Daily Current Affairs – June 5, 2018

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Current Affairs – June 5, 2018

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IMPORTANT DAYS

June 5 – World Environment Day 2018

Theme – ‘Beat plastic pollution’

  • World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is being celebrated with India being the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the event.

NATIONAL

Andhra Pradesh

Purushothapatnam project

  • The Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Project (PLIP) to cater to the irrigation and drinking water needs of East Godavari, Visakhapatnam and part of North Andhra region.

Uttar Pradesh

Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS)

  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the state’s first-of-its-kind Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) and said the hi-tech will help police in regulating traffic and punishing habitual traffic offenders and will certainly reduce the road accident cases and traffic congestion.

Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu exempts textile job working/service units from e-way bill

  • The Tamil Nadu government has exempted job working and service units related to yarn, fabrics and garments from generation of e-way bill.
  • No e-way bill is required for the transport of consignment with value of goods not exceeding Rs 1 lakh.

Tamil Nadu to ban disposable plastic from next year

  • The State government on Tuesday announced a ban on manufacture, sales, storage and usage of disposable plastic across State with effective from January 1, 2019.

Karnataka

Green, Biodegradable, hygienic and cheaper sanitary pads

  • The Union government launched biodegradable sanitary napkins to mark World Environment Day on 05.06.2018.

Odisha

Chandrabhaga to be Asia’s first ‘Blue Flag’ beach

  • The scenic Chandrabhaga on the Konark coast is all set to become the first ‘Blue Flag’ beach of Asia for maintaining cleanliness and environment standards.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

HUL to integrate foods and refreshment units

  • Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will integrate its foods and refreshment categories in India with effect from July 1 in alignment with the structure of Unilever globally.

Ather unveils e-scooters commercially

  • Electric two-wheeler start-up Ather Energy commercially unveiled smart electric scooter Ather 450 and Ather 340.

USFDA approves Mylan, Biocon’s biosimilar Fulphila

  • S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Mylan’s Fulphila, a biosimilar to Neulasta, co-developed with Biocon to treat low count of neutrophils in patients undergoing chemotherapy in certain types of cancer.

RBI launches Financial Literacy Week 

  • The Reserve Bank of India launched Financial Literacy Week across the country with customer protection as its main theme.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Third National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga

  • Ministry of AYUSH developing a Yoga protocol for 40 Plus women in consultation with Indian Menopause Society held in New Delhi.
  • Rishikesh and Haridwar are known as the ‘Capital of Yoga’.

DEFENCE

Geo-Intelligence Asia – 2018

  • The Eleventh edition of GeoIntelligence Asia 2018 organised by GeoSpatial Media and Communication at New Delhi.

Theme of Seminar was ‘GeoSpatial : A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’.

2nd BSF Mt. Everest Expedition

  • Padma Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu creates history by conquering the peak for the seventh time.

SCHEMES

KUSUM scheme

  • “The KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan) will be implemented in July to promote the use of solar power among farmers.
  • Under this scheme farmers would be provided with solar water pumps.

IRCTC introduces bagasse based food packaging

  • Ministry of Railways PSU IRCTC launched its trial run of environment friendly bagasse based food packaging on 8 select Shatabdis and Rajdhanis originating from New Delhi.

AWARDS

  • Dhiraj Ram Krishna – National Gopal Ratna award

[For ‘upkeep of the best dairy animals of indigenous breeds’]

APPOINTMENTS

  • K.Jain – Deputy Governor of RBI
  • Cornelis Vrieswijk – New chief executive officer of GoAir
  • Pippa Harris – New chair of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
  • Tommy Thomas – New attorney general of Malaysia [The first minority to hold the post in 55 years]
  • Omar al-Razzaz – Prime Minister of Jordan

SPORTS

Football Intercontinental Cup

  • India defeated Kenya 3-0 to seal a place in the final of the four-nation Intercontinental Cup.

Shubhankar qualifies for US Open

  • Shubhankar Sharma grabbed a spot in US Open golf championships.

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