One Liners : 22th June || Current Affairs

• Syrian child activist Bana Alabed who live-tweeted her experience in war-torn Syria will be honoured by US-based Atlantic Council, with Freedom Award for ‘defending freedom’.

• The 1st India-US 2+2 dialogue will be held on 6th July 2018 in Washington DC.

• Uttarakhand High Court has banned water-sports in the state until the government frames a policy to regulate them.

• MHA has banned Al Queda in the Indian subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

• PM Modi laid the foundation stone of paperless Vanijya Bhawan in New Delhi which will house the Department of Commerce.

• Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) had announced 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.

• President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Cuba on the final leg of his three-nation tour.

• PM Modi will inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of the AIIB in Mumbai. The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration’.

• The Gujarat Govt. announced wind-solar hybrid power policy – 2018, aiming to make optimum utilization of the land and the grid.

• The Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS), has announced to set up 24 labs; 6 in Mumbai and 18 in Vizag campus. CEMS aims to build competency in the field of maritime & Shipbuilding sector through skill development in the latest manufacturing technologies for shipbuilding/repair and ancillary sectors.

• The number of hungry people in the world has risen for the first time in more than a decade, according to a recently released UN’s Sustainable Development Goals report 2018. According to the report, there are approximately 38 million more undernourished people in the world.

• India has announced its plans to make the Chabahar port in Iran operational by 2019, even as the US reimposed sanctions in Iran after withdrawing itself from the nuclear deal.

• The International Chamber of Commerce today named Bharti Enterprises’ Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal as honorary chairman.

• NASSCOM launched ‘Women Wizards Rule Tech’ programme to increase the number of women in senior levels in IT industry.

• All visually impaired students of class IX and X in Odisha will be provided with free Braille textbooks.

• India and Tajikistan have reaffirmed their commitment to promoting bilateral relations and agreed to enhance economic cooperation, particularly in sustainable water development.

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