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Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 June 2018

Jun 21, 2018 17:19 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 June 2018

US President Donald Trump orders to end separation of immigrant families

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

With the decision, Trump reversed his own policy amid heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community, over the separation of undocumented parents and children.

International yoga day observed globally

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.

The Prime Minister joined thousands of volunteers, performing Yoga asanas in the lawns of Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. Similar Yoga related events were held across the world to mark the occasion.

In fact, ahead of the yoga day, the PM Modi had taken to social media to share the intricacies of various Yoga Asanas. He also shared pictures of people performing Yoga, at various locations across the world.

Surat to receive ‘City Award’ under India Smart Cities Award 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. The city award will be conferred to Surat for showing great momentum in the implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.

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

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a premier financial institution for the promotion, financing and development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, in joint venture with TransUnion CIBIL, a Credit Information Company, has released the second edition of MSME Pulse, a quarterly report on MSME sector.

The report provides the policy makers, regulators and industry with precise data-driven insights to support policy as well as business decisions. The first edition of the report was released in March 2018.

Canada legalises recreational use of marijuana nationwide

Canadian Senate has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on June 20 in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold. With the bill’s passing, Canada becomes the first in the G7 to legalise the drug's recreational use.

 

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