Current Affairs – June 12, 2018 – One Liner
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- 12 June – World Day Against Child Labour.The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
- Hundreds of acres of fertile land lying in the Penna riverbed in Kovur and Buchireddypalem areas is now facing the threat of submersion as the water storage is expected to rise once the new Nellore barrage is completed in a few months.
- The Rajasthan government launched GPS-based technology also allows citizens to track, on a real-time basis, the teams sent out to restore electricity supply..
- Kerala government will soon introduce entertainment tax on films in other languages that are being screened in Kerala, said finance minister TM Thomas Isaac in the assembly.
- The tiny, but immensely popular and pricey, seeraga samba may well become the first rice variety from Tamil Nadu to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
- Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 14.30 crore (Rupees Fourteen Crore & Thirty Lakh) has been sanctioned for Bock level sports in the State of Jammu and Kashmir under the ‘Khelo India’ Scheme by the Union Sports Ministry, Government of India.
- KVIC has created a world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day. Two thousand three hundred thirty(2330) bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area.
- A team of city-based archaeologists from Deccan College have confirmed that the Vakataka dynasty ruled from its capital Nandivardhan, or the present day Nagardhan, a large village discovered near Ramtek taluka in Nagpur district.
- vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression.
- Malaysia will reopen its embassy in Pyongyang, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said, suggesting an end to the diplomatic row over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur last year.
- One of the major Centres of ISRO, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), is offering to transfer the in-house developed Li-ion cell technology to competent Indian Industries .
- CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on June 11.
- The government will work to enable all 2.9 lakh common service centres (CSCs) in the country to operate as business correspondents of banks, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on June 11.
- The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert committee to examine allowing unlisted Indian companies to do a direct equity listing overseas while also allowing overseas companies to list directly on the Indian bourses.
- Ascension Ventures, a London-based early-stage venture capital fund, has joined hands with Unicorn India Ventures, a Mumbai-based early stage VC fund, to introduce the first Indo-U.K. enterprise investment scheme (EIS) fund.
- Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has inked a pact with the U.K.-based Harper Adams University to develop advanced technological, agronomic and educational solutions for the delivery of sustainable food production around the world.
- Jane Fonda, an American activist, will be awarded the Lumiere Award for this year in Lyon, France.
- India stands today at the bottom of the Global Environment Performance Index (EPI) rankings In 2018 it has slipped to the 177th position.
- Indian firms are the seventh most optimistic employers globally with 17 % bullish about their hiring plans over the next three months, says a survey.
- Andhra government’s APPRSP application will be useful for common people also to know the traffic jams, alerts from the departments and others. SHOs have to fill data relating to accidents in APPRSP by using smart phones
- Telangana’s Vuppala Prraneeth is now World No. 1 in chess in the under-11 category.
- Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid manager on a three-year contract after the World Cup, the European champions said on June 12.
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