Current Affairs June 2017

  • 23-Jun-2017
  • Government announces 30 new smart cities

    Government has announced 30 new smart cities under the Smart City Mission.It has been anounced by Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Allievation.The Smart City programme is a flagship scheme of Union Government that will cover 100 cities and its duration is five years.

  • US sells 22 Guardian drones to India

    US has sold 22 guardian drones worth 2-3 billion in India.The transfer of UAV technology(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)marks the entry of India inti Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR).

  • 22-Jun-2017
  • Rajadhani,Shadbthi to get ready for Operation Swarn

    The nation's premium trains rajadhani and shadabthi to get a revamp under Operation Swarn.The trains will have improved coach interiors,betetr furnishing and new comfortable seats.

  • King Salman's son new King in Saudi Arabia

    King Salman's son is the next heir to rule Saudi Arabia.Mohammad Bin salman bin Abdulaziz will be first in line to succeed his father King salman as the ruler of gulf nation. 

  • India and Russia celebrates a decade of Scientific Partnership

    India and Russia are celebrating its 70th year in diplomatic relations along with 10 anniversary in Science and Technology.MoUs were signed between the two nations during celebrations.

  • Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov UN's first counter-terrorism chief

    Vladimir Voronkov has been chosen as the UN's first counter-terrorism chief strengthening efforts to counter global terrorism.He has been serving as the Russia's representative to international organisations in Vienna.

     

  • India launches country's first muncipal bond

    Pune Municipal Corporation became the first urban local body in the country to launch Muncipal Bonds.the bond issue is a part of PMC's Rs 2,264 cr which will be spread over for teh next five years.

     

  • Uttarakhand and Haryana declared open-defecation free states

    Uttarakhand and Haryana has joined the league of open-defecation fee states of Sikkim,Kerala and Himachal Pradesh.This initiative has been taken under the scheme of Swatch bharat Mission.

  • 21-Jun-2017
  • NASA tests ROSA on space station

    NASA test Roll out solar Array on the space station that can one day power satellites and spacecrafts.It also has the potential to make solar arrays thinner for satellite radio and television,weather forecast etc. 

  • International Yoga Day celebrated on June 21st

    This is world's 3rd International Yoga Day as it was announced on 2015.The theme for this years international Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Health'.President Pranab Mukherjee inaugrated the event in Rashtrapathi Bhavan

     

  • China unveils world's first virtual express train

    The new train operates on virtual track using sensor techology instead of metal rails.The new trains are battery powered and non-polluting.It can travel 25kms in distance after charging for 10mts.

  • Floating Dock for Navy by L & T

    First indigeniously build floating dock to repair ships have been build by L & T and launched at Kattupalli,North of Chennai.It can take upto 8000 tonne ships with draught up to 7mtrs.Floating Dock will move to Andamans to be used fro assets not only for Navy bot for others also.

  • Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute bags Yoga Award.

    The ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga institute of Pune has bagged the PM's yoga award this year.The institution has been chosen as the first recipient of award for the promotion and development of Yoga.

     

  • 20-Jun-2017
  • Lockheed and Tata to make F-16 fighters in India

    American Firm Lockheed and Defense arm of Tata has signed an agreement to make F-16 fighters in India and to export it.Lockheed will move its only operational line producing the F-16s from Texas to India if its wins the contract.

     

  • India ratifies UN TR Convention

    India has become the 71st country to ratify the Transports Internationaux Routiers Convention.TIR is the global standard for good customs transit.

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