Exam Power: 25 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :

Exam Power: 25 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
Prime Minister Modi lays foundation stone of green building, Vanijya Bhawan in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the Union Department of Commerce, in New Delhi .

It will be a completely paperless office with state-of-the-art-facilities such as smart access control, central air-conditioning, video conferencing and completely networked systems.

PM Modi to inaugurate 3rd AIIB meeting in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on June 25-26 in Mumbai.

The two-day event will be held at the Hotel Trident/Oberoi and NCPA.

In the past, AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro corridor

11-km-long fully elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, is an extension of the existing  Delhi Metro's Green Line from Inderlok to Mundka.

Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function in Bahadurgarh.

Bahadurgarh, is also known as 'Gateway to Haryana'.

 This is the third place in Haryana to be brought under Delhi Metro's network, after Gurugram and Faridabad.

PM Modi inaugurates Rs 3,866 cr Mohanpura irrigation project in Madhya Pradesh

The Rs. 3,866-crore Mohanpura irrigation project in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh includes a dam and a canal system, which benefit 727 villages in the state.

It would irrigate 1.25 lakh hectares of land and would also provide drinking water to over 400 villages.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan


SEBI simplifies buyback regulations, changes IPO price band timeline

The Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) has approved amendments to buyback and takeover regulations and changed the time for announcing the price band of initial public offering (IPO).

As per the new rules, the time line for announcing IPO price band has been reduced to two days from five days earlier.

Delhi restaurant Indian Accent ranked among 100 best eateries in the world

"Indian Accent", which is located in the capital’s Lodhi Road, holds 90th position in the list of 100 best eateries in the world, prepared by William Reed Business Media.

The list was announced at an event in Bilbao, Spain.

Meanwhile, Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand's Bangkok restaurant 'Gaggan' has been ranked at number 5, becoming the best restaurant in Asia.

The top position on the list is held by Osteria Francescana of Italy followed by a Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca.


Indian Film Love Sonia opens the 2018 London Indian Film Festival

The annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) opens today with the red-carpet world premiere of Hollywood-cum-Bollywood starrer "Love Sonia", a film by the Oscar-nominated producer of "Life Of Pi", David Womark.

This year, there is also a special cinematic tribute to Bollywood star Sridevi, who died suddenly in February, with a screening of her 1987 box-office hit "Mr India".

Another tribute screening is UK-based filmmaker Sangeeta Dutta's docu-feature "Bird of Dusk", in memory of the late Rituparno Ghosh.


Pulitzer Prize winning political commentator Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died at 68.

He is credited with coining the term ‘The Reagan Doctrine’, a reference to former US President Ronald Reagan’s support for those fighting communism.

Russia to supply technical security equipment to India

Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom said 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.

According to Core Chief Executive Pranay Kumar, the partnership will explore opportunities in the Indian government's Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) project. 


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

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