16 Jun 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (16th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (16th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017
Daily Current Affairs Updates (16th 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.

NATIONAL
To reduce child deaths due to diarrhea The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched IDCF
To reduce child deaths due to diarrhea The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched IDCFThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea. The Ministry has made it a national priority to bring health outcomes among children to a level equitable with the rest of the world. Through this initiative, the Ministry will mobilize health personnel, State Governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of diarrhea, one of the most common childhood illnesses. It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost diarrhoea treatment, a combination of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) solution and Zinc tablets. Nearly 12 crores under 5-children will be covered during the program across the country.
Useful Info:
Minister for health and family welfare – J.P.Nadda
Constituency – Himachal Pradesh, Rajya Sabha

INTERNATIONAL
India moved six places to rank 60 in innovation ranking
India moved six places to rank 60 among 130 countries and is the top-ranked economy in Central and Southern Asia on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. It was ranked 66 last year. Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, U.S. and the U.K. retain the top spots as the world’s most-innovative countries.


India re-elected to UN's principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues
India has been re-elected to the UN's principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues for another three-year term. India was among 18 nations to win election yesterday to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC, one of the six main organs of the United Nations, is the principal body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementation of the internationally agreed development goals.
Useful Info:
United Nation HQ – New York
Secretary general - António Guterres (Portugal)

Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS
Indian nominee Neeru Chadha became the first Indian Woman to be elected as the Member of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Chadha, the international law expert, got 120 votes with the highest in the Asia-Pacific group. She will have a nine-year term as the Judge at ITLOS from 2017 to 2026. Currently, an eminent jurist from India P Chandrasekhara Rao is a judge at the tribunal.
Useful Info:
ITLOS - International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
HQ – Hamburg, Germany
President – Vladimir V.Golitsyn

AWARDS
David Grossman has won the Man Booker International prize 2017
Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017 for his novel `A Horse Walks into a Bar'. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman's novel is about a failing standup comic and his final performance. The award has a prize of 50,000 pounds ($64,000) that is split evenly between Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen.
Useful Info:
1st Man Booker award – year 1969
Author – P.H.Newby (UK)
Novel – Something to answer for

The Fifth Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017 has been conferred to Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi
The Fifth Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017 has been conferred to an eminent writer from Arunachal Pradesh Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi. The prestigious Award, instituted by Sarhad, a Maharashtra-based organization, is honoring a person every year since 2012, who has rendered an outstanding literary work at national and international level. The award consists of 51,000 rupees, a memento and a certificate. His most important novel is Mauna Onth Mukhar Hriday (Silent lips, murmuring hearts) which won the Sahitya Akademi award in 2005.
Useful Info:
State - Arunachal Pradesh
Capital – Itanagar
Judiciary - Guwahati
CM – Pema Khandu
Governor - Padmanabha Acharya

BANKING & ECONOMY
China-led AIIB has approved USD 150mn loan for India infrastructure fund
China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved USD 150 million equity investment loan to the India Infrastructure Fund. It is the bank's first such loan to fund private projects.
Useful Info:
AIIB - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
HQ – Beijing, china
President – Jin Liqun

SPORTS
Virat Kohli scores fastest 8000 ODI runs in just 175 Innings
Virat Kohli scores the fastest 8000 ODI runs in just 175 innings. He achieved this when he scored 96 runs in the champion’s trophy 2017 semifinal match against Bangladesh.
Useful Info:
Players who scored fastest 8000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli – 175 innings (Indian player)
A B de Villiers – 182 innings (South African player)
Sourav Ganguly – 200 innings (Indian player)
Sachin Tendulkar – 210 innings (Indian Player)
Brain Lara – 211 innings (West Indies player)
M.S.Dhoni – 214 innings (Indian Player)

OBITUARY
P. N. Bhagwati Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) passes away
Former Chief Justice of India P. N. Bhagwati, considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of PILs, died here on Thursday after brief illness.
Useful Info:
Current CJI – Jagdish Singh Khehar

First CJI – H.J.Kania (26 jan 1950 – 6 Nov 1951), appointed by Rajendra Prasad

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