1. President Declares Queen Pineapple As Tripura’s ‘State Fruit’
i. President Ram Nath Kovind has declared Tripura’s queen variety pineapple as state fruit and its export was a major step in connecting the state with world trade.
ii. The state holds good potential in world trade. Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade. Tripura exported its first consignment of one-tonne pineapples to Dubai earlier this month.
2. RBI To Set Up Public Credit Registry To Curb Bad Loans
i. In a bid to check loan defaults, RBI stated that a Public Credit Registry (PCR) will be set up containing information on all borrowers to ensure financial stability.
ii. Following a report by Yeshwant M Deosthalee headed High-Level Task Force, RBI stated it has considered the recommendations and decided to set up a PCR in a modular and phased manner.
3. Operation Nistar: Indian Navy Brings Back 38 Indians From Cyclone-Hit Socotra Island In Yemen
i. In a swift operation, the Indian Navy has rescued 38 Indians from Socotra island in Yemen where they were stranded for nearly 10 days after a severe cyclonic storm hit the area.
ii. The Navy had diverted its ship INS Sunayna from the Gulf of Aden to Socotra as part of the operation ‘NISTAR’ to rescue the Indians.
4. India Hosted Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018
i. The Eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 organized by GeoSpatial Media and Communication with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as Co-organisers, took place in New Delhi. The theme of Seminar was ‘Geo-Spatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’.
ii. The seminar brought together the military, security officials including BSF and Police Forces, Government and industry together to examine the latest technology solutions and on the critical role of geospatial technology in military and security applications.
5. Anupam Kher To Receive Outstanding Achievement Award At IIFA 2018
i. Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be given the prestigious Outstanding Achievement honour at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Bangkok.
ii. The 63-year-old actor, who has worked in over 500 films spanning across languages along with projects both in India and abroad for over three decades, will be honoured for his contribution in the field of cinema. Kher will be presented with the honour on June 24 at the 19th edition of IIFA.
6. Prime Minister Modi Reaches China To Attend SCO Summit
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Qingdao, China, to attend the two-day long 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
ii. This will be India’s first participation in the summit as a full-time member of the organization. India, along with Pakistan, became a full-time member during the Astana summit in June 2017. Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping apart from holding meetings with various other participating leaders.
7. ‘Rasaraj’ Narayan Prasad Singh Passed Away
i. Odisha’s most popular lyricist, Narayan Prasad Singh was popularly known as ‘Rasaraj’ passed away at his residence in Bhubaneswar. Singh was 86.
ii. Born on May 28th, 1933 at Koeli village, Singh earned his name in the world of Odia music. He was the lyricist of several popular melodious songs in Odia cinema.