Current Affairs: 12 June 2019

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12 June, 2019

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  1. T V Subba Rao to continue as secretary to vice president

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the continuation of I V Subba Rao as a secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Source: – Press Trust Of India

 

  1. Canada to ban single use plastics from 2021

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country from 2021. He declared it a global challenge to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world’s oceans.

Less than 10% of plastics used in Canada are currently recycled. Each year a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals worldwide suffer injury or death by becoming entangled in plastic or ingesting it through the food chain.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

 

  1. V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust inks MoU with Central Warehousing Corporation

The V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) have signed an MoU for facilitating Direct Port Entry (DPE) of esealed factory stuffed export container to the port under ‘Ease of Doing Business’.

With this MoU, Central Warehousing Corporation would make use of the 18,357 sqm area earmarked in the Truck Parking Terminal located opposite to Fisheries College, Tuticorin for operating and managing the DPE facility for 30 years on Annual Lease Rental basis.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

 

  1. BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be pro tem speaker of Lok Sabha

Virendra Kumar, a seven-term member of Parliament will be the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha. As pro-tem speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office to the newly elected MPs.

Source: – PTI

 

  1. ICAT releases India’s 1st BS – VI certificate in two wheeler segment

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for Bharat Stage – VI (BS – VI) norms that are the latest emission norms as notified by the Government of India for the two-wheeler segment. The certificate was released and handed over by Director ICAT, Dinesh Tyagi to top officials of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers).

Source: – The Press Information Bureau

 

  1. Sharad Kumar named interim CVC Vigilance Commissioner

Sharad Kumar has been named as acting Central Vigilance Commissioner as current (CVC) KV Chowdary completed his tenure at the anti-graft body.

Source: – Press Trust of India

 

  1. AFD a French development agency to finance upto 7,00,000 EURO to IRSDC

Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered a Tripartite Agreement with French Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French Agency which will finance up to 7,00,000 EURO, through French National Railways (SNCF)-Hubs and Connexions as a Technical Partner to IRSDC to support the Railway Station Development Program in India, so there will be no financial liability on IRSDC or Indian Railways.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

 

  1. India invited to G-7 outreach session

India has received an invitation from France to attend the outreach Session at the G-7 Summit to be held in France in August 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from French President to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee.

Source: – News On AIR

 

  1. NDMA conducts training programme for CBRN emergencies

NDMA is conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat, aimed at increasing the awareness and enhancing the preparedness of Seaport Emergency Handlers (SEHs) to respond to CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats which emanate at seaports due to arrival, storage and transportation of a large amount of chemical, petrochemical and other CBRN agents.

Source: – Press Information Bureau

 

  1. Novak Djokovic tops ATP rankings

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has topped in the recently released ATP Rankings. Rafael Nadal who has recently won the 12th Roland Garros title is at 2nd position. Austrian Dominic Thiem, whom Nadal beat in final, keeps his fourth place behind Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Russian Karen Khachanov jumped two spots into a personal best of ninth rank.

Source: – News On AIR

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