Latest Current Affairs 01st June 2018

Dust storm hits Delhi/NCR bringing relief from scorching heat: A dust storm hit Delhi-NCR on Friday, bringing some relief from the sultry weather.

Now get Alphonso mangoes delivered right at your train berth: The IRCTC has joined hands with delivery service partners TRAPIGO and Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Sahayata Bachat Ghat (Ratnagiri) to provide the choice of regional or local cuisines to passengers on trains.

Reducing single-use plastic need of the hour: MoS Mahesh Sharma at WED-2018 celebrations: Minister of State for Environment, Mahesh Sharma on Friday stressed on the need to create awareness, especially among the youth, on reducing single-use plastic and its reuse.

2013 Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA court awards life imprisonment to all five accused: The NIA court in Patna gave life terms to five Indian Mujahideen terrorists on Friday. All five have been convicted for carrying out serial bomb blasts at Bihar’s Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgaya in 2013.

4 years of Modi govt: Better environment for women and children have always been govt’s priority: Union Women and Child Development Minister, Menaka Gandhi speaks exclusively to DD News on the Modi govt’s efforts to ensure a better environment for women and children in the country.

Rajnath Singh launches online analytical tool to monitor foreign funding of NGOs: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.

IMD launches new ensemble prediction systems to improve weather forecast: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days.

Maneka Gandhi lays the foundation of India’s first Advanced DNA Forensic Lab in Chandigarh: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday laid the foundation stone of an advanced DNA forensic laboratory here as part efforts to reduce the backlog of cases needing advanced forensic analysis.

Union Ministers list out the achievements of Modi govt. in four years: Union Ministers of the Modi govt have been traversing the country to take the achievements of 4 years to the people. Friday saw 6 ministers addressing the media in six different parts of the country from North to South.

PM Modi gives Padma Shri award to former Singaporean diplomat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday handed over the Padma Shri award, one of India’s highest civilian awards, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh.

PM Modi gifts Singapore counterpart a replica of Buddhagupta Stele: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a replica of 6th century CE Buddhagupta Stele.

PM Modi emphasises on technology innovation in Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said technology is giving voice to millions around the world and helping in breaking social barriers as he underlined the need of combining innovation with human values to resolve the challenges of the 21st century.

India, Singapore exchange eight key agreements: Singapore is a valuable strategic partner in India’s Act East Policy. A new dimension was added to these ties with an emphasis on Fintech and strengthening defence and strategic ties.

Nepal: Oli Cabinet inducts two more ministers from SSFN: In Nepal, the Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SSFN), one of the main Madhesi Party has joined K. P. Sharma Oli government.

North and South Korea hold high level talks at Panmunjom: North and South Korea on Friday agreed to hold military and Red Cross talks later this month on reducing tensions and resuming reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

Spain’s new PM says he will work to modernise and transform the country:Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party.

Abortion debate in Argentina heats up: Demonstrators rallied in front of Argentina’s National Congress on Thursday as a Congressional committee debated a bill to legalise abortion in the deeply Catholic nation.

Kim Jong Un says North’s will for denuclearisation remains “unchanged”: North Korea’s will for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula remains “unchanged, consistent and fixed,” said leader Kim Jong Un, the North’s state media reported on Friday.

Be an informer to I-T dept; earn up to Rs 5 crore: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore.

Petrol price cut by 6 paise, diesel by 5 paise: Petrol and diesel prices slashed for the third consecutive day on Friday with oil firms cutting rates by 6 paise and 5 paise a litre respectively.

India, Singapore to upgrade Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement: India and Singapore have agreed to upgrade their Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement soon to boost bilateral trade as the two sides on Friday signed eight agreements in the fields of the training of public service officials, cyber security, narcotics control and defence cooperation.

French Open: Novak Djokovic into last 16 at Slam for 43rd time: Former champion Novak Djokovic claimed a hardfought 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 victory over a grieving Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday to book his spot in the French Open fourth round.

Day of defeats for India at French Open: In an extremely disappointing day for India at the French Open, Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna bowed out of different events on an all-defeat day for the country at the clay court Grand Slam in Paris.

I am innocent, will challenge suspension: Sanjita Chanu: Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu on Friday said she will challenge the provisional suspension imposed on her for allegedly failing a dope test, insisting that she is innocent.

Nepal, Scotland among 4 teams inducted in ICC ODI rankings: The ICC has included Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in their ODI rankings list apart from the 12 existing countries.

Please give us evidence to prove allegations: Richardson to Al Jazeera: The ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Friday once again urged the Al Jazeera network to provide unedited footage of their sting operation on alleged spot-fixing and pitch-fixing in Test matches involving big teams like India, Australia and England.

West Indies too strong for World XI in charity match: Evin Lewis’s quickfire fifty and economical bowling from spinner Samuel Badree saw the West Indies to an emphatic 72-run victory over the World XI in the Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge at Lord’s.

FIFA lifts suspension on Guatemala:FIFA lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala 18 months ago over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules.

India, Singapore exchange eight key agreements: Singapore is a valuable strategic partner in India’s Act East Policy. A new dimension was added to these ties with an emphasis on Fintech and strengthening defence and strategic ties.

Facebook kills ‘trending’ topics, tests breaking news label:Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive has said.

Gravitational wave event likely signaled birth of black hole: The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves detected last year may have led to the birth of the lowest mass black hole ever found, say scientists who analysed data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Artificial nerve system may give prosthetics and robots a sense of touch: Scientists have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that could lend a sense of touch in prosthetic limbs and give future robots reflex capability.

Govt to immunize all healthcare workers against Hepatitis-B: Health Ministry: The government has decided to vaccinate all healthcare workers, involved in conducting deliveries, giving injections and exposed to blood or blood products, for Hepatitis-B.

4 Years Modi Government: One-Stop centres for women in distress: One Stop Centre ‘Sakhi’ in Bhopal has become a boon for women in distress. This 24X7 crisis centre is a boon for women like Talat and Firoza.

Indian-origin Texas boy wins Scripps National Spelling Bee: Karthik Nemmani won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, correctly spelling the word “koinonia” to win the title and take home $40,000.