javascript:void(0) Current Affairs for Competitive Exams - June 1 to June 15 2017 ~ Online GK

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams - June 1 to June 15 2017

Current Affairs for Competitive Exams
June 1 to June 15 2017
Here is another current affairs series for the period from 01.06.2017 to 15.06.2017. These are important to the point questions which are very important for upcoming exams. You can also download point wise questions in PDF for the month of April 2017 and May 2017.

Global Day of Parents: The Global Day of Parents was observed on 1 June 2017. The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
St Petersburg Declaration: India and Russia on 1 June 2017 signed the St Petersburg Declaration to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The declaration is an action plan for deepening not only political and economic development of the two countries but also to ensure a benchmark of stability in times of global instability. It was signed following the annual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra and Mouma Das on 1 June 2017 entered into the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf. With this, the duo also created a history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championships.
Prithvi-II missile: India Army on 2 June 2017 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial.
Ananya Vinay: Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old Indian-American girl from California, on 1 June 2017 won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee competition of the United States (US). With this, Ananya became the thirteenth Indian-American in a row to win this spelling bee competition.
Shashi Shekar Vempati: Shashi Shekar Vempati was on 2 June 2017 appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati. He will have a tenure of five years from the date of assumption of office.
4 June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was observed across the world on 4 June 2017. Originally focused on victims of the 1982 Lebanon War, the day provides an opportunity to the world to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
The World Environment Day: The World Environment Day (WED) was observed on 5 June 2017 with the year’s theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The day is annually observed with an aim to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
B. Sai Praneeth: Indian third seed B. Sai Praneeth on 4 June 2017 captured the Men’s Singles title in the USD 120000 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton championship.
QR-SAM: India on 4 June 2017 successfully test-fired indigenous first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM). The QR-SAM was test-fired from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
Danish Law: Danish lawmakers in the first week of June 2017 repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion, such as the burning of holy books.
MGNREGA Annual Award: The Union Ministry of Rural Development in the first week of June 2017 selected Vizianagaram as one among the 17 districts across the nation for the MGNREGA Annual Award for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during 2015-16.
GSAT-19: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 June 2017 successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-19 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The communication satellite was lifted by an indigenously developed launch vehicle named Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk- III) D-1 from the second launch pad of the spaceport at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
Security Council Members: The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly in the last week of May 2017 elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan. The countries will serve on the world body’s Security Council for a period of two years, starting from 1 January 2017.
Habibganj Railway Station: Habibganj Railway Station, located in the suburbs of Bhopal, will become India’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Real Madrid: Real Madrid made history on 3 June 2017 as they became the first team ever to win back-to-back Champions League titles.
Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4–1 to win a record-extending 12th title. With this victory, Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their title in the Champions League era, and the first to do so since Milan in 1990.
Sher Bahadur Deuba: Sher Bahadur Deuba took the oath as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the fourth time on 7 June 2017. He was elected as the nation’s 40th Prime Minister on 6 June 2017.
Sachin Tendulkar: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar will be joining the likes of Noval Djokovic and David Beckham for a United Nations campaign/initiative titled Super Dads.
First Hybrid Aeroboat: The world's first hybrid aeroboat, which has been built by an Indo-Russian joint venture, was unveiled on 6 June 2017 at a start-ups event organised by Russia’s state-run Skolkovo Foundation in Moscow.
8 June: World Oceans Day: The World Oceans Day was observed across the world on 8 June 2017 with the theme Our oceans, our future. This year’s theme is connected to the Ocean Conference which took place from 5 to 9 June at United Nations headquarters in New York.
RBI Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 June 2017 released the second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18.
After assessing the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the country, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept the Repo Rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent.
The Reverse Repo rate was also kept unchanged at 6 per cent. The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate and the Bank Rate were fixed at 6.50 per cent.
However, the RBI has cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points to 20 per cent. It has also cut the economic growth projection to 7.3 per cent for the current fiscal from 7.4 per cent earlier.
The RBI has also revised its target for Gross Value Added (GVA) by 10 basis points to 7.3 per cent. This came following the data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) on GDP and GVA.
French Open mixed doubles title 2017:  India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski on 8 June 2017 won the mixed doubles title at the 2017 French Open of Tennis. In the finals played at Philippe-Chatrier Court of Paris, France, the Indo-Canadian pair defeated the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal on 11 June 2017 set a record winning his 10th French Open title. No other player has ever won 10 championships at the same event. Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka to grab the historic win.
Jelena Ostapenko: Jelena Ostapenko on 10 June 2017 grabbed her first ever grand slam title by beating the match favourite, third-seeded Simona Halep in the final of French Open 2017.
FIFA U-20 World Cup: England on 11 June 2017 lifted the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time ever. England defeated Venezuela 1-0 in the summit clash held in Suwon, South Korea.
Kalinga Literary Award: Renowned poet and essayist Haraprasad Das on 11 June 2017 was conferred with the prestigious Kalinga Literary Award. Das has been chosen for the award for his work and contribution to literature at the fourth edition of Kalinga Literary Festival.
India 7th largest exporter of agri-products: Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, while addressing the 22nd APEDA Export award function in New Delhi on 12 June 2017, said that India has emerged as the 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally.
12 June: World Day against Child Labour: The World Day against Child Labour was observed globally on 12 June 2017 with the theme In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour. The 2017 World Day against Child Labour focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.
Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu: Ace Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu on 12 June 2017 won the gold medal in the Mixed Team Air Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage.
Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature: Jairam Ramesh: A book titled Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature authored by Jairam Ramesh was released on 10 June 2017 at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi.
AUSINDEX-17: Three Indian warships on 13 June 2017 sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise, AUSINDEX-17, off the Western Australian coast.
14 June: World Blood Donors Day: World Blood Donors Day (WBDD) was observed on 14 June 2017. The theme of the 2017 World Blood Donor Day is Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often.
Leo Varadkar: Leo Varadkar, a 38-year-old Indian-origin doctor, on 15 June 2017 scripted history by becoming Ireland's youngest and the first openly gay Prime Minister of the Catholic-majority country as he promised to build a Republic of opportunity.
‘Nag’ missile: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 13 June 2017 successfully test fired anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile in Rajasthan. 

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