Exam Power: 18 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 18 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :

Indian Railways to issue Credit card like medical cards to employees, retirees

The Railways has decided to replace the existing book-like medical cards issued to its employees and pensioners with credit card-like health cards carrying unique all-India number.

At present, the medical cards issued by the zonal railways are in the form of booklets which resemble ration cards.

Currently, railway has around 13 lakh employees and around the same number of pensioners and all their dependents are eligible to use the medical card.

Meghana becomes 1st woman IAF fighter pilot from south India

Flying Officer Meghana Shanbough MR from Karnataka has become the first woman Indian Air Force fighter pilot from south India.

Before her, only five other female fighter pilots have joined the ranks.

She graduates from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dundigal.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated three 100 MW solar power projects erected at Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli districts

Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Company Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects which are situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu.

These projects were erected at a cost of Rs.1300 Crores, which includes Operation & Maintenance cost for 15 Years.

Smriti Mandhana to become first Indian cricketer to play in Englands Kia Super League

India Women's Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana (21 year old) will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League - the women's cricket super league in England.

Last month, she captained the IPL Trailblazers in the recent Women's T20 Challenge, which took place ahead of the VIVO IPL Qualifier One. Smriti has also featured in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat.

MARG ERP Limited partners with ICICI Bank

Marg ERP limited, a leading Inventory and Accounting software solution company has partnered with ICICI Bank, to offer an integrated payments platform to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) customers, using MARG's accounting software.

This integration aims to promote 'Connected Banking' and enables ICICI Bank's current account holders to securely connect their bank account with the MARG ERP software and undertake an array of digital transactions from within the ERP platform itself.

HDFC has been ranked 5th biggest consumer financial services company worldwide by Forbes

Housing finance major HDFC has been ranked as the 5th biggest public company globally in the 'consumer financial services category' on a list compiled by Forbes magazine.

American Express has ranked No:1 in this category, while Indiabulls Housing Finance is the only other Indian company (at 13th place) on the list.

There are a total of 58 Indian companies on the overall list of 2,000 firms from across the world. These include Reliance Industries at 83rd place, the only from India in the top-100. Besides, HDFC Bank is at 202nd, ONGC at 266th, Indian Oil at 270th and ICICI Bank at 320th.

China will impose further 25 percent tariffs on US imports in tit for tat move

After the US imposed a 25% tariff on Chinese imports, China has announced its decision to impose further 25 percent tariffs on 659 American products worth $50 billion.

China said it was "unwilling to have a trade war" with the US but was left with no choice due to the US' "myopic behaviour".

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

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