2 June 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

Following is the 2 June 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

1. President Ram Nath Kovind has given Ordinance for sports university approved.

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur.
The Union Cabinet had approved an ordinance on 23rd May in this regard.
The University, first of its kind, will promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.

2. NTPC adopts Charminar in Hyderabad.

NTPC has adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ Projects of India.
The ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
It is a special clean-up initiative focused on select iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country.

3. Telangana’s formation day on June 2.

Telangana celebrated its fourth formation day on 2nd June.
The state was formed on 2nd June in 2014 following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana was carved out from the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh as the 29th state.
Telangana gained fame as one of the fastest growing and surplus state economies in the country.

4. Bengaluru’s IISc makes it to top 100.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has made it to the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2018.
Ranked in the 91-100 band, it is the only Indian institution to make it to the prestigious list this year.
The list topped by American universities Harvard, MIT & Stanford, with the United Kingdom’s Cambridge & Oxford completing the top 5.

5. Benami transactions informants reward scheme.

A new reward scheme titled “Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018”, has been issued by the Income Tax Department.
The scheme is aimed at encouraging people to give information about benami transactions and properties as well as income earned on such properties.
Under the Scheme, a person can get reward up to Rs. 1 crore for giving specific information in prescribed manner.

6. Revised Income Tax informants reward scheme.

A new reward scheme titled “Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme, 2018” has been issued by the Income Tax Department.
Under the scheme, a person can get reward up to Rs. 50 lakh for giving specific information about substantial evasion of tax on income or assets in India which are actionable under the Income-tax Act, 1961.
Foreigners will also be eligible for the ​reward under this scheme.

7. Government introduces new scheme SevaBhojYojna.

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India has introduced a new scheme called ‘SevaBhojYojna’.
The scheme envisages to reimburse the CGST and IGST on purchase of raw items which go into preparation of food offered free of cost by religious institutions.
The objective of the scheme is to lessen the financial burden of such Charitable Religious Institutions who provide Food free of cost.

8. Government to immunize all healthcare workers.

Government has decided to vaccinate all healthcare workers, involved in conducting deliveries, giving injections and exposed to blood or blood products, for Hepatitis-B.
Hepatitis-B is a viral infection that attacks the liver & can cause both acute and chronic disease.
The virus is highly contagious and is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.

9. Malabar 2018 to be held off coast of Guam.

Naval ships, aircraft & personnel from India, Japan & US will participate in the 2018 Malabar exercises off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea.
Malabar for the first time is being conducted off the coast in the Philippine Sea which will include both ashore & at-sea training.
Training will focus on high-end warfighting skill sets, medical operations & anti-submarine warfare among others.

10. Retail inflation for industrial workers falls.

Retail inflation for industrial workers fell to 3.97% in April.
Labour Ministry said the fall is mainly due to lower prices of food items.
All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) is issued by Labour Bureau.
The index is used for working out dearness allowance for central government employees and dearness relief for central pensioners.

11. Centre notifies Cauvery Water Mgmt Authority.

The Union government on 1st June issued a notification for the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA).
The authority will decide the sharing of the river water among the States of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
The CWMA will determine the total residual storage in the specified reservoirs on June 1 every year.

12. Cochin Shipyard, Kerala govt ink pact.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has entered into an agreement with Kerala government to construct three marine ambulance for the state fisheries department.
The vessel will be designed by CSL at its in-house design department.
The boats will also have various paramedical facilities like examination and nursing room, medical beds, mortuary freezer, refrigerator.

13. India signed MRA in nursing with Singapore.

India has signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore.
Under the agreement, Singapore has agreed to expand coverage of Indian nursing institutions by recognising 7 nursing institutions in the MRA.
This has paved way for our healthcare service providers to institutionally access markets abroad.

14. Interfaith Dialogue to be organised.

India and Indonesia would be organising an Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia in early October 2018, followed by similar Dialogue in India next year.
This would be organised to eradicate radicalism and promote pluralism.
Interfaith Dialogue would reflect a united commitment of both the nations to eradicate terrorism, radicalism, and violent extremism and would be the dynamic of pluralism.

15. IMD launched new ensemble prediction systems.

India Meteorological Department has launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days.
Ensemble forecasting provides localized predictions of a 12 km resolution compared to 23 km in the earlier system.
It has been developed jointly by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology & National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting.

16. India’s first advanced forensic lab.

Maneka Gandhi has laid the foundation stone of an advanced DNA forensic laboratory at the campus of Central Forensic Science Lab in Chandigarh.
The ‘Sakhi Suraksha’ lab will assist in investigation and prosecution of crimes including those committed against women and children.
It will contribute in addressing the gap in forensic DNA analysis of pending sexual assault cases in the country.

17. ICC added 4 teams to the ODI Team Rankings.

Netherlands, Nepal, UAE and Scotland have been added by ICC to the list of ODI-Test playing nations, expanding the teams from 12 to 16.
Netherlands secured its ODI status by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year.
Whereas, UAE, Nepal and Scotland earned it in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, by finishing as the three leading Associates.

18. Best practices in payment security.

HDFC Bank has once again been recognized with the Champion Security Award at the 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit.
For the second time in a row, the bank has won the award in the India and South Asia category.
The Award is a mark of excellence reflecting leadership in risk management and payment security performance.

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