Indian Mobile Payment apps launched in ‘Business, Innovation and Community Event’
PM Modi launches 3 apps in Singapore.
Apps are BHIM, RuPay and SBI Apps.
2)US renames Pacific Command (PACOM) with US Indo-Pacific Command.
3)Govt. puts FY18 growth at 6.7%.
4)Fiscal deficit for FY18 at 3.5% of GDP in the year ended March 2018.
5)Zinedine Zidane quits as Real Madrid Coach.
6)31st May=Int’l Tobacco Day.
Theme= ‘Tobacco and Heart Disease’
1)Eight agreements with Singapore.
25th anniversary of SIMBEX=Singapore, India Maritime Bilateral Exercise.
2)Lt. General Anbu became new Vice-Chief of Army Staff.
3)Pedro Sanchez elected new PM of Spain.
4)Giuseppe Conte elected new PM of Italy.
5)FIFA lifts suspension on Guatemala.
6) Microsoft became the third most valuable firm surpassing Alphabet in market capitalisation behind toppers Apple and Amazon.
1)”Blue Flag’ tag for Odisha’s Chandrabhaga Beach of the Konark Coast.
First in the Asia.
2)Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojna fir journalists in Odisha.
₹2lakh per annum health insurance cover.
3)Long range ballistic missile Agni-5 successfully test fired from Odisha Coast.
4) Vijay Mahajan appointed new CEO and Secretary of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
5)China successfully launches new Earth observation satellite, ‘ the Gaofen-6’
6)Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sworn in as Egyptian President for 2nd time.
1)Centre to start measuring ‘Green GDP’ of states.
2) Telangana , LIC sign MOU on farmers’ insurance (Rythu Bandhu Life Insurance Scheme).
3)Int’l meet on Karl Marx to mark the birth bicentenary of German philosopher.
4)M.K. Jain appointed fourth Deputy Governor of RBI.
1)World Environment Day 2018, Dehradun
EU and Embasies of the member states adopted a ‘Green Pledge’
2)539 species discovered in India in 2017
Survey by Zoological Survey of India and the Botanical Survey of India.
3)Indian origin Tommy Thomson named Malaysia’s Attorney General. Mi A2 (Black, 4GB Ram, 64GB Storage)
4) Mughal Sarai Rly. Stn. renamed after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Deals of the Day Price Rs 14,999.00
5)Sensota Island of Singapore to host Trump-Kim upcoming meet on June 12.
6)India to join Clean Sea Campaign of UNEP.
1)RBI raises repo rates by 0.25% , now 6.25%.
Rise after 4 years.
2) Maternal Mortality Ratio improves.
Drops to 130 from 167.
Topped by Kerala=46, Maharashtra=61
3)₹1000 crore for ISRO programmes.
Centre approved continuation of the PSLV & GSLV Mark-3 programmes.
4)World Bank nod for ₹6000 cr. groundwater recharge plan.
Scheme=Atal Bhujal Yojna (ABHY).
To be implemented within five years, 2018-19 to 2022-23.
5) India’s rank marginally improves in Global peace index. Iceland most peaceful since 2008m
Syria least peaceful.
6) India receives first shipment of cheapest LNG from Gazprom, Russia.
7)The Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) is the IMD’s new forecast model.
8)Fuego Volcano erupted in Guatemala.
9)IRCTC roped in Trapigo for Food Delivery.
1) Singapore signs 2 MoUs with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority to develop start-up area in Amravati.
2)Free Wifi-Available at 400 Indian Railway Statios.
Collaboration of Google with RailTel.
Program kicked off from Mumbai Central Station in Jan,2016.
3)UN India business forum, NITI Aayog form consortium to help women entrepreneurs.
Provide mentorship and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
4)New Information Repository to be set up by RBI.
Set-up a Public Credit Registry (PCR) as a repository of information regarding loan of individuals and corporate borrowers.
1)Indonesia wins UNSC vote defeating Maldives to get elected to the UN Security Council as a Non-Permanent Member.
2)Queen Pineapple declared as State Fruit of Tripura.
1)8th SCO Summit took place in Qingdao, China.
2)Sharad Kumar appointed the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
3) Mauritius to host 11th World Hindi Conference.
4) Arvind Saxena appointed acting Chairman of UPSC from June 20.
5)India wins Intercontinental Cup, defeating Kenya by 2-0 in the final.
6)R. Nadal claimed 11th Roland Garros.
7) Bangladesh dethrones 6-times defending Champion India in Women’s Asia Cup T20.
1)India to host 1st BIMSTEC war games exercise, scheduled in Pune in September.
2) Railway Ministry launches Rail MADAD & Menu App for registering complaint of passengers and providing info about meals respectively.
3)India to start producing Lithium Ion batteries.
4)15th QS World University Ranking
MIT top University for 7th consecutive years.
IIT Bombay topped in India.
5)S. Ramesh appointed new Chairman of CBIC(Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
1)Biogas plants to be set up at cow shelters in Rajasthan.
Capacity of over 100metre cube =25 Gaushalas.
2)US nod for 6 more AH-64 Apaches to India, costing $930mn.
3) Truecaller acquires Chillr, unveils Pay 2.0
4)21st FIFA World Cup in Russia.
32 countries will play this time.
2026 FIFA will be hosted by USA, Mexico and Canada together.
5)Sulabh founder receives Nikkei Asia Prize.
Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with Japan’s prestigious award for Culture and Community.
6)10 Swachh Iconic Places(SIP) under Phase 3.
Initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission.
1)Worst water crisis in India:NITI Aayog
6% loss in the country’s GDP by 2050.
2)Shikhar Dhawan joins Elite Club.
6th batsman to hit a ton before lunch on opening day (1st Indian).
3)10th meeting of Global Alliance to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF= held in New Delhi.
LF caused by Wuchereria Bancrofti and spread by Culex Mosquito.
4) President Kovind launched Solar Charkha Mission.
Mission will cover 50 clusters, every cluster will employ 400-2000 artisans.
5) KATRIN Experiment in Germany.
To determine the mass of the Universe’s lightest particle-Neutrino.
1)NBCC to buy two sick PSUs for ₹500cr.
National Buildings Constructions Corporation Ltd.
2)PhonePe ties up with Ola.
3)Dhivya Suryadevara became the 1st female CFO of the US largest automaker General Motors.
4)Govt. launches Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational districts.
To provide clean drinking water.
₹700cr. under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) budget.
5)DRDO converts Pinaka rocket system into Guided missile.
Pinaka, named after the bow of Lord Shiva.
1)VAR use for the first time in FIFA.
Video Assistant Refree to help on-field football refrees.
2)Dhanush Artillery gun clears final trials, ready for induction into the Army.
3)NSG plenary meeting held in Jurmala, Latvia.
Chairmanship of NSG for 2018-19=Latvia.
4)India hosted 23rd European Film Festival in New Delhi.
1) The last of the Fast patrol vessel (FPV), ‘Rani Rashmnoni’ commissioned in Vishakhapatnam.
2)Vishva Bharti University to setup Yoga Village inside the campus to increase awareness about Yoga.
3)CWC to team up with Google for Flood Forecasting.
4)Sandeep Bakshi, new Whole time Director and Chief Operating Officer of ICICI Bank.
5)Govt. to setup 5th National Data Centre in Bhopal.
Set-up by National Informatics Centre(NIC) under MeitY.
1)Andhra, first state to complete automation of the State Crime Records Bureau.
2) England scored 481 runs, highest total in men’s ODI against Australia.
3)Rare species of spider found after 150 years in the Western Ghats of Kerala.
Belonged to Jumping Spiders.
4)June 20: World Refugee Day.
Theme: “Now more than ever, We need to stand with Refugees.”
1) Shillong: 100th Smart City, under GoI Mission.
2)A.R. Rahman is Sikkim’s Brand Ambassador.
Will promote state’s achievements nationally and globally.
3)Govt. launches National Digital Library of India.
Occasion of National Reading Day(June 17)
4)INDRA 2018:India-Russia Joint Tri-Service military exercise in India.
Launched in 2003 as bilateral exercise to boost cooperation and interoperability between navies of two countries.
5)US quits Human Rights Body.
1)TCS ranked among most valuable US brands.
Among top 100 most valuable US brands for 4th consecutive year, rank=58th.
2)Kidambi Srikanth named SI Sportsperson of the Year.
Team of the Year: Women’s Cricket Team
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dhanraj Pillay.
3)Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize Marijuana.
Second nation in the World after Uruguay.
4)’Women Wizards Rule Tech’ Programme.
Programme for Women Techies unveiled by NASSCOM.
1) India’s R. Praggnanandhaa became the World’s second youngest Chess Grand Master.
Age= 12 years, 10months & 13 days.
2) Delhi Metro Network set to become 5th largest in World.
3)India-Bangladesh navies to join hands
Agreed to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual feature between the two navies.
4)AIIB to invest $200mn in NIIF.
The board of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approved $100mn in the National Infrastructure and Investment Fund.
5)Kalki Koechlin to be conferred French Honour.
French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.
6)Baba Ramdev’s statue at London’s Madame Tussauds.
1)India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’
Steps regarding stalled plans for a military base at the Island of Assumption.
2) Archer Deepika Kumari won Gold Medal in Women’s singles recurve event of the World Cup.
3)India-Cuba sign two MoUs to enhance cooperation in biotechnology and traditional medicine.
4)Suryashakti Kisan Yojna Scheme in Gujarat.
Farmers would be encouraged to generate electricity and sell their surplus to power distribution companies.
1)India gifts plane to Seychelles.
India gifted a Dornier maritime patrol aircraft to Seychelles that will increase the Island nation’s surveillance capabilities.
2)Ministry of External Affairs released mPassport Seva Mobile App on the occasion of 6th Passport Seva Divas.
3)PF Funds can be taken out faster
Can withdraw 75% of their funds after one month of unemployment and remaining after 2 months.
4)GE and French Utility EDF will team up to build 6 reactors for a nuclear power project in Jaitapur, Maharashtra.
1) Seychelles gifted a pair of giant Aldabro Tortoise to India, will be kept at Hyderabad Zoo.
2)S. Ramesh appointed Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.
3) Centre planning to scrap University Grants Commission (UGC)and introduce Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)
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