Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 15th June

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India has recently won ________ medals at Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Tournament in Russia.
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Who: India
What: has won 3 medals at Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Tournament in Russia
When: published on 11th June 2018

Indian boxers bagged one gold and two Silver medals at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in the Russian city of Kaspiysk. Saweety Boora won the coveted yellow metal in the Women’s 75 kg category after beating Anna Anfinogenova (Russia) in the Final.

In the Men’s section, Brijesh Yadav in the 81 kg division and Virender Kumar in 91 kgs lost their Final bouts to settle for Silver medals. Earlier, India had claimed four Bronze medals in the Tournament.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://asiannewsservice.in/en/sports/india-bag-1-gold-2-silver-medals-at-umakhanov-memorial-tournament-in-russia/
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Who among the following has recently received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) Award?
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Who: Virat Kohli
What: has received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) Award
When: published on 12th June 2018

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday received the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricketer for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons at the annual BCCI awards.

Kohli had a brilliant 2016-17 season as he went on to score 1,332 runs in 13 games with an average of 74.

In the limited overs format, the Delhi batsman amassed 1,516 runs in 27 games at a 84.22 average.

In 2017-18 Kohli scored 896 runs at an average of 89.6 in six Test matches while in ODIs he averaged 75.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://ddinews.gov.in/sports/virat-kohli-receives-polly-umrigar-trophy-annual-bcci-awards
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How many iconic palces were launched under Swachh Bharat Mission?
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Who: Ten new Swachh Iconic Places
What: launched under Swachh Bharat Mission
When: published on 13th June 2018

Ten new iconic sites, namely, Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh), Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana), Vidur Kuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh), Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand), Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K), Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh), Ima Keithal/market (Imphal, Manipur), Sabarimala Temple (Kerala) and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand) have been taken up under phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The project envisioned by the Prime Minister is being coordinated by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of state governments and local administration. These new sites have joined the 20 iconic places under phase I and II where special sanitation work is already underway.

Launched in 2016, the phase iconic places are - Ajmer Sharif Dargah, CST Mumbai, Golden Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Maikarnika Ghat, Meenakshi Temple, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shree Jagannath Temple, The Taj Mahal and Tirupati Temple.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://zeenews.india.com/india/ten-new-swachh-iconic-places-launched-under-swachh-bharat-mission-2116016.html
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President Ram Nath Kovind is going to embark on a three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname, and Cuba. Name the capital city of Suriname?
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Who: Paramaribo
What: is the capital of Suriname
When: published on 13th June 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a seven-day, three-nation tour this weekend in his maiden visit to Europe and Latin America as the head of the state.

The president will visit Greece, Suriname and Cuba.

In the first-leg of the trip, Kovind will visit Greece from June 16-19, said Subrata Bhattacharjee, Joint Secretary (Central Europe) in the ministry of external affairs (MEA).

On June 17, Kovind will pay a visit to the sites of historical and archeological importance, participate in a community reception and address the Indian diaspora in the European country.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/president-kovind-to-embark-on-3-nation-tour-to-greece-suriname-cuba/articleshow/64561677.cms
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The Union Cabinet has approved which bank’s proposal to raise additional share capital worth Rs 24000 crore?
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Who:
The Union Cabinet
What: has approved HDFC Bank’s proposal to raise additional share capital worth Rs 24000 crore
When: published on 13th June 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to grant HDFC Bank permission to raise additional capital of up to Rs 24,000 crore from foreign direct investment.

The decision would ensure that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank inclusive of all types of foreign investments, both direct and indirect, will not exceed 74% of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/cabinet-clears-hdfc-banks-proposal-to-raise-24000-crore-via-fdi/article24155919.ece
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 15th  June, 2018
 
1. India has won 3 medals at Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Tournament in Russia.
(15th June 2018 Latest Current Pdf)

Indian boxers bagged one gold and two Silver medals at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in the Russian city of Kaspiysk. Saweety Boora won the coveted yellow metal in the Women’s 75 kg category after beating Anna Anfinogenova (Russia) in the Final.

In the Men’s section, Brijesh Yadav in the 81 kg division and Virender Kumar in 91 kgs lost their Final bouts to settle for Silver medals. Earlier, India had claimed four Bronze medals in the Tournament.

2. Virat Kohli has received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) Award.
(Current Affairs Quiz 15th June 2018)

Indian captain Virat Kohli has received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) award for two consecutive seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Annual Awards function.

Anshuman Gaekwad and Sudha Shah received the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award. Jalaj Saxena and Parvez Rasool were adjudged ‘Best All Rounders' in Ranji Trophy while Krunal Pandya was rewarded for his performance in the Hazare one-day championship.

3. Ten new Swachh Iconic Places were launched under Swachh Bharat Mission.
(Top Current Affairs Quiz 15th June 2018)

Ten new iconic sites, namely, Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh), Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana), Vidur Kuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh), Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand), Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K), Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh), Ima Keithal/market (Imphal, Manipur), Sabarimala Temple (Kerala) and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand) have been taken up under phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The project envisioned by the Prime Minister is being coordinated by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of state governments and local administration. These new sites have joined the 20 iconic places under phase I and II where special sanitation work is already underway.

Launched in 2016, the phase iconic places are - Ajmer Sharif Dargah, CST Mumbai, Golden Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Maikarnika Ghat, Meenakshi Temple, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shree Jagannath Temple, The Taj Mahal and Tirupati Temple.

4. Paramaribo is the capital of Suriname.
(15th June 2018 Top Objective Current Affairs )

President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a seven-day, three-nation tour this weekend in his maiden visit to Europe and Latin America as the head of the state.

The president will visit Greece, Suriname and Cuba.

In the first-leg of the trip, Kovind will visit Greece from June 16-19, said Subrata Bhattacharjee, Joint Secretary (Central Europe) in the ministry of external affairs (MEA).

On June 17, Kovind will pay a visit to the sites of historical and archeological importance, participate in a community reception and address the Indian diaspora in the European country.

5. The Union Cabinet has approved HDFC Bank’s proposal to raise additional share capital worth Rs 24000 crore.
(Current Affairs in Short 15th June 2018)

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to grant HDFC Bank permission to raise additional capital of up to Rs 24,000 crore from foreign direct investment.

The decision would ensure that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank inclusive of all types of foreign investments, both direct and indirect, will not exceed 74% of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank.

6. United States cleared the sale of six Apache attack helicopters to India for $ 930M.
(Current Affairs 15th June 2018)

The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for USD 930 million, the Pentagon said today, underlining that this will strengthen India’s ability to defend its homeland and deter regional threats.

In addition to the attack helicopters, the contract also includes fire control radars; Hellfire Longbow missiles; stinger Block I-92H missiles; night vision sensors and inertial navigation systems.

Pentagon’s Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified the Congress about the State department’s decision in this regard. The sale is expected to pass through if no lawmaker opposes this.

7. President Ram Nath Kovind is going to launch the Solar Charkha Mission on June 27.
(Current Affairs 14th June 2018 Quiz)

President Ram Nath Kovind will launch Solar Charkha Mission on June 27, which will entail a subsidy of Rs 550 crore in the initial two years for 50 clusters.

The scheme also aims at linking five crore women across the country to the initiative.

The mission is expected to create one lakh jobs during the first two years.

8. Kathmandu is going to host the International conference on ICT from June 17.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Quiz 15th June 2018)

International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will be held in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal from June 17-18, 2018. The Theme of two day conference is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society”.

Key Facts:

The conference is organised by Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN). It aims to bring government and private sector together for developing plan of action using sustainable ICT applications. It also seeks to unleash prospects of SMART Nepal by 2030.

It will provide common platform to participants to exchange their knowledge and discover new insides. Around 500 delegates, including ICT users, professionals, trainers, researchers and experts from India, Japan, China, Korea and Nepal will attend the event.

9. US, Canada and Mexico won a united bid to host FIFA 2026.
(Top 10 Current Affairs MCQs 15th June 2018)

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it.

The 'United 2026' bid was selected by FIFA member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

10. Afghanistan would be playing a test match against India for the very first time on June 14.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers 15th June 2018)

Afghanistan cricket team is set to create a history on June 14, as the war-torn country ventures into the world of Test Cricket as a full-fledged International Cricket Council (ICC) member against India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Afghanistan Cricket has traversed a long way in a short span of time from the formation of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in 1995 to becoming a full-fledged ICC member nation in June 2017.

Now, the Afghanistan team will be stepping out donning the All-whites of Test cricket against mighty India. The one-off test match series will be a David and Goliath contest, as Afghanistan will make the most of the opportunity presented to them, while India will be looking to avoid a defeat at the hands of Asian minnows.
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