Daily Current Affairs Updates (12th June 2017) – Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (12th 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.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar opened two road bridges over the Ganga

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dedicated two road bridges over the Ganga to the people of the State. At a function in the State capital attended among others by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and others, Nitish Kumar dedicated the two bridges,Sonepur-Digha and Ara- Chapra, by pressing the button of remote control. The two bridges will go a long way in improving road connectively between south and north Bihar.
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State – Bihar
Capital– Patna
CM – Nitish Kumar
Governor– Ram Nath Kovind
School students from Lucknow to perform yoga at UN

A group of school students from Lucknow are practising to perform various asanas at the UN headquarters in New York. A72-member team of City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, will leave for the US on Monday for a live performance at the United Nations Headquarters onJune 21.
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UnitedNationHQ – New York
SecretaryGeneral – Antonio Guterres
Punjab government starts free mortuary van service

The Punjab government has decided to start a free mortuary van service in the State. All government hospitals have been directed to provide such vans free of cost.
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State – Punjab
Capital– Chandigarh
CM – Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor– V P Singh Badnore
GOI has launched ‘Tele Law’ serviceto provide legal aid for the people living in rural areas through video conferencing

The government of India has launched ‘Tele Law’ serviceto provide legal aid for the people living in rural areas through video conferencing. The service has been launched to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. The Ministry of Law and Justice partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide legal aid services through its Common Service Centres, CSC at the panchayat level, spread across the country. The service was launched by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.Under the scheme, the Tele-Law portal will be available across the CSC network connecting the citizens to legal service providers. In the first phase, the Tele-Law scheme will be tested as a pilot across 1000 CSCs in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
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Minister of law and justice, electronics and IT – Ravi Shankar Prasad
Constituency– Bihar (Rajya Sabha)
Yoga awareness drive launched by ministry of AYUSH using attractive mascots

The Central Council for Research in Yoga& Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs (YogMob) prior to International Yoga Day (21st June) to increase the popularity of Yoga, especially among the youth. The campaign is underway at Delhi NCR, Haryana and Lucknow.
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Minister of state (independent charge) AYUSH – Shripad Yesso Naik
Constituency – North Goa
To control emissions in India EU and France grant 3.5 million euros

Aiming to reduce emissions and promote sustainability to help India’s smart city programme, France and the European Union have extended a grant of 3.5 million euros under the ‘Moblise Your City’ (MYC) initiative. Three Indian cities- Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad — will get the grant as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement according to French Development Agency (AFD).
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European Union HQ – Brussels
Total member countries – 28
Over 1,000 people take part in Yoga event in China

More than 1,000 yoga enthusiasts swarmed to an event organized by India in eastern China as a curtain-raiser to the third International Yoga Day on June 21.
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Country – China
Capital – Beijing
Currency – renminbi – yuan
President – xi jinping
Indian Overseas Bank launches retail mart in Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), the Lead Bank for Thiruvananthapuram district, has launched the Retail Mart, a retail lending concept, in Kerala’s capital city. The exclusive facility that handles retail products has started functioning at the main branch. The Retail Mart has been designed with an aim to complete all the pre-release formalities at the customer’s doorstep and sanction quality retail loans at a competitive rate of interest with a minimum turnaround time.
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IOB – Indian Overseas Bank
HQ – Chennai
Tagline – good people to grow with
MD& CEO – Shri R. Subramaniakumar
MoU between India and Maurities to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments

India and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries. The MoU was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee in Port Louis.
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Country – Mauritius
Capital – Port Louis
Currency – Mauritian rupee
Parliament – National Assembly of Mauritius
Vikram Limaye elected as new MD& CEO of National Stoke Exchange

Veteran banker Vikram Limaye will quit the Committee of Administrators for the BCCI on July 14 to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of the NSE.
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NSE – National Stoke Exchange (Nifty)
HQ – Mumbai
NewMD& CEO of NSE – Vikram Limaye
Vikram Limaye – Currently Committee of Administrators for the BCCI
Shashi Shekar Vempati takes charge as CEO of Prasar Bharati

Shashi Shekar Vempati took charge as the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati. Speaking to media after taking charge Mr Vempati said, his priority will be to make Prasar Bharati a modern Broadcasting organisation.He said, the operations will be modernised and new technologies will be brought in.
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Prasar Bharati Chairman– Dr A Surya Prakash
Rafael Nadal wins French Open title

Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French men’s Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final (French Open 2017). Nadal came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to have won a Grand Slam tournament 10 times.
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RafaelNadal – Spain
StanWawrinka – Switzerland
Jelena Ostapenko won French Open title 2017

Jelena Ostapenko won her first Grand Slam title by beating Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in just under two hours in the women’s final of the French Open 2017. With this win, the unseeded Latvian became the youngest women’s champion at Roland Garros in 20 years.
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Jelena Ostapenko – Latvia
Simona Halep – Romania
Michael Venus-Ryan Harrison won French Open men’s doubles title

Michael Venus became New Zealand’s first Grand Slam champion since 1974 when he partnered American Ryan Harrison to the French Open men’s doubles title. Venus and Harrison defeated Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and American Donald Young 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 in the final at Roland Garros.
Vietnam Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa bags Mumbai Mayor Chess title

Vietnam Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa clinched a decisive win against Indian GM Neelotpal Das in the 10th and concluding round to finish with 8.5 points and emerge champion of the 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament.
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Country – Vietnam
Capital – Hanoi
Currency – Dong
US actor, Adam West dies at 88

A well-known US actor, Adam West died in Los Angeles. He was suffering to leukaemia for some time. He was 88. Adam West rose to prominence in the 1960s for a TV series Batman. First appearing in season two in 2002, he voiced Quahog’s eccentric Mayor Adam West, described by series creator Seth MacFarlane as an “alternate universe”, satirized version of the actor.

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