Latest Current Affairs 29th June 2018

Govt’s big decision favouring farmers:The Modi govt has always kept farmers first in its policies and initiatives.. In a major move to double farmers’ income by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a group of sugarcane farmers who met him at his residence in New Delhi on Friday that minimum support price of 150% of input cost for kharif season will be cleared in the next cabinet meeting. He also said that fair and remunerative price for sugarcane will be announced during the next two weeks..here’s more..

Govt notifies Electoral Bond Scheme 2018:Government on Friday notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 via Gazette Notification. As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.

FM Piyush Goyal reacts on jump in Swiss- Bank Deposits:Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday reacted on Swiss bank deposits. He said that Indian deposits have increased by 50% in Swiss Bank in 2017.

J&K : Terrorist killed in Kupwara Encounter:One terrorist killed in Kupwara in an encounter with security forces; in another attack, terrorists attack army patrol party with grenades in Shopian, forces effectively repulse the attack.

Lashkar behind journalist Shujaat Bukhari ‘s killing: J&K Police:Jammu and Kashmir police release sketches of 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists allegedly involved in the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar; say a Pakistan-based blogger Sajjad Gul has been identified for hatching the conspiracy to assassinate Bukhari.

PM Modi to interact with delegation of sugarcane farmers today:PM Narendra Modi to interact with a delegation of around 150 sugarcane farmers from across the country at his residence; the Union Government’s interventions and initiatives taken for welfare of sugarcane sector likely to come up for discussion during the meeting.

PM Modi launches key health projects in New Delhi’s AIIMS:Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches key projects in New Delhi’s AIIMS; lays foundation stone of National Centre for Aging, inaugurates a 555-bed super speciality block and 500-bed new emergency block in Safdarjung Hospital.

BJP hits back at Congress over surgical strike:BJP hits back at Congress over Army’s surgical strike video; Senior leader Ravishankar Prasad says by denying the proof of the surgical strike, Congress looks like standing with Pakistan.

9 killed as oil-carrying truck crashes, burns in Nigeria:In Nigeria, at least nine people including a child have been killed after an oil-carrying tanker truck crashed and burst into flames on a bridge in Lagos.

Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on grey list:Pakistan again lands in trouble over its terror tactics; Paris-based Financial Action Force puts it in the grey list for failing to stop terror funding; US says it will put added pressure on Islamabad to stop aiding and abetting terrorism from its soil.

U.S.: Gunman kills at least 5 in targeted attack at Maryland newspaper:A man brandishing a shotgun walked into the office of a small newspaper in Maryland on Thursday and killed at least five people in a targeted assault, one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said.

CBI charges Jatin Mehta, 2 Former Canara Bank officials:The CBI has filed a charge sheet against two former chairmen cum managing directors of the Canara Bank in connection with alleged loan default of 146 crore rupees.

India hammer Ireland by 143 runs to win series 2-0:India thrashed a hapless Ireland by 143 runs in the second and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 2-0 in Dublin on Friday.

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan, Columbia reach last 16:Japan reach last 16 even after losing to Poland 0-1 in group stage for their fair play record; will meet Belgium in pre-quarter final; Columbia also reach in the last 16 after beating Senegal 1-0; will take on England in the pre-quarter final.

J&K: Amarnath Yatra resumes; Governor NN Vohra offer prayers:The two month long Amarnath Yatra is underway with religious fervour and enthusiasm. J&K Governor NN Vohra offered prayers at Amarnath shrine in Anantnag on Thursday.