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Weekly Current Affairs June 2018- Week I

Published on June 04, 2018
The Airtel Payments Bank has appointed former ICICI Bank senior executive Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and CEO.
  • Pankaj Saran Appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor.
  • Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy’s new populist government.
  • Amit Khare assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  • Paraguay gets first interim woman President Alicia Pucheta.
  • Justice R.K. Agrawal has been appointed as the President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).
  • Sudha Balakrishnan Appointed 1st CFO of RBI.
  • Former Pakistan Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk was appointed as the interim Prime Minister of the country.

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve Management Committee (SBVCR) of Arunachal Pradesh was awarded the India Biodiversity Award, 2018.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Padma Shri award, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh.
  • Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album “Damn.”.
  • Kailash Satyarthi gets 'Santokbaa Humanitarian' Award.
  • Vijay Goel Confers FICCI Smart Policing Awards 2018.
  • Yuvraj Singh Awarded 'Most Inspiring Icon of the Year for Social Welfare'.
  • Kerala Cartoonist Thomas Antony Wins International Award.
  • Virat Kohli has emerged as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards.


  • Former Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Passes Away.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • The 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave was held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • The second edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)-Afghanistan Group Meeting was organised in China's Beijing.
  • The government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Uttar Pradesh for the management of Widow Home in Sunrakh Bangar, Vrindavan.
  • Facebook and National Commission for Women (NCW) have joined hands to launch a digital literacy programme in association with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) to provide digital literacy to the women.
  • India has signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore.
  • India and Indonesia signed 15 MoUs in the fields of defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health, among others.
  • India, Singapore exchanged 8 Key Agreements which covered areas as wide as military cooperation and connectivity.
  • Tata Motors Signs MoU with Maharashtra to Promote E-Mobility.
  • India and World Bank Signs $500 Million Additional Financing for PMGSY.
  • India Signs Loan Agreement Credit of USD 21.7 Million with World Bank for Rajasthan Project.
  • The BCCI and UN Environment signed an agreement to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman Inaugurated 1st IAF Commanders Conference.
  • 3rd Meeting of India-UK Home Affairs’ Dialogue Held in New Delhi.
  • Hamburg to Host 2018 Global Wind Summit.

Important News- World

  • UNICEF launches data visualization app on education scenario in India.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three Indian digital payment systems - RuPay, BHIM app and UPI by SBI at the 'Business, Innovation and Community Event' in Singapore.
  • The United States has renamed its oldest and largest military command, US Pacific Command, or PACOM, to Indo-Pacific Command.
  • World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise RIMPAC organised in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Colombia to Be NATO's 1st Latin American ‘Gobal Partner’.
  • India Launches Its 2nd IT Corridor in China.

Important Dates

World No Tobacco Day- 31 May 2018. The theme - "Tobacco and Heart Disease".
International Day of UN Peacekeepers: 29 May. The theme is ‘UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice’.
Statehood Day of Goa: 30 May.

Important News- India

  • 15th Finance Commission constitutes a high-level group of various eminent experts from across the country in Health Sector.
  • Paytm Payments Bank has launched an initiative ‘AshaKiran’ to empower women in India’s smaller towns and cities.
  • 13th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council (ISC) was held in New Delhi.
  • A.K. Bhalla, Minister of State for Power launched PRAAPTI App and web portal with an objective to bring transparency in power purchase transactions.
  • Centre Forms Cauvery Water Management Authority.
  • India Releases Rs33.10 Cr to Nepal for 2 Road Projects.
  • Sangeeta Bahl Becomes Oldest Indian Woman to Scale Mount Everest.
  • Government Launches New Scheme ‘Seva Bhoj Yojana’.
  • Income Tax Department Launches New Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme.
  • Indian Economy Grows 7.7% In 4th Quarter: Central Statistics Data.
  • Home Minister Launched Online Analytical Tool to Monitor Foreign Contributions Under FCRA.
  • Akshay Kumar launched the twin pit toilet technology campaign in New Delhi.

Business, Science and Technology

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) to offer more accurate and credible weather forecasts weather conditions down to the block level.
  • Indian Oil Corporation has emerged as India's most profitable state-owned company.
  • Infosys Acquires US-Based WongDoody for $75 Million.
  • Microsoft is Now Third Most Valuable Firm Globally


  • The Eastern Naval Command conducted a 2-day offshore security exercise ’Prasthan’.
  • The Rustom-2 is an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system, indigenously developed by the DRDO.
  • Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-13 Begins in Uttarakhand.
  • DAC Approves Procurement of Equipment for Defence Forces.

Important News- States

  • The Ministry of Culture organized the 9th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Tehri, Uttarakhand.
  • Reuse of Treated Waste Water’ Policy Launched in Gujarat.
  • Dehradun to Organise 4th Yoga Day Celebrations.
  • Dia Mirza, launched Gaj Yatra from Tura, the principal town of Garo Hills. This initiative aims to secure 100 routes across the country for safe passage for elephants.
  • Andhra Pradesh Gets Separate State Symbols. 
Neem: State Tree
Black Buck: State Animal
Jasmine: State Flower
Rose-ringed Parrot: State Bird
  • The state government of Odisha has launched Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for working Journalists.
  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi laid the foundation stone of India's first advanced DNA forensic laboratory in Chandigarh.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport.

Sports News

  • Nepal, Scotland Among 4 Teams Inducted in ICC ODI Rankings.
  • Vikas Gowda, India’s Only Discus Throw Gold Medallist at Commonwealth, Retires.
  • Daniel Ricciardo Wins Monaco Grand Prix 2018.
  • Chennai Super Kings Defeat SunRisers Hyderabad to Clinch Record-Equalling Third IPL Title.
  • Real Madrid Lifts Champions Trophy Defeating Liverpool.
  • Japan Win Uber Cup to End 37-Year Drought.

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