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National News Important Current Affairs Update – 17 June 2016
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☀ Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2 day ‘Rajasva Gyan Sangam’, the first joint annual conference of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
- Note that : CBDT is responsible for collecting direct taxes, while CBEC recovers the indirect taxes.
☀ India is implementing a project to provide unique identification cards to persons with disabilities. The move is aimed at creating a database that lets the government track their education and employment status. Note that : The first Central University for Disability Studies and Research will be set up in Kerala.
☀ Haryana government has banned the sale of correction fluid and paint thinner in bottles. These chemicals were reportedly being misused as intoxicating substances or drugs.
☀ The Karnataka government banned Electronic cigarettes in the state on the recommendation of a committee on cancer prevention.
☀ The Centre cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence of activist Teesta Setalvad‘s NGO, the Sabrang Trust, after finding irregularities with it’s fund utilisation. This cancellation blocks the organisation from receiving any foreign funding.
☀ The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of 15 years contract for undertaking exploration and other developmental activities related to Poly-Metallic Sulphides (PMS) in the area of 10,000 sq km in parts of Central and South – West Indian Ridges (SWIR), located in the Indian Ocean.
Deep seabed polymetallic sulphides (PMS) contain iron, copper, zinc, silver, gold and platinum in variable constitutions and are precipitates of hot fluids from upwelling hot magma from the deep interior of the oceanic crust. These compounds in the ocean ridges have attracted worldwide attention for their long-term commercial and strategic values, said a Ministry statement.
☀ The Union Cabinet has also given its approval for India’s membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium. The MoU will enable India to get engaged with internationally renowned experts with profound expertise in different aspects of scientific drilling.
International News Daily Current Affair Capsule – 17 June 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked from current affairs capsule in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.
☀ Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood has been chosen for the prestigious Pen Pinter Prize 2016.
☀ Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha arrived in New Delhi on a three day visit to India. He will hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wide range of issues including Defence, Security, Science and Technology andimproving people-to-people contacts.
☀ The US Senate has passed an amendment which calls for enhanced military cooperation with India and encourages joint military operations between the countries. The amendment approves engagements for “developing threat analysis, military doctrine, intelligence collection“.
Economics News Today’s Current Affair Capsule – 17 June 2016
The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy.
☀ Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
☀ Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana has been declared the best eatery at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2016. New Delhi’s Indian Accent restaurant was ranked number 87.
☀ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave in-principle approval to the Common Service Centres (CSCs) in rural areas to collect payments for services like electricity, water and gas. The facility will be rolled out within three months. CSCs are physical facilities meant for the delivery of e-services of the government in rural and remote locations.
☀ Insurance regulatory body IRDA issued draft guidelines for the public listing (IPO) of insurance firms. Currently, no insurance firm in India is publicly listed. Note that: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier proposed the listing of four state-owned general insurance firms.
☀ The Bank of Japan decided to keep the interest rates on the current accounts held by financial institutions unchanged at (-)0.1% and kept the annual target for expanding the monetary base at 80 trillion yen ($764 billion).
☀ The US Federal Reserve will keep the key interest rates steady at 0.25-0.5%. Further, the growth forecast for 2016 and 2017 was brought down by 0.1% to 2%.
☀ The Centre has decided to import pulses from Myanmar and Africa to beef up buffer stocks to check its price rise. The government also decided to enhance the buffer stock of pulses from 1.5 lakh tonnes to 8 lakh tonnes.
Sports News Current Affair Capsule – 17 June 2016
The following important current affairs capsule about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.
☀ Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil, succeeding Dunga, who was sacked after the team’s humiliating exit from the Copa America.
☀ Gregory Rabassa (94), prominent literary translator, has passed away. Rabassa is known for his translations of several well-known Latin American writers, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortazar, Octavio Paz, Clarice Lispector and Jorje Amado.
☀ Henry McCullough, who is a Northern Irish guitarist, vocalist and songwriter in Paul McCartney’s band Wings, passed away at 72 years of age.
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