The 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) kicked off in New Delhi which will screen 22 films from 22 European countries at Siri Fort Auditorium.
Aim:- To improve cultural ties between India and European countries.
Inaugural session of the film festival opened with Estonian film 'Cherry Tobacco'.
Ambassador of the European Union to India - Tomasz Kozlowski.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the launch of the BaNCS app development kit that will help financial institutions develop their own apps and deploy it across devices.
Head of TCS BaNCS Digital - Sathish Vallat.
Full form of BaNCS in Banking - Bank Assessment for Non-point source Consequences of Sediment.
State Bank of India has cut the interest rate on home loans above Rs. 75 lakh by 10 basis points (bps) to 8.55%-8.6%, with effect from June 15.
The revised interest rates will be 8.55% pa (per annum) for salaried women borrowers.
For others, the rate of interest will be 8.60% pa.
Canara Bank has inked pact with the state-owned general insurer The New India Assurance Co to sell policies through its branches.
The tie-up will offer personal products such as motor insurance, home insurance, health insurance, travel insurance besides commercial policy coverages like fire insurance, marine insurance and engineering insurance.
Kaladan was the first major project taken up by India in Myanmar. $484-million Kaladan multi-modal transport projects will offer connectivity to Mizoram in India.
Rs. 1,600-crore contract has been awarded for building 109-km road connecting Paletwa river terminal to Zorinpui in Mizoram border, under this project.
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Indian Railways' 1st HR Round Table Conference.
Aim of the Conference:- Improving the productivity of the human resources through inter-change of ideas with various stakeholders and HR practitioners and academics.
Themes:- The Conference was organized around three themes i.e.
(i) Stakeholders Expectations from HR;
(ii) The Future of Work – HR Role;
(iii) Creativity Within Constraints.
India and Mohun Bagan striker Jeje Lalpekhlua received the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) inaugural player of the year 2016 award.
Sasmita Malik was adjudged the 2016 AIFF Women's player of the year.
Other Important Persons:- AIFF President - Praful Patel;
AIFF General secretary - Kushal Das.
President Pranab Mukherjee launched the 'Selfie with Daughter' mobile application.
Aim:- To Raise awareness about female foeticide and sex selection.
The campaign was started by Sunil Jaglan in June 2015 in village Bibipur in Haryana's Jind district.
China has condemned the European Commission for imposing new anti-dumping duties on its steel products.
EU (Europeon Union) would levy duties of up to 35.9 percent on Chinese hot-rolled flat steel.
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board added 15 new events for the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.
Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016.
Important Person:- IOC sports director - Kit McConnell
NITI Aayog has launched SATH, a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments.
Vision of SATH Program:- To initiate transformation in the education and health sectors.
This program will be implemented by NITI along with McKinsey & Company and IPE Global consortium in three selected states after the signing of MoUs.
Information Technology giant Wipro has become the first Indian business house to declare the President of the United State, Donald Trump as a potential 'threat to business', in its annual filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Reason:- Trump’s protectionist policies including his decision to withdraw from multi-lateral trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have been of great concern for IT services firms like Wipro, Infosys, L&T, Cognizant etc.
Trump had brought in curbs to the H1-B professional visa, that is widely used by the Indian IT industry.