Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 22nd June

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World’s 1st International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics was recently launched in ___________.
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Who: World’s 1st International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics
What: was launched on Gujarat
When: published on 21st June 2018

The world's first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat, India by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.

ICHF is the first definitive effort at institutionalising humanitarian forensic action within an existing university system. The Centre will conduct various academic and professional programmes, training, research and provide technical expertise to support operations (together with authorities and agencies concerned) in the field of humanitarian forensics.

It is envisioned to be the one-stop centre of excellence in Asia for global high quality and sustainable capacity building, research and innovative projects that will underpin operational responses for humanitarian forensic purposes in relevant contexts.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.icrc.org/en/document/worlds-first-international-centre-humanitarian-forensics-launched-india
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Which of the following cities was recently selected for ‘city award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Awards’ 2018?
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Who: Surat
What: was selected for ‘city award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Awards’ 2018
When: published on 20th June 2018

Surat smart city is selected for ‘city award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Awards’ 2018.

Nine awards in three categories-- Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in a statement.

The city award is being given to Surat for showing great momentum in implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.uniindia.com/~/surat-smart-city-selected-for-city-award/India/news/1266453.html
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Who has recently become the 1st member of the Imperial family to visit Russia since 1916?
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Who: Japan's Princess Hisako
What: has become the 1st member of the Imperial family to visit Russia since 1916
When: published on 18th June 2018

Princess Hisako, honorary patron of the Japan Football Association, left Japan on Monday to attend games of the ongoing World Cup finals in Russia, marking the first visit to the country by a Japanese imperial family member in over a century.

The trip by the 64-year-old widow of Prince Takamado, is expected to help deepen ties between Japan and Russia at a time when Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Britain in March is creating tensions between Moscow and Western countries.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180618/p2g/00m/0fp/054000c
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B Sriram has recently been given additional charge as the MD and CEO of ______________ for a "temporary" period of 3 months.
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B
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Who: B Sriram
What: has been given additional charge as the MD and CEO of IDBI Bank for a "temporary" period of 3 months
When: published on 21st June 2018

B Sriram, managing director at State Bank of India, was today given additional charge of heading IDBI Bank for a “temporary” period of three months. It’s not clear how a banker would hold dual charge at two different banks.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal of the Department of Financial Services to move Sriram to his new position. He will take over as the managing director and chief executive officer of the stressed IDBI Bank after its current CEO MK Jain demits office.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/06/20/sbis-sriram-to-take-additional-charge-as-idbi-bank-ceo-for-three-months
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Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of which of the following state governments?
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C
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Who: Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman
What: has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government
When: published on 20th June 2018

Renowned music composer A R Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government, an official notification said. Rahman will promote and project the state’s achievements nationally and globally.

Sikkim, with its natural and pristine beauty, has over the last two decades emerged as a world famous eco-tourism destination, besides attaining a distinct identity as the first fully organic farming state of the country. The state government had earlier this year made Rahman its Brand Ambassador of tourism and business.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/variety/a-r-rahman-is-sikkims-brand-ambassador/article24207828.ece
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 22nd  June, 2018

1. 4th International Yoga Day was observed across the world.
(22nd June 2018 Current Affairs Question)

4th International Yoga Day is being celebrated today with participation of Crores of people in 192 countries.

This day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.

More than 1 lakh people together performed Yoga in Kota (Rajasthan) today to create Guinness World Record on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Earlier, 55,000 people of Mysore held the record of the largest crowd performing yoga.

Theme of International Yoga Day 2018 : "Yoga for Peace"

2. NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at first place among states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of groundwater.
(Latest Current Affairs File 22nd June 2018)

NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at first place among states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of groundwater.

Shriram Vedire, President, Rajasthan River basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, said on Tuesday the NITI Aayog's report confirmed that the water level has increased in the state due to water conservation structures built under Chief Minister's Jal Swawlamban Abhiyaan programme.

Also, there has been an increase in irrigation capacity by 81 per cent.

3. Shillong has been announced as the 100th smart city of India.
(Top Current Affairs Questions 22nd June 2018)

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya has been announced as the 100th smart city of India. With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment in all 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission is around Rs 2 lakh crore.

Till date, 99 cities had been selected after four rounds of competition. With the announcement, selection of all 100 smart cities is complete under the Smart Cities Mission.

4. Agnivarat Naishthik is the author of the book titled "Vedvigyan Alok".
(Top 10 Current Affairs Quiz 22nd June 2018)

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has received the book "Vedvigyan Alok" (Maharishi Aitareya Mahidas Praneet - Aitareya Brahmina ki Vaigyanik Vyakhya) authored by Acharya Agnivarat Naishthik.

The book is divided into four broad volumes.

The Book Vedvigyan Alok is the scriptural verse in Vedas' prose. The Brahman textbooks are placed second in order of preference of Vedic literature. These texts were composed only by the Brahmin community; hence their names are called “Brahmins”. Their language is Vedic Sanskrit which has been considered extremely complicated. All these are written according to the Vedas that means all the four Vedas get different Brahmins.

5. Atul Gawande has been appointed the CEO of a new healthcare company started by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions 22nd June 2018)

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the leader of their new health care company.

Dr. Atul Gawande, a renowned surgeon and writer, has been named CEO of the new health care venture.

Gawande practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School. He's a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written four New York Times bestsellers, most recently "Being Mortal" on end-of-life care.

6. Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government.
(Objective Current Affairs Quiz 22nd June 2018)

Renowned music composer A R Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government, an official notification said. Rahman will promote and project the state’s achievements nationally and globally.

Sikkim, with its natural and pristine beauty, has over the last two decades emerged as a world famous eco-tourism destination, besides attaining a distinct identity as the first fully organic farming state of the country, it said on Monday. The state government had earlier this year made Rahman its Brand Ambassador of tourism and business.

7. B Sriram has been given additional charge as the MD and CEO of IDBI Bank for a "temporary" period of 3 months.
(22nd June 2018 Current Affairs in Short)

B Sriram, managing director at State Bank of India, was today given additional charge of heading IDBI Bank for a “temporary” period of three months. It’s not clear how a banker would hold dual charge at two different banks.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal of the Department of Financial Services to move Sriram to his new position. He will take over as the managing director and chief executive officer of the stressed IDBI Bank after its current CEO MK Jain demits office.

8. Japan's Princess Hisako has become the 1st member of the Imperial family to visit Russia since 1916.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 22nd June 2018)

Princess Hisako, honorary patron of the Japan Football Association, left Japan on Monday to attend games of the ongoing World Cup finals in Russia, marking the first visit to the country by a Japanese imperial family member in over a century.

The trip by the 64-year-old widow of Prince Takamado, is expected to help deepen ties between Japan and Russia at a time when Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Britain in March is creating tensions between Moscow and Western countries.

9. Surat was selected for ‘city award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Awards’ 2018.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz 22nd June 2018)

Surat smart city is selected for ‘city award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Awards’ 2018.

Nine awards in three categories-- Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in a statement.

The city award is being given to Surat for showing great momentum in implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.

10. World’s 1st International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics was launched on Gujarat.
(Daily Current Affairs Questions 22nd June 2018)

The world's first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat, India by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.

ICHF is the first definitive effort at institutionalising humanitarian forensic action within an existing university system. The Centre will conduct various academic and professional programmes, training, research and provide technical expertise to support operations (together with authorities and agencies concerned) in the field of humanitarian forensics.

It is envisioned to be the one-stop centre of excellence in Asia for global high quality and sustainable capacity building, research and innovative projects that will underpin operational responses for humanitarian forensic purposes in relevant contexts.
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