Following is the 1 June 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Haryana to have one-stop centres for women.
Each district of Haryana will now get one-stop centres (OSCs) to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence.
The aim of these centres is to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence.
These services would include police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling etc.
One stop centre is 100% centrally sponsored scheme under the Nirbhaya Fund.
2. Intra-State e-waybills to be implemented.
The e-waybill system for intra-State movement of goods will be implemented for the final eight States.
The new system would be implemented for intra-State transport in Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and in West Bengal.
E-way bill operations are compulsory for inter-state movement of goods throughout the nation and intra-state movement.
3. Government approves construction of 1.5 lakh houses.
The Centre has approved construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
The approval was given in the 34th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee.
Under the PMAY(U), the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry targets construction of 1.2 crore houses for urban poor by 2022.
4. Government meets fiscal deficit target.
Government has met its fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 at 3.53% of the Gross Domestic Product.
Government in the Budget had revised the fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 to 3.5% from the earlier estimate of 3.2%.
For the current fiscal year, government estimates to trim the deficit to 3.3% of GDP.
Fiscal deficit is the difference between total revenue & total expenditure of the government
5. PM Modi launched 3 Indian digital payment apps.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the International Rupay Card, Bhim app and UPI enabled remittance App by State Bank of India in Singapore.
The RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore’s 33-year-old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS).
Singapore branch of the SBI is the first to launch this new mode of remittance in collaboration with NPCI.
6. Indian economy grew 7.7%.
The Indian economy grew 7.7% in the January-March quarter of 2017-18 on account of robust performance in manufacturing, construction and service sectors as well as good farm output according to the Central Statistics Office.
However, the economic growth slowed to 6.7% in 2017-18 compared to 7.1% in 2016-17.
The previous high GDP growth of 8.1% was recorded in April-June quarter of 2016-17.
7. Manufacturing PMI growth slows in May.
Activity in India’s manufacturing sector grew at a weaker pace in May according to the Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).
This index is based on the survey conducted among purchasing executives in over 400 companies.
The report also mentioned that the latest upturn signalled a marginal improvement in the manufacturing sector.
8. Railways Organizes Workshop ‘Mission Raftar’.
Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi.
Issues such as punctuality, rolling stock, removing bottlenecks in terms of traffic, elimination of unmanned level crossings were discussed at the workshop.
Mission Raftaar’ aims at doubling the average speed of freight trains.
9. First IAF Commanders’ Conference inaugurated.
The First biannual IAF Commanders’ Conference of 2018 was inaugurated today by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters.
Commanders will discuss the operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the Exercise and the way ahead.
The commanders’ conference was also attended by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra.
10. Home Minister launches Online Analytical Tool.
Union Home Minister launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations.
This web-based tool enables decision-makers in various Departments of Government to scrutinise source of foreign funds and their actual use in India.
It has analytical features to conduct data mining and exploration.
11. Flight Test of SFDR conducted successfully.
The technology demonstrator flight test of ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)’ propulsion based missile has been carried out successfully from Chandipur, Orissa on May 30.
The SFDR is a surface-to-air missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation in collaboration with Russia.
The new technology will help both surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles perform better.
12. India, Singapore announce 14 agreements.
India and Singapore announced 14 business-to-business and business-to-government agreements.
The agreements include on supporting India’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and promoting Indian innovation abroad, to set up Indian institutes of skills on waste water management and recycling.
It also included the promotion of ‘Make-in-India’ in Singapore and ASEAN.
13. Facebook to offer digital literacy programme.
Facebook has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).
As part of the digital literacy programme pilot, awareness training will be conducted for 60,000 women.
The training will be conducted in local languages.
14. Press Council of India reconstituted.
The government has reconstituted the Press Council of India for a three-year term.
According to the Press Council Act, the council shall consist of a chairman and 28 other members.
The Press Council of India is a statutory body with a mandate to act as a watchdog to oversee the conduct of the print media.
It was reconstituted for 3 years in October 2014 and its term ended in October 2017.
15. Indian Oil Corporation India’s most profitable state-owned company.
Indian Oil Corporation has for the second year in a row beaten ONGC to become India’s most profitable state-owned company.
IOC which has for decades been India’s biggest company by turnover posted a record net profit of Rs 21,346 crore in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.
Reliance Industries retained the crown of being India’s most profitable company for the third year in a row.
16. India, World Bank signed $500 million loan.
India has signed a USD 500 million loan pact with World Bank to provide additional financing for PMGSY rural road projects.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.
World Bank has supported PMGSY since its inception in 2004 & so far it has invested over $1.8 billion in loans & credits.
17. FIFA lifts suspension on Guatemala.
FIFA lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules.
The suspension prevented Guatemalan teams from participating in international competitions such as the Gold Cup, the Central American Games and the CONCACAF Champions League.
FIFA imposed ban on Guatemala in October 2016.
18. Kerala cartoonist wins international award.
Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won an international award, in the best caricature category.
Antony, currently working as Executive Artist of Malayalam daily ‘Metro Vaartha’, is among the nine winners at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards.
The awards are given to the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world.
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