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Daily Current affairs for 14th June 2017( English)

1.June 14- World Blood Donor’s Day(WBDD) with the theme 2017 “Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often.

2. Girish wagh was appointed as the Commercial Vehicle Business Head of the TATA motors.

3.France and UK have announced a joint anti terror action  plan to crack down on the spread of terror propaganda on the internet .

4.NASA  conferred the Exceptionl Public Service Medal  for the world’s leading comet scientist Michael A ‘Hearn posthumously for his fundamental work on comets and small bodies of the solar system.

5. The Union cabinet has approved a MoU signed between India and Armenia on co-operation on youth affairs.

6. Non Profit National Adivasi Solidarity Council in its report claimed that about 200 people who were forced to leave their homes for the construction of Aliyar Dam in 1960’s in Tamil Nadu. It also specifies that the tribal community belonged to this place is  Malasar and they are still trapped in Plantation bonded labours.Aliyar dam is located near Aliyar village in Pollachi, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

7. Punjab State Government has announced that it will start its free mortuary van service to its people.

8. Bihar state government  has decided to carry out a social audit of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to gauge effective implementation of the Right to Food Act 2013, in the state.

9. European Union has announced that  it will release its final tranche of euro 25 million of its grant to the Indian Government’s Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) program.

10. The No.1 wireless operator in the US , Verizon will combine Yahoo with AOL which was bought by it two years ago to establish a venture called Oath. Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn (£3.51m), thus ending Yahoo’s two-decade long run as an independent company

11. India has deposited the instruments of ratification of the two fundamental ILO Conventions with the International Labour Office (ILO). The two key conventions are related to the elimination of child labour- the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No 138) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182). India has become the 170th member of ILO to ratify the Convention No. 138, which requires the member parties to set a minimum age under which no one should be employed in any occupation, except for light work and artistic performances. India has become the 181st member of ILO to ratify Convention No 182 which requires state parties to prohibit and eliminate worst forms of child labour, including slavery, forced labour and trafficking;  the use of children in armed conflict; the use of a child for prostitution, pornography and in illicit activities such as drug trafficking; and hazardous work.

12. RBI’s Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) has identified 12 bank accounts constituting nearly 25% of the gross bad loans for immediate referral and resolution under the   bankruptcy law. 

13. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test    fired anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile in Rajasthan. The Nag missile is a third generation    anti-tank guided missile which works on “fire and forget” principle. The anti-tank Nag missile is one of the five missile systems developed by the (DRDO) under   the integrated guided missile development programme (IGMDP). The four other missiles    includes Agni, Akash, Trishul and Prithvi.

14. To enhance the passenger experience by upgrading the existing fleet of  coaches Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has launched Mission Retro-Fitment. The mission will be carried out without affecting the traffic operation.   Under Mission Retro-Fitment, 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years. The mission aims to induct about 40,000 coaches with upgraded interiors by   2022-23. The mission will be one of the largest retro fitment projects in the world.

15. AUSINDEX-17 will be the second overall bilateral drill between Indian Navy and Royal  Australian Navy will be held between June 13 and 19.Earlier, Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) was first conducted off the East Coast of India in September 2015.Three Indian warships INS Kamorta, the INS Shivalik (first stealth warship built in India), and oiler INS Jyoti, will take part in the exercise. Indian warships   have reached Australia’s port city of Freemantle to take part in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast. 

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