1. Important Cabinet Approvals- 27th June 2018
The Cabinet has approved-
2. Agreement between India and Denmark on Cooperation in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation- The objective of the Agreement is to encourage, develop and facilitate cooperation between India and Denmark in fields of common interest within Science, Technology and Innovation.
3. MoU between India and Germany on Cooperation in the field of Civil Aviation– The main objective of this Joint Declaration of Intent is to promote and facilitate mutual cooperation in the areas like Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Management, Heliports and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Corporate and Business Aviation Development, and Training and Skills Development.
4. Implementing Arrangement between India and France on Cooperation on Maritime Awareness Mission- The objective is to monitor the maritime traffic and to identify the non-compliant ships at the maximum possible revisit frequency.
5. MoU between India and Denmark for cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying- The MoU aims to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of Animal Husbandly and Dairying for the purpose of broadening the existing knowledge base on the dairy development and institutional strengthening.
6. MoU between India and Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in the field of Railways sector.
7.MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in the field of Healthcare.
8. Capital infusion in Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Ltd.- The capital infusion of Rs.2000 crore for strengthening of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) would be infused in the three financial years i.e. Rs.50 crore in 2017-18, Rs.1450 crore in the year 2018-19 and Rs.500 crore for 2019-20.
9. A Corpus to National Export Insurance Account Trust- The Cabinet has approved the contribution of Grant-in-Aid (Corpus) of Rs.1,040 crore to National Export Insurance Account Trust (NEIA). The Corpus would strengthen NEIA to support project exports from the country that are of strategic and national importance.
These 10 sites constitute Phase-III of the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP):
|Sl. No.||Swachh Iconic Place||Location||State|
|1.||Raghavendra Swamy Temple||Kurnool||Andhra Pradesh|
|2.||Hazardwari Palace||Murshidabad||West Bengal|
|3.||Brahma Sarovar Temple||Kurukshetra||Haryana|
|7.||Nagvasuki Temple||Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|9.||Sabarimala Temple||Pathanamthitta District||Kerala|
ii. The Mission has been approved by the Government of India for which the MSME Ministry will disburse subsidy of Rs. 550 crores to the artisans. A portal of the Ministry of MSME called “Sampark” was also unveiled by the President.
- The UN General Assembly in its 74th Plenary held on the 6th April 2017 declared 27th June as Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.
ii. Haley, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any US presidential administration.
- Donald Trump is the 45th President of the USA.
- Washington DC is the capital city of USA.
ii. 101 crore rupees was released by the DoNER, while the remaining 239 crore rupees was given by the Home Ministry under the State Disaster Relief Fund.
- Assam CM- Sarbanand Sonowal, Governor- Jagdish Mukhi.
6. EAM Sushma Swaraj Introduces ‘Passport Seva App’
ii. Police verification will be done on the address, provided by the applicant on the app and passport will be dispatched on the same address.
ii. Under this proposal, a member can avail 75% of the total fund (including employee as well as employer share) standing to the member’s credit with interest thereon. The Board took note of the Investment of Rs 47,431.24 crore in Exchange Traded Funds (SBI MF, UTI MF, CPSE, Bharat 22) and notional return on ETF investments which stood at 16.07% for the period from August 2015 to 31st May 2018.
iii. The Central Board approved the proposal to continue SBI Mutual Fund and UTI Mutual Fund as ETF manufacturer for investment in ETF by EPFO for the tenure of one year.
ii. Oxytocin’s misuse is widespread in the dairy industry, where livestock are injected with oxytocin to make them release milk at a time convenient to farmers.
- Mr J P Nadda is the present Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
Schemes and Committees
ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal, following a meeting at the PMO to review ongoing and upcoming metro projects. The standards, once finalised by the committee, will be mandatory for all metro projects coming up with central assistance.
ii. On the occasion, the chief minister also sanctioned Rs 31.54 crore for 154 panchayats in seven blocks of six districts under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana at the block level.
- Professor Ganeshi Lal is the present Governor of Odisha.
ii. Among other things, the committee will study the environmental impact of the project and monitor the month-wise water level of the dam. Ujani is among the largest dams in Maharashtra.
- Maharashtra CM- Devendra Fadnavis, Governor- CV Rao.
ii. Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has already reached the Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to participate in the 26th edition of RIMPAC exercise.
- Admiral Sunil Lanba is the present Chief of Naval Staff.
ii. The EU withdrawal bill, passed by both houses of parliament, has been signed into law by the monarch, to cheers from Conservative lawmakers The EU (Withdrawal) Bill repeals the 1972 European Communities Act through which Britain became a member, and transfers decades of European law onto British statute books in a bid to avoid any legal disruption.
14. 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission Held in Australia
ii. Both the sides agreed to have greater collaboration between Austrade, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and Invest-India, which is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India. The talks culminated in the signing of an MoU between Austrade and Invest-India in order to facilitate bilateral investment flows.
- Australia Capital- Canberra, Currency- Australian dollar, Prime Minister- Malcolm Turnbull.
ii. The World Food Prize was awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries.
- The World Food Prize was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food.
ii. Succeeding Sartaj Aziz, Janjua took over as Pakistan’s NSA in October 2015, he served as the NSA since then.
17. S Ramesh Appointed Chairman of CBIC
ii. Ramesh is at present the member in the board, mandated with the responsibility of implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- The CBIC, which works under the Finance Ministry, is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of six members.
ii. In the women’s 25m pistol final, Manu Bhaker was fifth with 19 hits and Devanshi Rana was eighth with five. With 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 5 bronze, India continued to top the medal standings.