Exam Power: 05 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 05 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
 05 June 2018 Today Current Affairs
World Environment Day occurs on the 5th of June
World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
Theme :Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution.
Host :Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year's host is India.
NTPC Adopts Charminar Under Swachh Iconic Places Project
NTPC Limited adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India.

This is part of a special drive under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission.

NTPC Ltd and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have signed a MoU for implementation of development and beautification works under the Charminar Pedestrianization Project in Hyderabad. NTPC, in partnership with the GHMC, will take up development and beautification works at Charminar.

Vijay Mahajan made Rajiv Gandhi Foundation CEO

Social entrepreneur Vijay Mahajan has been appointed as secretary & chief executive officer of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF). He will also be director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies

Mahajan is a leading social entrepreneur. In 1982 he founded PRADAN, an NGO which motivates young professionals to work at the grassroots to promote livelihoods of the poor.Mahajan founded the Basix Social Enterprise Group, which has supported three million poor households through microfinance and livelihood promotion services

Mahajan is an alumnus of the IIT, Delhi (BTech, 1975), and IIM, Ahmedabad (1981), from where he got his MBA with a Gold Medal.

He was a mid-career Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

IDBI Bank's M K Jain named new RBI deputy governor

IDBI Bank managing director M K Jain will be the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, filling the vacacy after S S Mundra retired on July 31 last year. His term is three years.
He is expected to be put in charge of banking supervision, among other duties. In which case, he will have his hands full. The Basel-III norms took effect on May 17 and Jain will have to lead banks in implementation on the new requirements on liquidity. In the medium to long term, he will have to grapple with bad debts of the banking system and guide on corrective action. Transmission of rate changes by RBI is another policy challenge.

India's Sanjana Ramesh Won MVP Award At Basketball Without Borders Asia

India's Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the 'Girls Grit Award' on the fourth and final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018, which featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

The camp got underway with the girl's championship game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx. Coached on the sidelines by Ruth Riley and Sakshi Sheoran, the Lynx defeated the Liberty 20-13.

Saudi Arabia starts issuing driving licences to women

Ten Saudi women made history on Monday when they were issued driving licences just weeks before the lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia on June 24. The issuance of the licences means that for the first time in more than 50 years, women will be able to drive legally in Saudi Arabia. Expectations are that next week an additional 2,000 women will join the ranks of licenced drivers in the Kingdom.
The 10 women - all of whom exchanged foreign driving licences for Saudi licences at the General Department of Traffic in the Saudi capital of Riyadh and other cities - were fully aware of the significance of their experience and generally overjoyed at being part of such an historic moment.
Sources : The Hindu, ANI, TOI, Indian Express, NDTV,PIB, Economic Times

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