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Current Affair 09 June 2018


Queen pineapple became Tripura’s ‘State Fruit’

President Ram Nath Kovind declared Tripura's queen variety pineapple as state fruit and said its export was a major step in connecting the state with world trade

Tripura's state fruit

The state holds good potential in world trade. Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade

Punjab Govt Launches Business First Portal

In a major step to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in Punjab, the state government has launched a "Business First Portal". It was unveiled by Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora in Jalandhar.

The online portal will facilitate the industrialists for Regulatory Clearances and Fiscal Approvals, real-time tracking of applications at the common platform.

11th Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 held in India.

The Geospatial Industry has been continuously researching and developing the advancements in the field of technology, integrating with engineering and information & communication technologies to suffice the demand of hardware, software & solutions by security agencies.

Hence, the Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 event aimed to provide a platform to showcase the innovative applications of the Geospatial technologies.

The eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 was held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on June 4-5, 2018.

The annual event was organised by GeoSpatial Media and Communication in collaboration with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as co-organisers.

  • Theme: ‘GeoSpatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’.
  • The seminar brought together military, security officials including BSF and police forces, government and industry together to assess the latest technology solutions and discuss and deliberate on the critical role of geospatial technology for safety and security.
  • The seminar also witnessed thought-provoking sessions, which saw learned speakers put forth their unique perspective and insights on the geospatial intelligence community’s role in defeating threats.
  • Union Minister of state for defence inaugurates Theng Tunnel in Sikkim

    Union Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre inaugurated 578 m long Theng tunnel. It is Sikkim’s longest tunnel.

  • The 578 meters long Tunnel has been constructed at the cost of Rs 41.87 crores. 500 vehicles can ply at a time.
  • The 578 meter long double lane tunnel is the longest tunnel in Sikkim and has been constructed on Gangtok Chungthang State Highway by the Border Roads Organisation.

    Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to score 2,000 runs in T20 International.

    Mithali Raj on June 7, 2018 became the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. She achieved the feat during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur.

    Mithali now has 2,015 runs in 75 matches. Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli with 1,983 runs is the next on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.

    Mithali is the seventh woman batter to score 2,000 runs in T20Is, a list which is topped by Charlotte Edwards (2,605), followed by Stafanie Taylor (2,582) and Suzie Bates (2,515). When it comes to men's T20I, the list is led by Martin Guptill (2271) followed by Brendon McCullum (2140) and Virat Kohli (1983).

    Kohli To Get Cricketer Of The Year Award At BCCI Annual Gala

    India captain Virat Kohli's phenomenal batting form has fetched him the BCCI's best cricketer award for two seasons, while World Cup stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women's equivalent of the honour, the Board announced.

    Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on 12th June 2018.


    FDI in India rises to USD 61.96 bn in 2017-18: Govt

    Foreign direct investment in India increased to USD 61.96 billion in 2017-18, DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Friday.

    FDI inflows stood at USD 60 billion in the previous fiscal.

    DIPP Secretary said during the four years of the Modi government, foreign inflows jumped to USD 222.75 billion from USD 152 billion in the previous four-year period.

    However, according to an UNCTAD report, foreign direct investment (FDI) to India decreased to USD 40 billion in 2017 from USD 44 billion in 2016, while outflows from India, the main source of investment in South Asia, more than doubled.

    RBI Amends Gold Monetisation Scheme To Make It More Attractive

    Reserve Bank has stated that interest subsidy scheme on short-term crop loans of up to three lakh rupees will be implemented through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode from the current financial year.

    The Centre has earmarked 15,000 crore rupees for 2018-19 towards interest subvention for short-term crop loans. The notification adds that the scheme will be required to be settled as applicable in Plan Scheme namely Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and North East Region among others.


    World Brain Tumor Day – June 8, 2018

    Every year, June 8 is observed as World Brain Tumor Day. World Brain Tumor Day 2018 is aimed at raising awareness about brain tumor and educating people from all sections of the society about this kind of cancer which is not very common. The day is also meant for people who are suffering from brain tumor and help them deal with the condition in a better and more effective way.

    World Tumor Day

    Brain tumor occurs in brain cells, which multiply in an abnormal way or way in which it cannot be controlled. The tumor can be cancerous of non-cancerous. Depending on the tumor's location, how fast the cells are multiplying and at what pace they are spreading to adjacent areas, the tumor is given grades from 1 to 4.

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    World Ocean Day: 8th June 2018

    Oceans cover more than 71 percent of the planet, host up to 80 percent of life on earth and account for 96 percent of all water. Moreover, Oceans help in producing more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb about 25 percent of all human carbon emissions. Yet, this lifeblood of the planet is today chocking with all things plastic. United Nations states that 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean, every year, wreaking havoc on wildlife. To be precise, plastic pollution ends up taking lives of 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals every year. In a bid to raise public awareness and encourage citizen action to protect oceans, United Nations started observing World Oceans Day.

  • ‘World Oceans Day’, as a concept was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
  • The global community led by the United Nations started observing World Oceans Day every June 8 since 2008.
  • This year’s World Oceans Day theme is ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’.
  • India generates 5.6 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, and the country alone is responsible for dumping 60% of plastic waste into the world’s oceans every year.
  • How India Is Coping Up With Plastic Pollution ?

    Recently, on World Environment Day, India pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics – carry bags, straws, and water bottles among others from the country by 2022.


    Keshari Nath Tripathi To Hold Additional Charge As Tripura Governor

    West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was today given the additional charge of Tripura, according to a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    The President of India is pleased to appoint Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of the Governor of Tripura, in addition to his own duties, during the absence on leave of Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura, without citing reasons for his leave.