Latest Current Affairs 09th June 2018

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath meets actor Sanjay Dutt: BJP’s ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ outreach programme to inform people from all walks of life about achievements of the party is being carried out these days.

Congress legislators protest in Karnataka: In Karnataka, supporters of Congress’ Ramalinga Reddy today staged a protest outside Bengaluru’s Town Hall demanding ministerial berth for him in the state cabinet.

Four criminals shot dead in encounter with police in Delhi: Four criminals carrying rewards on their heads were shot dead in an encounter with Special Cell of Delhi Police in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur area today.

457 cadets pass out from IMA: A total of 457 gentlemen cadets, including 74 foreign cadets passed out from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun today.

Trump heads to Singapore for North Korea summit: U.S. President Donald Trump left the G7 summit before the meeting ended on Saturday as he headed to Singapore ahead of a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

India is very important inspiration for international community: UN chief Guterres: Describing India as a “very important inspiration” for the international community, UN Chief Antonio Guterres has commended the country for its leadership in a development partnership fund with the UN that he said has emerged as a vital example of deepening South-South cooperation.

Singapore welcomes Trump-Kim summit despite heavy security: Singaporeans welcomed on Saturday (June 9) historic talks between United States and North Korean leaders due to be held on the island next week despite the prospects of tight security and potential inconveniences it may cause.

Donald Trump deepens G7 divide with call to readmit Russ: President Donald Trump drove the wedge splitting Washington from its Western allies even deeper with a shock call for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 club of nations.

CBIC clears pending GST refunds: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, CBIC has cleared over 7,000 crore rupees of the pending GST refunds of exporters in the first nine days of the ongoing Special Refund Fortnight.

Operations on Chabahar from next week: India is all set to begin interim operations in the strategically important Chabahar port project next week.

IBC amendments to eliminate ‘fly by night’ real estate developers: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code will eliminate “fly by night” operators in the real estate sector and ensure timely completion of projects.

Thrilling fightback gives Halep first Grand Slam title: Already No. 1 in the world, Simona Halep proved she could be a Grand Slam champion, too.

Dominant Indian women crush Pakistan by 7 wickets to enter Asia Cup T20 final: A dominant India sailed into the final of the women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament with a seven-wicket drubbing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their last round-robin match in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Vladimir Putin welcomes teams and supporters to World Cup: President Vladimir Putin welcomed football teams and fans from across the world to the World Cup, which begins in Russia next week, assuring that every effort had been “to ensure that all of our guests… feel at home”.

Simona Halep faces Sloane Stephens in French Open final: Simona Halep vowed to erase the misery of her 2017 Roland Garros heartbreak after reaching her third French Open final on Thursday where she will face US Open winner Sloane Stephens for the title.

India showed global leadership by pledging to phase out single-use plastics by 2022: UN Environment chief: Describing the World Environment Day celebrations in India as historic, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has praised India for demonstrating “global leadership” by announcing that it will phase out single-use plastics by 2022.

Cure for alcoholism could be close after brain protein discovery: A protein in the brain linked to a person’s alcohol tolerance could be the key to curing alcoholism, according to a study Indian-American medicinal chemist.

India’s progress in reducing maternal deaths impressive: Unicef India chief: Unicef India representative Yasmin Ali Haque today praised the country’s “impressive” progress in reducing maternal deaths.

Yoga enthusiasts in China gear up for IDY 2018: In the run-up to International Yoga Day, yoga enthusiasts from across the world are practicing yoga. Yoga practitioners in China are also taking classes to make the 4th International Day a successful event.