Daily Current Affairs Update –22nd June 2017

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National – Across the India:



1. Bengaluru’s Mypetrolpump has become country’s first firm to deliver diesel at the doorsteps.


Bengaluru's Mypetrolpump firm


  The company conducted a soft launch with three delivery vehicles -each with a capacity of 950 litres.




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2. According to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai is the most expensive city for expatriates in India and is ranked higher than major global cities such as Paris, Canberra, Seattle and Vienna.


  Mumbai is placed 57th on the list while New Delhi was placed at 99th position.


  Luanda, the capital of Angola, was the costliest city followed by Hong Kong and Tokyo at the second and third places, respectively.




3. Concerned over the complaints received from the public over the premium trains of Indian Railways like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, Railways to launch Operation Swarn (gold).


  Under the initiative, Indian Railways will work towards improving 10 aspects, namely, punctuality, cleanliness, linen, coach interiors, toilets, catering, staff behavior, security, entertainment, housekeeping and regular feedback.




International – Across the Globe:



1. India and Russia have identified key areas to cooperate in the Science and Technology sector, including Space and Marine Technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering.


 India and Russia


  It is Inspired by India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and Moscow has launched a “Do It in Russia” initiative to promote local manufacturing and technology development.




2. According to United Nations Report, India to become world’s most populous country by 2024 while Nigeria will overtake US in the third spot.


  China with 1.41 billion inhabitants and India with 1.34 billion remain the two most populous countries, comprising 19 and 18 percent of the total global population.



Sports & Athletics:



1. New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi announced his retirement from international cricket after taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.


Luke Ronchi


  He began his limited-overs career by representing Australia before he represented his country of birth, New Zealand in over 100 matches across all formats.




Awards & Recognition:



1. Ferrari’s 3.9-litre V8 from the 488 GTB has won the 2017 International Engine of the Year award for the second consecutive year.


 Ferrari's 3.9-litre V8


  The twin-turbo V8 fended off close competition from Porsche’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo powering the 911 Carrera.




2. Indian agricultural microbiologist Shrihari Chandraghatgi conferred the Ministry of Environment Award for 2017 in Japan.


  The award conferred for developing cutting edge technologies to address burning environmental problems.




3. Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra, who has been committed to solving hunger and malnutrition in India, is all set to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries.


Ankit Kawatra


  He will be honored by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to be held in the Buckingham Palace on 29th June.




4. Angolan writer Jose Eduardo Agualusa has been awarded International Dublin Literary Award for his 14th novel, A General Theory of Oblivion, translated into English by Daniel Hahn.


  The 100,000 prize is divided between author and translator, with Agualusa receiving 75,000 and Hahn 25,000.




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Mergers & Acquisitions:



1. Axis Bank in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) has launched KMRL Axis Bank ‘Kochi1’ Card.


Axis Bank - Kochi Metro Rail Corporation


  India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card that would make travel a convenient and hassle -free experience for commuters in Kochi.




Appointments & Resignations:



1. Rajiv Gauba, currently Union Urban Development Secretary, will be the next Home Secretary, an official statement said.


Rajiv Gauba


  The 1982-cadre IAS officer will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi, whose tenure ends on 30th August.




2. Manappuram Finance announced the appointment of Jeevandas Narayan as the Managing Director.


  Subhash Samant as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its fully-owned home loans subsidiary, Manappuram Home Finance.




3. Indian-origin doctor Kailash Chand in the UK has been appointed as honorary vice-president of the country’s prominent medical body.


Kailash Chand


  He has been associated with the British Medical Association (BMA), for nearly 25 years.




4. Ayurveda physician ‘Vaidya’ Rajesh Kotecha appointed as special secretary in Ayush Ministry.


  Vaidya (meaning physician) Kotecha is the chief consultant of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic, Jaipur.




Economics & Banking GK:



1. SEBI got acquisition of stressed assets of listed companies to help the Government and RBI in their efforts to tackle bad loans.


SEBI got acquisition of stressed assets


  SEBI’s board also approved a proposal to tighten rules for participatory notes through the imposition of a regulatory fee on issuers of such instruments.




2. The government has permitted banks and post offices to deposit junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by 20th July.


  This is the second window the government has provided to banks, post offices and cooperative banks for depositing the junked notes with RBI.




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