Latest Current Affairs 28th June 2018

Amit Shah: Sacrifice of party workers in West Bengal will not go waste :- Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for unprecedented political violence targeted at rival party workers in the state, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Thursday that sacrifice of party workers will not go waste.

Ministry of Women and Child Development organises POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON :- With an aim to integrate information technology for better rolll out of its major social sector schemes, Ministry of Woman and Child Development organized a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships for Steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ‘TECH-THON’ .

PM pays homage to Sant Kabirdas on his 500th death anniversary :- A white chadar and floral tributes at Sant Kabir Samadhi and a similar tribute at the Mazar..the symbolism evident as Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Saint poet Kabir Das marking the beginning of Kabir Mahotsav.

Centre to replace UGC, bring in Higher Education Commission :- Government proposes to repeal University Grants Commission by setting up Higher Education Commission of India

Market fire kills 15 in Nairobi :- A fire at Nairobi’s Gikomba market killed 15 people on Thursday, a government official said, less than a year after a blaze to destroyed much of the Kenyan capital’s largest open-air market.

Most likely to meet Putin next month in Europe, says Trump :- US President Donald Trump today said he is “most likely” to hold a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Europe next month.

UN: 10,000 children killed, maimed in conflicts worldwide :- More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed amid armed conflicts worldwide last year, while others were raped, forced to serve as armed soldiers or caught in attacks on schools and hospitals, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Govt approves 2 more strategic oil storages in Odisha and Karnataka :- The government on Wednesday decided to set up two more underground crude oil storages in Odisha and Karnataka to increase emergency stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days.

Govt hikes ethanol price by Rs 3 per litre :- The government on Wednesday hiked price of ethanol, used for doping in petrol, by almost Rs 3 per litre to Rs 43.70 in a bid to cut India’s oil import dependence as well as give higher price for sugarcane.

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into World Cup’s last 16 :- Brazil eased into the World Cup knockout stages after defeating Serbia 2-0, with superstar Neymar sparkling in a win which sets up a last 16 clash against Mexico.

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup :- Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage.

Organic molecules on Saturn’s moon indicate possibility of life :- Scientists found that large, carbon-rich organic molecules are ejected from cracks in the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, indicating it satisfies all of the basic requirements for life.

11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Nigeria :- An 11-year-old artist named Waris Kareem is creating waves with his unique creations in Lagos, Nigeria.