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Current Affairs June 17 – National
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched IDCF to reduce the deaths of child due to diarrhea
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the IDCF (Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight) to reduce the child deaths taking place due to diarrhea. The Ministry has made this a priority that would bring health outcomes among children to an equitable level with the rest of the world. The aim of this fortnight is to create mass awareness about the low-cost treatment of diarrhea i.e ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) and tablets of Zinc.
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International 17th June 2017 Current Affairs – Today News
India moved 6 places in innovation ranking to rank 60
India continued to climb on the ranking of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. It is emerging as the highest ranked economy in Central as well as South Asia. As per the report released on Thursday, because it moved up 6 places to 60th among total 130 nations. Last year, India climbed up the ladder of Global Innovation Index to reach the 66th rank. As per the previous reports, in the year 2015, India was in 81st position. After that, India made an improvement after a continuous drop of five years in its ranking.
Neeru Chadha elected as the first Indian women Member of ITLOS
On 15th June 2017, Neeru Chadha, a nominee from India elected as the first Indian Woman Member if ITLOS (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea). Chadha is an international law expert who got 120 votes. The votes of Chadha were recorded to be the highest in the group of Asia Pacific. She has been elected as the ITLOS Judge for the term of nine years i.e from 2017 to 2026.
17th June 2017 Current Affairs & Latest Updates
India re-elected to UN’s principal organ on social, economic, and environmental issues
Consequently, for another three-year term, India has been elected to the UN’s principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues. India was among 18 nations to win election to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India got 183 votes which were the second highest after Japan in the category of Asia Pacific. Chadha got 120 votes which were highest in the group of Asia Pacific. Chadha was elected in the first voting round. India was seeking re-election to ECOSOC because the current term will expire by this year.
David Grossman has won the Man Booker International price 2017
David Grossman on Wednesday, the first Israel author won the Man Booker International Prize on for his novel called A Horse Walks into a Bar. After receiving the prize, Grossman said, I will cherish this award and this evening. The ceremony took place in central London. Last year, South Korean author Han Kang won the prize for The Vegetarian and according to the prize organizers. In addition to this, The Vegetarian sold 1,60,000 copies in the UK.
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17th June Current Affairs Business News
China-led AIIB approves loan of $150 million for India Infrastructure Fund
AIIB has approved a loan of $150 million for the Infrastructure Fund in India. China-led AIIB in total has approved two loans and one equity investment which is $324 million in total. This investment is to support infrastructure projects in India, Georgia and Tajikistan. AIIB is a multilateral development bank led by China.It seems like a rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The aim of this Infrastructure Fund is to invest in the mid-cap infrastructure companies in India.
17th June 2017 Current Affairs Sports
Virat Kohli scores fastest 8000 runs in ODI in 175 innings
Virat Kohli took 175 innings to complete 8000 runs and broke the record of South Africa skipper AB de Villiers. While De Villiers took 182 innings to complete 8,000 runs, Kohli took 7 innings lesser than his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate. As a result, Kohli, the right-handed batsman needed 88 runs to touch yet another milestone and he did it in style in the semi-final match against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy. In addition to this, batting on 87*, Kohli punched Sabbir Rahman towards long-off for a single and finally became the fastest ODI batsman to score 8000 runs. Earlier, Kohli became the fastest to score 7000 runs where also he broke the record of de Villiers’ record.
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Current Affairs 17th June 2017 – Today Latest Updates
- Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) P.N Bhagwati passes away
- Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi conferred the 5th Bhupen Hazarika National Award of the year 2017
- PM Modi to visit Netherlands, Portugal in June
- Decision on new Attorney General soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad