• Daily Current Affairs: 10th June, 2018

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    1. Candidate with varicose veins unfit to join Army : Delhi High Court
      • The Delhi High Court has ruled candidates suffering from varicose veins as unfit to join the armed forces.
      • The armed forces require working in extreme conditions and involve more physical activity.
      • Court said that the person may be medically fit for civilian jobs.
      • Varicose Veins
        • Occur when veins become enlarged, dilated and overfilled with blood. The veins in this condition typically appear swollen and raised and have a bluish-purple or red colour. They are often painful.
        • The condition is very common, especially in women.
        • Causes:
          • Varicose veins occur when veins aren’t functioning properly. They happen when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool. The veins then enlarge.
          • In most cases, varicose veins appear on the lower legs, as the veins there are the farthest from the heart and gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow upward.
        • Symptoms:
          • The primary symptoms of varicose veins are highly visible, as veins appear twisted and bulging and are mostly dark purple or blue in color.
          • The patients have pain or heaviness of legs, inability to walk and stand for long hours, itching and leg cramps at night and they can also have dermatitis in the region, which may lead to the development of ulcers.
          • Pregnant women are more susceptible to varicose veins.
    2. LPG connections is given to 20 beneficiaries under PMUY at Raj Bhavan in Agartala by president
      • President Ram Nath Kovind distributed LPG connections to 20 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Raj Bhavan in Agartala
      • The President inaugurated 73 km long National Highway connecting Udaipur town in Gomati district and Sabroom in South Tripura.
      • He laid the foundation stone for the re-development of Matabari Temple Complex at Tripura Sundari temple.
      • He attended a civic reception hosted by the state government in Agartala and declared ‘Queen’ pineapple variety of Tripura as state fruit.
    3. External Affairs Minister marks 125 years of Mahatma Gandhis Satyagraha and 25 years diplomatic relations between India & South Africa
      • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj undertook a train journey from Pentrich to Pietermaritzburg, a railway station in South Africa where the young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a “whites-only” compartment 125 years ago, an incident that acted as a catalyst for him to practice Satyagraha.
      • To mark the 125th anniversary of the incident, she released a coffee table book titled The Birth of Satyagraha.
    4. An FIR against the serving officials of National Defense Academy by CBI
      • The FIR has been lodged against the principal and professors of NDA and UPSC officials over alleged irregularities during the selection of senior faculty members in NDA.
      • The CBI mentioned that the officials had produced forged and false certificates indicating their service, teaching experience, and exaggerated Academic Performance Indicator (API) score.
      • The faculty members of NDA are appointed by Ministry of Defence on recommendations made by the UPSC.
      • According to the process of selection, UPSC conducts preliminary scrutiny of the applications received and shortlists the candidates on the basis of their experience and API score.
    5. Nepal’s Chief Of Army Staff On Six-Day Visit To India
      • Nepal’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri is visiting India at the invitation of COAS General Bipin Rawat.
      • General Chhetri will attend the Officer Cadet’s ‘Passing Out Parade’ as Chief Reviewing officer at Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.
    6. Cricketer Of The Year Award At BCCI Annual Gala
      • 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.
      • World Cup stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women’s equivalent of the honor, the Board announced.
    7. Indian PM reached for China to attend SCO Summit
      • The two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit that begins Qingdao.
      • This will be India’s first SCO Summit as a full member.
      • PM Modi will hold nearly half a dozen bilateral meetings with leaders of other SCO countries.
      • The focus of SCO members is in the areas of security cooperation, countering terrorism, economic development as well as cultural exchange.
      • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
        • It was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
        • India and Pakistan became its members last year.
    8. Sikkim gets its longest tunnel
      • 578-metre-long Theng tunnel is the the longest in Sikkim.
      • Constructed on Gangtok-Chungthang State Highway by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the double-lane tunnel bypasses a treacherous stretch of road between Sikkim’s capital Gangtok and Chungthang, which frequently remains closed due to landslides and shooting stones.
      • The tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity.
    9. Kalinga Literary Festival
      • The 5th edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival kick-started in Bhubaneswar, Orissa in the presence of eminent personalities from Indian literature, politics, media, and public services.
      • Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the three-day festival.
      • It provides a perfect opportunity to showcase the rich heritage of Odia literature and litterateurs.
    10. West Bengal Governor to Hold Additional Charge of Tripura state
      • The President of India has appointed 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.
    11. Indonesia wins UNSC as a non-permanent member vote
      • Maldives and Indonesia had contested for a seat in the UNSC, but in the plenary session of Friday held at the UN headquarters in New York, Indonesia won the seat after securing 144 votes against 46 for the Maldives.
    12. Fuego volcano erupts
      • The Fuego volcano, in Guatemala, has recently erupted violently and buried several villages on its southern flank .
      • It is an active stratovolcano.
      • The death toll has risen to 99 in the Fuego volcano eruption.
    13. Rajasthan raises minimum wages
      • The wages of unskilled labourers have been increased from Rs.207 to Rs.213 a day. The enhanced daily wages will be Rs.223 for semi-skilled labourers, Rs.233 for skilled labourers and Rs.283 for highly skilled labourers.
      •  The increased wages will come into effect retrospectively from January 1, 2018.
    14. Andhra Pradesh is the first state to use auto-disable syringes
      • The medical device sector has hailed Andhra Pradesh’s move to to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes from World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to prevent infection.
    15. The Kaleshwaram project
      • The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) in Telangana has received the approval of Technical Advisory Committee of the Union govt in Delhi. The expected cost of project is Rs 80,000 crore.
      • It is the biggest lift irrigation project in the country, has provision for the storage of about 148 tmc ft with plans of utilising 180 tmc ft by lifting at least 2 tmc ft water every day for 90 flood days.
    16. Bopanna is IOC’s icon of the year
      • Rohan Bopanna’s disappointment in losing the French Open men doubles quarterfinals stood largely negated by the joy of receiving the “Sports Icon of Year” award at the conclusion of the Sports Conclave
    17. World records ODI score by NZ women
      • New Zealand women’s cricket team posted the highest ever total in one-day cricket — an incredible 490 for four against Ireland in the first ODI in Dublin with skipper Suzie Bates leading from the front with a blistering 151-run knock.
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