Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 18th June

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1
Who among the following was charged with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Windies Test in St Lucia by the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
» Explain it
A
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Who: Dinesh Chandimal
What: charged with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Windies Test in St Lucia by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
When: published on 17th June 2018

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct, that relates to changing or altering the condition of the ball.

This comes after the umpires changed the ball after raising concerns about its condition and awarded Windies five penalty runs.

The breach relates to changing the condition of the ball. The same charge was levelled against Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft who was caught on camera rubbing a piece of sandpaper on the ball against South Africa in March.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/dinesh-chandimal-sri-lanka-captain-charged-by-icc-for-ball-tampering/story-Ge3Jub96XXlx3rMbAOzUNP.html
2
The indigenous Pinaka rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), known for firing a salvo of _______________ rockets in just 44 seconds, is being evolved into a precision-guided missile, with enhanced range and accuracy to hit its targets.
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C
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Who: DRDO
What: has turned Pinaka rocket system into guided missile
When: published on 15th June 2018

The indigenous Pinaka rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), known for firing a salvo of 12 rockets in just 44 seconds, is being evolved into a precision-guided missile, with enhanced range and accuracy to hit its targets.

The missile, which has completed the initial trial, will undergo developmental trials next month and is expected to be delivered to the Army in two years, said senior DRDO scientists.

The initial version of the Pinaka rocket was further developed into Pinaka Mark II, which has an enhanced range of 70 to 80 km compared to Mark I, with a range of 40 km. The rocket has been developed by the Armament cluster of the DRDO, with a lead from Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE). Along with ARDE, the High Energy Material Research Laboratory in Pune and two DRDO establishments in Hyderabad have contributed to the development.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/drdo-turns-pinaka-rocket-system-into-guided-missile-developmental-trials-soon-5218150/
3
Which of the following companies has become 1st listed company in India to close day’s trade with Market Capitalisation (m cap) of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion)?
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B
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Who: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
What: has become 1st listed company in India to close day’s trade with Market Capitalisation (m cap) of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion)
When: published on 15th June 2018

India's IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become the first listed company in India to close the day's trade with a market capitalisation of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion) after the firm's board approved a share buy back for about Rs. 16,000 crore.

On this Friday, shares of the company on the BSE ended at Rs. 1,841.45 per share, up Rs. 49.20 or 2.75 per cent from its previous close. On NSE, the share price of the company settled higher by 52.45 points or 2.93 per cent at Rs. 1,840 per share.

Earlier in the day, the TCS board approved a buy back of 76,190,476 equity shares of Re 1 face value at Rs. 2,100 per share for about Rs. 16,000 crore (over $2 billion).

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.ndtv.com/business/after-tcs-share-buyback-tcs-becomes-first-company-to-close-over-rs-7-lakh-crore-market-cap-1868262
4
Cabinet of which of the following countries has recently adopted an economic plan that will allow more foreign workers to work in the country?
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C
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Who: Japan’s Cabinet
What: has adopted an economic plan that will allow more foreign workers to work in the country
When: published on 16th June 2018

Japan's Cabinet has adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly ageing country seeks to make up for its declining workforce.

Under the plan, Japan would relax visa requirements in sectors facing severe labour shortages such as nursing care, agriculture, construction and transport — new categories it would start accepting in addition to highly skilled professionals.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/labour-shortage-forces-japan-to-adopt-plan-that-allows-more-foreign-workers-2597151.html
5
_________________ has proposed to introduce $240-million retaliatory tariffs on a list of 30 items imported from the United States.
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D
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Who: India
What: has proposed to introduce $240-million retaliatory tariffs on a list of 30 items imported from the United States
When: publihsed on 16th June 2018

India is set to introduce tariffs worth $240 million on a list of 30 imports from the United States as New Delhi plans retaliation over an increase on duties imposed by the Donald Trump administration on Indian steel and aluminium.

India has notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) the revised list including almonds, apples, phosphoric acid and motorcycles with engine capacity of more than 800 cc (including Harley Davidson motorbikes), on which it intends to impose retaliatory tariffs. On 18 May, India had given the WTO a list of 20 items imported from the US worth $166 million on which it proposed to increase tariffs.

In the revised list, India has lowered the proposed maximum additional duties from 100% (on walnuts) to 50% (on Harley Davidsons).

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/trade-friction-india-set-to-take-on-us-with-240-million-retaliatory-tariffs/story-0WrNQEP0YQhYYnoENS2agM.html
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 18th  June, 2018

1. Tripura has started 24×7 ‘mobile policing’ service.
(18th June 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

The Tripura government on Saturday launched the GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24×7 “mobile policing” service to curb crime, especially against women.

Launching the “mobile policing” service, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance government’s main thrust is to make Tripura a crime and drug free state.

2. Amelia Kerr has set a new world batting record in women’s one-day cricket with her unbeaten 232 against Ireland in Dublin.
(Daily Current Affairs Questions 18th June 2018)

New Zealand's Amelia Kerr on Wednesday shattered Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record for the highest score in women's ODI as she smashed 232 not out in a match against Ireland.

The 17-year-old Amelia, opening the New Zealand innings, hit a whopping 31 fours and two sixes in her 145-ball unbeaten knock that took her side to 440 for 3 after electing to bat first in the third ODI.

The earlier record of 229 not out in the name former Australian captain Belinda was set when Amelia was not even born.

3. India has been excluded from the United Kingdom's new list of countries considered "low risk".
(Current Affairs In Short 18th June 2018)

The UK government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered “low risk” in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to UK universities.

In changes to its immigration policy tabled in Parliament yesterday, the UK Home Office announced a relaxation of the Tier 4 visa category for overseas students from around 25 countries.

4. Maharashtra government signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Quebec province of Canada.
(June 18 2018 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

The Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province have signed a pact to increase the economic cooperation, specially in areas like information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a week-long tour to the US and Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

5. Bank of Baroda along with Indian Overseas Bank and Andhra Bank is in advanced discussions with a possible buyer to sell their stake in Malaysian joint venture.
(Top Current Affairs Questions 18th June 2018)

Bank of Baroda along with Indian Overseas Bank and Andhra Bank are in advanced discussions with a possible buyer to sell their stake in Malaysian joint venture.

The top management of Bank of Baroda, which is leading the talks, is already in Malaysia to hold detailed discussions with the proposed buyer.

Bank of Baroda holds a 40 per cent stake in India International Bank (Malaysia), while Indian Overseas Bank and Andhra Bank own 35 per cent and 25 per cent stake, respectively.

6. India has proposed to introduce $240-million retaliatory tariffs on a list of 30 items imported from the United States.
(Current Affairs Capsule 18th June 2018)

India is set to introduce tariffs worth $240 million on a list of 30 imports from the United States as New Delhi plans retaliation over an increase on duties imposed by the Donald Trump administration on Indian steel and aluminium.

India has notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) the revised list including almonds, apples, phosphoric acid and motorcycles with engine capacity of more than 800 cc (including Harley Davidson motorbikes), on which it intends to impose retaliatory tariffs. On 18 May, India had given the WTO a list of 20 items imported from the US worth $166 million on which it proposed to increase tariffs.

In the revised list, India has lowered the proposed maximum additional duties from 100% (on walnuts) to 50% (on Harley Davidsons).

7. Japan’s Cabinet has adopted an economic plan that will allow more foreign workers to work in the country.
(Daily Current Affairs Pdf 18th June 2018)

Japan's Cabinet has adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly ageing country seeks to make up for its declining workforce.

Under the plan, Japan would relax visa requirements in sectors facing severe labour shortages such as nursing care, agriculture, construction and transport — new categories it would start accepting in addition to highly skilled professionals.

8. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become 1st listed company in India to close day’s trade with Market Capitalisation (m cap) of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion).
(Top 10 Current Affairs Quiz 18th June 2018)

India's IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become the first listed company in India to close the day's trade with a market capitalisation of over Rs. 7 lakh crore (over $103 billion) after the firm's board approved a share buy back for about Rs. 16,000 crore.

On this Friday, shares of the company on the BSE ended at Rs. 1,841.45 per share, up Rs. 49.20 or 2.75 per cent from its previous close. On NSE, the share price of the company settled higher by 52.45 points or 2.93 per cent at Rs. 1,840 per share.

Earlier in the day, the TCS board approved a buy back of 76,190,476 equity shares of Re 1 face value at Rs. 2,100 per share for about Rs. 16,000 crore (over $2 billion).

9. DRDO has turned Pinaka rocket system into guided missile.
(Important Current Affairs Questions 18th June 2018)

The indigenous Pinaka rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), known for firing a salvo of 12 rockets in just 44 seconds, is being evolved into a precision-guided missile, with enhanced range and accuracy to hit its targets.

The missile, which has completed the initial trial, will undergo developmental trials next month and is expected to be delivered to the Army in two years, said senior DRDO scientists.

The initial version of the Pinaka rocket was further developed into Pinaka Mark II, which has an enhanced range of 70 to 80 km compared to Mark I, with a range of 40 km. The rocket has been developed by the Armament cluster of the DRDO, with a lead from Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE). Along with ARDE, the High Energy Material Research Laboratory in Pune and two DRDO establishments in Hyderabad have contributed to the development.

10. Dinesh Chandimal was charged with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Windies Test in St Lucia by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 18th June 2018)

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct, that relates to changing or altering the condition of the ball.

This comes after the umpires changed the ball after raising concerns about its condition and awarded Windies five penalty runs.

The breach relates to changing the condition of the ball. The same charge was levelled against Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft who was caught on camera rubbing a piece of sandpaper on the ball against South Africa in March.
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