Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 16th June

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Who among the following Indian social reformers has been honoured with the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize 2018?
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Who: Bindeshwar Pathak
What: has been honoured with the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize 2018
When: published on 13th June 2018

Noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, was honoured with Japan’s prestigious ‘Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community’ for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination.

Launched in 1996, the award honours people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture and community.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/sulabh-international-founder-bindeshwar-pathak-was-honoured-with-japans-nikkei-asia-prize/article24151254.ece
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Who among the following has been re-appointed as the MD and CEO of Yes Bank?
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Who: Rana Kapoor
What: has been re-appointed as the MD and CEO of Yes Bank
When: published on 13th June 2018

Private sector lender YES Bank has re-appointed Rana Kapoor as MD and CEO of the bank for a period of three years. The decision was taken at the 14th annual general geeting of the shareholders of the bank.

The re-appointment will be effective for a period of three years from September 1, 2018 subject to final approval by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The AGM also approved the appointment of Subhash Chander Kalia as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director. It also approved the re-appointment of Ajai Kumar as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/yes-bank-re-appoints-rana-kapoor-as-md-ceo-for-3-years/article24150249.ece
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With which of the following countries, India has recently approved an MoU for cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy?
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Who: the Union Cabinet
What: approved an Agreement between India and Peru for bilateral cooperation between the two countries on new and renewable issues
When: published on 13th June 2018

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved an agreement between India and South American nation Peru for promotion of renewable energy projects.

The agreement aims to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.

The agreement provides for establishing a Joint Committee to develop Work Plans in order to implement the agreement which will help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable/union-cabinet-approves-renewable-energy-pact-with-peru/64575196
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With which among the given countries, the state government of Maharashtra has signed an MoU for cooperation in areas of information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community?
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Who: the Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province
What: have signed a pact to increase the economic cooperation, specially in areas of information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community
When: published on 13th June 2018

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Maharashtra government and Canada's Quebec province to increase economic cooperation, specially in areas like information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community.

The pact was signed between chief minister Devendra Fadanvis and Philippe Couillard, prime minister of Quebec province of Canada.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/maharashtra-signs-mou-with-canadas-quebec-province/articleshow/64574684.cms
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The Government of India has approved MoU between India and Vietnam for joint issue of postage stamp depicting ancient architecture of both the nations. Which Indian site would feature on the stamp?
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Who: the Government of India
What: has approved MoU between India and Vietnam for joint issue of postage stamp depicting ancient architecture of both the nations
When: published on 14th June 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the joint issue of a postage stamp between Department of Posts and Viet Nam Post.

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Viet Nara Post mutually agreed to jointly issue Postage Stamps on India-Viet Nam: Joint Issue on the theme "Ancient Architecture".

The joint stamps were released on 25-01-2018.

The Commemorative Postage Stamps on India-Viet Nam: Joint Issue depicts Sanchi Stupa of India and Pho Minh Pagoda of Viet Nam. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between postal administrations of India and Viet Nam for this joint issue on 18-12-2017

For the complete inofmration kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/cabinet-approves-mou-between-india-and-viet-nam-on-joint-issue-of-postage-stamp-118061400262_1.html
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 16th  June, 2018
 
1. PhonePe has partnered with Ola.
(16th June 2018 Current Affairs Questions)

Flipkart-owned PhonePe today said it has partnered cab aggregator Ola that will allow riders to book rides using the former's payment platform.

With this partnership, our users can enjoy the ease of using their preferred ride sharing app from within PhonePe while being assured of the reliability and integrity of their payments.

This is part of our vision of being an open payments ecosystem, enabling businesses of all sizes to build and deploy apps on our platform with a unified login and payments experience for our users.

2. ICICI Bank has partnered with Marg ERP limited.
(Latest Current Affairs Pdf 16th June 2018)

Marg ERP limited, a leading Inventory and Accounting software solution company has partnered with ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, to offer an integrated payments platform to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) customers, using MARG's accounting software.

This integration aims to promote 'Connected Banking' and enables ICICI Bank's current account holders to securely connect their bank account with the MARG ERP software and undertake an array of digital transactions from within the ERP platform itself.

It will enable businesses to initiate vendor & salary payments via RTGS, NEFT or IMPS directly from this platform, automate reconciliation of banking and accounting entries, apply for working capital loans as well as schedule future dated payments, thereby offering exemplary command over day-to-day financial transactions for businesses.

3. Gujarat has topped Niti Aayog's Water Management Index.
(Current Affairs Quiz 16th June 2018)

Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog's composite water management index (CWMI), while tribal state Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer.
Gujarat is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra on the index.

In the northeastern and Himalayan states, Tripura has been adjudged as the top state in 2016-17 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam.

Niti Aayog has ranked the states through first of its kind index on the composite water management, comprising 9 broad sectors with 28 different indicators covering various aspects of ground water, restoration of water bodies, irrigation, farm practices, drinking water, policy and governance.

4. HDFC Bank ranked as the 5th biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ on a list compiled by Forbes magazine.
(Top Current Affairs Questions 16th June 2018)

Housing finance major HDFC has been ranked as the 5th biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ on a list compiled by Forbes magazine.

American Express has topped this category, while Indiabulls Housing Finance is the only other Indian company (at 13th place) on the list.

In the consumer financial services category, HDFC’s rank has moved up from 7th place last year. Other consumer finance services companies that made it to the list include Capital One Financial at the 159 place, followed by Visa (164), Orix (254), PayPal (337), Synchrony Financial (340), Discover Financial Services (356), and Mastercard (367), among others.

5. India is going to host European Union Film Festival.
(Most important Current Affairs Questions 16th June 2018)

Putting a spotlight on the latest European cinema, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will premiere in New Delhi on 18th June, 2018 at the Siri Fort Auditorium. With a selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, this years' film festival brings some unusual stories for the world cinema enthusiasts.

The European Union Film Festival is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India partnering with the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States in various city film clubs.

The festival will traverse through 11 cities in India including New Delhi, Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa from 18th June till 31st August. Celebrating diversity, the EUFF will screen movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

6. Government of India has approved MoU between India and Vietnam for joint issue of postage stamp depicting ancient architecture of both the nations.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions 16th June 2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the joint issue of a postage stamp between Department of Posts and Viet Nam Post.

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Viet Nara Post mutually agreed to jointly issue Postage Stamps on India-Viet Nam: Joint Issue on the theme "Ancient Architecture".

The joint stamps were released on 25-01-2018.

The Commemorative Postage Stamps on India-Viet Nam: Joint Issue depicts Sanchi Stupa of India and Pho Minh Pagoda of Viet Nam. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between postal administrations of India and Viet Nam for this joint issue on 18-12-2017.

7. Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province have signed a pact to increase the economic cooperation, especially in areas of information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 16th June 2018)

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Maharashtra government and Canada's Quebec province to increase economic cooperation, especially in areas like information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community.

The pact was signed between chief minister Devendra Fadanvis and Philippe Couillard, prime minister of Quebec province of Canada.

8. Union Cabinet approved an Agreement between India and Peru for bilateral cooperation between the two countries on new and renewable issues.
(June 16th 2018 Today’s Current Affairs Capsule)

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently approved an agreement between India and South American nation Peru for promotion of renewable energy projects.

The agreement aims to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.

The agreement provides for establishing a Joint Committee to develop Work Plans in order to implement the agreement which will help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

9. Rana Kapoor has been re-appointed as the MD and CEO of Yes Bank.
(Daily Current GK Questions 16th June 2018)

Private sector lender YES Bank has re-appointed Rana Kapoor as MD and CEO of the bank for a period of three years. The decision was taken at the 14th annual general geeting of the shareholders of the bank.

The re-appointment will be effective for a period of three years from September 1, 2018 subject to final approval by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The AGM also approved the appointment of Subhash Chander Kalia as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director. It also approved the re-appointment of Ajai Kumar as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director.

10. Bindeshwar Pathak has been honoured with the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize 2018.
(Daily Current Affairs 16th June 2018)

Noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, was honoured with Japan’s prestigious ‘Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community’ for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination.

Launched in 1996, the award honours people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture and community.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.
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