Daily Current Affairs Updates (8th June 2017) – Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates (8th June 2017) - Specially for Upcoming Exams 2017
Daily Current Affairs Updates (8th 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
8thJune – World Oceans Day
World Oceans Dayis a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is‘Our Oceans, Our Future’.


STATE
Haryana government announced a hike in the monthly stipend of widows and destitute women
The Haryana government on Wednesday announced a 500 rupee increase in the monthly stipend of widows and destitute women and girls imparting training in tailoring. To purchase raw materials each trainee will get 300 rupee per month instead of 150 rupee during the training period.
Useful Info:
State –Haryana
Capital –Chandigarh
CM – Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor –Kaptain Solanki
Sam Pitroda resigned as technical adviser to the Odisha government
Telecom engineer and inventor Sam Pitroda resigned as technical adviser to the Odisha government on Wednesday. He was appointed in January.
Useful Info:
State –Odisha
Capital –Bhubaneshwar
CM – Naveen Patnaik
Governor –S.C.Jamir
NATIONAL
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has cleared the kambala bill
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has cleared the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill 2017, legalising kambala, the traditional slush track buffalo race. It will now send it to the President for his assent.
Useful Info:
Kambala –Traditional slush track buffalo race
State –Karnataka
Capital –Bengaluru
CM – Siddaramaiah
Governor –Vajubhai R. Vala
The Cabinet approved an IPO by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved an IPO by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency. It approved the issue of 13.9 crore equity shares of rupee 10 each.IREDA is registered as a non-banking financial company. It has worked closely with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to help implement policies.
Useful Info:
IPO – Initial Public Offering
IREDA –Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
C K Mishra, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’
Shri C K Mishra, Secretary(Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in New Delhi.The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh will be the largest milk bank and lactation counseling center available in the North India. It is established in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI). It is a national human milk bank and lactation counseling center that will collect, pasteurize, test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and makes it available for infants in need.
Useful Info:
Country –Norway
Capital –Oslo
Currency –Norwegian krone
Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a conference on “Capacity Building of SDRF-2017” in New Delhi
Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a two-day national level conference on “Capacity Building of SDRF-2017”in New Delhi. The conference was organized by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), holded discussions to develop a synergy and to highlight the way ahead to strengthen the response capabilities ofState Disaster Response Forces (SDRF).
Useful Info:
NDRF – National Disaster Response Force
HQ – New Delhi
Director General –R K Pachnanda
BUSINESS& ECONOMY
India will remain among top 3 investment destinations till ’2019’
India will remain among the top three investment destinations globally till 2019, according to a survey by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017 also said India ranked 10th in terms of FDI inflows in 2016, with $44 billion coming in, as in 2015. Over the next two years, India will be behind only the U.S. and China in terms of investment attractiveness.
Useful Info:
UNCTAD –United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
HQ – Geneva
GMR Infrastructure bags €850 mn Crete airport project in Greece
GMR Infrastructure subsidiary GMR Airports Ltd in partnership with Greek infrastructure firm Terna S.A., has bagged a project worth of €850 mn to develop, operate and manage the new Kastelli international airport at Heraklion in Greece’s Crete Island.
Useful Info:
GMR Infrastructure HQ –New Delhi
Country –Greece
Capital –Athens
Currency –Euro
iVoomi plans 250 crore rupees phone factory in India
Chinese smartphone maker iVoomi plans to make phones in India with an initial investment of 250 crore rupees and export handsets to countries like China, Taiwan and Korea. The company expects to have its manufacturing facility in the country by the first quarter of 2018.
Useful Info:
Ivoomi India CEO –Ashwin Bhandari
Country –China
Capital –Beijing
Currency –Renminbi yuan
President –Xi Jinping
AGREEMENTS
MoU between EXIM bank and KEXIM bank for export credit of USD 9 billion
The Union Cabinetchaired by the PM Modi has approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) betweenExport-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) andExport-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) for export credit ofUSD 9 billion for infrastructural development in India and for the supply of goods and services as part of projects in third countries.
Useful Info:
EXIM – Export-Import Bank of India
HQ – Mumbai
CEO – Shri Yaduvendra Mathur
KEXIM – Export-Import Bank of Korea
HQ –Seoul, South Korea
CEO – Yong Hwan Kim
APPOINTMENTS
K G Karmakar, Gauri Shankar has been appointed as directors of IPPB
K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar were appointed as Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).The IPPB has been incorporated as a public sector bank under the Department of Posts with100 percent equity of the government of India.
Useful Info:
IPPB has been launched on 30thJanuary 2017
Initially launched in Ranchi (Jharkhand), Raipur(Chhattisgarh)
Slogan – Aapka bank, aapke dwaar


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