Exam Power: 06 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 06 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
06 June 2018 Today Current Affairs
Govt. launches Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan to help farmers in Aspirational Districts to raise their income

The union government announced the launch of 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan' under which farmers in select villages will be given assistance and advice on ways to improve farming techniques and raise their income. 

An official statement in New Delhi said that the Agriculture Ministry in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan from 1st June to 31st July 2018. 

The scheme aims to help farmers in 25 villages with more than 1,000 population each in 111 Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Ayog. 

The Farm science centers called Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) will coordinate and implement the programme. As many as 111 officers have also been made in-charge of one district each for overall coordination and field level monitoring. 

These officers have been selected from subordinate/attached/autonomous organizations/PSUs etc of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

Haryana to incorporate Dhakkad Women Cops by 20% to curb crime

Women will be given an opportunity to join the police aide as an upper helping hand to curb increasing crime against women, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar who wishes to increase the number of female police officers in the state.

CM Manohar Lal Khattar confirmed there are many instances which cannot be given in a common police station.

Therefore the main idea is to increase the women partnership in the police force was earlier done by incorporating 1000 candidates under which 2 % was raised from 6 to 8% which is reserved for women.

In this year the number has been increased to 1200 and in that context, 3% will be increased which will amount to 11 % increase in women cops.

The main aim is to increase the availability of women up to 20% with the changing time.

Government launches ‘Suvidha’- affordable, biodegradable sanitary napkin

The Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh L Mandaviya, launched the ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha’, the oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) in Delhi on June 4, 2018.

The affordable sanitary napkin will now be made available at over 3600 Janaushadhi Kendras functional in 33 states and union territories across the country. The average price of sanitary napkins available in the market currently is around Rs 8 per pad, whereas the Suvidha napkins will be available at Rs 2.50 per pad.

India and USA vows to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership

PM Modi-led government made India the most strategic country which is now ruling others in various sectors including trade, economy and mainly in the South China Sea and Pacific region.

However, India’s growing importance has led Pentagon to replace the name of US Pacific Command by US-Indo Pacific Command.

Three days after a massive development, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis met on Saturday last week in Singapore.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the importance of the US-India relationship.

BRICS nations reaffirm need for comprehensive reform of UN to make it more effective, efficient

BRICS nations have reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive reform of the UN, including its Security Council, to make it more effective and efficient. 

The grouping stressed the need to increase the representation of the developing countries so that UNSC can adequately respond to global challenges. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a five-day visit to South Africa, attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers' meeting in Pretoria. 

After the meeting, the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa recalled the 2005 World Summit Outcome document and reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive reform of the UN.

Kagiso Rabada Won South Africa's Cricketer Of The Year Award

Kagiso Rabada, the world's number one Test bowler, was named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year.

The award came at the end of a 12-month period during which Rabada, 23, was a consistent match-winner and subject of disciplinary hearings.

Rabada took 72 wickets at an average of 19.52 in 12 Tests going back to a series in England.

Rabada collected a total of six awards, including Test cricketer of the year, one-day international player of the year and players' player of the year.

Jordanian PM Hani Mulki submits his resignation to King Abdullah II

Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah II. 

His resignation was submitted in a meeting with the King. It comes amid mass protests over price hikes and adoption of a draft income tax reform bill based on recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

The Protests have been taking place across Amman and other towns for the last four days calling for the removal of Mulki.

His government had proposed raising the income tax on employees by at least five percent and on companies by between 20 and 40 percent. 

Sources : The Hindu, ANI, TOI, Indian Express, NDTV,PIB, Economic Times

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