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12th June 2017 Current Affairs – Today Highlights
- Ayush Ministry has launched Yoga awareness drive using attractive mascots
- Adam West, TV’s Batman has passed away recently at an age of 88 years
- Michael Venus-Ryan Harrison has won the French Open men’s doubles title
- NITI Aayog launched the SATH program
- Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee will receive Legion d’ Honneur
- EU, France grant 3.5m euros to curb emissions in India
- Jelena Ostapenko has won French Open title 2017
Today 12th June 2017 Current Affairs – Daily GK Updates – National
Kolkata to get India’s first underwater Metro
Very soon, Kolkata will get an underwater Metro under the Hooghly. The Kolkata Metro transportation tunnel is unique to India.
Insurance up for crop loan in Rajasthan
The Rajasthan Government has raised the insurance cover by 1 lakh to 6 lakh for farmers. The state government aims to bring around 25 lakh peasants under the scheme. The Rajasthan Govt has raised the insurance for crop loan by 1 lakh in the present fiscal year in the ‘Raj Sahakar Personal Accident Insurance Scheme’.
Jitendra Singh Announces Hill Area Development Programme in Manipur
DrJitendra Singh, the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region announces the launch of Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal (Manipur). This project aims to bridge the gap between the hill and valley districts.
Current Affairs of 12th June 2017 – International Updates
EU, France grant 3.5m euros to curb emissions in India
To reduce emissions and promote sustainability, France, and the European Union extended a grant of 3.5 million euros under the ‘Moblise Your City’ (MYC) initiative. Three Indian cities Nagpur, Kochi, and Ahmedabad will get the grant as part of the EU’s commitment.
22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) begins
The delegation of the EU and Embassies of EU Members in collaboration with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has organized the five-day event. Award winning movies from countries like Austria, Cyprus, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Finland etc will be shown during the festival.
India drags US to WTO over duties on steel
India has complained to the WTO that the US has failed to drop anti-subsidy duties on certain Indian steel products after losing an earlier ruling, India also said the US had failed to meet an April 2016 deadline to comply with a WTO ruling
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Sports News Updates – Today 12th June 2017 Current Affairs
Kutwal has won the gold at world chess championship for differently-abled
A railway employee in Pune Division, Shashikant Kutwal has won the gold medal at the 17th World Individual Chess Championship for differently-abled. Kutwal belongs to Baramati tehsil and was appointed with the Central Railway through sports quota in 2000.
Dhanya-Sanmay has won the U-14 Asian junior tennis title
Dhanya Shah and Sanmay Gandhi have won the Under-14 doubles title of the Asian Junior Tennis Championships at the Balewadi Stadium. Second-seeded Dhanya and Sanmay defeated Vishesh Patel and Shashidhar Kota in a battle with 6-4, 7-6(4).
Ramkumar Ramanathan has won the ITF Futures title
Indian player Ramkumar Ramanathan has won the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis title. He played against the Raymond Sarmiento of the USA in straight sets. It was the first title of the season for Ramkumar and 15th of his career.
Rafael Nadal has won the historic 10th French Open title
Nadal, 31 years old had a tough fight with the Stan Wawrinka to win the French Open for the first time since 2014.
Rafael Nadal is the first player in tennis’s Open era to win the same major title 10 times. Now, Nadal has 15 Grand Slam titles in his career.
IOC approves new events for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games. The additions include a mixed team event for judo. Each team will comprise of 3 men and 3 women, all representing different weight classes.
Table Tennis will also get a mixed doubles competition.
12th June 2017 Current Affairs – Banking & Finance
IOB has launched the retail mart in Thiruvananthapuram
The Lead Bank for Thiruvananthapuram district, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB launched the Retail Mart. It is a retail lending concept, in Kerala’s capital city. To complete all the pre-release formalities at the customer’s doorstep and sanction quality retail loans, this retail mart has been inaugurated.
Today 12th June 2017 Current Affairs – Appointments
Paytm appoints vice-president Amit Sinha as COO of Paytm Mall
Paytm has appointed Amit Sinha as the chief operating officer (COO) of its e-commerce business Paytm Mall. Currently, Amit Sinha is working as the vice-president overlooking business and human resources at One97 Communications Ltd. Sinha has been associated with Paytm since December 2007.
June 12, 2017 Current Affairs – Awards and Honours
Authors Neelakantan, Satpathy to receive the Kalinga Awards
Popular writer Anand Neelakantan, Odia poet Haraprasad Das, and author Paramita Satpathy have awarded with the Kalinga Literary Awards. Neelakantan won the Kalinga International Literary Award. Das won the Kalinga Literary Youth Award. And Satpathy won the Kalinga Karubaki Award. ‘Literature for Peace and Harmony’ is the theme of this year’s award ceremony.
12th June 2017 Current Affairs – Books and Authors
Jairam Ramesh’s book on the naturist in Indira Gandhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has launched the book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature” at the Indira Gandhi Memorial. Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh is the author of the book. Simon & Schuster has published this book and presented the first copy of the book to the Congress President.