Important Current Affairs June 8 2018 – One liner


Current Affairs – June 8, 2018 – One Liner

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June 8 – World Oceans Day

Theme – Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

  • Andhra Pradesh would be the first state in the country to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection.
  • Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre inaugurated 578-metre-long Theng Tunnel, the longest in Sikkim.
  • The Labour Department has embarked on an ambitious year-long campaign to declare Ernakulam district child labour-free.
  • The West Bengal government has decided to invest Rs.107 crore to check erosion at vulnerable areas along the banks of the Ganga and the Padma.
  • INOX Leisure Ltd India’s leading multiplex chain has partnered with GDC Technology Ltd for getting India’s first ever innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X decoder.
  • An Indian farmer, Sudheesh Guruvayoor from Kerala in the UAE has set a Guinness World Record by distributing 4,914 of organic curry tree saplings in Sharjah.
  • Maldives and Indonesia had contested for a seat in the UNSC, but in the plenary session held at the UN headquarters in New York, Indonesia won the seat after securing 144 votes against 46 for the Maldives.
  • The Centre has handed over the Deocha-Pachami coal mines, said to be second largest coal block in the world, to the West Bengal government.
  • Moody’s Investors Service said it expects India to stick to the estimated fiscal deficit of 3 per cent of GDP and even cut capital expenditure to offset any slippage from the budgeted target.
  • Foreign direct investment in India increased to $61.96 billion in 2017-18.
  • Ministry of Shipping in association with Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development conducted a one-day workshop on “Skill Development in the Port and Maritime Sector” in New Delhi.
  • For Maritime Logistics, a Multi-skill Development Centre for Maritime Logistics is being set up in Uran near JNPT Mumbai.
  • Rohan Bopanna – “Sports Icon of Year” award
  • Tata Consultancy Service – Pega Partner Excellence Award 2018
  • Tariq Premji – Wipro Enterprises as a non-executive director
  • Sarita Nayyar – World Economic Forum (WEF) Managing Board
  • Punjab-Business first portal-facilitate the industrialists for Regulatory Clearances and Fiscal Approvals, real time tracking of applications at common platform.
  • NXP Semiconductors has partnered with Mastercard and Visa to launch the new mWallet 2GO, developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform.
  • New Zealand women’s cricket team posted the highest ever World record total in one-day cricket an incredible 490/4 against Ireland in the first ODI in Dublin.

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