Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 June 2018

Jun 18, 2018 17:08 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 June 2018

Union Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 13, 2018 approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament.

The draft bill has been finalised after wide consultation with leading Indian experts and international experts. It will enable all states and union territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures that will not only ensure the safety of the dams but will also safeguard their benefits.

The uniformity will also help in protecting human life, livestock and property.

Tourism Ministry launches new Incredible India website

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism KJ Alphons launched the new ‘Incredible India’ website in New Delhi on June 14, 2018.

The interactive website will showcase India as a holistic destination, revolving around major experiences such as spirituality, heritage, adventure, culture, yoga and wellness.

It is designed using trends and technologies of international standards, in order to project India as a ‘must-visit’ destination, especially among its overseas travelers.

20 states sign MoU to implement Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission

The Union Health Minister, J P Nadda on June 14, 2018 exchanged Memorandum of Understanding with health ministers from 20 states, marking their commitment towards the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at a Health Ministers conclave in New Delhi.

The AB-NHPM will protect around 50 crore people from about 10 crore families.The scheme will enable cashless and paperless access to services up to Rs 5 lakhs per family per year. The services will be available for the beneficiary families at the point of service in both public and private empanelled hospitals across India.

PM Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre of Naya Raipur Smart City

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on June 14, 2018 inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) of the Naya Raipur Smart City.

With this, the Integrated Command & Control Centre of Naya Raipur now becomes the 10th Smart City Centre to be operational in India.

Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, the nine other Integrated Command & Control Centres that had already become operational are in the cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 observed globally

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was across the world on June 17, 2018 to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

The theme of 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was Land has true value – invest in it. The theme urges everyone to move away from unsustainable land use and make a difference by investing in the future of land.


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