18 Jun 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (18th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (18th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017
Important Current Affairs Daily Updates (18th 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
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority launched digital subscription facility for APY

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has now introduced “APY@eNPS” which involves a complete digital enrolment process. This is the latest in the series of various initiatives taken by PFRDA for expansion of outreach of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), to give the additional push to cover the as yet unreached population with greater ease. PFRDA has conducted meetings with Banks and Dept of Post at Kolkata, Bengaluru & Mumbai respectively for the earliest roll out of the facility call.
Useful Info:
PFRDA - Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
HQ – New Delhi

Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the flying licence of Air Carnival
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the flying licence of Coimbatore-based carrier Air Carnival, which has not operated a single flight since early April. With this, Air Carnival has become the third regional carrier, after Air Pegasus and Air Costa, whose air operator permit has been suspended by DGCA in the last eight months. The DGCA has suspended Air Operator Permit (AOP) of Air Carnival after it failed to satisfy the regulator in its response to the show-cause notice.
Useful Info:
DGCA - Directorate General of Civil Aviation
HQ – New Delhi
Director General – B.S.Bhullar
Parent Organisation – Civil Aviation Ministry

17th meeting of GST Council underway in New Delhi
The 17th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is underway in New Delhi to finalise tax rates on lottery as well as rules relating to e-way bill and anti-profiteering measures. The agenda includes approval of draft GST Rules and related Forms for advance ruling, assessment and audit. Our correspondent reports the one-day meeting is being attended by the Finance Ministers of different States and Union Territories.
Useful Info:
Arun Jaitley – Minister of finance and corporate affairs, Minister of Defence (additional Charge)
Constituency – Gujarat (Rajya Sabha)

INTERNATIONAL
BRICS well placed to take leading role in helping achieve Sustainable Development Goals: FAO
UN's Food and Agriculture Organization's, FAO, has said the BRICS countries are well positioned to take a leading role in helping achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate accord.
Useful Info:
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization
HQ – Rome, Italy
Head - José Graziano da Silva
7th Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Agriculture – Nanjing, China

BANKING & ECONOMY
Tirumala Milk Products & State Bank of India has entered into a tie up for providing loans to dairy farmers
State Bank of India has entered into a tie-up with Tirumala Milk Products, a South- based company which was acquired by Groupe Lactalis in 2014, to provide loans to dairy farmers who supply milk to the latter. France-based Groupe Lactalis, which also acquired Indore-based Anik Dairy in 2016, wants to double the number of dairy farmers under its fold to three lakh and ramp up the amount of milk it procures daily to 25 lakh litres by 2020 from 14 lakh litres now.
Useful Info:
Groupe Lactalis HQ – Laval, France
Founder - André Besnier
SBI HQ – Mumbai

Export of spices & spice products achieves growth of 12 % in 2016-17
The export of spices and spice products achieved a growth of 12 per cent during 2016-17. According to Spices Board in Kochi, 9.48 lakhs tons of spices were exported earning over 17 thousand crore rupee. In 2015-16, the country had exported 8.43 lakhs tons worth around 16 thousand crores. Chilli continued to be the most sought after spice, registering an increase of 27 per cent in value in the last fiscal year. Cumin was the second most exported spice recording a rise of 22 per cent in quantity and 28 per cent in value.
Useful Info:
City of Spices – Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) - Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala

SPORTS
K Srikanth lifts Indonesia Open Super Series badminton title

India's Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton title by defeating Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai in straight games 21-11, 21-19 in the Men's Singles final at Jakarta today.
Useful Info:
Country – Indonesia
Capital – Jakarta
Currency - Indonesian rupiah

No ICC World T20 in 2018, next edition in 2020
No ICC World T20 in 2018, next edition in 2020The World Twenty20 Championship's seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020. ICC source told that the primary reason for the postponement is there are too many bilateral series happening between member nations. Hence, it is not possible to schedule the tournament in 2018. However, the venue is yet to be decided.
Useful Info:
ICC - The International Cricket Council
HQ - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
President - Zaheer Abbas
CEO - Dave Richardson

OBITUARY
PN Bhagwati former chief justice of India Passed Away
Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati, considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of Public Interest Litigations (PILs) was passed away in New Delhi after the brief illness. He is 95.
Useful Info:
1st CJI – H.J.Kania

Current CJI (44th) - Jagdish Singh Khehar

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