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Important Weekly Current Affairs 1st Week of June 2018

1) World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on – June 1.

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Theme “Drink Move Be Strong”

2) The Global Day of Parents is observed on the – 1st of June

3) The First biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in – New Delhi.

4) Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 1.5 lakh affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

5) The United States has renamed its oldest and largest military command, US Pacific Command, or PACOM, to – Indo-Pacific Command

6) The country which bans Burqa in public spaces – Denmark.

7) The amount which Andhra Pradesh government has decided to pay a month as unemployment allowance to eligible youth is – Rs 1,000.

8) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are likely to be the next States to start implementing cash transfer for – Food Subsidies.

9) India’s fiscal deficit in the year ended March 2018 came in at 3.53% of gross domestic product, in line with the revised estimates. For the current fiscal year, the government estimates to trim the deficit to – 3.3% of GDP.

10) Government puts FY18 growth at – 6.7%.

11) Cholamandalam to invest Rs. 50 cr in – Home Finance Arm.

12) PSU that has emerged as India’s most profitable state-owned company for the second consecutive year – Indian Oil Corporation.

13) India And World Bank Signs $500 Million Additional Financing For – PMGSY.

14) ‘Santokba Humanitarian Award’ won by – Kailash Sathyathri and ISRO

15) Vijay Goel Confers FICCI Smart Policing Awards 2018.

16) Amitabh Bachchan has become the face of Central Railways` anti-trespassing campaign.

17) Amit Khare assumes charge as – Secretary Information & Broadcasting.

18) Rank of India in “End of Childhood Index 2018” – 113th

19) India, Japan and the U.S. will hold the annual Malabar trilateral naval war games off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea from – June 6-15.

20) Home Minister Launched Online Analytical Tool to Monitor Foreign Contributions Under – FCRA.

21) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) launched a new Systems that to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days is – Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS).

22) Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi laid foundation of Sakhi Suraksha Advanced DNA Forensic Laboratory in the campus of Central Forensic Science Lab, – Chandigarh.

23) Dendrobrium Narendra Modi – an orchid named after PM @NarendraModi on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden in – Singapore.

24) A former Pakistani Chief Justice Mulk was sworn in on Friday as the caretaker Prime Minister for an interim period of – Two months.

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Pakistan Capital Islamabad
Currency Rupee
Prime Minister Mulk

25) Italy’s 58th prime minister is – Giuseppe Conte.

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Italy Capital Rome
Currency Euro
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

26) Pedro Sanchez was sworn as new PM of – Spain.

27) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana” for working journalists. The health insurance scheme for working journalists will be implemented with effect from – June 1, 2018.

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Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Satya Pal Malik

28) Tata Motors (India’s largest automobile company by revenues) signed a MoU with the State Government of Maharashtra for deployment of – 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV).

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

29) Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album – “Damn.”  

30) India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with – Singapore.

31) FIFA lifts suspension on – Guatemala.

32) The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on – June 4.

33) The World Bicycle Day is observed on – 3 June.

34) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) which has made it to the list of top 100 in the World Reputation Rankings 2018 – Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

35) Asia’s 1st 13 ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches To Be Developed In – India.

36) NTPC Ltd has adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under – The Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India.

37) PM Modi Unveils Plaque At Singapore’s Clifford Pier Paying Tribute to – Mahatma Gandhi.

38) KSRTC monthly collection hits record – Rs 207.35 crore.

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Kerala Capital Tiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P.Sadasivam

39) National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with Yes Bank organised a cleanliness drive at Kalindi Kunj Ghat on river Yamuna in – New Delhi.   

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CM Arvind Kejriwal
Governor Anil Baijal

40) Punjab’s new industrial policy expected by – July 1.

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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
CM Amarinder Singh
Governor V.P. Singh Badnore

41) Girl students to get sanitary napkins at Re 1 in – Haryana.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

42) MK Jain has appointed as the deputy governor of the – Reserve Bank of India.

43) HDFC Bank has once again been recognized with the Champion Security Award at – The 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit.

44) Vijay Mahajan is New CEO for – Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

45) The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors on June 4 and 5, 2018, at – Rashtrapati Bhavan.

46) The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the 3rd National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga at – Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) in New Delhi.

47) NASA is targeting for the launch of a new mission to learn more about the generation of cosmic rays in the heliosphere, a sort of magnetic bubble surrounding and protecting our solar system by – 2024.

48) The first Indian cricketer to be given this honour. He will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field, home ground of Seattle Mariners is – Rohit Sharma.

49) World’s number one Test bowler who was named South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year is – Kagiso Rabada.

50) Former football player who represented Tata FC, died after a prolonged illness is – Timothy Pereira.

51) World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every – 5 June.

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Theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”

 52) The Reserve Bank of India has chosen customer protection as a theme for the Financial Literacy Week which has begun on – June 4 to June 8.

53) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the NDA government is working towards ensuring that every Indian has a home by – 2022

54) The Centre has announced a comprehensive package of more than Rs.8,000 crore to provide relief to – Sugarcane Farmers

55) According to Murmansk Marine Biology Institute , the cleanest seas on the planet is – The Arctic’s seas.

56) Tamil Nadu government announced its decision to ban manufacture and use of several plastic products in the state from – January 1, 2019.

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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
CM Edapadi K Palanisamy
Governor Banwarilal Probhit

 57) Reserve Bank of India ensured cash availability to the extent of 95 per cent( Rs 5,400 crore)  in Telangana for the newly launched – ‘Rythu Bandhu’ investment support scheme for farmers.

58) India and the World Bank have signed $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the – Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project.

59) Global Compact Network India (GCNI), a local network of the United Nations Global Compact in New York, is holding its 13th National Convention in – Bengaluru.

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Theme Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

60) The Ministry of Agriculture and farmers’ welfare in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan – from 1st June, 2018 till 31st July.

61) The book ‘Straight Talk’, authored by the Member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal, – Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

62) ‘most powerful’ passport in world is – Japanese passport.

63) Apple has introduced the latest version of its desktop operating system called – ‘macOS Mojave’.

64) India’s Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the – ‘Girls Grit Award’.

65) Former New Zealand cricket captain who returned to play rugby after a gap of 18 years is – Brendon McCullum.

66) The world’s fastest cricketer to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket is – Rashid Khan.

67) India began importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Russia as it received the first 3.4 trillion British thermal unit of cargo at – Gujarat’s Dahej terminal.

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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Ruble
Russia President Vladimir Putin

 68) The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is set to become the first Indian airport to have a national highway underneath its runway is in – Varanasi.

69) Thirty-year-old Pranjal Patil has become the first visually-challenged woman IAS officer in India as she joined her posting as Assistant Collector in Kerala’s – Ernakulam district.

70) Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned processed and frozen fruit and vegetable imports from – Kerala.

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Saudi Arabia Capital Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Currency Saudi Riyal
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

71) Landlocked nation which is planning to build a Navy as part of military reforms is – Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia Capital Addis Ababa
Ethiopia Currency Ethiopian Birr
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

 72) Madhya Pradesh government has announced an outstanding power bill waiver scheme for – Labourers and Poor Families.

73) The Monetary Policy Committee headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel has unanimously hiked the key policy repo rate by 25 basis points to – 6.25 percent.

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Repo Rate 6.25%
Reverse Repo Rate 6.00%
Marginal Standing Facility Rate 6.50%
Bank Rate 6.50%
Cash Reserve Ratio 4%
Statutory liquidity Ratio 19.5%

 74) The bank was chosen for ‘Investor Relations Awards 2018’ under the category – ‘Best Expectation Management (Mid Cap)’ for 2017-18.

75) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opened the doors for urban co-operative banks (UCBs) to convert into – Small Finance Banks

76) Bandhan Bank appoints former RBI deputy governor H R Khan as – Chairman.

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Bandhan Bank Headquarters Kolkata
Bandhan Bank Tagline Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhalai
Bandhan Bank CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

 77) Cabinet approves revised guidelines for time-bound closure of – Sick PSUs

78) The Centre has constituted a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones, SEZ Policy of India. The group will be headed by Industrialist – Baba Kalyani

79) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved funds for widening and strengthening of roads, and four-laning of a railway over-bridge in – Gurgaon district.

80) To address concerns about depleting groundwater reserves in India, the government has joined hands with the World Bank to execute a Rs.6,000-crore scheme called the – Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY).

81) IDFC Bank said it had received the RBI’s approval for merger of – Capital First.

82) For metropolitan areas, loan limits have been raised from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 35 lakh and for other areas, it has been increased from Rs.20 lakh to Rs.25 lakh, provided the overall cost of the home does not exceed Rs.45 lakh and Rs.30 lakh respectively.

83) Eleventh edition of Geo Intelligence Asia 2018 organised by Geo Spatial Media and Communication with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as Co-organizers, took place at – Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi

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Theme ‘Geo Spatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’.

84) A meeting between external affairs ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa has been organized in – Pretoria, South Africa.

85) The ‘National Gopal Ratna’ award from the Central Government for cattle rearing and dairying is won by – Dhiraj Ram Krishna.

86) Veteran producer Pippa Harris has been appointed as the new chairperson of – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

87) Veteran film actor who won Lifetime Achievement honour at upcoming IIFA awards ceremony – Anupam Kher.

88) The Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh L Mandaviya launched the ‘Jan Aushadhi Suvidha’- the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) in – New Delhi.

89) The Union Ministry of Culture has launched a new scheme, ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ with a total outlay of – Rs. 325 Crores.

90) Rank of India in Global Peace Index is – 136

91) India cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole player from India to be featured in the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes’ compilation, The list has been topped by American boxing champion – Floyd Mayweather.

92) The youngest current rated chess player in the country with FIDE ratings of 1,064 is – Sarthak Yashodhan Deshpande.

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