Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 23rd June

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1
Peter Thomson has recently passed away aged 88 following a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a ___________.
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Who: Australian golfing legend Peter Thomson
What: has passed away
When: published on 20th June 2018

Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members.

The first Australian to win the British Open, Thomson went on to secure the title five times between 1954 and 1965, a record equaled only by American Tom Watson.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sportsnet.ca/golf/five-time-british-open-champion-peter-thomson-dies-88/
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Which of the following countries has recently joined hands with India to supply technical security equipment?
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Who: Russia
What: has joined hands with India to supply technical security equipment
When: published on 23rd June 2018

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on 21 June said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India.

Rosatom, who are the technical consultants and equipment suppliers for the Nuclear Power Corp of India-operated Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, said in a statement here that under the contract, Mumbai-headquartered Core will "buy technical security equipment from Nikiret and promote it in India as an integrated security solution".

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/russia-joint-hands-with-india-to-supply-technical-security-equipment-4564871.html
3
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018. The yearbook assesses the current state of:
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Who: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
What: launched the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018
When: published on 18th June 2018

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

Key findings include the following: all the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems; and the number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide continues to fall while the demand is increasing.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://sipri.org/media/press-release/2018/modernization-nuclear-weapons-continues-number-peacekeepers-declines-new-sipri-yearbook-out-now
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Which of the following states has recently launched wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid?
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Who: Gujarat
What: has launched wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid
When: published on 21st June 2018

The Gujarat government has announced wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid.

The policy, which will have a coverage period of five years, provides encouragement to renewable power producers supplying to the grid as well as to those having captive use.

Gujarat energy minister, Saurabh Patel announced the policy stating that the developer of an existing solar project will now be able to use the same land for setting up wind and solar power units. Also, it will allow them to use the common transmission line to evacuate the power.

The benefits of the new policy will be applicable for a period of 25 years or lifetime, whichever is earlier.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/gujarat-launches-wind-solar-hybrid-power-policy/article24216367.ece
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Who among the following has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine?
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Who: Srikanth Kidambi
What: has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine
When: published on 21st June 2018

The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold-medal winning shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, was adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2017 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.

The eight annual Sportsperson of the Year awards took place at the Roseate House, Aerocity in New Delhi, where the badminton ace, who recently rose to the No.1 in World Rankings, was given the prestigious honour.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/gujarat-launches-wind-solar-hybrid-power-policy/article24216367.ece
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 23rd  June, 2018

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai.
(23rd June 2018 Current Affairs)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on June 25-26 in Mumbai.

The two-day event will be held at the Hotel Trident/Oberoi and NCPA. In the past, AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.

The theme for this year's meeting is "Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration" that will see leaders from varied organizations and levels of government to share ideas and experiences for creating a sustainable future through sound infrastructure investment.

2. 7th India Minerals and Metals forum was inaugurated in New Delhi.
(23rd June 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

7th India Minerals and Metals forum was inaugurated in New Delhi today. The forum seeks to come up with solutions to leverage in the sector with the changing global scenario.

The deliberations took cognizance on the need to consolidate small players for strengthening of overall health of the industry. The government officials emphasized on utilizing low grade minerals to reduce burden on high end minerals.

It was expressed that India has been conservative in exploration of deep seated minerals due to environmental concerns but it needs quick progress and there is a lot of scope for private sector for carrying out such researches.

3. Bank of Baroda partners Accenture, IBM todrive growth through technology.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions)

Public sector lender Bank of Baroda has mandated IT majors IBM and Accenture to create an IT Centre of Excellence (ITCoE) and Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACoE) as part of the bank’s strategy to use technology to drive growth.

The bank said in a statement that the twin centres are part of a comprehensive digital roadmap drawn up to enhance the quality of business, growth, portfolio diversification and fee-income using technology.

It further added that the alliance with the technology players also highlights the Central government’s focus to tap technology through initiatives such as Digital India and meet Ease of Banking directives.

4. B V R Subramanyam has been appointed Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Objective Current Affairs 23rd June 2018)

After being placed at the disposal of the Jammu and Kashmir government, B V R Subrahmanyam, a senior IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, was on Wednesday appointed as the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.

The 55-year-old bureaucrat, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, has been appointed as the chief secretary in the Jammu and Kashmir government in place of incumbent B B Vyas, said an order, issued by the General Administration Department.

5. Sunil Bharti Mittal has become the Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
(Daily Current Affairs Pdf 23rd June 2018)

Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, will step down as the Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on June 21, according to a statement by the ICC.

He will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever,as ICC Chairman. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of MasterCard will be appointed as the ICC First Vice-Chair.

Sunil Mittal was only the third Indian to have been appointed the chairman of the ICC since it was constituted in 1919. He will now function as the Honorary Chairman of the ICC commencing July 1.

6. Srikanth Kidambi has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.
(Latest Current Affairs for 23rd June 2018)

The Commonwealth Games 2018 gold-medal winning shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, was adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2017 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.

The eight annual Sportsperson of the Year awards took place at the Roseate House, Aerocity in New Delhi, where the badminton ace, who recently rose to the No.1 in World Rankings, was given the prestigious honour.

7. Gujarat has launched wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid.
(Current Affairs File June 23rd June 2018)

The Gujarat government has announced wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid.

The policy, which will have a coverage period of five years, provides encouragement to renewable power producers supplying to the grid as well as to those having captive use.

Gujarat energy minister, Saurabh Patel announced the policy stating that the developer of an existing solar project will now be able to use the same land for setting up wind and solar power units. Also, it will allow them to use the common transmission line to evacuate the power.

The benefits of the new policy will be applicable for a period of 25 years or lifetime, whichever is earlier.

8. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018.
(23 June 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.

Key findings include the following: all the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems; and the number of personnel deployed with peace operations worldwide continues to fall while the demand is increasing.

9. Russia has joined hands with India to supply technical security equipment.
(Day to day Current Affairs Questions 23rd June 2018)

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on 21 June said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India.

Rosatom, who are the technical consultants and equipment suppliers for the Nuclear Power Corp of India-operated Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, said in a statement here that under the contract, Mumbai-headquartered Core will "buy technical security equipment from Nikiret and promote it in India as an integrated security solution".

10. Australian golfing legend Peter Thomson has passed away.
(Daily Current Affairs Capsule 23rd June 2018)

Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members.

The first Australian to win the British Open, Thomson went on to secure the title five times between 1954 and 1965, a record equaled only by American Tom Watson.
 
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