• Daily Current Affairs: 6th June, 2018

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, News, Education & Training

    1. India among the top five countries generating e-waste
      • Acc. to an ASSOCHAM-NEC study India continues to be among the top five countries generating e-waste.The other countries topping the chart of e-waste generation are China, USA, Japan and Germany.
      • The study was published coinciding with “Environment Day” (June 5).
      • In India, Maharashtra contributes the largest e-waste of 19.8 per cent.
      • E-waste typically includes discarded computer monitors, motherboards, Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT), Printed Circuit Board (PCB), mobile phones and chargers, compact discs, headphones etc.
    2. Outstanding Power Bill Waiver Scheme
      • The Madhya Pradesh government announced an outstanding power bill waiver scheme for labourers and poor families.
      • Labourers falling under the unorganized sector in Madhya Pradesh will get power supply at a subsidized rate
      • The Eleventh edition of Geo Intelligence Asia 2018
      • It is organised by Geo Spatial Media and Communication with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as Co-organisers, took   place at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi.
      • The theme of Seminar was ‘Geo Spatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’.
      • The seminar brought together the military, security officials including BSF and Police Forces, Government and industry together to examine the latest technology solutions.
    3. Jordan king appoints Omar Razzaz as new Prime Minister
      • Omar Razzaz is appointed by Jordan’s King Abdullah II in hopes of quelling the largest anti-government protests in recent years.
      • Cabinet member Omar Razzaz, a Harvard-educated former senior World Bank official, replaced Hani Mulki.
      • The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    4. Investor Relations Award 2018
      • Corporation Bank has bagged ‘Investor Relations Awards 2018’ under the category Best Expectation Management (Mid Cap) for the financial year 2017-18.
      • The Investor Relations Award has been recognising companies in investor relation space since 2012
      • New U.N. General Assembly president
      • Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa has elected president of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
      • It is a mainly ceremonial title that nonetheless carries a high profile and important procedural functions.
      • Espinosa will become the fourth woman to hold the UNGA presidency.
      • The previous women leaders of the Assembly were Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (India) in 1953, Angie Elisabeth Brooks (Liberia)in 1969 and Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Bahrain) in 2006.
      • The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis.
      • The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly.
    5. Sansad Ratna Award 2018
      • The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance will be awarded the Sansad Ratna Award 2018 for its outstanding performance.
      • Prime Point Foundation has been awarding top performing MPs since 2010.
      • M. Veerappa Moily, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance will receive the award.
      • Singapore’s Sentosa island to be the venue for Trump & Kim Jong Un summit
      • ‘The Capella Hotel’ in Singapore’s Sentosa Island will be the venue for the 12th June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
      • Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans.
    6. BAFTA appoints Dame Pippa Harris as Chairman
      • Veteran producer Pippa Harris has been appointed as the new chairperson of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for two years.
      • She will succeed Jane Lush.
      • Earlier, she was the deputy chair of BAFTA.
      • She has been closely involved with BAFTA for 10 years and joined the Board of Trustees as Deputy Chair of the Film Committee in 2011.
      • The BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.
      • These awards are the British equivalent of the Academy Awards.
    7. French Swimmer Begins Record Pacific Crossing Attempt
      • French swimmer set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.
      • Ben Lecomte will swim for eight hours a day for more than six months as he heads towards the US west coast.
      • He is hoping to raise awareness for climate change.
      • A team of scientists will conduct research during the almost 8,850-kilometre swim.
    8. 3 key panels for museum of Prime Ministers Project
      • The Culture Ministry formed three high-powered panels that will work to implement the project.
      • The three committees, one will focus on project implementation, while the other two will concentrate on choice and development of content for the one-of-its-kind museum.
      • The Ministry planning to set up a modern museum that will tell the story of all the Prime Ministers of the country at the premises of the iconic Teen Murti Estate, which was the official residence of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
    9. Financial aid for tur farmers by Maharashtra govt.
      • A financial grant of 1,000 rupees per quintal to those farmers whose tur and gram could not be purchased by the administration before the May 31 deadline.
      • The government had started purchasing tur from farmers by offering them guaranteed rates following bumper tur production.
    10. Fintech ecosystem in Andhra Pardesh
      • Andhra Pradesh inks pact with Maharashtra to develop Fintech ecosystem.
      • The Minister termed Mumbai and Vizag as the driving force behind the Fintech platform.
      • New association will pave the way for enhanced financial technology innovation in both the states.
    11. Polythene To Be Completely Prohibited From 31st July In Uttarakhand
      • All the polythene vendors have been asked to finish the polyethylene stock before 31st July.
      • In Dehradun on the occasion of World Environment Day, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat stated, a comprehensive public awareness campaign will be launched on environmental damage caused by polythene, one week before the entire ban on polythene in the state.
    12. Global Economy Is Healthy But Growth Will Slow: World Bank
      • The steadily expanding global economy should remain resilient, at least for a couple of years, the World Bank stated.
      • The anti-poverty agency predicts global growth will decelerate slightly from a solid 3.1 percent this year to 3 percent next year and 2.9 percent in 2020.
    13. New U.N. General Assembly president
      • Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa has elected president of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
      • It is a mainly ceremonial title that nonetheless carries a high profile and important procedural functions.
      • Espinosa will become the fourth woman to hold the UNGA presidency.
      • The previous women leaders of the Assembly were Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (India) in 1953, Angie Elisabeth Brooks (Liberia)in 1969 and Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Bahrain) in 2006.
      • The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on a yearly basis.
      • The President presides over the sessions of the General Assembly
    14. Singapore’s Sentosa island to be the venue for Trump & Kim Jong Un summit
      • ‘The Capella Hotel’ in Singapore’s Sentosa Island will be the venue for the 12th June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
      • Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans.
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