Following is the 8 June 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Queen pineapple became Tripura’s ‘State Fruit’.
President Ram Nath Kovind declared Tripura’s queen variety pineapple as state fruit.
The state holds good potential in world trade.
Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade.
Tripura exported its first consignment of one-tonne pineapples to Dubai earlier this month.
2. DAC approves procurement of radars.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of high powered radars for the Indian Air Force and air cushion vehicles for the Army and the Coast Guard together worth over Rs. 5,500 crore.
The 12 high power radars will be procured indigenously under the ‘Buy (Indian) IDDM’ category.
The radars will have the capability to scan 360 degrees without mechanical rotation of Antenna,
3. India not ready to sign the Hague treaty.
The government is not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty on inter-country abduction of children by parents fleeing a bad marriage.
The Hague Convention is a multi-national treaty that seeks to protect children wrongfully removed by one of the parents from the custody of the other parent.
It also recommended setting up of a Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority to act as a nodal body.
4. Ministry of Water Resources accepts major projects.
The Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has accepted two major irrigation/multipurpose projects and four flood management schemes/master plans.
The Kaleshwaram Project of Telangana and The Upper Pravara (Nilwande-II) Project of Maharashtra are two projects.
The Advisory Committee met in Central Water Commission, New Delhi.
5. Consortium to help women entrepreneurs.
The UN India Business Forum and the Women Entrepreneurial Platform of NITI Aayog formed a consortium to reduce gender disparities in start-up investments.
It will provide mentorship and networking opportunities and accelerating financial and market linkages for women entrepreneurs.
The consortium aims to strengthen women’s entrepreneurship by creating an enabling ecosystem for investments.
6. U.S. team to join Indian Ocean study.
A team of 20 scientists, along with a key vessel of the United States NOAA, is arriving in Goa.
It will mark the expansion of U.S.-Indian collaboration in the study of the Indian Ocean.
Subtle changes on the surface and deep below in the western Indian Ocean have significant impact on weather in India in days, and in the United States, two to four weeks later.
7. L&T’s Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit.
L&T Group firm Nabha Power Ltd. (NPL) said it had been forced to shut a 700 MW unit of Rajpura thermal power station due to shortage of coal.
The present crisis was triggered by disruption in the supply of coal rakes to the plant.
NPL has been facing coal crisis since last year, forcing it to operate the plant at critical levels of coal stocks i.e. less than seven days.
8. HDFC Bank increases lending rate by 10 bps.
HDFC Bank , the second largest private sector lender of the country, increased its marginal cost of fund-based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points (bps) across various loan tenures.
As a result, its one-year MCLR is now at 8.4%.
The move comes after all major banks, including State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank, increased MCLR by an equal amount.
9. Jakhar claimed hammer gold.
India won four medals a gold, a silver and two bronze on the first day of the four-day event in Gifu, Japan at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships.
Ashish Jakhar set a new national record en route to winning a gold medal in the men’s hammer throw event.
Jakhar, a former gold medalist at the 2016 Asian Junior Championships, threw the 6kg iron ball and chain to a distance of 76.86m.
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