Exam Power: 12 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 12 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
India Meteorological Department To Use Flash Flood Guidance System For First Time To Forecast Floods
India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use flash flood guidance system for the first time in the country to forecast floods.

Currently, the Central Water Commission issues flood warnings.

The national weather agency is preparing to launch this service from the next month.

Different kinds of soil from various parts of the country have been studied to find out how absorbent each variety.

Arvind Saxena appointed as acting UPSC Chairman

Arvind Saxena has been appointed to serve as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from June 20, 2018.
The announcement was made through a government order, which read that Saxena will perform the duties of the post of Chairman, UPSC with effect from June 20 till further orders or till completion of his tenure on August 7, 2020.
Saxena, a UPSC member, would be succeeding incumbent Vinay Mittal who completes his term on June 19.

Sharad Kumar appointed as Vigilance Commissioner In CVC

Former NIA chief Sharad Kumar appointed vigilance commissioner in the probity watchdog CVC.

The 62-year-old Kumar, a 1979-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, retired in September last year after heading the National Investigation Agency, an anti-terror probe organization, for over four years.

Kumar has been appointed vigilance commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for a term of four years or till he attains the age of 65.

Northern Railways To Monitor Cleanliness Of Trains Using WhatsApp Groups

The Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials.

Every department, be it the pantry, bedrolls etc., will have separate WhatsApp groups, in which status report of cleanliness will be uploaded on a daily basis.

WhatsApp groups have been created for train and pantry cleanliness, bedrolls and functionality of air conditioners in trains.

Photographs are being uploaded in these groups for monitoring by senior officials.

India to soon start producing first indigenous Lithium-Ion batteries

India start producing first indigenous Lithium Ion batteries. A memorandum of understanding for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project was signed yesterday between CSIR’s Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd. 

In a release Ministry of Science and Technology said, at present India depends on countries like China, Japan, and South Korea for import of Lithium-Ion batteries. India imported Li-Ion batteries worth 150 million dollars in 2017 and is one of its largest importers in the world.

Speaking after the signing of MoU, Science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan said, the project is in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vision of "Make in India", to turn India into a manufacturing hub and to cut down the outflow of foreign exchange. 

He said it will give a tremendous boost to two flagship programmes of Mr. Modi - increasing the share of Clean Energy in the energy basket by generating 175 GigaWatts by 2022 and the second, National Electric Mobility Mission, to switch completely to electric vehicles by 2030.

The indigenous technology of Lithium-ion cells has been developed by a group of CSIR-CECRI headed by Dr Gopu Kumar in partnership with other Laboratory and Research Institute.

India Is The Second Highest Sender Of Foreign Students In US

With 1,86,000 Indian students currently studying in the United States,

India is the second highest sender of foreign students to the US, next only to China.

US consul general in Kolkata, Craig Hall, stated that the United States is the top destination for foreign students worldwide and the number of Indian students in the US has more than doubled in the last 10 years.

44th G7 Summit Was Held In Canada

The 44th G7 summit was held on June 8–9, 2018, in Quebec, Canada.

This was the sixth time since 1981 that Canada has hosted the meetings.

The 44th G7 summit was the first summit for Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted this summit.

The 45th G7 summit or next G7 summit will be held in 2019 in France.

India Beat Kenya To Lift Intercontinental Cup Football Title

India lifted the Intercontinental Cup football title.

In the summit clash in Mumbai, they defeated Kenya 2-nil.

Both the goals were netted by skipper Sunil Chhetri.

He gave India the lead in the eighth minute before scoring the second goal in the 29th minute. 

Sunil Chhetri become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for the country against Kenya.

Sunil Chhetri becomes joint 2nd highest active international football goal scorer with 64 goals

Sunil Chhetri led Indian football team to clinch the Hero Intercontinental Cup Providing a sublime performance in the finals of Hero Intercontinental Cup, Sunil Chhetri not only led India to clinch the tournament but also led himself to become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.

Notably, after scoring two goals in the finals of Hero Intercontinental Cup Sunil Chhetri became the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.

So far in the international football arena, Sunil Chhetri has scored 64 goals in 102 matches and equaled to Lionel Messi.

Sunil Chhetri and Messi are behind Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 81 goals from 150 matches.

Also, Chhetri and Messi are currently in joint 21st in the all-time list of goal scorers as well. However, Sunil is just one goal below former Chelsea and Ivory Coast stalwart Didier Drogba (65 from 104 matches).

Importantly, in terms of a number of goals per match, Chhetri is better than Messi, arguably the best player in the world currently.

Sunil Chhetri scored 0.62 goals per match as against 0.52 of Messi.

Messi scored 64 goals from 124 matches.

He also now has a better goal average than Cristiano (0.54 per match).

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

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