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Latest 20th June 2017 Current Affairs – Important Updates
Taj hotel to be first Indian building to get trademark
Taj Mahal Palace, one of the iconic buildings in Mumbai becomes the first building in India which will get the trademark. The main aim of this move is to protect the distinctiveness of the building. This building was built before the building of Gateway of India. The Taj Palace now joins the other big properties such as the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building that already have the trademarks.
Suresh Prabhu flagged off new trains to Nayagarh in Odisha through video-conferencing
The new first passenger train to Nayagarh was flagged off by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Prabhu flagged off the train through video-conferencing Bhawan in New Delhi, in the presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhubaneshwar MP Prasanna Patsani. While the train was earlier running from Khurda Road to Bolagarh Road. But now, it is extended till Nayagarh in Odisha.
Venkaiah launches new Urban Housing Project for financially backward people of State
For giving a push to the National Mission of Housing for All in Andhra Pradesh state, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu launches the urban housing project for the people of the state who are financially backward. Naidu launched the program through video conferencing in Vijayawada. This project is an affordable housing project which will be built in the state in G+3 stories across 38 urban spaces.
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International 20th June 2017 Current Affairs
French President Macron launches ‘Tech Visa’ program for woo tech industry
On Thursday, the President of France Emmanuel Macron launched a fast-track 4-year residence permit for entrepreneurs and their families. The name of the program is ‘French Tech Visa’. Macron said that they want the innovators, the pioneers, the entrepreneurs of the world to go to France and work there with them on all possible innovations.
Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels
The historic talks of UK and EU on Britain have begun leaving the bloc with both sides seeking to strike a tone of positivity. In Brussels, The Minister of Brexit David Davis said London wanted a deep, new and special partnership in the interest of all Britons and Europeans. The main priority of this talk between the two was to clear up all the uncertainties created by Brexit vote.
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Banking News – 20th June 2017 Current Affairs
RBI for Lanco directs bankruptcy proceedings, shares dip 20%
The shares of Lanco Infratech slumps 20% after IDBI Bank which is the lead lender of RBI. RBI directs IDBI for initiating the company’s insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The stock plummeted 20% to close at Rs 1.88 which is the lowest trading limit of permissible for the day as also its 52-week low – on BSE. The company share tanked 19.14% to end at Rs1.90 at NSE which is its lower circuit limit.
20th June 2017 Current Affairs Sports Updates
Yuvraj Singh sets all-time record of playing 300 ODI matches
Yuvraj Singh played his 300th ODI and is the fifth Indian cricketer and 19th overall cricketer reaching this landmark. Sachin Tendulkar is on the top on the list with 463 ODI matches. In addition to this, Rahul Dravid who has played 340, 334 by Azharuddin, and Ganguly with 308 respectively.
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20th June 2017 Current Affairs – Important News Highlights
- China to send mini-ecosystems to the moon
- Orion Spacecraft by NASA clears the safety test
- R Madhavan wins the Filmfare Best Actor Awards South 2017
- Culture Ministry launches ‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’
- Pakistan wins the first Champions Trophy title after beating India