Daily Current Affairs – 24th June 2017

  • Odisha State Government has approved 53 urban projects with at a total expense of Rs 538 crore under the Central government’s ambitious scheme ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation AMRUT Scheme’ in nine cities.

  • Facebook launched Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in Britain to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa.

  • ONGC and Unesco has carried out a preliminary survey for the conservation of Chilika Lake to help the country’s largest coastal lagoon secure the world heritage site tag. It is located in Odisha.

  • World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision report of the UN, world’s total population is expected to hit 8 billion by 2050.

  • PSLV- C38 successfully launched by ISRO.

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 102 million (Rs 568.31 crore) loan to train 2 lakh youngsters in (With this assistance, youths in the age group of 15-34 years will be given skill development training to make them competent to get better work and higher paying jobs.)

  • VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research)scheme launched by  Department of Science and Technology, that enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India.

  • Chief Executive Officer of Intellecap Nisha Dutt become the first Indian woman leader to have been honoured with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London.

  • ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) Portal for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines launched by Piyush Goyel.

  • highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award received by Mamata Banerjee, for the state government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. (Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme of West Bengal came first among the 552 project nominations received by the UN from 62 countries.)

  • International Cricket Council appointed Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman.

  • 1st liveability index launched by urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu which will rank the country’s 116 major cities on the basis of the quality of life. The index named ‘City Liveability Index’ will cover cities with a population above one million, including the capital cities.

  • Kavita Devi became the first Indian woman to appear in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She is Former Indian power lifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner.




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