Latest Current Affairs 27th June 2018

Government dismisses women safety report by Thomson Reuters:Government has dismissed the recent poll titled ‘The world’s most dangerous countries for women 2018’ conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation as an effort to malign the nation and draw attention away from real improvements seen in recent years.

US Ambassador to UN Nikki haley calls on PM Modi:US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley who is on two day visit to India today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi assesses progress in Pragati meet:Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired twenty-seventh interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation on wednesday.

Union Cabinet take vital decisions:The sugarcane and sugar production in this sugar season is very high leading to dampening of sugar prices. Consequently, sugarcane farmers’ dues have increased.

Human Rights record of Indian Army above board: Bipin Rawat:Army Chief Bipin Rawat rejects United Nations report on human rights in Jammu and Kashmir, says human rights record of Indian Army is absolutely above board.

Jharkhand: Six Jawans martyred in Maoist landmine blast:In Jharkhand, six jawans were martyred in a landmine blast by Naxals in Garhwa district on Tuesday.

PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries of social security schemes:Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with beneficiaries of social security schemes, says government has banked the unbanked, funded the unfunded and secured the unsecured.

Government to bring Bill or Ordinance to uphold SC ST Act:Government  reiterates its commitment to maintain the SC &  ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in its original form. Highlighting four years achivements of the Govt, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot says Government will bring Bill or Ordinance to uphold the Act.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj introduces ‘Passport Seva app’:Centre brings passport application to your mobiles; External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launches new passport Seva App, Says people can apply for passport from any part of the country through the App.

President presents awards for outstanding services in the field of drug abuse:To mark the “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking”, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the “National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse” to six institutions and three individuals working in the field of Prevention of Drug and Alcoholism Abuse.

PM shares India’s growth story on global platform:PM Modi shares India’s growth story on global platform Asia Infrasturcture Investment Bank; Says global confidence in India’s economy rising; Calls on AIIB to look into investment opportunities in India in several sectors including renewable energy, agriculture and logistic infrastructural development.

PM Modi: Emergency used to subvert constitution:Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the nation to work towards making India’s democratic ethos stronger; Addressing a programme organized by the BJP in Mumbai, he said India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of fear was created. Prime Minister Modi’s message on was a positive one.

Queen Elizabeth grants royal assent to British PM’s Brexit legislation:Britain’s Queen Elizabeth grants royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban:U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s  travel ban, covering 7 countries including North Korea; President Trump hails the judgement as a tremendous victory for the American people.

Argentina enter World Cup pre-quarters with 2-1 win over Nigeria:A late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match here on Tuesday as the two-time champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals.