Latest Current Affairs 11th June 2018

As rain plays truant, Mumbaikars battle sultry weather: Mumbaikars are battling high humidity in the wake of monsoon playing truant since Sunday even as Met officials on Monday predicted thundershowers in the island city and suburbs for the next two days.

Piyush Goyal launches ‘Rail Madad’ App and ‘Menu on Rails’ App: Worried about overcharging by railway caterers? Passengers can now check the maximum retail price (MRP) of food items on IRCTC’s newly-launched “Menu on Rail” application and be sure that they are not taken for a ride.

Nirav Modi latest to join list of London absconders: Reports: Reports suggest that Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, is currently in the United Kingdom. He is wanted in a money laundering case linked to the over 13,000 crore rupees Punjab National Bank fraud.

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, JP Nadda take govt’s 4-year achievements to people: Railways minister Piyush Goyal says government’s priority is to make the railways more dependable and safe. Health Minister, J.P. Nadda also said 1.5 lakh health and wellness centers will be set up by 2022.

PM Modi puts forward a unique concept of ‘SECURE’ at the SCO: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit that concluded on Sunday, highlighted that the grouping is working with mutual respect and benefit for all members.

PM Modi visits former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been ailing for long, was admitted to AIIMS for Health check up on Monday. He has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, and appropriate treatment is being given by a team of doctors.

Northern Railways to monitor cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp: Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: MoS VK Singh flags off first batch: The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off on Monday by Union minister of state for External Affairs VK Singh, who hoped the pilgrimage passing through difficult terrain of the Himalayas concludes smoothly.

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data: A new system and soil study data will soon enable the India Meteorological Department to also forecast floods and guide the disaster management agencies on prevention techniques.

Amit Shah slams Rahul over Congress’ poor track record: BJP Chief Amit Shah slams Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Congress’ poor track record; Says, NDA government has placed India in a more respectful position before the world.

Govt opens up 10 joint secy-level posts to ‘talented,motivated’ Indians: In a major move to take advantage of the professional experience of experts in various sectors, the Government invites applications for contractual recruitment to 10 posts at the level of joint secretary by lateral entry.

PM returns home after attending SCO Summit; Qingdao declaration signed: PM Narendra Modi returns home after attending the SCO Summit in Chinese city of Qingdao; Addressing the Summit, PM stresses the need for regional connectivity; Says, connectivity in our neighborhood and the SCO region is our priority.

Results of JEE (Advanced) 2018 declared: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur declared results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Advanced)- 2018 on the website https://www.jeeadv.ac.in/.

13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack: At least 13 people were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up among government ministry employees in Kabul who had left work early for Ramadan and were waiting to take a bus home, officials said.

Donald Trump meets Singaporean PM; hopes ‘nice’ outcome from summit with Kim: US President Donald Trump ton Monday hoped that a “nice” outcome could be reached from what he said would be a “very interesting meeting” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

Powering India since 2014: Union Power Minister RK Singh speaks to DD News: The entire country has been put on the electricity map. 82 percent of households have connections and by the end of this year every household in the country will have an electricity connection.

DoT launches 5,000 WiFi choupals in partnership with CSC: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday proposed to open extended banking counters across all 2.9 lakh common service centres (CSCs) that are operated by village level entrepreneurs to provide government services in rural areas.

RBI seeks on payments data storage every fortnight: Amid concern around data security, the Reserve Bank of India is learnt to have asked payment services firms to provide an update on action taken by them to store transaction data in the country in every fortnight.

Shami fails Yo-Yo Test, Navdeep Saini gets maiden Test call-up: Troubled India speedster Mohammed Shami on Monday failed the YoYo fitness test, prompting the selectors to summon rookie Delhi speedster Navdeep Saini for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Top seven attacking duos to watch out for: One of the biggest and most watched sporting extravaganza, the FIFA World Cup 2018 gets underway in Moscow on Thursday when the hosts take on Saudi Arabia and there’s attacking talents aplenty in the competition.

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at all the venues: Russia’s World Cup is spread across 12 stadiums in 11 host cities. They range from St. Petersburg, which is so far north that the sun doesn’t set on some summer days, to Sochi and its subtropical climate on the Black Sea coast.

Football referees watching slow motion videos flash more red cards: Study: Football referees penalise players more severely when watching the action in slow motion compared to real time, according to a study.

India beat Kenya 2-0 to clinch Intercontinental Cup: India lift Intercontinental Soccer Cup title beating Kenya 2-0 in finals; Indian captain Sunil Chhetri becomes joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi; Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulates the Indian team for the outstanding show.

India makes groundbreaking reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate, says WHO: The government’s efforts at improving access to quality maternal health services and increased emphasis on women’s education are some of the reasons behind India’s groundbreaking progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, the WHO said on Sunday.

Soaring temperatures may up risk of workplace injuries: Study: Exposure to moderate and extreme temperatures may significantly increase the risk of injuries at the workplace, according to a study.

Humans may help boost dogs’ problem-solving ability: Dog owners, take note! Human encouragement may help your pooches better learn how to solve complex problems, a study has found.