Current Affairs – June 5, 2018 – One Liner
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June 5 – World Environment Day 2018
Theme – ‘Beat plastic pollution’
- 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.
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh’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.
- The Tamilnadu government announced a ban on manufacture, sales, storage and usage of disposable plastic across State with effective from January 1, 2019.
- The Union government launched biodegradable sanitary napkins to mark World Environment Day on 05.06.2018 in Bengaluru.
- Chandrabhaga in Odisha to be Asia’s first ‘Blue Flag’ beach for maintaining cleanliness and environment standards.
- The Reserve Bank of India launched Financial Literacy Week across the country with customer protection as its main theme.
- 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’.
- The Eleventh edition of GeoIntelligence Asia 2018 organised by GeoSpatial Media and Communication at New Delhi.
- Padma Shri Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu creates history by conquering the peak for the seventh time in Everest Expedition.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dhiraj Ram Krishna – National Gopal Ratna award [For ‘upkeep of the best dairy animals of indigenous breeds’]
- 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
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