Current Affairs Update – 8 June, 2017


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the important Current Affairs update of 8 June, 2017. These are important for the upcoming  RBI Grade B Phase I, Dena Bank PGDBF, NICL AO Mains and other exams in 2017 July and August.


Current Affairs at a Glance - 8 June, 2017
  1. India's textile and fashion heritage on 8 June 2017 became the part of Google project 'We Wear Culture'.
  2. India's largest and fastest-growing digital platforms for local service Sulekha on Thursday announced its strategic partnership with Axis Bank to provide the bank’s SMB and SME customers special access to Sulekha’s local services marketplace.
  3. State-owned Dena Bank has tied up with Maruti Suzuki India for retail financing of vehicles in personal as well as commercial segments.
  4. Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways on Thursday said, it has collaborated with Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico for codeshare flights and frequent flyers programme.
  5. The Cabinet today gave ex-post facto approval to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked between Bureau of Indian Standards and Mali's Direction Nationale De Industries.
  6. CK Mishra, Secretary Health and Family Welfare, on 7 June 2017 inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi.
  7. J P Nadda, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control on 8 June 2017.
  8. First woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki retired on 8 June 2017 after attaining the age 65 years.
  9. Prominent telecom engineer and policymaker Sam Pitroda on 7 June 2017 resigned as the Technical Advisor to the Odisha Government.
  10. The World Oceans Day was observed across the world on 8 June 2017 with the theme Our oceans, our future.





Banking & Financial News

India's textile and fashion heritage became part of Google project We Wear Culture


  • India's textile and fashion heritage on 8 June 2017 became the part of Google project 'We Wear Culture'.
  • A large part of a culture is defined by what is worn by its people and in India, there is a vast and varied spectrum of cultures and clothes. Such vast fashion heritage of India can now be explored through Google's latest virtual exhibition project We Wear Culture.
  • Working with 183 renowned cultural institutions from around the world including India, Google's project 'We Wear Culture' explores the history of clothes dating as early as 3000 years ago from the ancient Silk Road to the unmatched elegance of the Indian Saree.
  • The online project includes collections from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) and varied weaves from across India from Gharchola to Patola to Temple to Ikat sarees, as it traces the story and importance of Indian textiles from ancient sculptures.
  • It also showcases designs from north-eastern India including the weaves of tribes such as the Nagas, Meitis and the traditional attire from Meghalaya called 'Dhara' or 'Nara' worn by the Khasi women.

Sulekha ties up with Axis Bank to enable more visibility to its SMB


  • India's largest and fastest-growing digital platforms for local service Sulekha on Thursday announced its strategic partnership with Axis Bank to provide the bank’s SMB and SME customers special access to Sulekha’s local services marketplace.
  • This partnership between third largest private sector bank, Axis and
  • Sulekha will enable the Axis Bank's SMB and SME customers to be visible to more than 20 million users on Sulekha, every month.
  • Having more than 5.5 million listed businesses, Sulekha’s services marketplace is growing at a scorching speed with over a million needs being registered every month and the idea of this tie-up was to get Axis Bank customers fast access to this opportunity.
  • This is the first of many such tie-ups Sulekha is planning to cement its leadership position in the local service landscape.

Dena Bank ties up with Maruti for vehicle financing


  • State-owned Dena Bank has tied up with Maruti Suzuki India for retail financing of vehicles in personal as well as commercial segments.
  • Ramesh Singh, Executive Director of Dena Bank, said the bank envisioned a sustainable growth in auto loan segment with this tie-up and recent introduction of dealers pay out scheme.
  • Maruti Suzuki, a leading automobile manufacturer in Friday’s trading session achieved a milestone of touching Rs 7000 share price for the first time ever. The stock has extended gains of 33% so far in 2017. The investors are buying the stock on hopes of sustainable strong sales.




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Jet Airways inks MoU with Aeromexico for codeshare flights


  • Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways on Thursday said, it has collaborated with Mexican flag carrier Aeromexico for codeshare flights and frequent flyers programme.
  • The two airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to give effect to the partnership, Jet Airways said in a release here.
  • The MoU, signed by Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal and Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer Andres Conesa on the sidelines of the IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun (Mexico), outlines cooperation in the areas of enabling codeshare flights and frequent flyer programmes, it said.
  • As part of the arrangement, both carriers will code on each other's services between India and Mexico via common gates in Europe (London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Amsterdam).

Cabinet approves MoU on standards inked with Mali


  • The Cabinet today gave ex-post facto approval to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked between Bureau of Indian Standards and Mali's Direction Nationale De Industries.
  • The pact was signed on standardisation and conformity assessment of goods.
  • "The MoU aims to facilitate closer cooperation and provide a mechanism by which India and Mali can work together towards the common aim of strengthening standardisation and conformity assessment activities in order to facilitate sharing of expertise and mutual trade," an official statement said.
  • Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa.

News related to India and States

Health Secretary inaugurates ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre


  • CK Mishra, Secretary Health and Family Welfare, on 7 June 2017 inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi.
  • The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh will be the largest milk bank and lactation counselling centre available in the North India.
  • The initiative “Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh” is an initiative of the LHMC and was established in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI).
  • After inaugurating the centre, the Health Secretary added that it is envisaged that with this donor human milk bank, all newborns in and around Delhi will have access to life-saving human milk regardless of the circumstances of their birth.
  • “Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh” opened at Lady Hardinge Medical College in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and NIPI Newborn Project, is a national human milk bank and lactation counselling centre.
  • It will collect, pasteurise, test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and makes it available for infants in need.


Awards & Honors

Union Health Minister conferred WHO Director-General’s special recognition award


  • J P Nadda, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control on 8 June 2017.
  • The global recognition award was presented to him by Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director of WHO’s South-East Asia division at the ‘National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for the achievement of SDGs’.
  • Also present at the occasion were Ministers of State for Health & Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Anupriya Patel.
  • Speaking on the occasion, J P Nadda said that the award recognises the collective endeavour of the Ministry, members of NGO, social activists, civil society organizations and many more who in their own ways contributed to the cause across the country.
  • Nadda said that Tobacco, a prime driver of poverty, has been rightly identified as a development issue. In India, tobacco users have reduced by 81 lakhs and youth consumption of tobacco has also seen a marked decrease.

Resignations

Nepal's first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki retires


  • First woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki retired on 8 June 2017 after attaining the age 65 years. She was appointed as the Chief Justice of Nepal Supreme Court on 10 July 2016. She was 25th Chief Justice of Nepal Supreme Court.
  • Justice Karki was succeeded by Justice Gopal Parajuli, who is now the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal.

Sam Pitroda resigns as Technical Advisor to Odisha Government


  • Prominent telecom engineer and policymaker Sam Pitroda on 7 June 2017 resigned as the Technical Advisor to the Odisha Government. Pitroda's resignation was accepted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • His position as technical advisor to the state government was that of the status of a cabinet rank minister. However, he did not avail any facilities and took a token salary of Re 1 a month.
  • Pitroda's resignation was demanded by opposition party BJP after he was named as the Chairman of Congress Overseas Cell.

Days

World Oceans Day 2017 observed globally

  • 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.
  • The concept of a World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate world’s shared oceans as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
  • Following this, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 5 December 2008 designated 8 June as the World Oceans Day through its resolution.








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