 is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of older people: A Human Rights issue”.

June 15th – Asian Dengue Day
Asian Dengue Day is observed on 15th June. The theme of Asian Dengue Day 2017 is “United Fight against Dengue”.






STATE
LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates 16th NERCPA Conference at Imphal
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Imphal. The theme of the two-day conference is "North East and Look East Policy."
Useful Info:
State – Manipur
Capital – Imphal
CM – Nongthombam Biren Singh
Governor - Dr. Najma Heptulla

PM Modi to inaugurate Usha school stadium in Kozikode
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Usha school stadium located at Kozikode in Kerala Thursday evening through video conference. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel will be present in person to deliver the presidential address on the occasion. The stadium has 400 metre eight lane synthetic tracks.
Useful Info:
Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (born 27 June 1964), popularly known as P. T. Usha, is a retired Indian track and field athlete. Currently she runs the Usha School of Athletics at Koyilandy in Kerala.
State – Kerala
Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
CM – Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor - P Sathasivam

NATIONAL
Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience has been launched by Railway ministry
To enhance the passenger's experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortable travel, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu has launched MISSION RETRO-FITMENT in Rail Bhavan, New Delhi. Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious program to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways. This is one of the largest retro fitment project in the world as Indian Railways’ 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.
Useful Info:
Union Minister for railways - Shri Suresh Prabhu
Constituency – Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha

INTERNATIONAL
India ratifies two key ILO conventions on child labour

India ratified two key ILO conventions on child labor, according to a statement issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who is in Geneva stated that the ratification reaffirmed India’s “commitment to a child labor free society”. According to ILO, the Government of India deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification of the two fundamental ILO Conventions concerning the elimination of child labor, the Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182).
Useful Info:
ILO – International Labour Organization
HQ – Geneva
Director – General - Guy Ryder

India to be Co-Partner Country in ANUGA 2017
Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressed a Joint Press Conference with the organizers of ANUGA - an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne, Germany. She also signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in the ANUGA Exhibition with Ms Katharina C Hamma, Chief Operating Officer, Koelnmesse GmBH (Organizers of ANUGA).
Useful Info:
ANUGA - Allgemeine Nahrungs Und Genußmittel Ausstellung ( General Food and Non-essential Provisions Exhibition) is the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for Food and beverage trade.

BANKING & ECONOMY
India tops global remittance-receiving list

India has claimed the top spot among the remittance-receiving nations, surpassing China. The United Nations, in its report, said Indians working across the globe sent home 62.7 billion US dollars last year. The 'One Family at a Time' study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development said, about 200 million migrants globally sent more than 445 billion dollars as remittances in 2016 to their families. Remittance flows have grown over the last decade from 296 billion in 2007 to 445 billion dollars in 2016.

High rating for code compliance to IDBI Bank done by BCSBI
According to the Code Compliance Rating of banks done by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) 2017, only one (IDBI Bank) out of 26 public sector banks and eight out of 17 private sector banks got ‘high’ rating for their adherence to code compliance. The eight private sector banks that got ‘high’ rating are- Axis Bank, DCB Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank and YES Bank. The three foreign banks are Citibank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, that were surveyed got ‘high’ ranking. The code compliance rating, which is based on five parameters viz. information dissemination, transparency, grievance redressal, customer-centricity, and customer feedback may be considered an indicator of the level of implementation of important code provisions at the grass root level of a bank.
Useful Info:
BCSBI - Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
HQ – Mumbai
Chairman – A.C. Mahajan
IDBI Bank Slogan – Aao Sochein Bada
IDBI HQ – Mumbai
CEO - Mahesh Kumar Jain

DEFENCE
Second AUSINDEX naval exercise between India and Australia began in the coast of Western Australia

Indian warships began a week-long naval exercise off the coast of Western Australia. The second AUSINDEX exercises are aimed at increasing interoperability between Australian and Indian naval forces, executing complex naval manoeuvres.
Useful Info:
Chief of the Naval Staff – Sunil Lanba
Current Chief of Australian Navy – Tim Barrett

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