Current Affairs Updates - 13th June 2018
Current Affairs Updates - 13th June 2018 consists of all the top headlines and news activities from all around the world given in details under various sections. These are all relevant to the upcoming government examinations of Bank, IBPS PO, IBPS CLERK, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL and other similar examinations. We hope aspirants would find this helpful and go through these in complete details. You may also follow our Current Affairs Quiz and One Liner GK and Note Down Points on a regular basis.
The World Day against Child Labour will be observed on 12th June
- World Day against Child Labour was launched in 2002 by International Labour Organization (ILO) to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
RBI in News
RBI Issues Draft Guidelines To Enhance Loan System For Large Borrowers
- Issuing the draft guidelines on the loan system for bank credit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also said that the undrawn portion of cash credit and overdraft limits sanctioned to larger borrowers will attract a credit conversion factor of 20 per cent, effective from April 1, 2019.
Banking, Economic & Financial Affairs
All CSCs across the country will become Business Correspondents of Banks
- Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched major services in a conference organized by CSC SPV showcasing the impact and progress made by the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in promoting rural Wi-Fi network infrastructure.
NITI Aayog Announces 3,000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs
- The selected schools shall receive a grant of Rs. 20 lakh spread over the next five years to establish ATLs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among school children across India.
The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will begin work on gauging marine litter and their sources along the country's coastline
- M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said that the country had joined the United Nations' "Clean Seas' programme and the ministry's Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services and another Chennai-based institute would work on the field of marine litter.
Punjab to install dust collectors on 50,000 grain cleaners to combat dust pollution, tackle lung diseases.
- The pollution is the main cause of respiratory and lung diseases among labourers, farmers, and commission agents, as well as those living in the vicinity of the grain markets.
Archaeologists have discovered 12,000-year-old rock paintings in China that depict scenes of human hunters.
- The archaeologists confirmed the images of three mammoths, which means the rock paintings were made before the extinction of the mammoth, or at least 12,000 years ago.
Green Mizoram Day was today observed across the state with government employees, students and members of NGOs planting large number of trees
- Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla inaugurated the Green Mizoram Day, 2018 at a function attended by his cabinet colleagues, legislators and senior government officials where they undertook ceremonial planting of trees along the river Chite in Aizawl.
The grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 to be held at the Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre, Jaipur on 30th and 31st March, 2018 will focus on the problem statements of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- Jaipur is one of the 28 different nodal centres across India where the grand finale will simultaneously take place to deal with problem statements relating to different Ministries/ Departments. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is a ‘Premier Partner’ in the initiative.
Delhi Vidhan Sabha accepted the resolution on full statehood to the city on Monday during the last day of the three-day session.
- Kejriwal while slamming the central government said that the capital has been deprived of its basic rights unlike other states, which has affected the development of the city.
President Trump shook hands with Kim Jong-un of North Korea and offered a major concession during the first summit meeting between their nations, a momentous step in an improbable courtship between the world’s largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one.
- Brash, impulsive leaders who only a few months ago taunted each other across a nuclear abyss, Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim set aside their threats in a gamble that for now, at least, personal diplomacy can counteract decades of enmity and distrust.
Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli has been extradited to his homeland from the United States, where he has been held on charges of political espionage and corruption
- Martinelli, who was president from 2009-2014, was transferred from the federal prison in Miami to the Opa Locka Executive Airport, where he was placed on a charter flight to Panama City at around 10:20 GMT.
India extended a financial aid of Rs 99 million to Nepal for the construction of 2,700 shallow tube well irrigation systems in 12 districts of the country's southern Terai region to boost agricultural productivity.
- The assistance has been extended as part of the final payment for the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project, which was launched in January last year to boost growth to the Himalayan nation's agricultural sector through enhanced facilities.
Defence & Railway News
Women can now look forward to safer train journeys while travelling alone, with the Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) deploying the Subhadra Vahini at the city railway station.
- Subhadra Vahini is a first-of-its-kind all-female group of 32 railway personnel comprising 16 from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and an equal number from the commercial wing of the division
India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism in September.
- The aim of the exercise is to promote strategic alignment among the member-states and to share best practices in the area of counter-terrorism.
Schemes / Programme
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on proposed to open extended banking counters across all 2.9 lakh common service centres (CSCs) that are operated by village level entrepreneurs to provide government services in rural areas.
- Railway Minster Goyal, who is also the interim Finance Minister, said that WiFi service is already being made available at CSCs.
- The Department of Telecom (DoT), on the occasion, launched 5,000 WiFi choupals in partnership with CSC which will provide 60,000 WiFi hotspots in rural areas.
After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made some headway and provided cash incentives to nearly 23.6 lakh beneficiaries out of an estimated 51.6 lakh a year.
- The scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet in May 2017 and expected to be rolled out in September. However, until January 2018, the government programme had covered only 90,000 women — a mere 2% of the target.
Awards & Honours: Sports
Ronda Rousey becomes first female UFC Hall of Famer
- Ronda Rousey was the first American woman to medal in the Olympics in judo. She was the first women to be signed by the UFC.