Latest Current Affairs 12th June 2018

10 killed in lightning strike incidents in WB; heat wave conditions prevail in north India:At least 10 people were killed and several others were injured in incidents of lightning strike in West Bengal with heavy monsoon rain triggering floods in Mizoram, even as heat wave conditions prevailed in north India.

P Chidambaram appears before ED in money laundering case:Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case on Tuesday.

Promoting Indian culture since 2014: Union Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma speaks to DD News:PM Modi government at the Centre has completed four years and Union Ministers are holding regular interactions with the public to give an account of the achievements and accomplishments of their respective ministries.

#4SaalModiSarkar: Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Anant Geete enlist govt’s achievements:In the last four years govt has brought in transparency in the telecom sector and has been successful in providing digital connectivity and people centric services and initiatives. Union Ministers are presenting and highlighting the achievements of their ministries to the public through media briefings.

India protests ‘Azad Kashmir Constitution’ amendment:The Ministry of External Affairs said that Pakistan should immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation instead of seeking to alter the status of occupied territories.

Wreath laying ceremony of the two martyred police personnel held in J&K:Militants fired upon Police Guard of new court complex in Pulwama.

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram appears before ED:P Chidambaram was summoned for today after he was first questioned on June 5 by the agency, a department that reported to him during his tenure in the Finance Ministry.

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health condition stable: AIIMS:The condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is stable. Vajpayee was admitted to the AIIMS with urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues on Monday.

India welcomes historic Trump-Kim summit:India today welcomed the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling it a positive development.

3,000 additional Atal Tinkering Labs announced:These new additions take the number of Atal Tinkering Labs to 5,441 representing all states and five out of seven union territories.

Rahul Gandhi to face trial in RSS defemation case:Congress President Rahul Gandhi will face trial in a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker after a magistrate court in Bhiwandi framed charges against him.

J&K: Farewell given to two martyrs of Tuesday’s Pulwama terror attack:In Jammu and Kashmir, the wreath laying ceremony of two police personnel, who lost their lives in exchange of fire with terrorists early Tuesday, was held the state.

How the much awaited Trump-Kim summit took place – A timeline:A series of developments this year have culminated in the summit. The thread of events, explains how and why the meeting took place.

World leaders hail Trump-Kim summit, call for ‘full denuclearisation’:As US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader concluded their historic Singapore Summit on Tuesday, leaders of different nations have welcomed the summit and saw this as a positive step.

US President Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un conclude historic summit:After a historic conclusion to the summit with Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump left for the United States of America. His departure was ahead of what was scheduled earlier.

Russia: At least ten people dead after boats collide in Volgograd:Emergencies services received notification at around 10 pm on Monday that the vessels had collided on the Volga river, about 1 km from the riverbank.

Trump and Kim Jong-Un begin historic talks in Singapore :Historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un takes place in Singapore; During the one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, deliberations focus on denuclearisation of North Korea; Trump says, both leaders ‘will solve a big problem, big dilemma’ after the bilateral meet.

Govt approves 33-pc increase in carpet area of houses under PMAY-U:The government has approved a 33-per cent increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under its affordable housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) to attract more beneficiaries, the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry said.

Industrial Production in April grows by 4.9 pc on manufacturing push:Industrial production expanded by 4.9 per cent in April on improved performance by manufacturing and mining sectors as also a robust offtake of capital goods.

Virat Kohli receives Polly Umrigar Trophy at annual BCCI awards:He is not a part of the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan but India captain Virat Kohli was the star attraction at the BCCI Annual Awards function on Tuesday as he received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) award for two consecutive seasons.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Missing XI: Top players who won’t feature in the epic showdown:The World Cup is just around the corner. Russia is ready and waiting for the superstars of football to come and work their magic. Every player and every manager in the world is raring to go, to bring that prestigious trophy back to their country and make their nation proud.

ISRO offers transfer of lithium-ion cell tech to ‘qualified’ industries:The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday floated a request for qualification (RFQ) for technology-transfer of lithium-ion cell to Indian industries.

Star system with three Earth-sized planets discovered:Scientists have discovered two new planetary systems, one of which hosts three Earth-sized planets.

Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating!:The food people get at work contributes to unhealthy eating as it tends to contain high amounts of sodium and refined grains, and very little whole grains and fruit, a US study has found.

Ground Report: How ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ celebrates the diversity in rich Indian culture:With an aim to further strengthen the sense of oneness and unity within diversity among people, Modi government launched the Ek Bhart Shrestha Bharat initiative. It celebrates the diversity in rich culture and heritage of India.

People with wrinkles around eyes perceived more sincere: Study:People who get wrinkles around their eyes while smiling or frowning are perceived by others as more sincere, according to a study.


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