Gujarat Govt Launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY)
The Gujarat government became the first state to launch a solar power scheme for farmers
It enables them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid through solar energy.
Sridevi named best actress, Irrfan awarded best actor at IIFA
Sridevi won Best Actress (posthumously) for her role in 2017 film MOM
International Film Awards (IIFA), held in Bangkok.
Irrfan Khan won the prize for Best Actor in a leading role for Hindi Medium.
‘Tumhari Sulu’ was named Best Picture.
Saket Chaudhary won the best direction award for ‘Hindi Medium’.
Anupam Kher, who has over 500 films to his credit, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the ceremony.
Haryana village 1st to pass No Toilet, No Bride resolution
Haryana’s Godikan village panchayat has passed a ‘No Toilet, No Bride’ resolution, becoming the first panchayat in the country to do so.
According to the resolution, girls from Godikan will not be married off in houses without a toilet.
US Developed The World’s Smallest Computer “Michigan Micro Mote”
The Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have come out with the world’s smallest computer – a device that measures just 0.3 millimetres and could help find new ways to monitor and treat cancer.
Actress Kalki Koechlin will be conferred with the French honour of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)
It is for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan re elected as the Turkish President
Erdogan has won several consecutive elections to become Turkey’s longest-serving leader
Economy And Finance
AIIB To Invest $200 Mn In Infra Fund
This is the first time that the country is hosting the annual summit of AIIB, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is the second largest shareholder in AIIB after China and is also the largest recipient of funds from the multilateral agency. Nearly 25% of the total funds committed by AIIB have been committed for projects in India, both in the government sector and the private sector
Headquarters: Beijing, China
President: Jin Liqun
Membership: 64 Members; 22 prospective members
Deepika Kumari wins individual recurve gold at Salt Lake World Cup
Archer Deepika Kumari won her first individual gold medal in six years at the Salt Lake World Cup following a 7-3 win over Germany’s Michelle Kroppen in the recurve final.
Abhishek Verma had won an individual silver in the Compound category and was part of the mixed team bronze winning side alongside Jyothi Surekha Vennam.
Sandeep Sejwal grabs gold at Singapore National Swimming Championships
Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal clinched the gold medal in men’s 50m breaststroke event at the Singapore National Swimming Championships held in Singapore.
Virdhawal Khade grabbed a creditable silver medal in the 50m freestyle event with a timing of 22.68 seconds even as compatriot Aaron Agnel Dsouza crashed out in the semifinals.
Hamilton Wins In French Grand Prix
The Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Mercedes) won the French Grand Prix
He regained the overall top spot in the 2018 drivers’ standings from German driver Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Amit Kumar Saroha Wins Gold At World Para Athletics
The Haryana para-athlete clinched a gold medal in the men’s club throw event (F51) at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunisia
Indian Army Contingent Awarded United Nations Medal
The 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded the United Nations Medal for “selfless service” in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan
The Day Of The Seafarer 2018 – June 25
The Day of the Seafarer was observed across the world on 25 June, 2018 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
It is to express the gratitude towards the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world.
Theme: ‘Seafarers’ wellbeing’
Jain Takes Charge As RBI Deputy Governor
Mahesh Kumar Jain has took charge as the Fourth Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. Jain was the MD & CEO of IDBI Bank before being appointed as Deputy Governor
The other 3 deputy governors are BP Kanungo,, N S Vishwanathan and Viral Acharya.