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Current Affairs Update 16 June 2017

This Current Affairs update consist of all important headings that are important for our upcoming exams.In this update we will provide it in a short heading with concise elaboration for each and every topic, like National News,Financial News, Appointments, Sports News, Obituaries etc and also trivial datas like any percentage data that are important will be specifically underlined If any important static takeaways are there we will provide with each headings.
India is going to be a partner in ANUGA 2017,Germany.
  • India to be a co-partner in a global food and beverages trade ANUGA to be held in Cologne, Germany from October 7-11, this year.
  • The 34th edition of ANUGA is being organised by Koelnmesse GmBH and 7,200 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are likely to participate in the event.
  • Union Food processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that foreign investment and interest in India will also grow many times and therefore the country has to become an important partner of these events.
  • Indian exhibitors at ANUGA have been on rise since 2005 and around 135 companies and individual traders had participated in the event last year.
  • Badal also invited Germany to participate in the forthcoming global food investors trade fair to be held in November this year in the national capital.
Neeru Chadha has become 1st Indian woman as member of ITLOS.
  • In a significant victory for India at the UN, international law expert Neeru Chadha has won a crucial election to a top UN judicial body that deals with disputes related to the law of the sea, becoming the first Indian woman to be appointed as a judge at the tribunal.
  • Ms. Chadha, an eminent lawyer and the first Indian woman to become the chief legal adviser in the ministry of external affairs, won the election yesterday to the 'International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea' (ITLOS) for a nine-year term from 2017 to 2026.
  • Ms. Chadha got 120 votes, the highest in the Asia Pacific group and was elected in the first round of voting itself. The candidate from Indonesia got 58 votes, Lebanon 60 and Thailand 86.
  • All three candidates went to a second round of voting in which Thailand won the other seat in the Asia Pacific group.

Union Government has announced Indian envoys to European Union, Italy, Denmark.
  • India has announced a number of new diplomatic appointments in its missions abroad, including envoys to the European Union, Italy and Denmark.
  • Gaitri Issar Kumar, joint secretary in the President’s Secretariat and a 1986 batch IFS officer, has been named as India’s Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union which has its headquarters in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
  • Reenat Sandhu was  named as India’s new Ambassador to Italy. The 1989 batch IFS officer replaces Anil Wadhwa, who retired this year.
  • Ajit Vinayak Gupte, joint secretary in the external affairs ministry, has been named India’s Ambassador to Denmark. The 1991 batch IFS officer will take over from Rajeev Shahare.
Mr. Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi has been conferred ‘Bhupen Hazarika’ award.
  • Legendary Indian writer Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi from Arunachal Pradesh has been conferred upon in The Fifth Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017 instituted by Sarhad, a Maharashtra-based organization, is honoring a person every year since 2012, who has rendered an outstanding literary work at national and international level.
  • The award consists of 51,000 rupees, a memento and a certificate. His most important novel is Mauna Onth Mukhar Hriday (Silent lips, murmuring hearts) which won the Sahitya Akademi award in 2005.
The World Bank approves $500 million financing package for Afghanistan.
  • The World Bank on Tuesday approved financing worth more than $500 million for Afghanistan to support a string of programs to boost the economy and help improve services in five provincial capitals.
  • The package will help Afghanistan with refugees, expand private-sector opportunities for the poor, boost the development of five cities, expand electrification, improve food security and build rural roads," the World Bank said in a statement.
One of the prominent lender in Indian financial sector IDBI Bank has become only PSB to get ‘high’ rating for code compliance.
  • According to the Code Compliance Rating of banks done by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) 2017, only one (unchanged from the previous survey conducted in 2015) out of 26 public sector banks and eight (nine in the previous survey) out of 17 private sector banks got ‘high’ rating for their adherence to code compliance.
  • IDBI Bank was the only public sector bank that got ‘high (H)’(85 and above score out of 100) rating in two successive surveys.
  • The eight private sector banks that got ‘high’ rating are — Axis Bank, DCB Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank and YES Bank.
  • The three foreign banks — Citibank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank — that were surveyed got ‘high’ ranking.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation has successfully test fired third generation anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile in Rajasthan.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test fired the anti-tank missile “Nag” in a desert in Rajasthan’s western sector, PTI reported. Speaking to PTI, defence sources said, “The missile successfully destroyed the target in today’s mission”. According to reports, the Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile. It has reportedly also been equipped with highly advanced Imaging Infrared Radar (IRR) seeker and has integrated avionics technology in its arsenal.
India has topped global remittance-receiving list.
  • India has claimed the top spot among the remittance-receiving nations, surpassing China.
  • The United Nations, in its report, said Indians working across the globe sent home 62.7 billion US dollars last year.
  • The ‘One Family at a Time’ study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development said, about 200 million migrants globally sent more than 445 billion dollars as remittances in 2016 to their families. 
  • Remittance flows have grown over the last decade from 296 billion in 2007 to 445 billion dollars in 2016.
  • It has risen at a rate averaging 4.2 per cent annually.
  • The study is the first-ever of a 10-year trend in migration and remittance flows over the period 2007-2016.
  • It said 80 per cent of remittances are received by 23 countries, led by India, China, the Philippines, Mexico and Pakistan.
International Day of Family Remittances has been celebrated across the world.
  • The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin. It is also aimed at encouraging the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more and collaborate to maximize the impact of these funds in the developing world.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched ‘International Diarrhea Control Fortnight’.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. The Ministry has made it a national priority to bring health outcomes among children to a level equitable with the rest of the world.  Through this initiative, the Ministry will mobilize health personnel, State Governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of diarrhea, one of the most common childhood illnesses. It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost diarrhoea treatment— a combination of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) solution and Zinc tablets.
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