Latest Current Affairs 25th June 2018

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches report on ‘Women in Prisons’:The Ministry of Women and Child Development has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai; throws life out of gear:The first extremely heavy rainfall recorded in Mumbai in the current season left the city under deluge and infrastructure at the perils of nature. In 24 hours Mumbai received 231.4 mm of rainfall, a number that is categorised as extremely heavy showers.

41 lakh jobs added in eight months:Good news on the employment front; In the last eight months more than 41 lakh jobs created; Seven lakh jobs created in April itself.

BJP slams Congress for imposing emergency in 1975:Today is the 43rd anniversary of imposition of emergency in the country.

Monsoon session of Parliament to commence from July 18:The monsoon session of Parliament 2018 to be held from 18th July till 10th August.

Delhi Monsoon Alert! IMD revived monsoon activity over the weekend:Good news for people reeling under extremely hot weather. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that monsoon activity has revived over the weekend and is making a steady advance.

Seychelles Prez to hold talks with PM Modi today; defence, security ties high on agenda:Seychelles President Danny Faure, who is on his first bilateral visit to India, will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and review the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security.

Security forces gun down two terrorists in in J&K; one terrorist surrenders:In a major success, security forces on Sunday gunned down two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including its self-styled divisional commander Shakoor Ahmed Dar, in an encounter in Kulgam district of South Kashmir.

PM Modi share his thoughts in ‘Mann Ki Baat’:The Prime Minister said that GST is a great example of cooperative federalism, where all the states decided to take a unanimous decision in the interest of the nation.

PM Modi inaugurates Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro corridor:The 11.2-km-long fully elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro’s Green Line was opened for passengers on Sunday, which will facilitate travel of people employed in industrial units along the corridor, besides catering to the city youth studying in Haryana’s upcoming educational hub.

Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as president:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls:Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday.

Migrants who ‘invade’ US have no right to due process, says Donald Trump:US President Donald Trump has said migrants who “invade” the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives.

Lava spews, threatening homes as Hawaii’s Kilauea shows no sign of letting up:Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption showed now sign of letting up on Saturday (June 23). Molten lava spewing from what volcanologists have described as ‘Fissure Eight’ — one of the most active fissures on the Big Island. Lava flows appeared to creep dangerously close to several homes, yet again.

Zimbabwe pledges vote will go ahead despite rally attack: Zimbabwe on Sunday ruled out delaying July elections after a bomb blast at a ruling party rally in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unharmed.

ADNOC joins Saudi Aramco to build Ratnagiri Refinery:The world largest oil refinery cum petrochemical project is set to come up in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri.

3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB kicks off in Mumbai:Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the growing need for a multi-development bank in the Asian context resonates with the thrust given by Narendra Modi Government towards creating infrastructur

Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts:Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored their maiden World Cup goals as stylish Colombia boosted their last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland.

Honda hits late Japan leveller to blow World Cup group wide open:Substitute Keisuke Honda equalised with 12 minutes left as Japan twice pegged back Senegal in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday that leaves World Cup Group H wide open.

England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium:England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games.

India stun Argentina 2-1, continue unbeaten run in Champions Trophy:India continued their unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament and surprised Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 for a second consecutive win in the 37th and last edition of the prestigious tournament in Breda (Netherlands) on Sunday.

NASA’s ECOSTRESS set to correct agricultural water imbalances:NASA plans to install ECOSTRESS on the International Space Station (ISS)  that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health.

Blood test may predict premature birth:US and Danish researchers say they have developed an inexpensive blood test that may predict with up to 80 percent accuracy whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely.

Parent-child interaction therapy may alleviate depression in kids:An interactive therapy that involves teaching parents to successfully interact with their children can effectively help treat depression in the young ones, a study has found.