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Current Affairs in Short: 22 June 2018

Jun 22, 2018
The ISRO has cleared for launch GSAT-11, the satellite which was recalled from Kourou in French Guinea for thorough checks, after the space agency lost with GSAT-6A after its launch in March 2018. The satellite was meant for military communication.

Prime Minister lays foundation stone of paperless Vanijya Bhawan

Jun 22, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the Union Department of Commerce. It will be a completely paperless office with state-of-the-art-facilities such as smart access control, central air-conditioning, video conferencing and completely networked systems.

India retaliates to US tariffs, hikes import duty on 29 US products

Jun 22, 2018
In a retaliatory move to the heavy tariffs imposed by the United States on imported steel and aluminium items, India has decided to raise customs duty on 29 US products including almond, walnut and pulses. The duty hike by India would have equivalent tariff implications for the US.

Indian scientists discover sub-Saturn like planet around sun-like star

Jun 22, 2018
An Indian team of scientists led by Prof Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet around a Sun-like star.

Re-development of 7 Delhi colonies to increase green coverage by 3 folds

Jun 22, 2018
The redevelopment of the seven government colonies in Delhi will lead to an increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area, as per Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The government colonies include Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and Thyagaraj Nagar.

2nd edition of MSME Pulse report by SIDBI-TransUnion CIBIL released

Jun 22, 2018
The 2nd edition of MSME Pulse report by SIDBI-TransUnion CIBIL shows that the MSME segment has left behind the short-term impact of GST and demonetisation and they were firmly back on the growth path with the segment having exposure below Rs 25 crore growing at 15 per cent.

Gujarat government launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018

Jun 21, 2018
The state government of Gujarat has announced its wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018 to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location. The policy aims to make optimum utilisation of land and grid lines.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 June 2018

Jun 21, 2018
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep together immigrant families, reversing his own policy amid heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community, over the separation of undocumented parents and children.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 June 2018

Jun 21, 2018
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep together immigrant families who have been detained at the border with Mexico.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 June 2018

Jun 21, 2018
21 June 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 100th smart city, City Award and legalisation of marijuana by a G7 country among others.

Surat to receive ‘City Award’ under India Smart Cities Award 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Surat smart city has been selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in the implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018. Overall, nine awards have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards.

International yoga day observed globally

Jun 21, 2018
The 4th International yoga day was celebrated across the world on June 21, 2018. The day’s celebrations in India were led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dehradun. Similar Yoga related events were held across the world to mark the occasion.

Role of Yoga in Education. What does research say?

Jun 21, 2018
As the world is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga with much pomp and circumstance, it is becomes important to understand how yoga plays a vital role in education that holds the power to transform the world.

RBI revises housing loan limits under Priority Sector Lending

Jun 21, 2018
The housing loan limits were revised to bring union of the PSL guidelines for housing loans with the Affordable Housing Scheme of the Union Government and to give a stimulus to low-cost housing for the economically weaker sections and low income groups.

World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gujarat

Jun 20, 2018
The world's first of its kind and state-of-the-art International Centre for ‘Humanitarian Forensics’ (ICHF)  has been launched at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It would not only assist in dignified and proper management of the dead bodies during disasters or emergencies but also in their identification.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 June 2018

Jun 20, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) following the resignation of Mehbooba Mufti as Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister. The move came hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Current Affairs in Short: 20 June 2018

Jun 20, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India has tightened norms for Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) by making quoting of the Permanent Account Number or PAN mandatory even for transactions below USD 25000.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 June 2018

Jun 20, 2018
20 June 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Adopt a Heritage Project,  Femina Miss India World 2018 and National Health Resource Repository project among others.

4 MoUs signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme: Culture Ministry

Jun 20, 2018
Four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage. The project aims to develop basic tourism infrastructure in and around heritage monuments and any other tourist sites.

Chief Ministers Subgroup constituted to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and MGNREGS

Jun 20, 2018
The Sub-Group will submit its report within three months from its date of constitution. The first meeting of the Sub-Group is expected to be held in July 2018, based on the convenience of the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.    

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