Daily current Affairs – 7th June 2017

  • Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.

  • Writer Anand Neelakantan, Odia poet Haraprasad Das and author Paramita Satpathy have been announced as the winners of the Kalinga Literary Awards.            Neelakantan – Kalinga International Literary Award, Haraprasad Das – Kalinga Literary Youth Award,Paramita Satpathy – Kalinga Karubaki Award

  • Dia Mirza has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

  • Uttarakhand has become the fourth open defecation free (ODF) state in the country, after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala respectively.

 

  • ICICI Bank has commissioned over 200 solar powered ATM sites in the last one year as part of its efforts to reduce carbon footprint and use more clean energy.

  • Union govt has decided to replace UGC & AICTE in a single higher education body HEERA (Higher education empowerment regulation agency) aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions.

  • Kerala government initiative of green protocol to make the weddings in the state more nature-friendly. As per the protocol, plastic and other non-biodegradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will not be permitted to be used in wedding ceremonies. Instead of these non-biodegradable articles, the marriage parties would be persuaded to use tumblers, plates and other utensils made of glass and environment-friendly metals. The protocol has been released as a part of the government’s anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission.

  • National board of wildlife approved Rutland Island in south Andaman to be the site for the countries long range missile test facility.

  • Habibganj railway station in the suburbs of Bhopal will become country’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

  • BookThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness has been authored by Arundhati Roy released.

  • three new apps areMy call app, My Speed app and ‘Do not disturb (DND 2.0)’ app launched by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), to help customers rate quality of services, speed and performance

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