current-affairs 11.06.2018

TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS – 11-JUNE – 2018 – MyProgressCard

Sports News

1. India beat Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup

  • Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title victory with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash.
  • Playing in his 102nd international match, Chhetri struck in the eighth and 29th minutes to hand a dominant India the trophy.

India beat Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup

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  • Chhetri is now on par with Argentine superstar Messi to be the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players.

2French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 11th title

  • World’s No. 1 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal won the 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets.

World’s No. 1 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal

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  • Nadal is the only second player in history to win the same Grand Slam on 11 occasions after Margaret Court, who won 11 Australian Open titles between 1960 and 1973.

National News

3. Northern Railways to monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp

  • Northern Railways have created separate WhatsApp groups for each department to monitor the cleanliness of its trains supervised by senior officials.

Northern Railways to monitor trains using WhatsApp

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  • The status report of cleanliness will be uploaded to each Whatsapp group on a daily basis.
  • CCTVs are going to be installed in 340 coaches to monitor cleanliness and safety.

4. V K Singh Flags Off 1st Batch Of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

  • 1st batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra-2018 (11th June to 8th September) in New Delhi was flagged off by the minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh.
  • There are two routes for the Yatra, one through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and the other route through Nathu La Pass in Sikkim.

5. Centre Launches ‘Rail MADAD’, ‘Menu On Rails’ Mobile Apps

  • Railway minister Piyush Goyal launched two mobile applications ‘Rail MADAD’ and ‘Menu on Rails’, to ease the traveling experience.
  • Rail MADAD is for lodging of complaints by travelers.

Centre Launches 'Rail MADAD', 'Menu On Rails' Mobile Apps

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  • Menu on Rails will facilitate uninterrupted and continuous ordering of food.
  • Speaking on the occasion, the Minister stated that Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh was created with a lump of one lakh crore rupees to make additional funds available for safety-related works.

6. India Is The Second Highest Sender Of Foreign Students In US

  • In terms of sending students for foreign studies, India stood in second place following China.
  • At present 1,86,000 Indian students are studying in the United States.

India Is The Second Highest Sender Of Foreign Students In US

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  • The United States stood as the top destination for students all over the world.
  • Also, the number of Indian students in the US has more than doubled in the last 10 years.

7. WHO congratulated India For Reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio By 77%

  • WHO complimented India’s work in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77%, from 556 per one lakh live births in 1990 to 130 per one lakh live births in 2016.

WHO congratulated India For Reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio

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  • This progress indicates that the country is on track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal target of an MMR below 70 by 2030.

Static/Current implications:

  • WHO was established on 7th April 1948.
  • Headquarters WHO – Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director general of WHO – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

8. India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

  • India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens Delhi to be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, the 21st of October.

India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

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  • It will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial.
  • The museum portrays the history of central and state police forces.

International News

9. Trump meets Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

  • US President Donald Trump met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of historic ‘Trump-Kim summit'(12th Jun).

Trump meets Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

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  • They were expected to discuss summit preparations, US’ tariff threats and many more aspects.

10. Mauritius to host 11th World Hindi Conference

  • Mauritius is going to host 11th World Hindi Conference at Swami Vivekanand International Convention Centre, in its capital city Port Lois from August 18-20, 2018.
  • The ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India in association with Government of Mauritius is going to organise this conference.

11th World Hindi Conference at Swami Vivekanand International Convention Centre

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  • Theme of the Conference:Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti
  • The aim of this conference: To provide a common platform to several Hindi scholars, writers and laureates from different parts of the world to contribute the language.

Banking News

11. PSBs suffered losses of over Rs. 87,000 cr

  • In the financial year 2017-2018, public sector banks posted a huge loss of Rs. 87,357 crores.
  • Scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) topped the list with a hit of nearly Rs. 12,283 crore followed by IDBI Bank.

PSBs suffered losses of over Rs. 87,000 cr

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  • Out of 21 PSBs, only Indian Bank and Vijaya Bank posted profits during the year under review.

12. Cash with public doubles since note ban to record ₹18.5 tn

  • A data from RBI showed that the currency with the public is beyond ₹18.5 trillion, more than double from a low of ₹7.8 trillion post demonetisation.
  • The total currency in circulation has also more than doubled to over ₹19.3 trillion from post-demonetisation low.
  • Notably, the currency with the public stood at about ₹17 trillion before demonetisation.
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