Daily Current Affairs 9 June 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 9 June 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 9 June 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 9 June 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy keeps 11 ministries including Finance

  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has allotted himself 11 ministries including Finance, Energy, and Infrastructure Development.
  • Deputy CM and Congress leader G Parameshwara kept three portfolios including Home and Bengaluru City.

2. 1st Indian-made artillery gun ready for induction

  • India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ has cleared its final test and is ready to be inducted into the Indian Army.
  • Fifty rounds of shells each were fired from six Dhanush guns, which are reportedly called ‘desi Bofors’. The gun also passed the tests in cold, humid, and hot conditions.

3. President Declares queen Pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit

  • President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday declared Tripura’s queen variety pineapple as state fruit and said its export was a major step in connecting the state with world trade.
  • The state holds good potential in world trade. Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade.

International News

1. UN Security Council elects Germany, Indonesia, South Africa and 2 others as new members

  • The UN General Assembly elected Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two years starting in January.
  • All but three of the 193 UN member states cast paper ballots. Germany and the Dominican Republic each obtained 184 votes. South Africa got 183 votes, Belgium 181 and 144 went to Indonesia.

2. PM Modi Visits China for Second Time in 6 Weeks

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting China to attend the 2-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit being held in the coastal city of Qingdao. PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet multiple times.
  • It will be the first SCO summit since its expansion, when India and Pakistan were included as full members at the Astana summit in Kazakhstan last year.

3. Nepal’s Chief Of Army Staff On Six-Day Visit To India

  • Nepal’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri is on a six-day visit to India. He is visiting India at the invitation of COAS General Bipin Rawat.
  • General Chhetri will attend the Officer Cadet’s ‘Passing Out Parade’ as Chief Reviewing officer at Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. During his visit, General Chhetri will call on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Air Force and Navy chiefs and other senior officers.

Business News
1. RBI Amends Gold Monetisation Scheme To Make It More Attractive

  • RBI has made changes in the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to make it more attractive. The revamping of the scheme is aimed at enabling people to open a hassle-free gold deposit account. 
  • The short-term deposits should be treated as bank’s on-balance sheet liability. These deposits will be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of rollover). Deposits can also be allowed for broken periods (e.g. 1 year 3 months; 2 years 4 months 5 days; etc.). 

2. Short-Term Subsidised Crop Loan To Be Implemented Through DBT Mode

  • Reserve Bank has stated that interest subsidy scheme on short-term crop loans of up to three lakh rupees will be implemented through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode from the current financial year. 
  • The Centre has earmarked 15,000 crore rupees for 2018-19 towards interest subvention for short-term crop loans. The notification adds that the scheme will be required to be settled as applicable in Plan Scheme namely Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and North East Region among others.

3. Google CEO Sundar Pichai lays out Artificial Intelligence principles, says no to AI weapons

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai had put out a detailed blog post explaining the company’s principles around Artificial intelligence
  • AI is computer programming that learns and adapts,” and that it has profound potential to improve the lives of people.

Sports News
1. New Zealand Women slam highest-ever ODI total in cricket history

  • New Zealand Women recorded the highest-ever ODI total across men’s and women’s cricket by scoring 490/4 in 50 overs against Ireland Women
  • The previous highest ODI total of 455/5 was also registered by New Zealand Women against Pakistan Women on January 29, 1997.

2. Shakib quickest to 10,000 runs, 500 wickets in international cricket

  • Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan became the quickest to reach 10,000 runs and pick 500 wickets in international cricket against Afghanistan.
  • The 31-year-old has now joined former all-rounders Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi as only the third cricketer to achieve the 10,000 runs and 500 wickets double. Shakib also became the first Bangladeshi cricketer with 500 international wickets.

3. Women’s Asia Cup T20:India crush Pakistan to enter final

  • India restricted Pakistan to 72/7 at the Kinrara Academy Oval
  • They chased down the target with seven wickets in hand in 16.1 overs.With this win, they have entered the final of the tournament

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