Friday, 10 June 2016

Daily Current Affairs Update 10th June 2016

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1. Axis Bank launches India’s first certified green bond at London Stock Exchange:
  • Axis Bank has launched India’s first internationally-listed certified green bond to finance climate change solutions around the world at London Stock Exchange (LSE). 
  • The proceeds of the bond will be invested by Axis Bank in green energy, transportation and infrastructure projects. 
  • It will play important role in reinforcing India’s commitment to produce 175,000 MW of renewable power by 2022.
  • Green Bonds: Bonds basically are debt instruments which help issuer to get capital while the investors receive fixed income in the form of interest. In case of Green Bonds, the issuer gets capital from the investors only if the investment (capital) is being raised to fund green projects relating to renewable energy or emission reductions etc.
2. Suresh Prabhu flags off Champaran Satyagrah Express train in Bihar:
  • In Bihar, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off Champaran Satyagrah Express train at a function in Motihari.
  • This train will run between Bapudham, Motihari to Anand Vihar, Delhi.
  • The Minister also inaugurated Banmankhi - Purnea rail section and Pipraha Railway Station. Mr. Prabhu also inaugurated road over bridges at Motihar, Begusarai, and Danapur through video conferencing.
3. Tata Power Solar bagged the MNRE award:
  • Tata Power Solar has bagged the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) award for rooftop solar power projects.
  • The company has won the award in the Channel Partner/EPC contractor category at the National Excellence Awards 2016 instituted by MNRE for the first time.
4. Major General Per Lodin appointed head of UNMOGIP:
  • Major General Per Lodin from Sweden was appointed as chief military observer and head of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). 
  • His appointment was approved by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 
  • He will succeed Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana whose two-year term completes on July 2, 2016.
  • UNMOGIP has been established by UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution. It had started its operations in 1949.
5. Akhil Sharma wins €100,000 Dublin International literary award:
  • An Indian American author Mr. Akhil Sharma has won the prestigious 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel 'family life'.
  • The Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.
  • The winning novel was chosen from a total of 160 titles, nominated by libraries in 118 cities in 43 countries. 
6. World's highest-paid athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes 2016 list:
  • Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first athlete from a team sport in almost 20 years to top Forbes annual list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes.
  • The financial magazine has calculated the earnings, including all salaries, prize-winnings and bonuses earned by active athletes between June 1st, 2015 and June 1st, 2016.
  • Ronaldo, with earnings of 88 million US Dollars, takes the top spot for the first time, which is also the first time for a soccer player.
7. Union Government releases the Road Accidents in India 2015 Report:
  • The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the report titled Road Accidents in India 2015. 
  • As per the report, road accidents have emerged as a major public health problem in India where almost 5 lakh accidents occurred last year killing 146000 people.
  • The total number of road accidents increased by 2.5 percent from 489400 in 2014 to 501423 in 2015.
  • Mumbai had the highest number of road accidents while Delhi had the highest number of deaths due to road accidents.
  • About 1374 accidents and 400 deaths take place every day on Indian roads which further translates into 57 accidents and loss of 17 lives on an average every hour  in our country.
8. Maharashtra to observe 21st of every month as Yoga Day:
  • Maharashtra government has decided to celebrate the 21st day of every month as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities in the state.
  • It is also decided that every district will have to set up a Yoga Day committee at their levels to plan 'Yoga Mahotsav' (Yoga Festival) every year in between January 12-21 and a separate committee at the state level will monitor and coordinate with these committees.
9. NRDC inks MoA with Andhra Pradesh government to establish smart agribusiness platform networks:
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) on 9 June 2016 inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the AP Food Processing Society of Andhra Pradesh Government to establish Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP).
  • It is an initiative to increase food production and food processing units under AP Food Processing Policy 2015-20.
10. FCI inks pact with Adani Group:
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI), a state-run organization has signed an agreement with the Adani group for construction of two silos to store wheat, at an estimated cost of about Rs 80 crore. These two silos would have a combined storage capacity of 75,000 tons.
  • The silos will be designed, built, financed and operated by the private partner Adani group, while it will be owned by the FCI.
  • As part of the agreement, Adani Agri Logistics will construct silos at Kotkapura in Punjab and Katihar in Bihar in the next two years. The silo at Kotkapura would be of 25,000 -tons capacity and will require an investment of about Rs 35 crore while the other silo at Katihar would have a capacity of 50,000 tons to be built at a cost of about Rs 45 crore.
11. MTNL chairman Narendra Yadav steps down:
  • State-run firm Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has announced that its Chairman and Managing Director, Narendra Kumar Yadav has resigned.
  • Now for the timing, Director (finance) P K Purwar has been given additional charge of the CMD's post.
  • The company is a telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India and in the island nation of Mauritius in Africa.
12. Euro 2016 to kick off in Paris:
  • Europe's biggest football extravaganza, Euro 2016 begins in France today and will end on 10th July.
  • 24-teams will vie for the supremacy in European football, during the one month-long marathon.
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