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17 June 2019

Cyclone Fani caused substantial damage to honeybees living in the natural environment homes in the coastal areas of Odisha.  The loss of pollinators to affect the production of fruits and vegetables in the storm-hit areas. The particularly grim in Puri and Khurda districts are badly affected.  The other districts where honeybees severely hit include Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, and Kendrapara. Around thousands of bee colonies on trees and buildings are believed to have been damaged by... Read More

17 June 2019

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is an agency which has the legacy of India’s ancient knowledge and modern technology.  She opened its laboratories for Indian school students to undergo two-week training from this year. first batch 108 students drawn from all states. Union Territories completed their exposure in its laboratories in Bengaluru, Sriharikota, Thiruvananthapuram. The training module devised as part of its new Young Scientists Programme.  Yuva Vigyanik... Read More

17 June 2019

FundzBazar online mutual fund investment platform launched by Prudent, launched 'Selfie Wala KYC' feature  It is applicable for the first-time mutual fund investors.  Investors can complete their KYC (Know your Customer) process at any place. Main Features It allows the investors to carry out the IPV (In-Person Verification) to upload a video and a selfie to speed up the KYC process. The 5 steps should be followed are Upload and enter Proof of Address, Date of Birth.... Read More

category: Business & Economy

17 June 2019

Directorate General of Training (DGT) joined hands with IT networking major Cisco and global consulting firm Accenture to skill youngsters for the digital economy. Quest Alliance employability skilling programme will equip students enrolled in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across India over the next two years. Nearly 15 lakh students across all ITIs can access the digital learning module from Bharat Skills portal. ITI ecosystem one of the outcome-based networks for skill... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 June 2019

Pakistan has failed to complete 25 of the 27 requirements demanded by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), international terror financing watchdog , to curb terror funding.  FATF already warned Pakistan to take effective measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing else the country will be placed on the “grey" list or downgrade it to the black list. Pakistan has been on FATF’s grey list since 2018. In June 2018, Pakistan committed to work with the FATF... Read More


17 June 2019

The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions. But the US insisted that Iraq finds an alternative measure for its need of electricity, including by harnessing gas energy and reducing flaring at oil production sites. Iraq has had several extensions to the waiver first granted in 2018 after Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran’s oil sector forbidding countries from purchasing Iranian energy. The... Read More

category: International

17 June 2019

Assam government planned to set up a Skill University at the cost of 850 crore rupees at Darrang district. The proposed institution is known as Skill City. It is the first skill university of the country with a capacity of 10 thousand seats.  International Yoga Day observed on at 459 centers of the Skill Development Mission. The admission test for the first batch of the North East Skill Centre held on 30th of this month.  Around 80 per cent seats will be reserved for Assam and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 June 2019

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought day is observed every year on June 17 The theme for this year is Let's grow the future together. Aim: To promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.  Land degradation neutrality is achieved through problem-solving, strong community involvement and cooperation at all levels.   United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres land degradation and drought are major threats affecting millions... Read More

category: Important Days

17 June 2019

Commerce Ministry of India made a study the trade war between the US and China offers an opportunity to India for boosting exports of as many 350 products such as chemicals and granite to these countries.  The ongoing trade war between the US and China an opportunity to India for boosting exports around 350 products such as chemicals and granite to these countries.  These products are part of the study carried out by the commerce ministry.  Both the US and China are imposing... Read More

category: Business & Economy

17 June 2019

The Jammu and Kashmir Bank is now under the purview of Right to Information Act and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines. The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank. The move will ensure greater transparency and accountability. The decision is after the removal of Parvez Ahmed as the Chairman of the J&K Bank. He was accused of alleged corruption, nepotism and favouritism.  Being a government-owned bank, the bank without any choice is to be... Read More

17 June 2019

Mann Ki Baat Indian radio programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. Mann Ki Baat is to resume on June 30.  The programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister's voice to the general masses of India. It also aims to spread joy, positivity and celebrate the strength of 130 crore Indians. People can share their questions on the NaMo App Open Forum. People can dial the toll-free number... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 June 2019

Suman Rao from Rajasthan won Femina Miss India World 2019 Title The ceremony held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Shivani Jadhav, Chhattisgarh won Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title. Shreya Shanker, Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title. The judges were designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock, Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de leon, actors Huma Qureshi, Chitrangda Singh, Aayush Sharma, choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, sprinter Dutee Chand and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 June 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the Centre is to set up a high-level task force for agri reforms. The decision was made in the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog governing council. The task force is for undertaking structural reforms in agriculture, including strengthening logistics, produce marketing, food processing as well as changes to the Essential Commodities Act. The PM has pitched for foundational reforms in the agri-economy, leading to a complete transformation of the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 June 2019

Social activist Makarand Tilloo won 'Save Water Hero Award'.  This award presented to him in order to encourage his efforts to raise awareness about water conservation in the city.  The ceremony was held in Pune, Maharashtra. He is a Laughter Yoga trainer and motivational speaker and its campaign to save water by replacing leaking taps with new ones.  He was honored by the HridayMitra Foundation with the presence of writer and philanthropist Ramchandra Dekhane and... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

17 June 2019

Zuzana Caputova sworn as Slovakia's first female President. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Constitutional Court chair Ivan Fiacan parliamentary session held in Bratislava, Xinhua. After her sworn in the ceremony she insisted to maintain and strengthen this space of the pillars of Slovakia. She is the fifth president in the modern Slovak.  She was elected in the month of March. She defeated Smer-SD candidate Maros Sefcovic.  About Slovakia It is a landlocked... Read More


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