Latest Current Affairs 23rd June 2018

PM Modi to share his thoughts with people via ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme tomorrow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio at 11 AM on Sunday.

Plastic ban in Maharashtra comes into effect: In Maharashtra, the statewide ban on single-use plastic items comes into effect on Saturday;  Errant users and manufacturers to face strong action.

PM Modi inaugurates several development projects in Madhya Pradesh: Prime Minister Modi to inaugurates several development projects worth over 4700 crore Rupees in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday afternoon; Also launched urban economical bus service “sutra seva”; presents Swachhta Survekshan-2018 Awards to the clean cities and best performing states.

Sushma Swaraj: India committed to tackling climate change: In Brussels, the External Affairs Minister also visited a photo exhibition on the contribution of the Indian diaspora in the European Union.

President Kovind concludes successful tour to 3 nations: President Ram Nath Kovind concludes his successful tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba;  On the final leg of his tour, the President held delegation-level talks with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel. Cuba reiterate support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council.

PM: Minimum Govt, Maximum Governance bearing fruit: PM said that GST has brought positive changes in the economy & in the way financial activities were carried out earlier.

PM Modi to inaugurate several development projects in Madhya Pradesh today: PM will distribute the Swachh Survekshan-2018 Awards, and launch the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results dashboard.

U.S. suspends military exercises with South Korea: US President Donald Trump extends sanctions on North Korea for one year, saying the country still poses an extraordinary threat; However, US and South Korea agree to indefinitely suspend military exercises to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

OPEC members agree on increase in oil production: OPEC members agree on a combined increase in oil production of one million barrels per day from next month, despite strong opposition from Iran.

Champions Trophy: India humiliate below par Pakistan: India opened the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a stunning 4-0 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in Breda, Netherlands on Saturday.