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Latest Current Affairs of June 2018

The venue of high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” from 20 to 21 June 2018Tajikistan
The venue of 106th Indian Science Congress to be held from 03 Jan to 07 Jan 2019 with the theme 'Future India: Science and Technology'Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
The countries which have won the bid to hold 2026 FIFA World Cup jointlyUSA, Canada & Mexico
The mobile app launched by Ministry of Railways to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal is namedRail Madad
The team which has won the maiden Women's Asia Cup T20 tournament defeating India in the finals in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaBangladesh
The fruit which has been declared as the State fruit of TripuraQueen Pineapple
The Chairman of Bharat Forge who has been chosen to head a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India and suggest measures to cater to the needs of exporters in the present economic scenario and make the SEZ policy WTO compatibleBaba Kalyani
The Indian cricketer who has become the first from the country to cross 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals (while playing against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup)Mithali Raj
The railway station in Uttar Pradesh which has been renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar JunctionMughalsarai
The Indian State which has decided to completely prohibit polythene from 31 July 2018Uttarakhand
The freedom fighter whose jail diary book was released by Union Minister Ravi Shankar PrasadBhagat Singh
The United States territory in the Pacific Ocean in which the joint naval exercise Malabar 2018 by the Navies of India, US and Japan is scheduled to be held in June 2018Guam
The psycopath artficial intelligence (AI) developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) based on a community on Reddit is namedNorman
The Indian State which has decided to grant 15 days paternity leave to all its government employeesHaryana
The operation launched by the Indian Navy to evacuate 38 Indian nationals stranded on the Yemeni island of Socotra in the aftermath of cyclone MekenuNistar
The eminent jurist and politician who has been appointed the new Prime Minister of ItalyGiuseppe Conte
The crowdsourcing app launched by Google to help people find local answers in their neighbourhood is namedNeighbourly
The scheme introduced by the Central Government to reimburse its share of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) on purchase of raw items such as ghee, edible oil, atta/maida/rava/flour , rice pulses, sugar, burra/jiggery etc which go into preparation of food/Prasad/langar/bhandara offered free of cost by religious institutions is namedSeva Bhoj Yojana

Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan

Aim: to aid, assist and advice farmers on how to improve their farming techniques and raise their incomes.

Target villages : 25 Villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts

Implementation dates: 01 June 2018 to 31 July 2018

Various activities to promote best practices and enhance agriculture income are being undertaken under this plan such as:-

  1. Distribution of Soil Health Cards to all farmers
  2. 100% coverage of bovine vaccination for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in each village
  3. 100% coverage of Sheep and Goat for eradication of Peste des Petits ruminants (PPR )
  4. Distribution of Mini Kits of pulses and oilseeds to all
  5. Distribution of Horticulture/Agro Forestry/Bamboo plant @ 5 per family (location appropriate)
  6. Making 100 NADAP Pits in each village
  7. Artificial insemination saturation
  8. Demonstration programmes on Micro- irrigation
  9. Demonstrations of integrated cropping practice

Atal Bhujal Yojana

It is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

To be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23.

World Bank approved assistance of Rs. 6,000 crore.

Aim: To address the criticality of ground water resources in a major part of the country.

The priority areas identified under the scheme fall in the states of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. These States represent about 25% of the total number of over-exploited, critical and semi-critical blocks in terms of ground water in India. They also cover two major types of groundwater systems found in India - alluvial and hard rock aquifers- and have varying degrees of institutional readiness and experience in groundwater management.



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New State Symbols

State Bird of Andhra Pradesh : Rose Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

State Flower of Andhra Pradesh : Jasmine

State Fruit of Tripura: Queen Pineapple


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Global Day of Parents: 01 June 2018

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2012

World Milk Day: 01 June 2018

Designated by: Food and Agricultural Organisation

First observed: 2001

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 04 June 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

World Environment Day: 05 June 2018

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1974

Host Country: India

Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution

World Ocean Day: 08 June 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2009

Action focus: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean

World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June 2018

Designated by: International Labour Organization

First Observed in: 2002

Theme: Generation Safe and Healthy

World Blood Donor Day: 14 June 2018

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 2004

Theme: Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 15 June 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2012

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17 June 2018

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1995

Theme: Land has true value – invest in it.

International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: 19 June 2018

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: The Plight and Rights of Children born of War

First Observed in: 2015


Cashless Ticketing App

Developed by: Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS)

Name of the app: utsonmobile

Compatibility: Android and Windows

Procedure

  1. Passenger to get registered by providing his/her mobile number, name, city, default booking train type, class, ticket type, number of passenger and frequently travelling routes.
  2. Upon successful registration, Railway Wallet (R-Wallet) will be created automatically with zero balance to the passenger. There will be no extra cost for creating R-Wallet.
  3. The R-Wallet can be recharged either at any of the UTS counter or through recharge option available in the https://www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in website.

Other features:

  1. Does not work without internet connection.
  2. No advance ticket booking is allowed.
  3. Paperless Ticket: The passenger can travel without taking hardcopy of the ticket. Whenever Ticket Checking Staff asks for ticket, the passenger will use 'Show Ticket' option in the app. The smart phone should be GPS enabled to book paperless ticket. The paperless tickets are not allowed for cancellation. The journey should commence within one hour after booking paperless ticket.
  4. The Season ticket can be issued/renewed from mobile application and it will be valid from the next day of booking the ticket. No need of GPS for issue/renewal of Season Ticket.
  5. Platform Ticket can also be booked from mobile application.
  6. Paper Ticket: The passenger can book ticket through the mobile app. On booking of ticket, he/she will get Booking ID along with other ticket details. The booking details will also be available in booking history. The booking ID will also be conveyed through an SMS. After booking Paper ticket, Passenger can go to the journey originating (source) station to take ticket print out from any of the ATVM there, by entering his/her registered mobile number and booking ID. The Journey is valid only with printed ticket. The cancellation of Paper ticket is allowed either at the counter after printing the ticket or through the app before printing the ticket. However, in both the cases, cancellation fee is applicable. The journey should commence within one hour after printing paper ticket in the kiosk.

French Open 2018

TitleWinnerRunner-up
Men's SinglesRafael Nadal (Spain)dominic Thiem (Austria)
Women's SinglesSimona Halep (Romania)Sloane Stephens (United States)
Mens's DoublesPierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (France)Oliver Marach (Austria) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Women's DoublesBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya (Japan)
Mixed DoublesLatisha Chan (Taiwan) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)Gabriel Dabrowski (Canada) and Mate Pavic (Crotia)

Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles which is the highest for any player.


Santokhba Humanitarian Awards

Instituted by : Ramakrishna Knowledge Foundation

Awardees: Kailash Satyarthi and ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar


Upward Revision of Pension for Sportspersons

The medal winners at the Olympic and Para-Olympic Games: Rs. 20,000

Gold medallist at World Cup and World Championship: Rs. 16,000

Silver and Bronze medallist at World Cup and World Championship: Rs. 14,000

Gold medallist in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Para Asian Games: Rs. 14,000

Silver and Bronze medallist in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Para Asian Games: Rs. 12,000




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Current Affairs Questions

1. What is the maximum amount of reward an informant can be given under the newly introduced Benami Transactions Informants Rewards Scheme 2018?

  1. 10 lakhs
  2. 20 lakhs
  3. 50 lakhs
  4. 1 crore

2. Which of the following districts of Kerala was affected by an outbreak of Nipah virus infections which claimd around 15 lives in May 2018?

  1. Kozhikode
  2. Kannur
  3. Kasargod
  4. Kollam

3. In which country is the island of Sentosa located?

  1. New Zealand
  2. Japan
  3. Singapore
  4. Indonesia

4. Which team has the highest ever total in one-day internationals?

  1. India
  2. New Zealand
  3. Australia
  4. West indies

5. Which country apart from India did not participate in the Intercontinental Cup football tournament held in Mumbai in June 18?

  1. Chinese Taipei
  2. Kenya
  3. New Zealand
  4. Indonesia

6. In which State is Mt. Deotibba located?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Uttarakhand
  3. Sikkim
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

7. Which of these organisations is observing the year 2018 as the Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty?

  1. State Bank of India
  2. DRDO
  3. Indian Army
  4. Indian Air Force